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Ruins of Symbaroum 5E Has Raised $400,000 on Kickstarter With Three Days Left

Heed the warnings spoken by the wardens of the forest – do not disturb the ruins of old, for an ancient evil stirs in its sleep. The horrors of Davokar are about to awaken…

The world of Symbaroum has fascinated players with its mysterious setting since it released in 2016. At the heart of the dark fantasy roleplaying game lies the forest of Davokar that calls out to be explored, covering the remnants of an empire which fell into ruin long ago. 

Ruins of Symbaroum, the fan-requested 5E adaptation of the praised dark fantasy RPG Symbaroum, has already surpassed $400,000 in funding and unlocked 26 stretch goals. The unlocked stretch goals includes a GM Screen with an adventure booklet, five double-sided setting maps, VTT modules for all three base setting books.

Ruins of Symbaroum 5E on Kickstarter

Ruins of Symbaroum 5E Kickstarter Trailer:

Ruins of Symbaroum 5E Kickstarter Countdown Stream
[Thursday, May 6th, 8PM CET/2PM EDT]
The game creators Mattias Johnsson Haake, Mattias Lilja & Jacob Rodgers answers questions from the community about the custom rules, origins, classes & more. 

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Ruins of Symbaroum 5E Kickstarter Trailer

For years, players have explored the vast forests in the hunt for treasures, lost wisdoms, and fame. They have visited 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 the tabletop roleplaying game Symbaroum to enter a new era with the fan-requested 5E adaptation from Free League Publishing, creators of award-winning games such as the official ALIEN RPG, Forbidden Lands, Tales From the Loop and the upcoming THE ONE RING™ RPG.

About Free League Publishing

Free League Publishing is a Swedish game creator and publisher dedicated to speculative fiction. We have published a wide range of award-winning tabletop roleplaying games and acclaimed art books set in strange and wondrous worlds.
Our game portfolio include the upcoming new edition of The One Ring™ RPG, the official ALIEN RPG (Gold ENNIE for Best Game 2020), the Gothic horror game Vaesen, the pitch-black fantasy RPG Mörk Borg (winner of four ENNIE Awards 2020), the alternate '80s Tales from the Loop (winner of five ENNIE Awards 2017, including Best Game), the retro-fantasy Forbidden Lands (winner of four ENNIE Awards 2019), the postapocalyptic Mutant: Year Zero (Silver ENNIE for Best Rules 2015), the science fiction game 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, The Electric State and the upcoming The Labyrinth by internationally acclaimed visual artist Simon Stålenhag, as well as the illustrated edition of the Lovecraft classics At the Mountains of Madness - Volume 1 and The Call of Cthulhu by the praised French artist François Baranger.