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Virtual Reality RPGs: How Operencia’s Classic Grid-Based Formula Became the Foundation for Innovation

Our team grew up dragging manuals and character sheets and dice bags from house to house. When we couldn’t meet to game, we filled the downtime with CRPGs, crawling through dungeons in games like Bard’s Tale, Eye of the Beholder, and the Ultima series. Adventure was always on our minds, and we wanted to [...]

By | September 24th, 2020|Operencia, Zen Indies|Comments Off on Virtual Reality RPGs: How Operencia’s Classic Grid-Based Formula Became the Foundation for Innovation

Buso – 5e Lawful Evil Enemies

We took the Hungarian lore of the Buso and used them in Operencia as the keepers of the gate of the underworld, always guarding it to keep the gate closed preventing catastrophe. Download our Buso PDF for your next tabletop game!

By | August 28th, 2020|Operencia, Zen Indies|Comments Off on Buso – 5e Lawful Evil Enemies

Steal Our Sunken Castle for Your Next Tabletop Game

Operencia was born from three loves: our infatuation with tabletop roleplaying, our deep roots in grid-based RPGs, and our passion for central European mythology. Many of the ideas we developed for Operencia started years before as experiments in Dungeons & Dragons campaigns—the stories, the enemies, and the dungeons. Sharing those experiences with players around [...]

By | August 24th, 2020|Operencia, Zen Indies|Comments Off on Steal Our Sunken Castle for Your Next Tabletop Game

Narrative Level Design and Underwater Castles

While we wanted gameplay mechanics and early enemy encounters to feel familiar to players, we wanted to show players early-on that the world of Operencia was not typical medieval fantasy and that we were putting our own twist on the grid-based RPG model.

By | August 10th, 2020|Operencia, Zen Indies|Comments Off on Narrative Level Design and Underwater Castles

Zoldek – 5e Friendly Monsters

Roll initiative! We converted the Zoldek--toad people from the first dungeon of Operencia--into 5e friendly monsters. Add these unique enemies into your next tabletop session! Download today!    

By | August 7th, 2020|Operencia, Zen Indies|Comments Off on Zoldek – 5e Friendly Monsters