The Phenomenon game is an experiment in role-playing. The classics of sword-and-sorcery are timeless, and science fiction offers us endless frontiers, yet we always have a desire if not a need to live fantastic lives in our own world. Yet as rules are not an attempt to re-create reality, and if taken so are a poor attempt at best, how can a system set in our own day-and-age, wherein our Characters might not posses any skill or talent we couldn't have ourselves, be so fantastic? The answer is the ultimate riddle of the game itself, in that we are fantastic, people, the enigmatic beings that have only begun to understand ourselves and our world that is both timeless and full of endless frontiers! Perhaps the greatest adventure of all lies not in fantasy, but in an amazing reality.