Emerald Templars is a grimdark fantasy Table Top Role Playing game that will use the Cortex RPG system. It is currently a work in progress made by DeAngelo Murillo. It is set to release in Fall 2021 on Kickstarter.

  • Concept
    • The Emerald Templars are a group of Witch Hunters who search for those who twist magic for nefarious purposes. They are an order of normal citizens who dedicate their lives to protecting the land. They are beloved by the common folk while also feared by anyone who has been born with the ability to use magic. 
  • Setting
    • Fantasy
      • Grimdark
  • System
    • Cortex RPG
      • What is Cortex Prime? Imagine a world-building tabletop RPG system where you and your players choose the genre, build the game, and forge the story from a set of modular rules mechanics. Cortex Prime helps you create a one-of-kind experience tailored to the way you and your friends like to play to bring to life an experience you will never forget.

        From the creators of D&D Beyond and continuing the award-winning Cortex legacy, Cortex Prime provides a complete game toolkit that is:

        • Fast, featuring in-depth examples, illustrations, and tips
        • Easy for everyone to play and rewarding to master
        • Versatile, with hundreds of modular, customizable components

        Cortex Prime offers the options you need to harness the power of your imagination and inspire new stories, from single session one-shots to epic adventures spanning years.

  • Unique aspects of Emerald Templars
    • Chaos Magic table
      • When magic is used there is always a chance of something unexpected happening. The greater the spell, the more chance of complications.
    • Magical Seasons
      • Throughout the year there are four distinct seasons that offer their own benefits and hindrances to different classes.
    • Jobs
      • When adventurers are not off risking their lives on harrowing quests, they all have a set of skills that they use to contribute to society in some way, shape, or form.
      • Examples of jobs
        • Therapist
        • Merchant
        • Musician
        • Artist
        • Actor
        • Comedian
        • etc.
  • Unique lands inspired by underrepresented cultures
    • Influences include
      • India
      • Egypt
      • Polynesian Triangle
      • Mesoamerican
      • Scotland
      • Danish Vikings
      • Assyrian
      • Native American tribes located in the US
      • Mongolia
  • Mental health is a prominent focus in the system due to characters witnessing horrific scenes. Despite their physical wounds being healed by potions or magic, their psychological scars must be tended to as well through other means. Ignoring their stress can have devastating consequences.
    • Therapy
    • Music
    • Art
    • Food
    • Exercise
    • Love
  • All of the art is done by indie artists to help showcase their hard work and talent.

  • Ways to support
    • In 2020 I lost my job and I am now a stay at home dad who also hustles on the side to organize events and projects to help our geek community. By supporting my Patreon you can help give me the resources I need to hire more artists, writers, and editors so that Emerald Templars can go live that much quicker!
      • Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/DeAngeloMurillo
        • You’ll get access to artwork when it comes out, updates, and play test materials when available.
        • Certain tiers will earn you a credit in the book.
        • You’ll be contributing to a cause that will help put money in the pockets of indie artists!

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