The long-lost artifact known as the Rod of Light and Darkness had a touch that could breathe life into dead things or steal it away from that which lived. In this very moment, the location of the artifact has been revealed, an opportunity that cannot be ignored. But it rests in an area known to treasure-hunters as a place where lightning rain burns flesh and shatters dreams…
Brave adventurer, this is your moment. Free League Publishing today announced a starter set for their praised dark fantasy tabletop roleplaying game Symbaroum that will release February 16.
The Symbaroum Starter Set – Treasure Hunts in Davokar is the perfect entry point to venture deep into the lush world and offers treasure hunts and expeditions in the mysterious forest.
The set contains everything needed to start playing, including two ready-made adventure sites, guidelines for creating treasure hunt adventures, a 64-page rulebook, a 64-page adventure compendium, a dice set, two double-sided full color maps and six printed character sheets with pre-made player characters.
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The new boxed set will be priced at ($39.99) and is now available for preorder. The preorder offer places the customer first in line when the shipping starts, and gives exclusive access to a high-res digital Symbaroum Artbook that will not be made available to any others.
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The Symbaroum Starter Set – Treasure Hunts in Davokar is written by Mattias Johnsson Haake and Mattias Lilja, with art by the critically acclaimed artist Martin Grip, all three co-creators of Symbaroum and also involved in writing, editing and illustrating for games such as Coriolis - The Third Horizon, Vaesen, Forbidden Lands and the official ALIEN RPG.
The Symbaroum Starter Set - Treasure Hunts in Davokar includes:
- A 64-page illustrated rule book, introducing the game’s easy-to-learn and highly flexible ruleset along with its dark and mysterious game world.
- A 64-page adventure compendium by (name), including two adventure locations for your players to explore and rules for designing adventures of your own.
- The Symbaroum Bright Davokar Dice Set, with all the dice you need for combat, problem-solving and social challenges.
- A double-sided map, with one side depicting the game setting at large, and the other the treasure-hunters’ town of Thistle Hold.
- A second double-sided map, showing the main locations of the two pre-made adventure landscapes, meant to be used at the gaming table.
- Six character sheets, describing five readymade player characters and one mystical companion for you to play.
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, 10 best fantasy RPGs that aren’t Dungeons & Dragons
"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
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.