Far back in the mists of antiquity, a poet sings of great deeds wrought by mighty heroes—of monsters slain and justice restored, of wise council and devious strategies, of courage, valor, and daring—defiant of the gods themselves. 

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Heroes of Legend

Far back in the mists of antiquity, a poet sings of great deeds wrought by mighty heroes—of monsters slain and justice restored, of wise council and devious strategies, of courage, valor, and daring—defiant of the gods themselves. In Agon, you create and play these heroes, crafting their epic tale into an immortal legend.

On their way back home from the war, the heroes have become lost among strange islands populated by mythical creatures, dire beasts, treacherous landscapes, legendary kingdoms, and desperate people—all somehow cursed or abandoned by the cruel power of the capricious gods.

It falls to you to seize this opportunity for greatness—to set things right in these lost lands, overcome the trials of gods, monsters, and people, prove the glory of your name, and win your way back home.

In this book, you’ll find:

  • Rules for creating your heroes of myth and legend, building the glory of their name, and forging their eternal legend.
  • Divine favor, bonds, and pathos for each hero to call upon to reach further than a mortal could.
  • Islands full of gods, monsters, and people to challenge your heroes.
  • Guidance for the Strife Player, who presents the challenges on the island.
  • The Vault of Heaven to record your progress towards returning home and the ire of the gods.
  • Contests and Battles that reveal the heroes greatness and glory as well as what they care most about.

The Trials of Glory Await!

Agon is a 160-page hardcover book and/or PDF with full color interior. The digital PDF version is included with the hardcover at no additional cost.

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The PARAGON SYSTEM is a tabletop roleplaying game system found in the AGON rpg. The core system is adaptable to a variety of settings and premises with only a few key changes, as shown here in this document, which is called a “playset.”

To make your own PARAGON SYSTEM playset, you can use this document’s format as a template for the elements to include, along with the associated character sheet.

Playsets may not reproduce any material from the AGON rpg book, but you may refer to those mechanics and provide references to page numbers as needed. Our goal is for players to use the AGON game book as the primary system document, with playset materials acting as supplementary content to extend the usefulness of the core rules — sort of like DLCs or re-skins for a video game.

If you want to publish your own playset material for the PARAGON SYSTEM, go to for more information.


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