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The Symbaroum Starter Set – Treasure Hunts in Davokar released today

Brave adventurer, enter the wondrous world of Symbaroum. The Symbaroum Starter Set – Treasure Hunts in Davokar was released today by Free League Publishing. The boxed Starter Set is the perfect entry point to venture deep into the the dark fantasy RPG and contains everything needed to start playing.

The set for the praised tabletop roleplaying game includes two complete 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.

The set is illustrated by the critically acclaimed artist Martin Grip, lead artist for the upcoming THE ONE RING™ RPG that is currently on Kickstarter, as well as the multiple award-winning ALIEN RPG and Coriolis - The Third Horizon.

The set is written by Mattias Johnsson Haake and Mattias Lilja, designers of Symbaroum that has also worked on acclaimed games such Vaesen - Nordic Horror Roleplaying, Forbidden Lands and Coriolis - The Third Horizon.

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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 pre-generated player characters and one mystical companion for you to play.


"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

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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 praised 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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