A downloadable TTRPG

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You are a pyromancer, an avatar of flame. Kleptothermic parasites have frozen your world.
You must walk the line between fire and flame-- feeding off of and transforming into the things which feed off of your energy-- without losing your sense of self in the drifting snow.

Sordid Truths of Fire is a classless, rules-lite TTRPG. It uses a roll-under system and is basically the bastard child of games like Tunnel Goons and The Black Hack. This 16-pager is illustrated in B/W but it's ink-heavy. A printer-friendly version of the game will be available soon. 

If I meet my itch sales goal of $150, I'll add a 20-page dungeon to this page for everyone to enjoy.

Yes, I want your feedback! Let me know in the comments what you liked, what rules need clarification, and what you modified to make it more fun for you.

CategoryPhysical game
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(12 total ratings)
AuthorShouting Crow
GenreRole Playing
TagsDark, Grayscale, Magic, OSR, rules-lite, Tabletop role-playing game


Buy Now$5.00 USD or more

In order to download this TTRPG you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $5 USD. You will get access to the following files:

sordidfirespreads.pdf 140 kB
sordidfirepages.pdf 146 kB


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Community Copy

This game has unlimited community copies as my little "thank-you" to the TTRPG community.

Anyone may take a copy for any reason. 


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This is so good. Sordid Truths of Fire fucks.


You flatter me, but I’m here for it.


Sordidfirespreads is a very amusing file name.


Oh my god someone finally noticed.

I can finally rest.




I’m just gonna start by saying I’m a sucker for roll-under systems. With that out of the way, this looks so elegant and so much fun. The constant balance between being consumed by fire or ice, the trade-offs you have to think about, and powers you might gain if you go over the edge. I haven’t played it yet, but now I’m dying to. Not to mention it’s just beautifully laid out.