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Fallen Stars is a survival-horror TTRPG with a unique dark-fantasy setting, focusing on horde-sized threats that cannot be fought alone, if at all.

It is known that when the world was first born, the Elder trees were all that existed. Six trees, one for each continent, from which all other life was crafted. The tree of Elnara birthed the great forest people who went on to sew their seeds and coat the land in grass and flowers. The tree of Saran let loose magicks that flowed through the air, speeding up the growth and evolution of all that surrounded it. The tree of Gathe grew men of stone and metal to build great walls and architecture for the wars to come. Each tree had its own goal for the world, its own vision. The humans evolved with the trees, some being more grateful to their benefactors than others. The humans had their own visions.

It was the tree of Saran that was first felled, destabilizing the planet and turning the entire continent into what is now known as the Rift. To this day, magick still roams free around the Rift, distorting and mutating any lifeform that it comes into contact with. This magick has changed how civilization exists; it has caused wars, divides, heartbreak. For those that wish to practice the magick which mutated them at birth, there are costs. Great costs.

Yet there is a magick which does not come from the Rift. No, this magick comes from the Stars - it is Necromancy. Necromancy is a learned school, one that does not come naturally to anyone, yet exists in all beings. For when a soul is born, it is tied to its star. Kings are kings because their soul belongs to Falrian, Star of the Natural Leaders. Talka and Pinar are the Stars of the Twins. Pontius, Star of the Fisherman. For all souls, there is a destined Star. Once those souls die, well, the Star becomes weakened. Weak enough and it will fall. You don’t want a Star to fall.

That’s when the souls return.

This 68 page, illustrated first edition core rulebook comes with six classes (Stars), four human variant races, and two short scenarios designed to be played in a single four hour session.

EDIT: Due to confusion with the word Quickstart in the title, I have removed it. However, nothing about the product itself is different.

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Ian K October 20, 2021 7:18 pm UTC
I downloaded this for the DTRPG Halloween giveaway. It's interesting, I like that it is trying to do one thing specifically (surviving waves of passing enemies), and the art is great. However, I find if unclear how the main event (Horde Combat) is actually supposed to work. I THINK players are supposed to build traps and shore up barricades, but the mechanism for determining how the Horde is spent isn't explained. Put simply, the game looks unplayable - at least without a bunch of guesswork on the GM's part.

I'd love to be proven wrong, and have someone point out what I'm missing, which is why this is a comment, not a review.
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Leith B October 21, 2021 12:11 am UTC
Hey! Glad to hear that you like the art, and sorry to hear that you're having problems with the Horde mechanics. A lot of the system is built around roleplay and cinematic moments, which is why certain areas are quite rules-lite. The way that I use the system myself is by using stats from the 2 scenarios provided as benchmarks and working from there, though a lot of things are on-the-fly dial turning. You should have also gotten an extra pdf with a list of fortifications to use as a general guideline to help with that side of things too. I understand that vagueness isn't every GMs or groups cup of tea so I'm sorry if it isn't for you. Thanks for taking the time to write this as a comment and not a review, hopefully I've helped and if not, I've at least taken note of what you've said for future projects (including Fallen Stars ones).
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Patrick S September 04, 2020 6:54 am UTC
Could you provide a full-size preview?
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Leith B September 04, 2020 12:41 pm UTC
There should be one available now. Sorry that there wasn't already!
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Patrick S September 08, 2020 10:19 am UTC
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derek R June 24, 2020 2:49 pm UTC
Is there a way to make the page layout into single pages? It's super annoying trying to read this on a tablet.
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Leith B June 24, 2020 7:23 pm UTC
Yes, thanks for the suggestion! I'll upload a tablet-friendly version (single-page spread) too. You should get a notification when it goes live.
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derek R June 24, 2020 7:42 pm UTC
Thank you that is awesome! I love the book btw, great stuff.
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Leith B June 25, 2020 1:19 am UTC
No problem, glad I could help. And thanks for the kind words.
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Bri R June 23, 2020 9:42 pm UTC
The artwork alone is worth way more than $9.99. Absolutely gorgeous. The system itself is great. You can tell how well thought out it is. Can't wait to play!
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Phillip R June 23, 2020 9:37 pm UTC
This is a great core book! Well crafted and thought out percentile system. Awesome mutation tables. Really looking forward to running this.
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