The Contract is a gritty tabletop roleplaying game about ambitious people who go on deadly missions to earn fantastic powers.
Those who survive are forged into the most formidable beings on earth.

What price would you pay to achieve your wildest dreams?

What risks would you take to change the world?

For a select few, these questions aren’t hypothetical. They’re an offer.

We wager everything in the Contracts, our morals, our humanity, our very lives.

But the Harbingers pay, and their Gifts transcend cash and coin.

Think you’ve got what it takes? No judgment if you chicken out.

Who wants super powers anyway?

888 Players have created 2762 Contractors and earned
2470 Victories, 341 Failures, and 213 Deaths

Be anything, even a: stoner magical girl

  • Create custom powers and equipment for any concept with The Contract’s revolutionary Gift Builder.
  • Contractors have strong, individual ambitions that spur exciting interactions and relationships.

Test your wits and resourcefulness

  • Face challenges that demand outside-the-box problem solving, not min-maxed stats.
  • Violence is one tactic of many, not the assumed solution. Combat is risky, brutal, and quick.

Say goodbye to scheduling woes

  • Each session is a self-contained mission with great risks and rewards.
  • Play your favorite Contractor no matter who shows up to game night.
  • No more "forever GM." A different person may act as GameMaster (GM) each session.

Much more than a PDF

  • The Contract is available 100% free online via this website.
  • Extensive integrated tools make learning, playing, and running The Contract a breeze.
  • Frequent patches fix balance issues and add content based on community feedback.
  • Play 5 free Stock Scenarios and 235 community-written Scenarios.
  • Lead Playgroups of any size, whether they're just a few friends or a massive online setting.

1 GM currently looking for Players
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Yesterday I went on online and watched this bartender Alex light a cigarette with a snap of his fingers, no lighter. Did it under the observation of a bunch of scientists too, so that’s that. He’s officially Illuminated.

Of course “magic” has always been around. It wasn’t a secret. All those myths, legends, religions, and folktales; they’re all true. Well, sorta. Some of them are make-believe. The rest have been told and retold, twisted each time to suit the monarchy or Disney or what-have-you.

Nowadays it’s different. Now you’ve got a cell phone with a 4K camera in your pocket. All you’ve gotta do is snap the video, post it to CryptoLeak, and you’ve got millions of views. And while the ambitious and greedy scramble to capitalize, you can sit back and watch all the debunkers and conspiracy theorists debate whether or not the whole thing is a hoax.

Never ceases to amaze me. All this technology and people still can’t tell what’s real and what’s a scam.

I hear fire-finger Alex’s bar is doing good business now, but it won’t last. What can he do that anyone with a lighter can’t? No, it won’t be long before the novelty wears off and no one cares about Alex’s little party trick. If he’s lucky some aristocrat or senator will hire him as a Jafar, pay him to stand nearby at parties and press conferences.

The truth is, even if people like Alex are one-in-fifty-thousand, they’re still a dime a dozen.

But you— people like you are different. You’re hungry, curious, a little vicious. Your untapped potential is off the charts. If you play your cards right.

What I'm saying, friend, is you’ve got talent. Real talent. Trust me, I’ve got a knack for spotting that kind of thing.

So, what do you say?