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Brilliance & Shadow is a FREE fantasy tabletop RPG system licensed under Creative Commons.

  • Epic fantasy set in an expansive world with unique races, and a magic system with thousands of exciting powers.
  • No restrictive alignment system, allowing you to tell stories about morally complex characters.
  • Designed with online play in mind, we provide integrated character sheets for
  • Completely free, developed with community contributions over years of extensive play-testing.

The game takes place in Lorithandar, a high-magic world of faerie, trolls, and magic spells. As one of the Fated, you are destined to have an impact on the world, however nature of that impact is up to you. Fated are inherently faster, stronger, and tougher than an average person, possessing fantastic powers common folk can only dream of. Fated are drawn to each other, and other forces; helpful, deadly and benign.

To learn more, start with the Player's Guide, and join our Discord! If you need to reach our admin staff you can ping us in the Discord or email

The Brilliance & Shadow rules are available under the Creative Commons License: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 International License. This license lets you remix, adapt, and build upon this work non-commercially, as long as you credit us and license your new creations under the identical terms. Details may be found here. Legal Code