Fateforge is getting a Kickstarter, this Monday, on the 24th of June. The campaign will allow supporters to back, at discounted prices, Fateforge Core Rulebook: Adventurers and Fateforge Spellbook: Grimoire.
The 66-paged Fateforge: Player’s Guide is already on DriveThruRPG and is entirely free.
Fateforge: Player’s Guide
This free to download guide introduces the cosmic entity known as the Fateforge and explains what it means to be a Fatechosen.
Fateforge is set in a fantasy world called Eana, and the Player’s Guide has the notable history highlights of the world, from the Traveler’s fall to the ascension of Tamerakh. Tamerakh became a god, and so in the Player’s Guide, you’ll find information about the gods that clerics draw powers from, the aberrance domain and the psychurge sorcerers.
Character creation describes the dragonborn in Eana, the merosi (half-orcs) and how tieflings fit in. There are two whole new character creation steps; picking an origin civilisation for your character and determining whether they are Awakened or not. The Awakened can use magic.
There are three new feats, a character sheet and rules for Fateforge’s modular magic system
Fateforge Adventurers and Grimoire
If there is so much in the 66-page freebie of the Player’s Guide what’s left for the 700 or so pages in the two Kickstarter books? What’s inside Fateforge Core Rulebook: Adventurers and Fateforge Spellbook: Grimoire?
Adventurers (400 pages, hardcover, full colour) has more than 40 feats, all the rules for character generation such as a background system, class archetypes, an overview of the world and introduces the scholar, a new character class.
Grimoire (320 pages, hardcover, full colour) is a compendium of over 360 spells, which include variants, original options and 50 new ones. It has rules on corruption and madness and explores Fateforge’s concept of geomagic – localised magical phenomena. Grimoire explores Awakening further, an ability that allows anyone to use magic.
It is expected the books will pre-release at Gen Con 2019. That’s in hardly any time at all. The core rules and grimoire are pretty much written.
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Have you taken advantage of the free Fateforge: Player’s Guide? How did you rate it?