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Altais is a fantasy game of forbidden magic and revolution in a dying world.

Thousands of years have passed since Earth was lost and humanity fled to the stars. They colonised a new world but never escaped their enemy, the Rephaim. Civilisations have risen and fallen, and magic has brought us to the edge of destruction.

This is the Fourth Age
The Final Age of Humanity

The stars are falling and the Kingdoms of Altais lie in ruin. As the blight of the Rephaim spreads slowly across the land, heroes search places long forgotten with sword and spell, hoping to restore the technology of the past.

Altais: Age of Ruin is a 400 page fantasy roleplaying game focusing on the last struggle of humanity on an alien world. It is a setting where magic manipulates other dimensions. A place where everyone has the potential to work miracles – and where magic is hunted for fear it will break the world again.

Players take on the role of rebels, fighting corrupted governments while seeking lost relics that could save the world.

Altais: Age of Ruin is built on the Cascade System, a d10 system in which players roll a number of dice based on their skill, chose the highest result, and add a modifier from their Attribute in an attempt to beat a target number. If a 10 is chosen, a Cascade occurs and another result may also be chosen and added to the total. Most rolls use only two to three d10s, with powerful characters getting up to five.

Characters have a Background which acts as a starting template but beyond that the game uses an XP spend system for advancement and for the most part a character is not limited to "classes" and can advance in any area they choose.

There are two print options, Premium which uses thicker paper and high quality printing and Standard which isn't quite as good. Here's an example of Standard vs Premium pages

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Marco E March 26, 2021 4:27 pm UTC
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Hey! Does this feature a "theater of the mind" kinda approach to action scenes? :)
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Richard S March 28, 2021 2:25 am UTC
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Replacing my original reply as I misunderstood what you were asking.
The game does not use a tile map, grid, or miniatures. It's assumed you will use a "theater of the mind" approach. All measurements are provided in meters/yards and of course you could use a grid map if you wanted but there's no mention of this in the game rules.
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Marco E March 28, 2021 3:13 am UTC
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Thanks! I think you deserve support, considering the love I can see in the preview and the generous amount of info shown. You got my money. :)
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Sven M April 03, 2020 7:58 pm UTC
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Really love this! Stumbled on the free pdf by accident, ordered the hardcover the next day and just got it today. Super excited to add this to my collection. Hope additional content is still in the future!
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Visvesvaran S April 01, 2020 12:02 am UTC
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Dang, it stopped being free just as I refreshed the page. Somehow I opened the tab but forgot to get it...
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Richard S April 01, 2020 12:31 am UTC
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Oh wow, yeah you missed it by mere minutes. Send us an email or reach out on facebook and I'll send you a download link.
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Nathaniel D March 28, 2020 2:55 pm UTC
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Thank you so much for this.
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Richard S March 28, 2020 11:48 pm UTC
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You're welcome. Enjoy! :)
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Brian R March 25, 2020 2:01 am UTC
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This is an incredible World, I'm absolutely enthralled.
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Richard S March 26, 2020 7:53 am UTC
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Thanks, glad you like it :)
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Jawad N February 05, 2020 1:31 pm UTC
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What's the difference between Premium & Standard color books?
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Richard S February 06, 2020 3:21 am UTC
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Premium is made with high quality paper and ink and is what you would expect when buying a book from a store.
Standard has noticeably thinner paper and the images don't look as glossy so it's a budget option.

It's hard to show the difference in a photograph but you can definitely tell the difference in person. Personally I think Standard is only suitable if you just want a book to have at the gaming table that contains all the rules and everything but you're not so fused on how it looks. If you prize your roleplaying books then you should definitely go for Premium.
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Brett G September 16, 2018 5:42 am UTC
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This is an awesome game, so I want to ask;

Is there going to be anything more with this? I know this is supposed to be the first part of the Repharim War series, and I'm guessing that there are some sequel (and maybe even prequel) games that will come out like in the AMP series by Third Eye Games.

But will we have stuff like gazetteers of the individual kingdoms? Premade adventures? Iconic characters? I'd personally love to learn more about the setting, as well as some starting places for players.
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Richard S September 17, 2018 2:01 am UTC
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Glad you like the game :)
Additional supplements have been planned but at this time we can't afford to produce them. I still hope to release them one day when finances improve.
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Alexandre L November 08, 2017 11:44 am UTC
Any purchaser able and willing to write a in-depth review of the setting and system. This would be very much welcomed.
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Richard S November 10, 2017 5:23 am UTC
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You can find a review here:
http://atgn.com.au/pax-australia-2017-focus-altais-age-ruin/
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Alexandre L November 10, 2017 10:57 am UTC
Thank you Richard. I´ve read the review and the preview linked and the interest just spiked. It seems you may have a brilliant product in your hands.
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Alexandre L October 30, 2017 9:00 pm UTC
Seems very interesting in terms of quality production value BUT some basic information regarding the system would be very welcome.
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Richard S November 01, 2017 7:47 am UTC
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Absolutely! I have added it to the description.
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Alexandre L November 02, 2017 4:05 pm UTC
Thank you Richard.
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