Upwind is an RPG of lost science, elemental magic and uncharted skies. Join the Explorers’ Guild and sail into the Twilight Frontier.
Imagine Bakshi’s classic animated film Wizards has a head-on collision with Disney’s Treasure Planet and the resulting fire is put out with a whole lot of Studio Ghibli’s Castle in the Sky. That, in an unexpected, animated mash-up, is Upwind.
Upwind is a narrative style RPG set in a strange alternate world of floating island nations; flying sailing ships; long-lost technology; wild elemental powers; looming war and forgotten legacies.
Upwind is powered by the Q system, an original stakes-based, playing card-driven mechanic that gives every encounter consequences with meaningful, narrative-building outcomes. With its unique bidding rules, Upwind plays as fast as you can tell your story.