New RPG Setting Auroboros: Coils of the Serpent Coming From Ex-Blizzard Execs

The new game is based on DnD campaigns run by Chris Metzen in the 80s and 90s and features some pretty interesting takes on the fantasy formula.

Published: March 23, 2021 4:37 PM /


Auroboros Cover Art

The new tabletop company started by two ex Blizzard executives, Warchief Gaming, has announced their first RPG product. Auroboros: Coils of the Serpent is a new setting using Dungeons & Dragons 5e as its core, based on the creator's D&D sessions in the 80s and 90s. 

Auroboros: Coils of the Serpent

The new product Aoroboros: Coils of the Serpent is a classic fantasy setting with a lot of the familiar trappings players will be used to, as well as some new mechanics and special sub-classes exclusive to the game's setting of Lawbrand. The first release expected for Auroboros is going to be Worldbook: Lawbrand, which details the primary rules for writing and running campaigns for both players and game masters, and some extra details on the world in which the game takes place. You can also expect the book to be filled with brand-new races, classes, magical items, and adventure themes to really drive home the new mechanics and style of the game. 

One of the most interesting new mechanics featuring in Auroboros is named after the game itself and allows players to call on the incredible powers of the world serpent by carving its mark into their flesh, though these powers come with a price, potentially corrupting the person who relies on them too much and turning friends into enemies. This system grants players access to great power, but can also make them turn mad with that power, having a deep and profound effect on the potential narrative of campaigns running in the world of Auroboros

Crowdfunding Campaign On The Horizon

The first book in the series Worldbook: Lawbrand is expected to hit Kickstarter at some point during April. You can go to the page to follow it ahead of the launch right now. Feel free to check out the reveal video below, and go to the game's website for further updates on the future of Auroboros: Coils of the Serpents


What do you think of Auroboros? Will you be supporting the game when it hits Kickstarter in April? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below. 

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