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Polygon.com Recommends: “Flames of Freedom tabletop RPG mixes Hamilton with Stranger Things … one of the best new TRPGs released this year.”

Forbes.com: “Fight The Shadows Of American History With The Flames Of Freedom RPG… For fans of this era of history, or tabletop gamers looking to do something a little different with their next campaign, Flames of Freedom should be on your wish list.”

GeekNative.com: "Overall? You don’t need Zweihander to play Flames of Freedom... The battle against the lurking occult horror and the tangled web of conspiracies that lace North America gets the thumbs up from me … The colonial Americans are fighting for independence from the British Empire... Below that surface war, though, there is another, and it is even darker. The supernatural is real, dangerous, and actively out to destroy or corrupt humanity. It’s this occult battle that is Flames of Freedom’s focus."

Tabletop Gaming Magazine: “Flames of Freedom is a game written with heapings of passion and a dogged kind of dedication that oozes from every page."


It is the dawn of the American Revolutionary War of 1776.

A tangled web of conspiracy spans North America. In the war for survival, it does not matter what your creed, color, culture, or gender is - all stand together. But as the Revolution has begun, something far more mysterious stirs. Agents of the occult entreat both the Continental Army and Red Coats. Freemasons conspire in the City of Brotherly Love. Maryland is in the throes of a witch hunt by the Knights Templar.

Reports of witches have been seen in the Great Dismal Swamp. Indigenous sachem say that devils walk among the living. Flesh-gobbling ghouls have been tunneling beneath Boston. The Pine Barrens of New Jersey is haunted by what the locals call the "Leeds Devil".

In this game, most people have either chosen to deny the supernatural or rationalize it away. A rare few accept it for what it is and act. You are among those heroes, and are destined for greatness . . . or death.

This American Gothic horror game includes most of what you need to play: a player's handbook, a game master's guide, a bestiary, and an introductory adventure with a sandbox campaign set in and around Boston. All that's left are a few friends, pencils, and a handful of dice.

Welcome to FLAMES OF FREEDOM, where your grim & perilous tale hangs in the balance!

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Emanuele P September 14, 2022 5:45 am UTC
Hi, if I buy the physical book is there a way to redeem the pdf? 672 pages are A LOT of pages :P
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Neil S February 25, 2022 2:59 am UTC
Does this have lovecratian mosnters in it
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Facundo G January 14, 2022 8:01 pm UTC
Hi! Love Zweihander and Main Gauche, and I am thinking o buying the book, and I would like to have it both digitally (for updates and erratas) and fisically (because reasons). Is there an alternative to buying both separately at full price?
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Michael P January 12, 2022 9:47 pm UTC
Lol why is this on an osr sale, it’s not osr.
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Matthew S January 20, 2022 1:39 pm UTC
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Pretty sure all of the Powered by Zweihander games get that label
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Jesse B December 29, 2021 9:36 pm UTC
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Finally bought the physical copy last night. Not wanting to lug the beast of a book around, I decided to buy the digital copy. Sad to find out that even the low res the file is so large that it takes forever to load on my tablet. Is there anyway to fix this? Maybe break the low res into two files?
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December 19, 2021 2:53 pm UTC
I'm also wondering how to get a complimentary pdf after purchasing a printed copy on Amazon.
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Rhys M December 18, 2021 3:00 am UTC
Hey I purchased a print copy of this on Amazon.com and was wondering how I can go about getting a complementary pdf?
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Brian S December 03, 2021 4:06 pm UTC
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Feel free to delete this comment when it's no longer relevant, but as of today 12/3/21 at 1100 EST this game's "Deal of the Day" sale price is higher than its MSRP. If you were planning on selling it for 50% off it would be $7.99, not $19.99.
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Carlos R December 03, 2021 4:21 pm UTC
Correct, there is no deal in the price. Seems like a bug.
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Andrews M December 03, 2021 4:28 pm UTC
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Thanks for the heads up Brian! We have messaged One Book Shelf about the error. Until the bug is fixed, feel free to drop us a message at dfox@amuniversal.com, and we can manually extend you the discount.
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Brian S December 03, 2021 6:58 pm UTC
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Sale now correctly displayed at $8.00. Purchased, thanks!
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Andrews M December 03, 2021 11:03 pm UTC
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Appreciate your support!
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Scott N October 18, 2021 1:03 am UTC
No-POD option for a book the size of Rhode Island?
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Daniel D. Fox F October 18, 2021 3:15 pm UTC
Hi Scott! We don't do POD here, but Flames of Freedom is now available wherever books are sold. Cheers~
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Michael D October 17, 2021 10:29 am UTC
Gosh, this is way too cheap! Why are you selling such a big, lushly illustrated game at such a low price?
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Daniel D. Fox F October 18, 2021 3:20 pm UTC
Love the comment, Michael. We are big believers in providing great PDF game experiences inexpensively.
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Adrian K October 17, 2021 9:09 am UTC
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I may have just missed it, but where is the character sheet in the book?
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Matthew S October 18, 2021 2:47 pm UTC
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In the physical book it should be at the end, if it's not in the pdf there's a free editable pdf char sheet here on drivethru
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Daniel D. Fox F October 18, 2021 3:42 pm UTC
Hi Adrian, thanks for picking up FLAMES OF FREEDOM! You can download the character sheet from here: https://www.drivethrurpg.com/product/373777/FLAMES-OF-FREEDOM-Grim--Perilous-RPG-Character-Sheets--Powered-by-Zweihander-RPG?src=hottest
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Lin L October 17, 2021 6:39 am UTC
Just wondering:
1) The upfront declaration of equality of all races and creeds standing against evil in an age "classically" depicted as all-white REALLY piqued my attention. So, how prevalent (if any) Chinese presence is there in this setting? (I'm Taiwanese) Sincere Respects regardless, for you choice to stand by Progress.

2) The setting is very appealing: but all the same, why choose the engine of a bleak-and-cynical game like Zweihandler, for an unapologetically *idealistic* game where even the advertising asks the player to "Care, Fight For A Better Tomorrow, Stand Together in spite of your differences, Make The World A Better Place?" This idealism actually makes me more interested in this game than the game where it came from, being an unapologetic idealist myself. But the choice of a cynical engine to run an idealistic game remains curious, all the same.
3) Happy Halloween :)
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Daniel D. Fox F October 18, 2021 3:19 pm UTC
Hi Lin, thanks for the inquiry. Our book is primarily inclusive of the many Indigenous nations, Black, Spanish, French, British, and Colonial cultures. We explored the option to include Chinese cultures into Flames of Freedom. However, when speaking with subject matter expert Daniel Kwan and scholars of the period, we decided to not include that culture. However, we do include guidelines to easily adapt any culture you like into the game. As for Zweihander, its percentile-based system and professions were an easy match for our alternative take on early Colonial America, reflecting the bleak horror we bring forward in the work. Happy Halloween to you, too!
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Jimmy F October 15, 2021 6:05 pm UTC
Hi! Your product is featured in my latest YouTube video. Feel free to use quotes from it on your catalog page if you want. Also please signal boost (share) the video if you can (and haven't already). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2koUBH9iaEc&ab_channel=Splinterverse
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Richard I October 15, 2021 7:25 pm UTC
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Thanks for the shout out. I am happy you liked what you saw.
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