The Game

The ORPHEUS Protocol is an occult espionage RPG in which you play as covert paramilitary operatives that complete dangerous missions with the aid of supernatural abilities, but risk losing their humanity in the use of their powers. It runs on an original rules system focused on difficult choices and resource management. If campaigns spanning cult infiltration, private military conflicts, occult research, monster hunting, and more sound interesting, The ORPHEUS Protocol is a game you might well enjoy.

The ORPHEUS Protocol is a game in development by Vârcolac Press. Beta rules available below. Updates on the development process, along with other musings that frustrate categorization, are available in the Vârcolac Press blog.

The ORPHEUS Protocol Beta v 2.1.2
The ORPHEUS Protocol Archetypes Beta v 2.1.2

The game is currently under a heavy development iteration, and version 2.0, with substantially redesigned archetypes and abilities, will be available soon. Please note that version 1.1 is substantially later in the development process than the version we were working with at the start of recording.

Also, forgive us the sloppy formatting; we intend on releasing a much prettier PDF later on, when development on the game is less aggressive. At about that same time, we intend on releasing a worthwhile character sheet, as well.