Mechanics: This is a setting, not an entire RPG, but it does contain a good restatement of the Savage Worlds rules, especially for character creation. Theme, Feel, and Essence: This is a fascinating campaign world with an unusual, almost sci-fi twist. I don’t think you can look at this book and not compare it with Hellfrost (which has a very ... Tephra is the initial offering from RPG company Cracked Monocle. It employs a new game system called the Clockwork System. The game was released in a single, hardcover book that covers all the rules and some of the setting material over 288 pages and retails for $39.99.

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