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Quick Look: Dune: Power And Pawns: The Emperors Court

Updated: Jun 12, 2023

Greetings, interstellar strategists and devoted Dune fans! Prepare yourselves for a grand journey into the heart of the Dune Universe with "Power and Pawns: The Emperor's Court," the latest 144-page supplement for the Dune: Adventures in the Imperium tabletop role-playing game (TTRPG). This expansion brings a depth of intrigue and political gameplay to your Dune campaigns that perfectly captures the power plays, backstabbings, and complex allegiances of Frank Herbert's legendary sci-fi universe.


Who It's For


This supplement is ideal for experienced players of Dune: Adventures in the Imperium, who are looking to deepen their immersion in the game’s intricate political, military, and social structures. Aspiring strategists, power-hungry rulers, and lore enthusiasts will especially find "Power and Pawns" to their liking. With the tools to orchestrate high-stakes political maneuvers, run military campaigns, and command the noblest Houses, this supplement is not for the faint-hearted but those ready to grapple with the rich complexity of Dune.


What's Inside


"Power and Pawns: The Emperor's Court" provides a wealth of new content designed to enhance your adventures in the Known Universe. Dive into the Emperor’s Court, exploring the sublime beauty of the Imperial homeworld, Kaitain, and navigate the delicate balance of power, rivalry, and diplomacy within the Court.


Players can assume new roles with fresh abilities, from the brutal Sardaukar, the deadliest fighters in the Imperium, to the inscrutable Tleilaxu with their Face Dancers, and even graduates from the Ginaz sword school or the Suk medical school. Explore the mysterious planet of Ix and uncover the advanced technology of House Vernius, or focus on running political campaigns and crafting intricate intrigues with a detailed guide for gamemasters.


Additionally, players looking to climb the ranks within their House or seize control entirely will find indispensable advice on how to destroy the reputation of any rivals standing in their way. Lastly, the supplement features a complete adventure, "Blood and Riches," where players must negotiate a volatile conflict between two great Houses that threatens to ignite a universe-wide war.


Final Thoughts


The fate of your House now rests in your hands with "Power and Pawns: The Emperor’s Court." This supplement not only expands the Dune: Adventures in the Imperium TTRPG but transforms it, offering players the chance to engage in the ruthless machinations that define the Dune universe. Remember, the spice must flow, and so must your ambition if you wish to thrive in the harsh realities of the Known Universe. If you are interested in more previews, check out this title on DriveThruRPG

In this article, some content was generated using ChatGPT, an artificial intelligence language model developed by OpenAI. The generated content was then edited and arranged for accuracy and readability by RPGPDFs.



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