The Stillfleet Core Rulebook

Uniquely flexible mechanics. An unforgettable game cosmos. Politically charged cosmic fantasy at its weirdest.

Set in a paradoxically bleak and vibrant superfuture, Stillfleet is a sci-fi tabletop roleplaying game that empowers players with simple, intuitive mechanics and hundreds of options for powers.

Built on a foundation of political tension between the Co. and its medieval market-worlds, Stillfleet is its own timespace paradox: it’s a rules-light system with hundreds of options for powers. And it’s a genre-vaporizing work of science fiction that you can hack apart and make your own.

The much-awaited full rules for Stillfleet—professionally designed and illustrated—are now available in a single PDF of 352 pages!

As heard on the real-play podcast Fun City Ventures, the game uses simple rules that take only minutes to learn. Yet the Stillfleet Core Rulebook offers much more, including:

  • 10 classes of Co. voidminer
  • 22 playable sapient species
  • Hundreds of advanced powers, nanotech “blooder” powers, and deeply Weird hell science powers
  • An entire chapter full of strange archaetech (weapons, cooking utensils, nanotech body modifications…)
  • Rules for stiffworks (timespace gates)
  • Settings on major and minor provinces as well as the floating hulks of dead spaceships
  • Over 20 full encounters with dangerous aliens (statblocks)
  • An elegantly designed character sheet
  • An online character randomizer by Aaron H.
  • Dozens and dozens of gorgeous original, full-color illustrations by Ethan Gould and others
  • Intricate, worlds-building graphic design systems by Erich Lazar

Play as a tech-hacking banshee, a peacemaking witness, a reality-warping tremulant, a giant bug, a strong AI trapped in a flash drive, a talking cactus, a void elf from the Dyson-sphere-enclosed Wytch Planet, Tnín… The choices are yours. The cosmos of Stillfleet is hilarious and horrifying. The struggles, all too real.

Voidminer—what will you do to resist the temptation of power? To liberate the provincials? To survive?

Thanks to all of our Kickstarter backers in 2022! We would never have been able to create Stillfleet without your support, playtesting, and feedback.


Stillfleet has precisely the sort of sci-fi tone that I like, in that it’s so soft you could spread it on toast. It’s chock-full of Interesting Weird. There are several kinds of magic sword, the rulebook looks like a prog-rock album cover, and very little presented in the fiction is explainable or explained.”
—Grant Howitt, co-designer of Spire and Heart: The City Beneath
Stillfleet strikes a perfect balance that eludes the vast majority of TTRPGS: the system is quick and easy to pickup, but the setting possesses a thoughtfulness and depth—at the first edition!—that rivals any other game… It’s a super-future spacefaring game on its surface, but it succeeds at helping tell stories of political intrigue, cloak and dagger mystery, large-scale geopolitical conflict, cyberpunk noir, and intimate interpersonal drama. If there is a bottom to the depth stories it can help tell, I have not seen it!
—Mike Rugnetta, Fun City GM and former PBS Idea Channel host.
Stillfleet is a triumph that imagines the far far future and the socio-political inter-workings of staying alive. Makes you think about the way you eat, breathe, and bring about change in your provincial space town, on Spindle, and across the universe. It was so easy to learn, too.
—Jenn de la Vega, Fun City player and food influencer.

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