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You're a Tethered, an 'immortal gothic superhero underdog' in the endless city of Aeternum!

Aeternum, the eternal city, is a place of strife and mystery. It is a metropolis that spans the entirety of known existence, its buildings, parks, and streets stretch from horizon to horizon without end. Within Aeternum, the souls of the dead do not lie still. When a human dies, their soul will rise from their body as a green ghost of their former self. After the briefest pause, that soul will either ascend into the sky or crawl down beneath the ground. The people of the infinite city live their lives under the shadow of a disturbing revelation: the vast majority of souls do not ascend.

The Tethered, an order of undying champions, have stepped forward to guide and protect humanity. The early Tethered chose humanity over Celestials, Fiends, and worldly motivations and strove to ensure that the people of Aeternum could live long enough to find a way for their souls to ascend.

On the streets of Aeternum, the Tethered’s stories are told. Heroic tragedies play out in brutal fashion, unacknowledged by the people the Tethered are sworn to protect. The flash of black powder and the gleam of blades in the moonlight accentuate their struggle. Death is little more than an inconvenience to them, but each defeat carries a measurable cost in human souls.

The Rules

  • You will need the Fragged Core Rule Book.
  • 3d6 Resolution System.
  • Nonlinear Progression.
  • *Optional* Tactical Miniatures Combat.
  • Brutal Combat.
  • Simplified Fragged rules.
  • Dramatic characters.
  • *New* Combat Momentum rules.

The Setting

  • Gothic horror.
  • Endless city.
  • Immortal PCs.
  • Fiends, Celestials, Monsters & More...
  • Dramatic.

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Harry W December 11, 2022 1:09 am UTC
Is this Fragged Empire 2E compatible or should I buy 1E and this together.
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Wade D December 11, 2022 2:57 am UTC
Hi Harry.
FA1 and FK1 are both closer to FE2 than FE1 IMO... but it is still worth picking up a PDF of FE1 for the sake of rule clarity.
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Harry W December 11, 2022 7:27 am UTC
Fair enough, I plan on buying FE2 in the future, but I grabbed FE1 and FA with the reference book.
Appreciate the response :)
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Stefan B April 22, 2020 10:51 pm UTC
"You will need the Fragged Core Rule Book."
Is the free version enough? I find myself very intrigued by a soulslike game, but I feel like the Fragged Empire core game is so far out of my interest I'd be purchasing a book for, according to the sample file of the quick-start, "Character creation, Equipment Creation and modification, advancements, spare time points, GM guide, weapon keywords, equipments slots" and alot more.
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Wade D April 23, 2020 3:36 am UTC
The free Fragged Quick Start rules will cover most things, but not all (in all honesty... I'm not super happy with that Quick Start document). I've also marked the Fragged Core Rule Book down to $10 from $24.
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Jacob W December 24, 2018 5:39 pm UTC
Are there any plans to port the rules into this game so referencing a copy of Fragged Empire will not be necessary?
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Wade D December 30, 2018 3:53 am UTC
There are no current plans for this as I wanted to free up as much room in this book as I could for more Lore. But the CRB rule references are very basic (Ie: how to make a Skill Roll, Attack Roll, how to build a Weapon, etc...).
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