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The Elephant & Macaw Banner RPG comes to Kickstarter: January 30, 2020

It's nearly time for the complete game to be unleashed upon the world! 

We will be running a crowdfunding campaign in early 2020 to raise the budget to produce a limited-edition offset print run of The Elephant & Macaw Banner Roleplaying Game. The text, art and layout are complete – now we just need your support to get the book printed and into your hands. If a PDF is more your thing, you can back the project with a digital-only pledge too. 

The Elephant & Macaw Banner Roleplaying Game core book consists of the two chapters found in the Player's Guide (see below), plus everything you need to run a full campaign – GMing instructions, a bestiary of magical creatures drawn from the rich folklore of Brazil, background information, equipment & trade goods, the introducory adventure "The Fires of Bertioga" and much more. 

To be notified instantly when the Kickstarter campaign begins, click here and then click the "Notify me on launch" button! 


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 – 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. 




Click here to download the character sheet (PDF link). 

Click here for three pages of paper miniatures – adventurers and monsters to use in your game (PDF link). 




The Legend of the Golden Condor


Fool’s Gold?

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