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Brighter Worlds is a whimsical fantasy tabletop RPG with modular crunch.

Writing & Layout by David Lombardo (twitter,

Fully laid out PDF version, featuring Evlyn Moreau’s artwork is available here.

Brighter World’s text is licensed under CC-BY-SA 4.0

It is unfinished, currently at version 0.8

Rules based on Into the Odd by Chris McDowall (, Cairn by Yochai Gal (, and Macchiato Monsters by Eric Nieudan (@surcapitaine).

Recent changes

  • Added new Calling: Bag of Bones!
  • Added new Calling: Sneaky Bastard!
  • Update Blessed of Water watery construction ability.
  • Renamed the Blessed of Water’s core ability.
  • Replaced Witch’s Curse with Wild Spellcapture.
  • Slight update to Archivist’s core abilities to high light the Deep Lore ability and to adjust Monster Manual.
  • Updated wording in Animal’s Companion and Witch for clarification.
  • Updated wording in character creation to note that modifying the Callings is encouraged.