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The Twilight of the gods nears;
brother will kill brother,
families will be sundered by incest.
Four ages are afoot:
an Axe Age, a Sword Age,
where shields are cloven,
a Wind Age, a Wolf Age,
where the world falls.
None shall be spared... - Voluspa

Welcome to Fate of the Norns: Ragnarok

Deep in the throes of Fimbulwinter, Viking heroes rise to the challenge to stem the dark tide that has engulfed Midgard. The sun and the moon have been devoured and the worlds on the cosmic tree Yggdrasil have been cloaked in a penumbral shroud. The gods are reinforcing Asgard for the coming fury of the giants. The war cry has echoed throughout every corner of the world: will you heed the call? Fate of the Norns: Ragnarok Core Rulebook is an all-inclusive game that will allow you to create customized characters who will embark on an epic saga. You will partake in a visceral and tactical combat system that rewards team-play and good strategy. Using the innovative Runic Game System, you will spin the tale of heroes and epic
feats in a hostile world.

What you 'll find in Fate of the Norns: Ragnarok:
A role-playing game based on Viking sagas and folklore
A deep and engaging world with limitless possibilities for adventure
All rules needed to play the game, designed for 2-8 players
Mystical runes (included as printout and also available in semi-precious stone sets) for a game driven by the Runic Game System – no need for dice!
A choice of 15 different archetypes specializations for your character
A host of fearsome adversaries
A myriad of powers, spells, and skills that bring the characters and denizens to life

This is the 3rd printing of the book, which includes all errarta up until December 2014.

Version Francaise: Le Destin des Nornes: Ragnarok

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MATTEO B April 24, 2022 4:24 am UTC
Is the print quality in the softcover standard Color and the hardback standard Color the same?
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Dave T August 23, 2020 11:07 pm UTC
Is the "Midgard" mentioned in the summary attached/associated with the Kobold Press World of Midgard, or more drawing from mythological Midgard?
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Andrew V August 25, 2020 1:20 pm UTC
Historical and mythological Midgard. Fate of the Norns is an entire universe, described in detail over several tomes: Core Rulebook, Denizens of the North, Lords of the Ash, the Illuminated Edda, and Creatures from Fairy-Tale and Myth (and the upcoming Children of Eriu and Celtic Cyclopedia). The world also has a line of novels: The Horn of the Kraken, Seith & Sword, The Mistletoe Spear, and the One-Eyed King. There's also a book for the 5e system called "Creatures from Fairy-Tale and Myth - 5e".
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Michael B March 22, 2016 6:08 pm UTC
Very interested in the premium heavyweight copy of the book. Can you tell me what the differences are between it and the standard hardcover version?
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Andrew V March 23, 2016 11:37 pm UTC
This may give you the best answer:

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The book is visibly thicker and so the paper can absorb more ink. The result is that the colours are more vibrant.
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Luca C September 15, 2018 4:17 pm UTC
Is the premium Colour Better than what one, for example, would find in Amazon and labelled as "30th April 2013 hardcover"?

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Andrew V September 17, 2018 2:26 pm UTC
Yes the Premium is of better quality than the amazon book. The one you see on amazon is the standard hardback.
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