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A GAME OF TIME TRAVEL ACTION AND INVESTIGATION

BY KEVIN KULP

2017 Indie RPG Game of the Year Nominee, and Winner of the Best Support and Best Production Awards

History isn’t written by the victors. It’s written by the people with the time machines.

“Well, that doesn’t look right.” All around you are the abandoned ruins of medieval Paris, with a hundred thousand rotted skulls piled up in a mountain. Your partner draws her pistol and checks the historical record on her holographic tether. “Looks like the Khan didn’t die of alcoholism, and his hordes didn’t stop at Vienna,” she says.

“Then we’d better find whoever decided to save his life.” You punch in the coordinates for Karakorum in the year 1241, and fire up the time machine. As you disappear from the 13th century, you silently hope that it isn’t the roaches again…

In the TimeWatch roleplaying game, your band of TimeWatch agents defend the timestream from radioactive cockroaches, psychic velociraptors, and human meddlers. Go back in time to help yourself in a fight, thwart your foes by targeting their ancestors, or gain a vital clue by checking a scroll out from the Library of Alexandria. But watch out for paradoxes that may erase you from existence… or worse.

If you’ve ever dreamed of going on world-changing adventures from the age of the dinosaurs to the end of the universe, the TimeWatch roleplaying game is for you! The game includes:

  • Rules for thrilling time chases, combat in every era, and the dangers of paradox, powered by the GUMSHOE investigative system.
  • Extensive GM advice for creating and running games where PCs can travel anywhere, anywhen.
  • Fourteen settings where you can face Mythos horrors, slide between alternate universes, steal the treasures of the ages, and more.
  • More than a dozen ready-to-play time seeds, iconic pregenerated characters, and three full adventures.
  • Plenty of options, so you can easily customize the game to match your group’s preferred style of play.

You’ve got a time machine, high-powered weaponry and a whole lot of history to save.

Welcome to TimeWatch!

Buy it now, and get a bonus ZIP file containing sound effects and music mp3s! Also available as part of The Complete TimeWatch RPG Bundle with Behind Enemy Times and The Book of Changing Years.

Buy the standard edition

Buy the limited edition

Buy the complete TimeWatch bundle

Stock #: PELGTW01 Authors: Kevin Kulp with John Adamus, Heather Albano,
Kennon Bauman, Matthew Breen, Dave Chalker, Kenneth Hite,
Christopher Lackey, Cindy Maka, Belton Myers, Michael Rees,
Corey Reid, Paul Stefko, Jeff Yaus
Artist: Rich Longmore Pages: 392-page hardback

twresourcesFire up your time machine, and hunt down your evil double with these TimeWatch RPG resources.

All official downloads as a zip file.

Articles

Running your first TimeWatch game

Who runs TimeWatch – background details of the TimeWatch organisation

Great Player Tactics for TimeWatch

Fighting God: TimeWatch and the Secret Enemy

An Overview of TimeWatch for GUMSHOE GMs – Part One, Characters

An Overview of TimeWatch for GUMSHOE GMs – Part Two, Gear

An Overview of TimeWatch for GUMSHOE GMs – Part Three, Thrills

The Origin of TimeWatch Antagonists

Using TimeWatch and as an Educational Tool – by Daniel Fidelman

Adventures

Official

The Font of Knowledge – Free RPG Day 2017 adventure

Character Sheets and Pregens

Official

Static low-res character sheet

Static print-resolution character sheet

Fillable PDF with character templates

Iconic characters in a fillable PDF – landscape

Iconic characters in a fillable PDF – portrait

Iconic characters on individual pages

Excel character generator

Fan-Created

Fillable PDF by Jargogle Bamboozle

Play Aides

Official

TimeWatch theme by James Semple

GM and player cheat sheets for TimeWatch (layered)

Fan-Created

TimeWatch Playmat by Jargogle Bamboozle

Reviews

A review of TimeWatch from planesailinggames.com

A review of TimeWatch from skiffyandfanty.com

Other

Errata for The Font of Knowledge print book

An interview with author Kevin Kulp courtesy of i09.gizmodo.com