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In a world where magic and technology have fused together, where the limits that man is capable of have been broken, where a man can destroy the world with a stroke of a pen, the poor starve and the rich prosper off the blood of innocence. A world that should be a utopia has been turned by greed and pride into a battlefield where the poor wage war in the shadows for the ambitions of the wealthy. You are one of these scoundrels, these rogues, these pirates who struggle for the sport of the rich to achieve the glory, the riches, the power to break your chains and surpass the limits of The Runed Age.

System Overview

The Runed Age is built on the Sigil System, a robust d100 roll-under system that allows you to play as narratively or simulationist as you want. The d100 genre of systems is a tried a true roleplaying method, and what sets the Sigil System (and thus the Runed Age) apart from the rest is its combat and wounds system, which reflects the stresses and rigours of combat on the body to make combat as realistic as possible. This means that every fight in the Runed Age is a gritty, epic and lethal struggle for survival where you need to be prepared to do your best just to outlive your opponent. Added onto this is a comprehensive and indepth character generation that takes you from the birth of your character all the way until the game starts to give you a well defined and rounded person with all the wants, needs and quirks of a real person.

The draw card is, of course, the runic magic system. Our runic magic system allows you as the player to handcraft any and every spell you have ever dreamt of. We give you the tools and then your imagination is your workshop. Any spell or magical effect that you could want can be made with this runic magic system, and what's best is that you don't have to be a mage or wizard to use it. Everyone and everything in the setting is covered in this magic, so let your imagination run wild!

Setting Overview

The Runed Age takes place in the world of Ard during the epic age of exploration. As you move through the book you will move through the history and lore of the world, through the times of myths and legends, gods and monsters, conquests and wars until you end up in the grand metropolis of Middelburg, a wretched hive of a million souls. In this dangerous city, you will work in the shadows as a "footman", a paid criminal, doing what needs to be done to put bread on the table, all the while looking over your shoulder to make sure there isn't a knife there waiting for you. It's a dog-eat-dog city out there and only the most cunning and brutal will survive, so you had best start making a name for yourself. 

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Allan P June 28, 2020 1:12 pm UTC
Please, any chance of a list of changes. I lulu printed a copy of the book?
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Izak T June 28, 2020 6:49 pm UTC
Hi Allan,

No worries at all; the main changes has been to get the Runed Age up to date with all the new rules that has come into the Sigil System.

So some of the big ones are:
- new Perks and Quirks subsystem for character advancement
- new Downtime subsystem for seeing what your characters get up to in-between missions and jobs
- new Contacts subsystem for managing your PC's contacts in a narrative and roleplay fashion
- changing/add/removing of some Skills
- removed the Contacts, Runes, and Perform Skills
- split Craft into Broad-Craft and Fine-Craft
- split Athletics into Athletics and Might
- added in the Luck Skill
- Added in melee and ranged weapon modifiers and damage
- Changed how the character creation works to be a bit more streamlined
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Allan P June 29, 2020 9:59 am UTC
Thanks, looks like my print book is fairly obsolete. Nice update, now onto the remaining campaign books...
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Alexandre L May 01, 2020 11:53 pm UTC
Got a mail regarding the release of Ruined Age 1.5 with a link to this page... only to find out no such mention anywhere. Either the mail was wrong or you really need to update this product here.
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Izak T May 02, 2020 5:23 am UTC
Hi Alexandre,

I triple-checked everything and the version 1.5 definitely is uploaded along with the new character sheet and story journal. I've got no ides why you can't see the files.
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Mamading C December 16, 2019 11:08 am UTC
Gah, missed out on yesterday's birthday sale because real life stuff.

Middelburg sounds like my kind of wretched hive of scum and villainy!
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J. W August 17, 2019 9:26 am UTC
Is the Rune based magic system in this the same Rune system as the Sigil system Rune Magic add-on ? Or something newer or different from that ?
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Izak T August 18, 2019 6:52 pm UTC
The one in here is actually original, more complex version of the runic magic system. The Sigil System mod takes this one and trims it down and streamlines it.
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Johanus H December 15, 2018 7:15 pm UTC
Are you going to make a print version available? If so, when?
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Izak T December 15, 2018 8:13 pm UTC
Yes there will be a print version coming soon. We are working on a fairly significant update to the corebook and once it goes live, a print version will go live as well.
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Bruce R May 13, 2016 6:31 pm UTC
Is this a comprehensive guide to get started? Can I run a campaign with this book alone?
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Izak T May 13, 2016 6:52 pm UTC
Hey Bruce,

Yes, everything you need to get a campaign started is in this book. It has the whole system mechanics and setting lore for The Runed Age.

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Arthur R December 16, 2015 1:23 pm UTC
How compatible is this system to other d100 games, such as RuneQuest 6 or BRP?
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Izak T December 17, 2015 1:15 am UTC
From a purely skill check and rolling perspective, it could be compatible, but the Runed Age uses a completely different combat and magic system than other d100 games so in that respect it wouldn't be compatible.
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Andrew M December 16, 2015 1:52 am UTC
Sorry dudes, your preview's not working and there's not much Google on "The Runed Age". No info!
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Izak T December 16, 2015 9:06 am UTC
Hey Andrew,

Thanks for giving us the heads up on this issue. We have fixed the quick preview but DriveThru seems to be corrupting the full preview stopping it from working, which we'll try to sort ASAP. Regarding your other point on google search troubles. We have multiple sources pop up on Google giving you video playthroughs, content updates and the like so not sure why no results would show for you but regardless I have now added our social media networks and website in the product description so you can research and learn more about our system a setting prior to purchasing the book.

If you have any further issues or inquiries feel free to always give us a bell and we'll try our best to assist you :)

Scott Andrews
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Izak T December 23, 2015 11:25 pm UTC
Hello Andrew,

Just thought I'd let you know that we have managed to get the full preview corruption issue fixed now.

Scott Andrews
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