Jan. 21st, 2019

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This is a relatively recent system I know little about - the initial game is designed for a post-human SF setting dealing with a failed galactic empire, with spin-offs for a variety of other settings:

https://bundleofholding.com/presents/Fragged

Fragged Empire from Design Ministries is Wade Dyer's game of exploration and rebuilding in a "post-post-apocalyptic" future. In the far future you are a genetically engineered remnant, emerging from genocidal war to reclaim a lost empire. Some worlds have fallen to barbarism; some retain technology so advanced it seems magical. You stand at the dawn of a new civilization, a time of opportunity and danger.

A June 2014 Kickstarter success (with follow-up crowdfunding in 2016 and 2017), Fragged Empire spawned the fantasy spinoff Fragged Kingdom, the pirate setting Fragged Seas, and more. All use the same robust, adaptable rules that emphasize unique characters, intuitive tactical combat, and long-term "sandbox" campaigns. The Fragged Empire YouTube channel explains it all.

From a "Sell me on Fragged Empire" Reddit thread: "One of the most mechanically rich while still being simple (it's just three dice, right?) combat system that dynamically changes the battlefield and choices you might make based on attribute damage. All of that inside one of the more unique universes with all-new worlds and races that have a wealth of history and tension built in." -- "Well organized and nonlinear character creation lending itself to diverse progression that enriches a character concept and diversity. Abstract advancement system that lets you roleplay almost any situation at both ends of the table. [...] Awesome combat that makes use of terrain and cover."

This new bargain-priced collection gives you everything you need for science fiction, fantasy, and piratical adventure using this flexible and fast-growing system. We provide each ebook complete in .PDF (Portable Document Format) and each audio track in .MP3 format. Like all Bundle of Holding titles, these books and tracks have NO DRM (Digital Restrictions Management), and our customers are entitled to move them freely among all their ereaders and music players.

The total retail value of the titles in this offer is US$117.50. Customers who pay just US$14.95 get all four titles in our Starter Collection (retail value $55) as DRM-free .PDF ebooks, including the complete full-color 385-page Fragged Empire core rulebook (plus the free Quick Start Rules and the adventure The Ghost Ship Carthage); Protagonist Archive 1; the full-length introductory adventure Let Sleeping Gods Lie; and the rules expansion Hacked.

Those who pay more than the threshold (average) price, which is set at $24.95 to start, also get our entire Bonus Collection with five more titles worth an additional $62.50, including Fragged Kingdom and Fragged Seas; Classic Races and Magic (add elves and clerics to your Kingdom); Fragged Dieselpunk Mecha because why not; and eight Fragged Empire Ambient Audio Tracks of atmospheric science-fictional background sounds for your game sessions.


I really don't know much about this - it sounds interesting, but they all do - at the moment all I can do is say that it looks to be well presented, but there is a strong emphasis on combat which may not be to everyone's taste. The first 33 pages of the rules are on the web site, mostly a couple of stories and other information to give a feel for the future setting. As usual with these bundles you seem to be getting a lot for your money, whether you need it is a matter of personal taste.

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