Fellowship of the White Star: Beacon in the Dark F.A.Q.

Setting – Starting at the end of the Great War (WWI) 1918/1919. Our campaign materials will follow a yearly progression, 100 years between the active campaign year and the present.

Rule Set – Beacon in the Dark will be using the Rosebud rules system.

I’ve never heard of the Rosebud rules system.  Why?  The Rosebud rules system is a new set of rules for role-playing games that are based on the belief that numbers do not have to be large to be fun.  Mechanics involve reaching a specific number of successes, rather than adding numbers together to reach a set target.

What happened to the original Fellowship and the d20 system?

Fellowship of the White Star: Legacy of the Rose (the first campaign) ran and completed its planned 10-year campaign, with the last events set in the year 1914 on the cusp of The Great War (WWI).

All Legacy of the Rose content using the d20 system is still available at http://www.fellowshipwhitestar.com/

Why not continue using the d20 system?

When Fellowship of the White Star was started, it was decided to utilize the Wizard of the Coast D20 SRD. The d20 system was a well know existing ruleset, that many people were familiar with. This allowed the designers to focus on making a rich setting with plenty of potentials. Now, Thenodrin Games, LLC has licensed the Fellowship of the White Star intellectual property, these designers can focus on making unique roleplaying rules set to go with the established setting.

Where to find more information?

https://thenodringames.com/ and our Facebook page.

Media references to the campaign era

Movies and books

  • Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines or How I Flew from London to Paris in 25 hours 11 minutes (1965)
  • The Great Gatsby
  • The Artist (2011)
  • Some Like It Hot (1959)
  • Chicago (2002)
  • Chaplin (1992)
  • The Cider House Rules
  • Thoroughly Modern Millie
  • Citizen Kane


  • The Charleston, Tango
  • Waltz, Lindy Hop
  • Fox Trot
  • Texas Tommy


  • ragtime,
  • jazz, tango
  • waltz
  • blues

Gangs and Gangsters

  • Five Points Gang
  • Lucky Luciano
  • Al Capone
  • Pretty Boy Floyd
  • Machine Gun Kelly
  • Legs Diamond
  • Dutch Schultz
  • John Dillinger
  • Bonnie and Clyde