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​Symbaroum RPG 5E Adaptation Coming to Kickstarter on April 13

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​Symbaroum RPG 5E Adaptation Coming to Kickstarter on April 13

Whatever you do, always heed the warnings spoken by the wardens of the forest –tread carefully and do not disturb the ruins of old, for ancient evil stirs in its sleep. The horrors of Davokar are about to awaken…

Free League Publishing today announced that Ruins of Symbaroum, the 5E adaptation of the praised dark fantasy roleplaying game Symbaroum, is coming to Kickstarter on April 13 at 3pm CET (9 am US Eastern).

Ruins of Symbaroum 5E Pre-launch page
As of today, gamers can sign up to be notified at the Kickstarter pre-launch page:

Ruins of Symbaroum 5E Teaser Trailer:


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The acclaimed game world of Symbaroum has enticed and fascinated fans since the launch in 2016. For years, players have explored the vast forests of Davokar in the hunt for treasures, lost wisdoms and fame. They have visited the barbarian clans to trade or to plunder, established their bases of power among princes, guilds or rebellious refugees in the capital, and survived encounters with trolls, dark-minded beasts and undead warlords.

Now, the time has come for Symbaroum to enter a new era with the 5E adaptation from Free League Publishing, creators of award-winning tabletop RPGs such as the official ALIEN RPG, Forbidden Lands, Tales From the Loop and the upcoming THE ONE RING™ RPG.

The 5E adaptation will include three full-color hardback books – the Player's Guide, the Game Master's Guide, and the Bestiary, all packed with beautiful artwork depicting the Symbaroum setting in all its glory. More in-depth information will be revealed at the launch of the Kickstarter.

Symbaroum RPG Review Quotes:

"Symbaroum is a dark fantasy set in a deep and dark forest chock full of ancient ruins and treasures. Its landscapes are haunted, its characters traumatized, and its monsters are pure, unbridled nightmare fuel. Also the art by itself is enough to haunt your dreams"
–Sara Elsam, Dicebreaker

"The game that has inspired me most this year."
–John Dodd, Tabletop Gaming magazine

"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

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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.


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