Free League Publishing, creators of the official ALIEN roleplaying game, today announced that the worldwide release of the epic campaign module Symbar – Mother of Darkness, for the acclaimed dark fantasy roleplaying game Symbaroum, is set to January 28, 2020.
Enter the vast Forest of Davokar on a hunt for treasure, lost wisdom and fame. "Mother of Darkness" is what the witches of the barbarian clans call the ruined city of Symbar, once the capital of the empire of Symbaroum. It has long been lost, but just recently its position has been pinpointed, triggering a rush of competing factions mounting expeditions in the hope of arriving there first. The journey will be long, the rivalry fierce and bloody, and none of the competitors truly know what to expect if they manage to reach the ruins alive.
Symbar – Mother of Darkness is the fourth installment of the epic Chronicle of the Crown of Thorns campaign for the award-winning Symbaroum tabletop roleplaying game. It is also a good starting point for players who have never played Symbaroum before – they can jump right into the action and head straight for the grand prize.
The lead artist for Symbar – Mother of Darkness is Martin Grip, known for his acclaimed work on the recently released work on the official ALIEN roleplaying game by Free League Publishing.
On January 28, four new products will be released worldwide:
- Symbar – Mother of Darkness campaign book
- The Davokar Gamemaster Screen
- The Davokar & Symbar Hexagon Map, size 42.0 x 59.4cm
- Journey to the temple of Exaltation (80-page softcover booklet)
These products are already available to pre-order in the Free League webshop.
The dark fantasy roleplaying game Symbaroum was launched in 2015 and has captured the imagination of thousands of gamers with its evocative art and rich game setting.
“Symbaroum excels in every single aspect of game design: the setting, the rules, the layout, the art.”
– Antonios S, RPGnet
“The simple system and rich setting, thick with dark and evocative imagery, makes this a worthy consideration for new and experienced gamers alike.”
– Paul Baldowski, GeekNative
“All in all, this is a stunning piece of work. It has all the sophistication of 13th Age, the mechanical beauty of Dungeon World, and the dark attractiveness of Warhammer Fantasy in a comprehensive and elegant game.”
– Rodney Orpheus, Medium
Free League Publishing is a Swedish publisher dedicated to speculative fiction. We have published a range of award-winning tabletop role-playing games and critically acclaimed art books set in strange and wondrous worlds.
Our game portfolio include the official ALIEN The Roleplaying Game (Gold ENNIE for Best Game 2020), the Nordic horror roleplaying game Vaesen, the pitch-black apocalyptic fantasy RPG Mörk Borg, the alternate '90s Things from the Flood, the alternate '80s Tales from the Loop (winner of five ENNIE Awards 2017, including Best Game), the sandbox retro fantasy Forbidden Lands (winner of four ENNIE Awards 2019), the postapocalyptic Mutant: Year Zero (Silver ENNIE for Best Rules 2015), the space opera Coriolis - The Third Horizon (Judge's Spotlight Award 2017) and the dark fantasy game Symbaroum.
We have also published the art books Tales from the Loop, Things from the Flood and The Electric State by internationally acclaimed visual artist Simon Stålenhag, as well as the illustrated edition of the Lovecraft classic The Call of Cthulhu by the praised French artist François Baranger.