Coming Nov. 14: Candela Obscura Core Rulebook in Standard and Limited Editions!

Investigators get ready: Candela Obscura needs you!

We are thrilled to announce that on November 14th, the comprehensive Candela Obscura Core Rulebook will be available to buy in TWO versions:

  • a standard edition hardcover for $39.99 USD
  • a faux leather limited edition, featuring an exclusive debossed metallic cover design by John Harper, for $59.99 USD

You’ll be able to find the standard edition at our Critical Role shops (USUKCAAU, and EU) and friendly local game stores, but the limited edition will only be found at Critical Role shops and select quantities at Darrington Press Guild stores. We encourage you to talk to your friendly local game store about placing an order through them!

Candela Obscura is a collaborative investigative horror tabletop roleplaying game in a gilded world simmering with occult magick, and is the very first game to use the Illuminated Worlds System. As an investigator of the paranormal secret society, Candela Obscura, you will be charged with protecting the world from deadly magickal phenomenas. This amazing core rulebook is the “all you need to know” and more to explain and guide you through successful character building, gamemastering and gameplay.

If you haven’t already, get an early taste of gameplay by downloading the Candela Obscura Quickstart Guide. Plus, the Candela Obscura dice set, pin, and keychain are already available to purchase for investigators to prepare for this release at USCAUKEU, and AU Critical Role shops.

So, what else is inside? To help you protect the people of Newfaire, the Candela Obscura Core Rulebook includes:

  • 204 detailed pages, with a satin ribbon to keep your place
  • The core rules to play and create your Candela Obscura investigators and their circles
  • Over 90 pages detailing the turn of the century-inspired setting of the Fairelands, and in detail the city of Newfaire and the ancient ruins beneath known as Oldfaire
  • 4 full example assignments for gamemasters to dive in with their players
  • Over 30 example assignments to explore far-flung corners of the Fairelands and the organizations and people operating within it
  • An extensive guide to preparing for and gamemastering Candela Obscura
  • Immersive, in-world ephemera and notes strewn throughout the chapters—illustrations, sketches, research notes, correspondences, advertisements, maps, and more to bring the Fairelands to life

For more information on the book and its creative team, read more here.

We are thrilled for you to experience the Candela Obscura Core Rulebook standard and limited editions in their entirety on November 14th. To keep up to date with this game and all of our releases sign up for the Darrington Press newsletter, and to connect with other players and fans, check out our Discord!