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Shattered: A Grimdark RPG
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Shattered: A Grimdark RPG

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Delve into a world of perilous exploits and horror!

Shattered is a self-contained tabletop RPG that is built on a unique die system providing players with a tangible sense of growth. Inhabit one of eight distinct races and explore the dangerous post-apocalyptic world of Feneryss. Millennia ago, millions sacrificed themselves in a ritual to the dark god, Ragnarok. The blood rite failed and rebounded on the planet, capsizing entire tectonic plates, replacing once plentiful oceans with molten rock, and calling down catastrophic storms to ravage what remained.

Battle monsters and master the varied ecosystems of Feneryss using a classless, XP-based progression system that puts you in control of your destiny. Craft weapons, armor, prosthetics— and more. Cast magic, use psychic powers, and call down the power of faith to level your opponents, all from atop an airship of your own design.

GMs can take full advantage of more than 50 pages of lore to develop a compelling story. Additionally, they can use the robust creature creation system as well as pages of advice to help make their campaign unforgettable.

CHARACTER SHEETS (PDF) || Character Sheets

ERRATA || ErrataError Submission Form 

OTHER PRODUCTS || World Map | Vanquishing Darkness (Introductory Campaign)

WEBSITE || neverdarkenough.com

SOCIAL MEDIA || Discord | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram 

 
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May 18, 2020 12:00 am UTC
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The AP required to reload seems to need a bit of work. There are some talents and enhancements that make it faster to reload, but they won’t affect most weapons (at least the examples) since almost all of them have a reload of 1 AP. Also, the Nest of Bees reload is incorrect even by the rules as presented. The AP should be 6 (maybe 7, not sure if you round up or down for every 5 rounds). The verbiage for that weapon says it takes an hour to reload. I recommend a higher starting reload than 1, with enhancements for cartridges to improve reload time. Maybe a flaw for slow reload as well would make sense.
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I N D E May 18, 2020 12:16 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Thanks for reaching out with your concerns and for your suggestions. We will definitely explore them in our coming update.

Most of the 'pre-made' weapons you'll find are exactly that and are intended for new players and/or early parties who want to jump in and get going. To that end, your assessment is correct, the Rapid Reload talent will not generally prove useful when paired with those weapons. The intention, however, was for players to eventually need to craft their own, higher-tier, weapons or have someone (PC or NPC) do that for them. When that happens, they have a choice. The first is to have a low ammunition count while having to reload and spend AP more frequently. The second is increasing the total ammunition count of the weapon, having to reload less often but at greater AP cost. The second option is where the Rapid Reload talent comes into play.

As for the Nest of Bees, there is an issue there with that weapon, as you have alluded to, but it comes from the weapon's description...See more
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Dávid I May 18, 2020 4:34 pm UTC
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That system needs overhauling pretty bad.

By your rules a two handed rifle of grade 2 (out of a maximum of 5) with 4 dice of damage (the max for the grade), a range of 20 and an ammo cap of 10 (which is the maximum you can have to make the reload take only 2 AP) comes to a total of UC 25 and 1270 notes, which makes it a low-mid tier traitless weapon that the player needs to spend well over half the money they earn by the fast progression rules in the book just for materials. Also note that this weapon does not have any trait allowing for combat options with higher ammo consumption, so that clip of 10 will last it for 4-5 turns.

Furthering this line of thought, it is all well and good that you allow for more than 10 dice upgrades for a rank 5, but buying just the 10 dice takes 22000 notes. Even provided you do not need to spend on armour, repairs, food, water, travel, accomodations and so-on, many campaigns will never get that far.

I understand that the book should not need...See more
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I N D E May 19, 2020 9:35 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Thanks for your feedback! Initially, we designed Shattered to have scarcity, good weapons and armor are things meant to be hard to come by, if not incredibly rare. While this may not be everyone's cup of tea, the items you put together in your feedback above seem to reflect this intention.

That said, we are always looking for ways to better optimize our game to fall in line with our overall design goals. If you are interested in discussing this further, please consider joining our Discord server (https://discord.gg/inde). We relish any opportunity we're given to interact with and learn from our fans, the larger tabletop community, whether you like Shattered or not. There's something we can learn from everyone.

Failing that, we are currently working on a loot drop system in our upcoming expansion, that should help to address some of your concerns.

Thank you.
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Chad H May 09, 2020 4:33 pm UTC
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Hey guys - are you planning to incorporate the errata into a new version of the core pdf at some point?
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I N D E May 11, 2020 4:43 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Hey Chad, thanks for asking! Yes, we are working on that right now. We are restructuring the documents used to compile the book so that we can more easily keep the PDF up to date in the future.
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Chad H May 12, 2020 3:48 pm UTC
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Awesome, thanks!
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Dávid I May 08, 2020 9:03 am UTC
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Excellent product. However the links in the description do not seem to work. I'm not sure whether it's drivethrurpg's formating, or you just need to hold a key while clicking, but I tried everything that came to mind.
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I N D E May 08, 2020 10:37 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Thank you very much for the kind words, and the heads up about the links! We'll see if we can figure out what's going on with them. In the meantime, you can find character sheets and a few other downloadables at https://shattered.neverdarkenough.com.

Cheers!
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I N D E May 08, 2020 10:55 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Links should be back up and running!
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Conrad A March 13, 2020 12:21 am UTC
5 STAR REVIEW

I acquired this manual outside of drivethru, so I can't leave this under the review tab, but wanted to share my experience. Firstly the art is AMAZING. For anybody that artwork is important, this is filled with beautifully illustrated pieces clearly denoting the world and those who reside within. I know using your imagination is a main component of TTRPGs, but putting your mind into the provided setting is so easy through the provided imagery.

The mechanics are excellent. I have experience with D20, FATE, Powered By Apocalypse, D6, diceless, etc. and I've had various struggles with each, but this just clicked for me. The "wrap around" is so easy to follow and the way challenges increase is rather seamless in my opinion. Taking actions in combat uses points and then you make your checks making combat quite tactical. I want to avoid as spoilers, but there are a lot of options. Speaking of options, the classless XP based character creation has substantial depth. I...See more
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January 15, 2020 2:27 am UTC
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I just bought the pdf the other day. Really great so far. I do want to mention that the pdf has two of page 237, but is missing page 239. The pages go: 237, 238, 237, 240.
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I N D E March 20, 2020 1:41 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Thanks for bringing that to our attention!
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Pawel D December 15, 2017 11:53 am UTC
Hey guys, anybody that's bought it - what's the approx ratio of rules versus lore in this book?
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I N D E December 15, 2017 11:51 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Hey Pawel D, thanks for asking! We estimate that there's about a third of the book is lore. Half of that lore is interspersed within the book while the other half in within Chapter 1: The World of Shatered.
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Jarad C December 13, 2017 8:17 am UTC
Any reviews out there? And when will the pre-ordered books ship?

This is definitely on the top of my radar, but it is far above my normal price range so it may be a minute. Looks outstanding!
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Jarad C December 13, 2017 8:18 am UTC
Also, the preview is still down.
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I N D E December 13, 2017 12:26 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Hey Jarad C! We're expecting to ship the pre-order hardcover books during February as we are supposed to receive them from the printer in the first week of February. And thanks for the heads up, we'll keep troubleshooting the preview.
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Nicholas W December 03, 2017 6:43 am UTC
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is there any chance for an expansion book that has ground vehicles in it?
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I N D E December 05, 2017 3:52 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Nick, thanks for asking! We have a lot of different ideas for the future that we will need to sift through so we don't want to promise any specifics. That said, ground vehicles have definitely been something that has been discussed, so it is a distinct possibility.
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Nicholas W December 12, 2017 5:05 am UTC
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thank thats all i ask. if you were to implement them i would use the bases for them on the airship rules.
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martin K December 02, 2017 4:48 pm UTC
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If I buy the pdf, would there be a discount if i decided to buy the book?
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I N D E December 02, 2017 5:10 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Hey Martin. We need to have a discussion internally about this concept and will reply here when we've reached a decision. Thanks!
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Dale H December 04, 2017 8:36 am UTC
It would be really great if buying the physical copy granted a copy of the PDF upon purchase.
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I N D E December 06, 2017 5:21 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Hey Dale, we now have the Pre-Order for the physical copy available over on our webstore http://shop.neverdarkenough.com, and any physical pre-order includes a copy of the PDF!
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I N D E December 06, 2017 5:22 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Martin,

Shoot us an email at staff@neverdarkenough.com and we can work something out for you.
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seph D November 29, 2017 3:25 pm UTC
1) The preview doesn't work.

2) Does anyone who bought this book has a review on it? The description is interested but a 30$ for PDF especially when it's studios first and only book is pretty much. I kinda want to at least have a clue of what I'll get for this sum of money
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I N D E November 29, 2017 4:19 pm UTC
PUBLISHER
Seph sorry to hear about the preview. We are looking into the issue and hope to have it resolved shortly.

In the meantime, we have set up an external preview link that you can use if you want to get a closer look at Shattered: http://nvrdrk.link/Shattered-Preview
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November 28, 2017 3:30 pm UTC
The game looks interesting, but $30 is far too much for a PDF in my opinion
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Adam J December 02, 2017 1:08 am UTC
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Its a little high then some of the other PDF's on here, but... I just purchased it and man the artwork is beautiful. I do recommend getting it.. it looks at first glance like a very refreshing and new RPG... something my table has been craving. I might actually do a real review of it after I read it.
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