Celenia D10 RPG System

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80's action meets Blade Runner. CD10 is a narratively focused system where your character's history and personality matters! Puts a high focus on verisimilitude over hard-coded realism.


The Celenia D10 Role-playing System [CD10] is a narratively focused, lightweight system designed to support heavy narratives and keeping the player engrossed in the moment.

CD10 keeps mechanics out of the way and is quick to work with. It is designed to work best with narrative and semi-realistic, high lethality stories where the players get to play the everyday hero in a rule-of-cool world.

CD10 consists of a core system (which you can use for free!) with several optional modules, called "Advanced", to support specific settings or functions. You can find them below.

CD10 Core is in beta and is considered feature complete. It is in testing in several different groups and is fully playable. No guides beyond the core rules are written just yet, so if you need help, please join the official Discord! The guides are being worked on, however.

CD10 Advanced is a collection of extention modules that expand on the core mechanics to suit specific settings or playstyles. CD10A makes CD10 more engaging on several areas, especially combat, and expands the core system with an ability system that allows for things like magical abilities, mutations, psionics, cybernetics etc.

CD10A is currently in development and is considered in alpha state. If you want to participate in the alpha test you can dive deep and try your feet with the full system by signing up to our Patreon at the "Keeper of the Tales" level or above!


  • Narrative focus
  • No base attributes or levels
  • Skill-based, horizontal progression
  • No hitpoints, but debilitating injuries
  • High lethality
  • Hero point system protects protagonists

January Announcement
Announcement: 13th Jan 2021

Worldember was a success and established a lot of the core of Dark Shadows and now begins the Organization-A-Thon alongside the Overhaulening. All worlds will be reworked, refurbished and reorganized to both ease work for my sake as a writer, but also for you as readers. Everything should be a lot easier to navigate and explore, and ideally also be helpful in showing connections between different realms, nations and people.
Celenia now has a unified place to access all the things with the url: www.celenia.se. It leads to the primary setting of Cinders of the Cataclysm, but the navbar can take you anywhere within the Celenia universe!   As always, I'll be livestreaming large parts of my efforts and if you haven't yet, drop by the streams (link below) and spend time with wonderful people in chat and have your questions about worldbuilding, game development, conlangs or roleplaying answered!   Patreon and Social Media
You can support Celenia on Patreon and get access to all the behind-the-scenes content available, get unique discord ranks and much more! Remember that CD10 Core is free to use, but that pledging on patreon gives you access to the advanced modules as well!   You can follow CD10 and Celenia on Twitter, join the official Beyond Reality Discord server as well as me on Twitch.tv where I share the worldbuilding and RPG-designing openly with you all every Tuesday and Thursday at 5 PM UTC.
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