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Welcome to Farflung

We are pleased that you have come here. Let us tell you about your Farflung experience. It is a tabletop game about the ends of the universe, where nothing has been undone and everything is permitted. You will be one of the heroes who rages against the dying of the star-light. From transhuman zetta-tech androids, to the bewildered time-traveler who came to see new wonders, down to the humble robot who yearns for freedom, the only limits are your imagination.

Welcome to FarflungIn a future where everything is possible, then what makes for an interesting story? Farflung introduces you to a world of challenges from the simplest of tasks to the most complex of emotions. When space, time, death, life, hate, love, and everything else have passed beyond binary meaning, we will show you the many new stories that wait for you:

  • Dozens of unique characters to choose, from beings of cosmic power to ordinary humans, and all kinds of exotic things in between. Our system of playbooks lets you find the character with the precise set of skills, powers, and abilities to satisfy your needs, without any unpleasant grinding or other tedium.

  • A game both easy and complex, the ideal partner for your desires. Enjoy a unique game system, powered by the apocalypse, where your points in time let you and your fellow players work together to solve your problems. Combine your singular powers with inspiration and team-work. After you've collapsed from giving everything you have, let your friends pick you back up. It's a big, cold, empty universe out there... so you will learn how to best enjoy your party.

  • Explore and experience the far reaches of the universe. Discover the fates of civilizations, to learn the true nature of yourself, or just to watch a world burn. Our game will guide you and your fellow players on a shared experience,  from the pan-galactic to the sub-culture.

  • Illustrations to both inspire and illuminate, showing you the story-telling process. If you're new to the role-playing experience... or if you're a veteran looking for something new... our game will show you how to tell your own stories in a universe where time, space, life, and death have new meanings. Start with the common ground, then rise above.

  • Conflict comes in many forms, and not just at the end of a gun. When others test your patience because they fear your power, will you give in to your worst impulses and destroy your enemies, or will you find a way to live and let live? Each character has a unique way to deflect harm to overcome all obstacles. Run away from your past, and from those you've wronged... or make peace with them, and then make amends. Anyone can destroy, but can you create? Rebuild? Redeem?

  • Romance your fellow beings, from the most ephemeral of humans to the most cosmic of energies. Lie, cheat, steal, hold grudges, get in spats, break up, get back together, and fall in love against a backdrop of the stars.

  • Enjoy the limitless possibility of post-scarcity, trans-human, high-concept science fiction. Explore what it means to be good, to be evil, to be free, to be human. Bake an apple pie from scratch by creating your own universe. Share and enjoy.

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Richard W October 27, 2020 12:44 am UTC
So, I read the game, and overall really liked it. I just wish there was a version that could be used for a broader audience. Especially since many of the inspirations (like Guardians of the Galaxy or Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy) aren't adult-focused, and it could be really fun to play with groups who aren't into the whole "After Dark" thing.

I think just having a separate set of playbooks with different art might do it. I've thought about trying to run this at cons, but I've always hesitated, because I didn't want to put an 18+ age limit on the session.
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Claes F April 03, 2020 9:32 pm UTC
It would be nice with a much cheaper softcover version also. Thanks.
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Stefan B March 29, 2020 9:51 pm UTC
I am REALLY curious who this thing is for.
It uses strange words for things, like "Roll+Bottom" or "Roll+Up" as if those are meant to make it easy to understand what the playing system and stats are used for, so it seems to have a really steep learning curve for beginners.
Then artwork and terms (like a Top/Bottom skill!) are very sexually provocative. (Mamabliss, is that you?)
The description also seems to promise everything and nothing, a post-scarcity world where everything is past a "binary meaning"?
I feel like someone took Star trek, Ran it through one of the bad types of university lessons, and then went to the weird side of the internet!

What really is the thought behind it?
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Daniel R August 03, 2019 12:56 am UTC
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Eric C October 03, 2017 3:35 pm UTC
The Full‑size Preview is not valid.
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Tim L September 11, 2017 9:00 am UTC
So what's up with the awful text and low-res imagery in the playbooks and character sheets? Numerous instances where text/letters/numbers seem to be low-res artifacted OCR'd scan residues. Pretty jarring when they're mixed in with between normal raster-type text. Not to mention the low-res images. Pretty disappointing effort for a not-exactly-cheap electronic product...
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Martina J May 09, 2017 10:06 pm UTC
Is there a chance to make a PDF version with the cover? It's purely aesthetics for me, but this separation has always struck me as marring a product.
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Max H May 03, 2017 8:16 pm UTC
Really? Regular price is $50 for 156 pages? So, what's in it that justifies *that* price?
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Pierre S May 08, 2017 4:54 pm UTC
Hmm, the prices do seem a little high. $50 is the hardcover book, publishing is expensive. The .pdf file costs less, and adds the character sheet and playbook files in various formats in B&W for convenient printing.
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Jeff M April 09, 2017 10:10 am UTC
is there any chance to have an ebook (like epub) format or a more tablet friendly copy ?
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Jason H April 12, 2017 8:53 am UTC
That's one of our stretch goals! We're working on e-book friendly copy. The current PDF should be fully-indexed, bookmark-able, and search-able... but please let us know if you are experiencing any technical problems. We do what we must because we can.
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Jeff M April 12, 2017 3:02 pm UTC
that would be awesome ! I m looking forward for this version (new pdf layout or ebook format)

Usually, i shouldnt be hyped by the ''influence" named by author as recommandation but at least a third of the inspiration material are childhood or teenage memories (especially Valérian Et Laureline, you should have added the animated show produced by Luc Besson as well)

Thanks for your answer.
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Bowden P February 20, 2017 2:18 am UTC
Quick question - are all the alien pets meant to be used the same way as followers? The rules suggest it, but are unclear.
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Pierre S November 29, 2016 2:05 pm UTC
The link to the kickstarter does not work. It is typed on the screen but doesn't actually link to anything. I have to cut and paste it in a browser to jump to that address.
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Michael S November 04, 2016 3:07 am UTC
I'm very happy with what looks like an extremely interesting game. I look forward to getting it updated with the complete system (for the amount of money I've spent). Good job, Sanguine!
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Robert B October 22, 2016 2:11 pm UTC
Wow.. how... interesting??
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Jason H October 23, 2016 5:46 am UTC
The most likely distribution of suits in a hand of bridge is 4, 4, 3, 2 (and not 4, 3, 3, 3)
This is because the universe tends towards disorder.
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Sean M October 22, 2016 11:56 am UTC
$50 bucks for.......something?

and Beta Something at that.
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