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Flotsam: A Guide to the City of Ember

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Welcome, Foundlings, to Flotsam, the City of Ember.

Flotsam is a roleplaying game about the rat citizens of an island state built on the bones of an old, old city.

Here you will find rats in top hats and waistcoats, in gowns and jewels, all the finery and glad rags of society. Here you will find rat surgeons, beggars, actors, engineers, and journalists; and step into taverns, shops, guildhalls, gang hideouts, and the underground lairs of secret societies. Here, too, you will find magic, of a sort — weird symbols, ethereal spirits, caged demons, and the mysterious Lady of Chains. And, behind it all, the source of power for the city: the Ember crystals that glow in every street lamp and power every device.

This book is intended as a setting sourcebook to inspire stories and roleplaying campaigns. It contains a very simple roleplaying system, but you can use or adapt any system to play out your own adventures. There are lots of mysteries to uncover and characters to meet, all ideal jumping-off points for your own games.

Some stories set in Flotsam have already been released as a roleplaying podcast, featuring the rats Enid, Reg, and Vern as Foundlings newly come to the city - find out more at

These streets are full of secrets - let us be your guides.

  • Characters, locations, secrets, mysteries and curios.
  • 80 pages of inspirational setting
  • A single page of rules!
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