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Agents of the O.D.D. is a tabletop roleplaying game of conscripted cryptids, shaky psychics, burned spies, and other investigators of the paranormal. Based on the rules from Into the Odd and Electric Bastionland, and inspired by series like Hellboy, Planetary, and The Laundry Files, this beta version offers.... 

  • 100 unique (and 80% weird) agent profiles
  • 20 arcana
  • 1 sample mission chock full of cryptids from lumberjack folklore
  • New rules for advancement and equipment requisitions
  • Advice for players and referees
  • Probably some other stuff I'm forgetting

Future versions will see include additional missions, revisions based on playtest feedback, some tweaks to art, and hyperlinks contents and page references. If you read it or get it to the table, please feel free to send feedback via comments or email (jason at pretendo dot games).


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In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $5 USD. You will get access to the following files:

Agents of the ODD singles v011.pdf 11 MB
Agents of the ODD spreads v011.pdf 11 MB

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Community Copies

If any of the following describe you, please feel welcome to download a free PDF, no questions asked. 

  • Self-isolating or performing essential services during the pandemic
  • Not sure you can afford it 
  • Donated money, goods, or services to help someone in need this month 
  • Playtested this game with me
  • Contributed a game to Cryptid Jam

Thanks to Dee Pennyway, creator of Mnemomic, for instructions on setting up community copies on Itch.io.

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A wonderful modern weird fantasy/horror action explosion game.  The d100 backgrounds are worth the price by themselves, the rest of the game is savory gaming gravy.  


good Stuff.... The O.D.D


Solving unconventional problems,with unconventional means.


Thank you! And that is definitely a good answer to give when people ask, "But what does it stand for?" I'm never going to give the same answer twice if I can help it, though. ;)


Love it!

The idea of using Into the Odd style Arcana to solve paranormal cases is just brilliant! It makes me want to play and run this game right now!

Not to mention the d100 backgrounds that open a whole window of opportunity for homebrewing Troika like "classes!"

I am sold! 


Thanks so much! I strongly suspect I will be happier if this document includes as many arcana as background profiles, so we'll see what I can come up with....