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Suffer a blackened birth into a desolate land of surreal horror. A world wounded by psychic warfare, mind-controlled cities, interdimensional labyrinths, and wasteland tribes. You are the alien here; the last survivor of your species. Your existence must be earned.

Xas Irkalla is a hardcore survival-horror roleplaying game, written and illustrated by James Vail, set in a world inspired by Cormac McCarthy's The Road, chaos-gnostic satanic black metal, and ancient Mesopotamia. 

When the story begins, the characters wake up naked in a dark maze of intersecting dimensions, spawned by the nightmares of dead psychics. After emerging from ground zero, they must face the ash-laden wastelands as scavengers clad in rags and bones. Eventually, they may become rulers over small settlements, gladiators in one of the slave cities, or explorers that unlock the mysteries of psychic powers.

This game uses the Strain system, a ruleset designed to challenge the players in all aspects. Even with strategic play, only powerful characters and cautious players will survive. Either you play intelligently, or the game will destroy you. 

All rules necessary to play are included. However, you will need 10-sided dice (ideally 3 per player), pencils, and character sheets. Ideal for 3 to 4 players with another to act as Game Master.


Buy Now$11.00 USD or more

In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $11 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Xas Irkalla.pdf 16 MB
Xas Irkalla Addendum.pdf 72 kB
XI character sheets - digital.pdf 4 MB
XI character sheets - print.pdf 5 MB
XI Settlement Sheet - Digital.pdf 3 MB
XI Settlement Sheet - Print.pdf 3 MB

Download demo

Xas Irkalla Demo.pdf 1 MB
XI-Demo-character sheet.pdf 554 kB

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