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From the frozen shores of the White Sea to the opulent khanate of Astrakhan, from the borders of the endless Tartary to the dark woods of Lithuania...
Ultima Forsan: Macabre Ruthenia is a regional gazetteer about Macabre Russia for Ultima Forsan.
Ruthenia is not a country for weak men: Muscovy is on the edge of a civil war, the marauders gather on the east bank of the Volga river, the malevolent Yagas lurk to ensnare travelers, Koschei the Deathless roams the steppes.
And the shadow of Erlik Khan, the God of Death that controls the Golden Horde, falls over the whole region.

Inside Ultima Forsan: Macabre Ruthenia you can find:

  • A gazetteer of Macabre Ruthenia divided by region
  • A new double-page map: Rutenia Macabra
  • History, geography and politics of Ruthenia in the time of the Plague
  • New Edges, weapons and gear for Ruthenian Heroes
  • Legends, rumors, threats and hints for adventure for the Game Master
  • An encounter generator that will allow you to create amazing travel adventures for your Heroes
  • New monsters and enemies


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Peter S September 05, 2017 8:44 am UTC
Recently bought it. It expands setting teritory and deeply improve setting history, but English edition has some missprints in character description flavour texts (publisher need to revise the Taras Bulba description, some descriptions of gear- exeptionaly boats). Good luck to developers.
Waiting english translation of Italia Macabra and Iberia Macabra - need complete setting, its realy interesting.
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Gio D September 05, 2017 1:52 pm UTC
Thank you for your appreciation!
Iberia and Italia need some time for the translation, but we are going to publish a plot point campagin pretty soon.
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Peter S September 03, 2017 2:37 pm UTC
Is DriveThruRPG sell only Core Ultima Forsan, and Macabre Rutenia, or Iberia and Italia Macabre planned also? Needed much more information about Progenitors, ambrosia and nephilim for authentic feeling of homebrew story about dangerous travel to Prester John Kingdom.
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Gio D September 03, 2017 4:13 pm UTC
Hi Peter,
Iberia is the next to be published in English, I do not have an ETA though
A trip to the Prester John Kingdom would be an awesome adventure!
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Peter S September 03, 2017 6:58 pm UTC
It will be short novell, mostly unplayable, except from battle scenes. I'm a bit toof much linearised it. Till next summer it into earlythe alfa state. We heven't anyone experienced in this setting to mark "white spots" in story with authentic content.So, I planning to lead team up to time when story part and battle part "divide roads" and post beta onto Facebook page of Ultima Forsan for critc.<br>
PS Still need to ask.Is DriveThruRPG sell English version or Italian? I need english. Also, is there any complexities with payment by credit card from Ukraine?
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Gio D September 03, 2017 8:39 pm UTC
The version on drivethru is in English, I try to make very clear which language are the book in to avoid as many mistakes as possible. I didn't hear any problems with payments from any European country, if any problem happens I guess the customer care will solve it.

About the adventure, when you mess with history it's not easy to avoid railroading. However consider the weird twist happened two centuries before, so you have a lot of opportunities to change the course of history for your needs, or stick to it only as much as the players like it.
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Peter S September 04, 2017 8:39 am UTC
Thank you for information. Ill try to translate english version for my team, since we couldnt buy russian edition from Studio 101 (we got some payment system problems).
Also about adventure - history line is blended there into mystical and nightmarish situations.
As small spoiler - in my story Attraments is not just alchemical twist of natural disease. It much worse - as a material (3 dimensional) thing its restored from fossilised bones of the longdead nephilim, but as comlete phenomena its 5 (material, multi-temporal and spiritual) dimensional - colonial being (hivemind of nanotechnobionts) which in pre-Flood times created for shaping human races by angelic beings of another world (Elysium, or Shangri-La, or Nibiru - it has multiple names in different cultures).
This biotechnological beings were restored by Unknown Alchemist in his Great Quest for achiewing Immortality. But something in his experiment were gone terribly wrong...
Or someone ancient were misdirected his research from...See more
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Gio D September 05, 2017 1:48 pm UTC
The plague origin is not revelead but defined.
To read the players idea on the origin of the plague is one of the thing I love more :)
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Peter S August 29, 2017 6:53 pm UTC
Is that only Italian and English pdf versions, or else may be other localisations?
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Gio D August 29, 2017 8:39 pm UTC
Hello Peter,
a Russian edition by Studio101 is available, and HT Publishing should publish soon a Spanish version. Which language are you interested in?
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Peter S September 03, 2017 2:27 pm UTC
I'd prefer English, but Russian also needed for other players in our team.
Is Russian edition provided only by Studios 101 site, or DriveThruRPG also sell it?
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Gio D September 03, 2017 4:26 pm UTC
As far as I know they sell it only on their site. You should contact them, Aleksander can give you detailed information about it. I've got a physical copy of the Russian edition, it is pretty good!
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D. V December 18, 2016 12:53 am UTC
Any chance for a English hard copy release for Macabre Ruthenia? Or is there one someplace that I have missed? Even if a limited print run, I would enjoy getting a copy, since I typically use things that I own a physical copy. Really enjoying my hard copy of the main Ultima Forsan!
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Gio D December 19, 2016 5:05 pm UTC
Macabre Ruthenia is soon to be published in hard copy too. It should take four or five months...
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D. V January 13, 2017 6:55 pm UTC
Thank you for the update Gionata! Around June then. I'll be sure to get a copy around that time. Good to have the present electronic copy to plan/set a Ruthenia campaign's start after Spring. (Just got around to logging into the site today, hence the somewhat late thanks.)
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Gio D January 15, 2017 8:42 pm UTC
Now I'm curious about your campaign! If you ever want to tell me your plot, feel free to send an email. I'll be happy to read it.
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