Fan Materials

Here you can find a wealth of fan made materials for Talislanta across all editions of the game.  These fan made materials have been gathered from various sources, with the majority of the materials derived from the Talislanta Yahoo! Group.

If you wish to submit and share your own creations for the Talislanta setting and game systems, please send us a message using the Contact Us page.

Note: all the materials found on this page are fan made and contributed materials, and are not considered canon for the Talislanta setting and game systems.  The only published materials considered Talislanta canon can be found on the Talislanta Library page in the Downloads section of the website.

A Gastronaut’s Guide to Talislanta Download
Greetings fellow explorers of this vast expedition into the greatest of all Talislantan magicks: cuisine. Sadly, many travelers are limited in their tastes, and are surprisingly unadventurous with foodstuffs. Let us proceed to explore the various national dishes of the many nations, a task which I undertook at great peril, but would repeat if demanded due to great personal courage and the selfless desire to further the palatable knowledge of all sentients.
File Size
3.63 MB
Edition
Fourth
Content Type
Supplement
Page Count
17
Date Added
Jun/03/2010
Contributor
Colin Chapman
Tamar, 4e Talislanta Fanzine Download
The first and only issue of Tamar features a variety of Talislanta material, mostly provided by members of the Talislanta email list. These excerpts are available online: Mark “Tipop” Williams offers the Lyceum Archives, a column on making good use of the new magic system in the upcoming Fourth Edition of the Talislanta RPG; Joe Porrett and Ed Heil reveal a new Zandir “musical” instrument, the zeethara; and SMS himself explains how Jack Vance’s work served to inspire Talislanta. The issue also includes the sheet music for an original Talislanta folk dance, a new archetype, a game session anecdote, and more!
File Size
555 KB
Edition
Any
Content Type
Fanzine
Page Count
20
Date Added
Jun/03/2010
Contributor
Varied Authors
The Nine Princedoms Download
Once again, Douglas Bramlett explores the Midnight Realm supplement for 4e Talislanta. This document expands and fleshes out the Nine Princedoms of the Midnight Realm. It is packed with excellent information on the cities of the Nine Princedoms, distinct customs, and new cultural information!
File Size
4.07 MB
Edition
Fourth
Content Type
Supplement
Page Count
12
Date Added
Jun/11/2010
Contributor
Douglas Bramlett
5e Gamemaster Screen Download
Here is another excellent 5e Talislanta game aid by Ed Dorner Jr. This information packed game aid has everything a GM needs at a moment’s notice.
File Size
2.77 MB
Edition
Fifth
Content Type
Game Aid
Page Count
6
Date Added
Jun/14/2010
Contributor
Ed Dorner Jr.
Symposium Download
The Symposium was written by Talislanta luminary Colin “Psychedelic Goblin” Chapman. This Talislanta Companion was scheduled to be released by Shooting Iron Design for 4e Talislanta. Unfortunately, Shooting Iron Design and Talislanta parted ways before it could see print. This 66-page guide is packed with excellent information on creative spell casting, new archetypes, cultures, customs, equipment, and skills. In addition, there is a chapter on windships and their details,and an optional Benefits/Hindrances system for character creation.
File Size
7.36 MB
Edition
Fourth
Content Type
Supplement
Page Count
66
Date Added
Jun/14/2010
Contributor
Colin Chapman
The City-Guide to Talislanta Download
The City-Guide to Talislanta was written by Talislanta luminary Colin Chapman. The City-Guide to Talislanta was also scheduled to be released by Shooting Iron Design for 4e Talislanta. Unfortunately, Shooting Iron Design and Talislanta parted ways before it could see print. This 90-page guide details 16 cities and cultures from across the continent of Talislanta. This is an invaluable tool for any Talislantan Gamemaster.
File Size
6.85 MB
Edition
Fourth
Content Type
Supplement
Page Count
90
Date Added
Jun/14/2010
Contributor
Colin Chapman
Adam Black’s Zodar Deck Download
This Zodar Deck was created by artist Adam Black when he worked on 4e Talislanta for Shooting Iron Design. This Zodar Deck was originally posted in the Zodar Galleries on the old SI Talislanta website. This three page PDF compilation of the deck was uploaded to the Talislanta Yahoo! Group by community member Florian Piesche.
File Size
3.25 MB
Edition
Fourth
Content Type
Game Aid
Page Count
3
Date Added
Jun/14/2010
Contributor
Adam Black
Talislanta Calendar Download
This awsome and colorful Talislantan Calendar was created by Talislanta Yahoo! Group member maehedrose. This wonderful 7-page PDF is another great game aid for both Gamemasters and Players who want to accurately track time in the Talislantan milieu. This calendar also has Talislanta days of celebration marked appropriately.
File Size
5.59 MB
Edition
Fourth
Content Type
Game Aid
Page Count
7
Date Added
Jun/14/2010
Contributor
maehedrose
Talislanta Fonts Download
This zipped file contains fonts for both Low Talislan and High Talislan. This file was uploaded to the Talislanta Yahoo! Group by community member Thomas Zunder.
File Size
2.57 MB
Edition
Any
Content Type
Game Aid
Page Count
N/A
Date Added
Jun/18/2010
Contributor
Thomas Zunder
Talislantan Firearms Download
This one page document contains rules for primitive firearms in Talislanta, and would make a fine addition to any pirate based game. It was posted to the Talislanta Yahoo! Group by community member Bob Dobbs.
File Size
1.36 MB
Edition
Fourth
Content Type
Supplement
Page Count
1
Date Added
Jun/19/2010
Contributor
Bob Dobbs
John Harper’s House Rules Download
This document contains John Harper’s 4e Talislanta House Rules which were originally posted on the old Shooting Iron Talislanta website. There are rules on character creation, spell casting, and Xambrian Spiritblades!
File Size
2.80 MB
Edition
Fourth
Content Type
House Rules
Page Count
2
Date Added
Jun/25/2010
Contributor
John Harper
Colin Chapman’s House Rules Download
This document contains Colin Chapman’s 4e Talislanta House Rules which were originally posted on the old Shooting Iron Talislanta website. There are rules on initiative, the spell penalty, called shots, surprise, and more!
File Size
3.95 MB
Edition
Fourth
Content Type
House Rules
Page Count
3
Date Added
Jun/25/2010
Contributor
Colin Chapman
Tipop’s House Rules Download
This document contains Mark ‘Tipop’ Williams’ 4e Talislanta House Rules which are posted on his website. There are rules skill and attribute advancement, craftsmanship, cantrips, personalized spells, and more!
File Size
5.55 MB
Edition
Fourth
Content Type
House Rules
Page Count
9
Date Added
Jun/25/2010
Contributor
Mark Williams
Dave Vershaw’s House Rules Download
This document contains Dave Vershaw’s 4e Talislanta House Rules which were originally posted on the old Shooting Iron Talislanta website. These are his House Rules for incorporating Hit Locations into the Talislanta game.
File Size
3.10 MB
Edition
Fourth
Content Type
House Rules
Page Count
2
Date Added
Jun/25/2010
Contributor
Dave Vershaw
Kilgs’ House Rules Download
These are kilgs’ House Rules for his lavishly detailed 5e Talislanta Play-by-Post game titled A Plethora of Wondrous Bygones, and which is played on Roleplay Online.
File Size
3.21 MB
Edition
Fifth
Content Type
House Rules
Page Count
7
Date Added
Jun/29/2010
Contributor
kilgs
The Seven Kingdoms Religions Download
The Seven Kingdoms Religions is an article written by Talislanta Luminary Colin Chapman. In this article, you can find information on the doctrine, symbology, holy days, temples, clergy, and saints of the deities of the Aeriads, Sindarans, Cymrilians, Gnomekins, Thralls, and Muse. This article was compiled from the 4e Talislanta website by Shooting Iron Design.
File Size
3.95 MB
Edition
Any
Content Type
Article
Page Count
8
Date Added
July/13/2010
Contributor
Colin Chapman
The Parthenians Download
The Parthenians is an article written by Talislanta Luminary Adam Sonfield which discusses the mysterious race of Parthenians. This article is written as excerpts from the published journal of Alas Drom, an Aquamancer and scholar, and also provided notes on making a Parthenian archetype for player characters. This article was compiled from the 4e Talislanta website by Shooting Iron Design.
File Size
3.40 MB
Edition
Any
Content Type
Article
Page Count
5
Date Added
July/13/2010
Contributor
Adam Sonfield
The Lost Chronicles Download
The Lost Chronicles is a collection of articles written by Talislanta creator and Luminary Stephan Michael Sechi. Theses articles illuminate and expand on the existing information about the Ahazu, magic in Cymrilian society, the Underground Highway of the Gnomekin, the Green Men, the Imrians, the Jaka, Kasmirian etiquette, the Orgovians, the Stryx, Thrall tattoo symbology, the Wildmen, the Xambrians, and the Za. These articles were compiled from the 4e Talislanta website by Shooting Iron Design.
File Size
6.40 MB
Edition
Any
Content Type
Articles
Page Count
18
Date Added
July/13/2010
Contributor
Stephan Michael Sechi
New Skills Download
New Skills is an article written by Colin Chapman which details new skills for 4e Talislanta. In this document, there are 15 new skills for the Combat, Common, Performing, Scholar, Thieving, Trade, and Wilderness skill categories! This article was compiled from the 4e Talislanta website by Shooting Iron Design.
File Size
3.15 MB
Edition
Fourth
Content Type
New Skills
Page Count
4
Date Added
July/13/2010
Contributor
Colin Chapman
Additional Armor and Shields Download
Additional Armor and Shields is an article written by Colin Chapman which details new equipment for 4e Talislanta. In this document, there are 6 new sets of armor and 2 new shields for your Talislanta game! This article was compiled from the 4e Talislanta website by Shooting Iron Design.
File Size
3.80 MB
Edition
Fourth
Content Type
Equipment
Page Count
3
Date Added
July/13/2010
Contributor
Colin Chapman
Additional Weapons Download
Additional Weapons is an article written by Colin Chapman which details new weapons for 4e Talislanta. In this document, there are 37 new weapons for your Talislanta game! This article was compiled from the 4e Talislanta website by Shooting Iron Design.
File Size
9.15 MB
Edition
Fourth
Content Type
Equipment
Page Count
8
Date Added
July/13/2010
Contributor
Colin Chapman
When World’s Collide Download
When World’s Collide is an article written by Colin Chapman, and was posted to his archived Codex of the Moons website. This article takes a look at the possibility of cross-breeding species in your Talislanta games. He discusses the reasons why such breeding is rare, and which species are likely to be bred together. Furthermore, it also talks about the possible outcomes of these common cross-breedings, and the possibility of their ability to procreate and propagate.
File Size
4.05 MB
Edition
Any
Content Type
Article
Page Count
7
Date Added
July/15/2010
Contributor
Colin Chapman
It’s Purely Cosmetic Download
It’s Purely Cosmetic is an article written by Colin Chapman, and was posted to his archived Codex of the Moons website. This article takes offers advice on how to make your Talislantan characters, items, and spells colorful and flavorful by using the possibility of adding magic to the mix. Talislanta is a land of diverse and exotic races and cultures, and this article discusses some way to make that simple and easy.
File Size
2.60 MB
Edition
Any
Content Type
Article
Page Count
1
Date Added
July/15/2010
Contributor
Colin Chapman
Talislanta’s Moon Phases Download
Talislanta’s Moon Phases is an article written by Colin Chapman which provides a simple chart and system to determine which phase each of Talislanta’s seven moons are in on any given day. It was compiled from his archived Codex of the Moons website.
File Size
2.50 MB
Edition
Any
Content Type
Game Aid
Page Count
2
Date Added
July/25/2010
Contributor
Colin Chapman
The Religions of the Eastern Lands Download
The Religions of the Eastern Lands is an article written by Colin Chapman that details the doctrine, symbology, holy days, temples, clergy, and saints of the deities of the Dracartans, the Yassan, the Djaffir, the Farad, the Rajan!
File Size
5.40 MB
Edition
Fourth
Content Type
Article
Page Count
10
Date Added
July/25/2010
Contributor
Colin Chapman
The Religions of the Desert Kingdoms Download
The Religions of the Desert Kingdoms is an article written by Colin Chapman that details the doctrine, symbology, holy days, temples, clergy, and saints of the deities of the Kang, the Vajra, the Chana, the Sauran, the Sunra and the Sun-Ra-San, the Mandalan, and the Nagra!
File Size
4.40 MB
Edition
Fourth
Content Type
Article
Page Count
8
Date Added
July/25/2010
Contributor
Colin Chapman
Combat Rules Addenda Download
Combat Rules Addenda is an article written by Colin Chapman which offers his House Rules regarding combat in the 3e Talislanta system. There are rules for a modified initiative system for melee, missiles, and spells in combat. Additional rules for combat include multiple attacks, knockouts, unarmed combat, surprise, disarming, shields, and defending against multiple foes. Lastly, there are new rules for hit point advancement and a hit location system for hit points. This article was compiled from the archived Talislantan Imports website.
File Size
7.25 MB
Edition
Third
Content Type
House Rules
Page Count
5
Date Added
July/29/2010
Contributor
Colin Chapman
Ya’zu Shan Download
Ya’zu Shan was a new skill posted to the Talislanta Yahoo! Groups files by community member maehedrose. It an Ahazu martial arts technique utilizing all six of the Ahazu limbs. It is a counterpoint to the Shan-Ya that overtakes some Ahazu in battle. There are seven techniques offered for this new martial arts style, as well as suggestions on creating a new Ahazu archetypes based around this new skill.
File Size
1.71 MB
Edition
Fourth
Content Type
New Skill
Page Count
2
Date Added
August/23/2010
Contributor
maehedrose
The Luck System Download
The Luck System was posted to the Talislanta Yahoo! Groups files by community member maehedrose, and it was written by Talislanta fan Yldarr. This is one of Yldarr’s House Rules which adds a Luck attribute to the game and incorporates the use of a standard deck of cards to be used and played during the game by the players. The use of the cards and Luck attribute are offered to give your game a more heroic edge.
File Size
3.25 MB
Edition
Fourth
Content Type
House Rules
Page Count
4
Date Added
August/23/2010
Contributor
Yldarr
Critical Hits and Fumbles Download
Critical Hits and Fumbles was posted to the Talislanta Yahoo! Groups files by community member maehedrose, and it is a 1-page document which has three d20 tables; one for Critical Hits, one for Weapon Fumbles, and one for Magic Fumbles. Each entry on the chart has a save versus an Attribute that determines the severity of the entry. This document is a great tool for a GM to come up with spectacular hits and misses with both weapons and spells.
File Size
6.10 MB
Edition
Fourth
Content Type
House Rules
Page Count
1
Date Added
August/23/2010
Contributor
maehedrose
Mass combat in Talislanta 4th Edition Download
Mass combat in Talislanta 4th Edition was posted to the Talislanta Yahoo! Groups files by community member maehedrose, and it is a quick and dirty system for mass combat in 4e Talislanta. It is an abstract system to determine the outcome of large scale engagements quickly and to get the game moving forward again.
File Size
2.85 MB
Edition
Fourth
Content Type
House Rules
Page Count
2
Date Added
August/23/2010
Contributor
maehedrose
Talislanta: Advantages & Disadvantages Download
Talislanta: Advantages & Disadvantages was posted to the Talislanta Yahoo! Groups files by community member maehedrose. This seven page document offers up a system to incorporate Advantages and Disadvantages into your Talislanta games. This system is offered as a means for a player to individualize their character even further at character creation.
File Size
7.25 MB
Edition
Fourth
Content Type
House Rules
Page Count
7
Date Added
August/23/2010
Contributor
James Cruickshank
Status and Social Mobility in the Midnight Realms Download
Status and Social Mobility in the Midnight Realms is an article written by Frank Rafaelsen, and was uploaded to the Talislanta Yahoo! Group files page. This article discusses various social stations within Tarteran society, and provides rules for how characters can gain and loose status depending on their bloodline, honor, wealth, knowledge, deeds, and connections.
File Size
3.22 MB
Edition
Midnight Realm
Content Type
House Rules
Page Count
3
Date Added
Sept/20/2010
Contributor
Frank Rafaelsen
Time and Measures in Talislanta Download
Time and Measures in Talislanta is an article written by Torben Mogensen, and was uploaded to the Talislanta Yahoo! Group files page. This interesting article discusses breaking time and measures into steps of seven to correspond to that mystical number in the Talislantan milieu. Add even more Talislantan flavor and detail to your games with time and measures based on the number seven!
File Size
9.94 KB
Edition
Any
Content Type
Article
Page Count
3
Date Added
Sept/20/2010
Contributor
Torben Mogensen
Talsamic Vinegar Download
Talsamic Vinegar is an article written by Talislanta community member wamblingwombat, and was uploaded to the Talislanta Yahoo! Group files page. This article takes balsamic vinegar and translates into the world of Talislanta as Zodenic vinegar, which is made only in the village of Zodena in the heart of the Zandiran wine country. Add culinary flavor and spice to your Talislanta games with this tasty article!
File Size
1.03 MB
Edition
Any
Content Type
Article
Page Count
2
Date Added
Sept/20/2010
Contributor
Kirk Eichler
What Are You On? Download
What Are You On? is an article that was uploaded to the Talislanta Yahoo! Group files page by community member maehedrose. In this document you will find four new drugs to unique to the world of Talislanta: Rogue’s Weed is a highly addictive plant that is commonly smoked by the Zandir; Morphis Dust is a popular inhalant among the fashionable Cymrilians; Rhueladi is a heavy wine from Zandu that greatly lowers inhibitions, and Rhuelan is a powerful euphoric capable of completely suppressing the users ability to think rationally.
File Size
1.28 MB
Edition
Any
Content Type
Article
Page Count
2
Date Added
Sept/20/2010
Contributor
maehedrose
A Full-Scaled School Download
A Full-Scaled School is an article uploaded to the Talislanta Yahoo! Group by community member maehedrose. This article contains seven new sea creatures to add distinction and detail to your Talislantan adventures. The Vanishing Snapper, the Coral Kraken, the Sea-screech, the Smooth Urchin, the Gimmerdrift, the Brine Dart, and Bleever Eel offer exciting new creatures to add to any water adventures!
File Size
3.05 MB
Edition
Any
Content Type
New Creatures
Page Count
3
Date Added
Sept/27/2010
Contributor
maehedrose
Avir of a Feather Download
Avir of a Feather is an article uploaded to the Talislanta Yahoo! Group by community member maehedrose. This article contains twenty-one interesting and unique variations of the ubiquitous avirs. Avirs are the most common avians of the continent of Talislanta and there are hundreds different varieties of this species. Add some depth and new twists on this common Talislantan avian for your game with these new avir variations.
File Size
6.35 MB
Edition
Any
Content Type
New Creatures
Page Count
8
Date Added
Sept/27/2010
Contributor
maehedrose
Bugs R Us Download
Bugs R Us is an article uploaded to the Talislanta Yahoo! Group by community member maehedrose. This article contains three new creatures for your Talislantan games! There is the tiny parasites known as the folicites that feed on mammal hair. There is the exotic and mysterious Moon Beetles that have a life and developmental cycle tied to the Talislantan seven moons. Lastly, there is the goldbug eating Golden Grubber found deep in the fetid and mysterious swamps of Mog.
File Size
2.90 MB
Edition
Any
Content Type
New Creatures
Page Count
2
Date Added
Sept/27/2010
Contributor
maehedrose
Chrysalids Download
Chrysalids is an article uploaded to the Talislanta Yahoo! Group by community member maehedrose. This article discusses some changes to make the creature more termite-like rather than like ants or bees. The article also goes into detail about the sexual dimorphism of the species. Here is another creature to make your Talislanta games flower into life at the table!
File Size
1.30 MB
Edition
Any
Content Type
New Creatures
Page Count
2
Date Added
Sept/27/2010
Contributor
maehedrose
Crested Dragon Download
Crested Dragon is an article uploaded to the Talislanta Yahoo! Group by community member maehedrose. This article discusses some a new species of Talislantan dragons, the Crested Dragon. This brightly colored dragon is a fire-breather and reclusive creature. As an adult, these intelligent creatures can grow up to forty feet in length, and can be found in living in ruins and in the Wilderlands.
File Size
1.31 MB
Edition
Fourth
Content Type
New Creatures
Page Count
1
Date Added
Sept/27/2010
Contributor
maehedrose
Flora for ya Diva and Bell Download
Flora for ya Diva and Bell is an article uploaded to the Talislanta Yahoo! Group by community member maehedrose. This article discusses two new Talislantan flowers; the Deadly Diva and the Evening Bell. Add more detail and spice to your games with these exotic flowers!
File Size
1.07 MB
Edition
Any
Content Type
New Creatures
Page Count
2
Date Added
Sept/27/2010
Contributor
maehedrose
Tal20 Unofficial Errata Download
Tal20 Unofficial Errata is a comprehensive 20-page PDF document written by Paul Cunningham. This document examines the Talislanta d20 Edition Fantasy Role Playing Game closely and provides detailed errata where necessary, and also provides suggestions for alternate rules in some instances.
File Size
2.25 MB
Edition
D20 Talislanta
Content Type
Unofficial Errata
Page Count
20
Date Added
November/15/2010
Contributor
Paul Cunningham
Rasmirin Philosophy Download
Rasmirin Philosophy is a short article by Siamak that deals with the Rasmirin Weltanschauung. With the rejection of the philosophies, religions, politics, sciences, and magics of the Talislantan world, the Rasmirin have created their own philosophy; Anarchism. The nothingness of the Void permeates the Rasmirin deconstruction of the world around them, and is the basis in the creation of the Rasmirin Philosophy.
File Size
2.50 MB
Edition
Any
Content Type
Article
Page Count
2
Date Added
Dec/09/2010
Contributor
Siamak
Player Backgrounds Download
Player Backgrounds is an article by Mateusz Krepicz that presents seven new background concepts for player characters in the Talislantan milieu; Aristocratic, Military, Nomadic, Village/Peasant, Tribal, Mercantile, and Street. The article provides skill choice and role-playing guidelines for each of these new player character backgrounds.
File Size
3.00 MB
Edition
Any
Content Type
New Backgrounds
Page Count
3
Date Added
Dec/09/2010
Contributor
Mateusz Krepicz
The Parthenthius Volumes Download
The Parthenthius Volumes is a fantastic and original continent and setting created by Matthew Webber and graciously offered to other Talislanta fans through his archived Through the Witchgate website. The mysterious continent of Parthenthius is the home of the Parthenian Empire and a source of the enigmatic Parthenian Sea Traders. This work details the geographical, political, and cultural landscape of this unknown new continent.
File Size
4.23 MB
Edition
Any
Content Type
New Continent
Page Count
57
Date Added
Jan/19/2011
Contributor
Matthew Webber