Muskets & magic in a fantastical Brazil!
The Elephant & Macaw Banner is an award-winning fiction series that tells the adventures of the Dutchman Gerard van Oost and the Yoruba Oludara during their travels through a fantastic version of sixteenth-century Brazil. These stories, based on Brazilian history and folklore, have been enjoyed by readers around the world.
Now it’s time to immerse yourself in this world of Brazilian fantasy, a setting full of adventure, magic and monsters, in which you will find endless opportunity to invent new stories. It is with great pride that we will soon present The Elephant & Macaw Banner Roleplaying Game, where you can create your own heroes and have your own adventures within this magical world!
The Elephant & Macaw Banner Roleplaying Game – Core Rulebook
The complete rulebook for The Elephant & Macaw Banner Roleplaying Game! (available both as a physical book and PDF)
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Click here to download the Elephant & Macaw Banner RPG character sheet (PDF link).
Click here for three pages of paper miniatures – adventurers and monsters to use in your game (PDF link).
The Elephant & Macaw Banner Roleplaying Game – Player’s Guide
Containing the first 60 pages of The Elephant & Macaw Banner Roleplaying Game!
This PDF has everything you need to play your first sessions in this fantastical setting, exploring 16th-century Brazil and it monstrous and magical secrets.
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The Abandoned Isle
(Flagellum Amazonis 1)
Winner: Ludopedia Award for Best Brazilian RPG Supplement
From a remote fortress situated at the northernmost point of a young colony comes a strange message. There, where the world’s largest river flows into the sea, there are rumours of a force capable of changing the future of Brazil… and the continent…forever!
This is the beginning of Flagellum Amazonis, “The Scourge of the Amazon”, a five-part campaign that will take your group of adventurers to the most remote corners of the jungle. They will meet not only the immense indigenous nations that dominate this region, but also with creatures that seem to have been born out of nightmares – inconceivable mixtures of animals and humans.
Number of participants: One mediator and 4 to 8 players. The ideal number is seven participants in total.
Time: 4 to 6 hours
The Mysterious Demesne of Dom Perestrelo
The landowner Dom Perestrelo is offering adventurers a unique opportunity: the chance to become the owners of a vast area of land. However, the conditions that come with the offer aren’t for just anyone, and the adventurers will have to defeat the treacherous Motucus, face the terrifying Phantom Cat and deal with the other supernatural perils that plague The Mysterious Demesne of Dom Perestrelo.
This is an adventure of exploration and discovery in the Royal Captaincy of Rio de Janeiro in the 16th century. This scenario can be used as a standalone adventure or as part of a campaign in progress. It is designed for 4 to 6 players and takes about 10 hours of total play time to complete.
The Venom of Yara’Raka
The rancher Carlos Ribeiro, forced out by the Governor’s decree and after considerable losses amongst the cane fields, quickly hired some brave adventurers to escort him and his cattle to the fertile grazing lands of Pituaçu. The way is hard and dangerous. Marta Ribeiro, the rancher’s wife, is afraid about the journey because they are bringing their newborn son. Oyapó, the expedition’s Tupinambá guide, has guaranteed that the Pituaçu region is ideal pasture land and will be a good place to settle down.
The journey is hard, but things get even harder when little Oyapó is kidnapped , and your adventurers must confront a supernatural menace to rescue him!
The Venom of Yara’Raka is an adventure designed for a mediator and three to six players, with an average duration of three hours. It includes six pre-generated player characters.
Virtual Tabletop Tokens
Drawn from the artwork of The Elephant & Macaw Banner Roleplaying Game, a set of adventurers and explorers for your fantasy or historical game.
The Adventurers of Fantasy Brazil token pack contains 33 high-quality figure illustrations on transparent backgrounds, suitable for use on Roll20, Role, or other virtual tabletops.
The Creatures of Fantasy Brazil token set contains 12 monsters and magical creatures.
The Curse of Ipaúna
The archives of the Society of Jesus contain a mysterious letter, which tells of a group of some fifty Frenchmen who entered the salt marsh beyond Uruçumirim and were never seen again.
The letter also speaks of a ‘great treasure’ brought by Captain Remy LaSalle, leader of the expedition. In the years since, no banner company has found this supposed treasure. And now a group of young adventurers has gone missing while searching for it.
Will your group succeed in tracking them down and bringing them home safely?
Or will they simply become the latest victims of the Curse of Ipaúna?
Number of participants: One mediator and 3 to 6 players. The ideal number is five participants in total.
Time: 3 to 6 hours
The Legend of the Golden Condor
An indigenous legend describes a sacred grotto, filled with gold, in the unexplored lands of the interior. Many have already disappeared in search of this treasure. The noble Dom Casimiro de Lucena, however, believes that this story is really a clue to the whereabouts of an object far more valuable than gold. When he also disappears, will your group of adventurers be able to follow in the footsteps of Dom Casimiro and unravel this centuries-old mystery?
The Legend of the Golden Condor is the first adventure for The Elephant & Macaw Banner Roleplaying Game. It’s set in the jungles of Brazil in the year 1576, and you can play it in one or two sessions. It’s full of fun material you can use in the EAMB setting or with any fantasy game with pre-modern tech levels, including:
- A 7-point pointcrawl for the adventurers to explore from a derelict fortress outpost to a shaman’s camp, to a mummy’s tomb and a terrifying swamp
- The pursuit of a villainous nobleman whom you need to bring back alive to claim your reward
- Creatures and magic from the folklore of Brazil (and beyond!), such as the evil Corpo-Seco (‘Dry-Body) tree monsters
- 5 pre-generated player characters with troubled pasts and adventure in their souls
The Legend of the Golden Condor is ideal for beginners but also offers a new and unfamiliar setting for experienced fantasy gamers.
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The Royal Captaincy of Rio de Janeiro
The Royal Captaincy of Rio de Janeiro sourcebook for The Elephant & Macaw Banner Roleplaying Game.
This PDF contains 95 pages, including information on colonial Rio de Janeiro in the EAMB setting, monsters and magic of the region, PLUS a grand adventure, ‘The Restoration of France Antarctique.’
This adventure is designed for The Elephant & Macaw Banner RPG and is suitable for any tabletop roleplaying game that includes, or can accommodate:
- Wild pigs
- Annoying but helpful spirits
- Jungle treks
- Mermaids with undersea palaces