Chromatic Chameleon

We are small guild of game lovers whose goal it is to create settings to explore different mechanics. To introduce ourselves to you, we are starting with the world of Asteria Rising. This fantasy setting will support nearly a dozen great game systems. Future explorations will include horror, science fiction, cyberpunk, and possibly some westerns or urban fantasy works as well.

Otherside of the Table

We create characters to send them on mighty and terrifying adventures. Whether designing for action adventure or deep knowledge, we strive to use the rules to make these characters the best they can be. In earlier posts we have discussed ongoing character development, and even the possibility of character death and its impact on the setting. So what about the tradition of retiring characters?

The first distinction to be made is between player retirement and character retirement. Player retirement is when the player leaves the game group, and is thus a metagame issue, whereas character retirement is when a character leaves the campaign for reasons other than death.

Now Available!


Now out in print and ebook formats! Nine authors collaborate to build a “Smart City” of the first world 100 years in the future, examining the results of projected modern trends such as ubiquitous computing, artificial intelligence, biotech, nanotech, anti-aging and green technologies - alongside corporate governance and social upheaval. "UbiquiCity" is a work of interwoven fiction that might turn out to be all too real.

Short stories by Niko Carcosa, Antony Copeland, Tod Davies, Tod Foley, DeAnna Knippling, SL Koch, Shariann Lewitt, Adrian McCauley, and T Reynolds paint a picture of a realistic future city where ubiquitous computing is the source of much innovation, renovation and social disruption.

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Latest News

Joined Tod Foley’s Project Ubi: a Cyberpunkish anthology and setting-building project with 9 other writers and game designers.

Received our first commission art work for the company. Done by Ioana Muresan this piece of multi genre banner art reflects the focus of Chromatic Chameleon. We are hoping to bring her on as the main artist, for Asteria Rising.

Trying to fix our forum issues.

Finished working on UbiCity for now

The Asteria Rising supplement has entered the editing phase,

Starting work on the Herocracy Supplement

First Episode of Travelling with Legos: A streaming show about Traveller rpg and modeling with Legos

Two pieces of news this month:

1. The Map of Asteria is done! This beautiful and detailed rendering was done by Russel Hapke of The Gaming Geeks.

2. Chromatic Chameleon is looking for an artist to do work for the website, setting books, and other projects. Use the contact form and get in touch with us, or catch up with us on Facebook!

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