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A Modern Incursion for the Trophy Gold system.


At approximately 08:00 hours local time (PST) on October 7th 2025 an unidentified phenomenon occurred just outside the town of Hope, British Columbia, Canada. Soon afterword all contact was lost with everyone in and around Hope and all 6,000 residents are presumed missing. A 40' concrete barrier was constructed around the town and it's outlying areas in an effort to contain whatever was happening. 

It became known as Area Zero One.

The United Nations and Canadian government came together to try to reassure the world by sending in an incursion team made up of some of our finest scientists to try to discover what happened. They are now missing in action.


The UN is offering significant rewards for those who are willing to explore the exclusion zone within Area Zero One on their behalf. What will you find in that sleepy town? What memories will manifest? What riches are up for grabs? What has changed, and how will that change you? What is the strange catalyst at the heart of Area Zero One?

Area Zero One features several new additions to the Trophy Gold experience including:

  • Modern equipment
  • New modern backgrounds, occupations, drives, and skills
  • Rituals contextualized as theories that can help the characters make sense of Area Zero One, or drive them further to ruin.

This incursion does not contain the rules of Trophy Gold which are required to play.


Written & Designed by Michael Elliott

Cover Image by Colin Spacetwinks used with permission

This work is based on Trophy, product of Jesse Ross and Hedgemaze Press, and licensed for our use under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License. Trophy is adapted from Cthulhu Dark with permission of Graham Walmsley. Trophy is also based on Blades in the Dark, product of One Seven Design, developed and authored by John Harper, and licensed for our use under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported license.

CategoryPhysical game
Rated 5.0 out of 5 stars
(7 total ratings)
GenreRole Playing
TagsAliens, Fantasy, Horror, Magic, Sci-fi, trophy, trophy-gold
Average sessionA few hours


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Area Zero One v1.0.pdf 380 kB

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I really enjoyed reading this incursion during the Trophy Gold contest. If you’re a fan of sci-fi horror, especially the book or film Annihilation, you’ll love it — the atmosphere is perfect with some surprising twists and turns.

Thank you! It was very much inspired by The Southern Reach Trilogy and similar stories.