Rifts® is a world with endless possibilities!
Beware the evil Splugorth
The infinite Megaverse® is filled with magic energy and tears in the fabric of reality. When magic energy came flooding back to Earth it became a world plagued by dimensional anomalies and portals to otherworldly environments. A world where fractures in space and time tear through reality and open doors to supernatural realms, strange dimensions and alien worlds.
From these portals emerge mythical gods and Elemental creatures, hordes of demons and monsters, dragons and creatures of magic, Shadow Beasts and the undead from dimensions of darkness, and aliens from countless places across the Megaverse. The Rifts appear where two or more lines of magic energy intersect to create a nexus point where magic and dimensional forces converge and create tears in reality to countless other worlds, dimensions and realities.
In Rifts®, Earth itself has become an alien landscape where the people, cultures, technologies and madness of countless alien worlds and realities collide with our own. It is a world that has just become part of the bigger Megaverse® and endless adventure.
The Rifts® setting is one of contradiction and juxtaposition. It is an environment that is simultaneously familiar and alien, wondrous and horrifying, good and evil. It is an adventure setting where the magical, supernatural and alien may come to you, or you may find them. An environment where technology and science co-exist and clash with magic and psychic power. Robot warriors and power armored troops battle dragons, demons, and magic users. People of science and technology share a Megaverse® with magic-wielding sorcerers, gods of legend, Elemental beings, demons, creatures of magic, aliens, and the forces of light and dark.
The Rifts® Megaverse® is one of constant change, conflict, horror, wonderment, magic, and endless possibilities limited only by your imagination.
Everything is possible with the Rifts® Role-Playing Game.
The Rifts® Setting – Living in the Post Apocalyptic Calendar
The Earth you and I once knew is gone. Ever since the Great Cataclysm it has become part of the larger fraternity of magical worlds in the Megaverse® connected to countless alien worlds and dimensions via the rifts and realities that cross into one another. It is an epicenter of magic and dimensional forces attracting all manner of men and monsters. While not as active and destructive as they once were, the dimensional portals continue to unleash new menaces and marvels into the world. Even those places and things that may seem familiar are likely to take a twist that carries the player characters on adventures they could never imagine. The planet is no longer solely the domain of humanity, but is now home to humans and aliens, mortals and gods, magic and technology, and invading realities from across the infinite Megaverse®. It is a place connected to other worlds and where good and evil are constantly at odds, and where too often, might makes right. That’s where heroes come into play. Your heroes. Men and women – human and inhuman – who champion the innocent and fight for justice and freedom.
Rifts® the role-playing game
Rifts® is a fascinating, pen and paper role-playing game that has delighted gamers for 20 years. It crosses and combines most game genres – science fiction, fantasy, horror, the supernatural, super-heroes, dimensional travel, magic, monsters, and more – in a wild, post-apocalyptic setting limited only by the imagination of the players.
The Rifts® RPG defies convention. It masterfully blends a myriad of genres – science fiction, fantasy, horror, mystery, adventure, post-apocalypse, giant robots, alien invasion, superheroes and even space opera (see the Dimension Books™ series and Phase World®) – into one seamless and plausible setting. Not only that, but the game lets you play any type of character and engage in any type of adventure. That means you can easily customize your Rifts® game to suit your own tastes.
Many gamers have become fans of Rifts® since it first came out in 1990. With any luck, millions more are about to discover Rifts® through film, comic books, digital downloads (pdf books are available from DriveThruRPG.com), videogames, online and other mediums.