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Fabula Ultima TTJRPG

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This is your world,
this is your story.

Make a choice
and fight for what you believe in.

FABULA ULTIMA is a Tabletop Roleplaying Game inspired by Japanese-style console RPGs, or JRPGs.  In Fabula Ultima, you and your friends will tell epic stories of would-be heroes and fearsome villains, set in fantasy worlds brimming with magic, wondrous locations, and uniquely bizarre monsters!

  • Create your own setting together: with three different styles as reference, your group can freely shape the world as they wish, including powerful kingdoms, small villages, major historical events, and the people who inhabit these lands.
  • A simple and intuitive ruleset that evokes both gameplay and atmospheres from the most beloved JRPGs, all while encouraging players to proactively set goals and influence the story: no choice is without consequence!
  • A Bestiary filled with monsters, demons, beasts, and more: from simple encounters to deadly bosses, our heroes will face many challenges!
  • Fifteen Classes to mix and match in order to create your favorite heroes: inspired by videogames, this modular growth system lets you design deep and unique characters. Choose your group type and embark on great adventures!
  • Everything the Game Master needs to set the scene and accompany the group through marvelous, larger-than-life adventures! Advice, guidelines, and all the tools required to bring the heroes’ dark mirrors on stage… the Villains!
  • 360 full-color pages, beautifully illustrated by professional artists from all over the world.
FABULA ULTIMA is a game by Emanuele Galletto, published by NEED GAMES!

Want to check out the system before buying, or learn how to play? Download PRESS START!

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Check out fabulaultima.com for character sheets, faq, original soundtrack and more. Join the community and stay in touch!
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Fabula Ultima TTJRPG won Best Game (Gold) and Product of the Year (Silver) in the 2023 Ennies!

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Check out Roll20's Article about Fabula Ultima!

"Fabula Ultima is a love letter to the genre in TTRPG form, and even better, it’s so good that even people who don’t love JRPGs will enjoy playing."

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Orin T September 20, 2023 3:08 am UTC
Great rules and lovely art but lacks GM tools for building and preparing sessions and campaigns.
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Irene B September 20, 2023 4:27 am UTC
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That's intentional; the game takes a more collaborative approach to world building and telling stories.
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Chris R September 18, 2023 4:13 pm UTC
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Where is the best place to ask questions about the game? I'm trying to figure out how the magic tomes are used, they read like they buff up spellcasting, but they also seem to be built to be used in melee combat, and I'm not sure books hurt that much.
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Orin T September 20, 2023 3:06 am UTC
The magic tomes are indeed can be used in melee combat. There are some class features that gain benefits or can only be activated if you hold Arcane Weapons such as Books and Staffs.

There is a link to the official discord server in the game website.
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Bron L August 26, 2023 11:01 pm UTC
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Hello, If you buy the paperback do you have to wait for the book to come in to get the pdf code? Or is that available upon purchase?
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Ash E August 28, 2023 6:22 am UTC
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It's immediately available upon purchase! You get an email right away, AND then you get a piece of paper inside the book to get it through DriveThru.
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Phill E August 20, 2023 4:56 pm UTC
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This PDF mentions version 1. My physical copy I just got says version 1.01, and someone on Reddit mentioned a 1.2. Is there a place to see these version changes? 1.01 to 1.2 sounds like it could be a lot. This was a gift, so not sure what has been updated or how to fix this if I'm missing something.
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Phill E August 20, 2023 5:36 pm UTC
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found the errata on Discord, but still confused on why the PDF is still in 1.0
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Harpal K August 05, 2023 4:40 pm UTC
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Congrats on the Ennie! Well deserved
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Kyle W July 30, 2023 9:34 pm UTC
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Love this game! When does the fantasy supplement come out in English in PDF and print?
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Keighn M August 03, 2023 2:10 pm UTC
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Wait! This isn’t in English?
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Ysabelle K August 06, 2023 10:03 pm UTC
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This book is in English; The above post refers to the expansion books, High Fantasy Atlas is the only one currently published and has early English print copies at GenCon. Natural Fantasy Atlas and Techno Fantasy Atlas (assuming the naming scheme is the same) are still in development.
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Tidus T July 14, 2023 12:38 pm UTC
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Absolutely amazing work, Need Games. I've been spreading the good word about Fabula Ultima, and am looking forward to getting a campaign going soon.

Please do bring out an official set of dice and GM screen where possible! I think both would be amazing additions to an already incredible game.
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Need G July 19, 2023 11:06 am UTC
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Thank you so much! The GM screen will arrive by the end of the year! The possibility of making a dice set is the next thing we're going to explore
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Nathanael C July 14, 2023 5:16 am UTC
I don't understand the Guardian class. They are described as a Paladin, and the art clearly depicts them using an Axe, yet their class doesn't allow them to actually equip that axe? There's a weird disconnect between how the class is presented and what it can actually do. Is this a misprint?
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Francesco C July 18, 2023 11:07 am UTC
Classes should not be considered as stand alone items, but as pieces of a build, the image might be a Guardian/Weaponmaster or some other combination that can use martial weapons.
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Nathanael C July 18, 2023 2:43 pm UTC
I had already guessed as much as that, but dismissed it. Seems too easy of an answer, and it's the only class whose picture contrasts. Surely the designers weren't that lazy, right? Right...

Anyway I was hoping there was a misprint. Requiring a class to take another class in order to actually meet the original class's description _is_ pretty lazy. But all in all it's really a pointless nitpick, I guess.
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Nathanael C July 21, 2023 12:34 am UTC
I feel I was pretty unnecessarily derogatory with my comments, and lament that I cannot remove them, so instead I'll apologize. After a full read through I'm really digging the game, and looking forward to bringing it to our table next month.
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Robert R June 25, 2023 9:13 pm UTC
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I am truly fascinated by this concept of the JRPG table top. The character creation is a lot of fun and innovative. It reflects the genre well. But there’s one thing missing - Fabula Ultima needs a fully fleshed out campaign world. I know the design says the players and the GM create the world together and that’s part of what led me to make the purchase. But it’s just too open ended in my opinion.
The rules for world and dungeon creation are just really suggestions and it does truly task the player/GM to go from scratch. I was expecting more detailed rules/tables and help on the world creation. But it’s not here. At least I haven’t found it. Please give us a world. Don’t make me create it from scratch.
This is my opinion, and yours may be different. Please know that I say this with the greatest of respect for the amount of work that goes into a project such as this Fabula. Great work.
Meanwhile, I will attempt to convert some of my owned campaign worlds to this genre. I just wanna...See more
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Robert R June 25, 2023 9:24 pm UTC
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I tried to edit my above comment, but it was too late.
“ The rules for world and dungeon creation are just really suggestions and it does truly task the player/GM to go from scratch. I was expecting more detailed rules/tables and help on the world creation. But it’s not here.”

What I meant to add is that Fabula Ultima needs a chapter of complete campaign world creation tools. For use during and before the game. Maybe even a supplement for this. I hope that’s more clear.
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Richard K June 21, 2023 8:55 pm UTC
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I wasn't able to get the PDF free with the code from the paperback version of the game. I sent an email to info@needgames.it . Hopefully they'll be able to help figure out what's going on.
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Richard K July 04, 2023 9:21 pm UTC
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Contacted the company directly and finally got the PDF.
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Robert R June 08, 2023 10:49 pm UTC
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I purchased the PDF and I am very much looking forward to playing this most unique game. HOWEVER, there are a few VERY IMPORTANT things missing.
Printable Forms.

You need to make forms (Character sheets, Group sheets etc.) that are designed for printing. The forms you have now are not. The input boxes don't have any outlines. For instance, in the Group form the clocks disappear. This is the situation for all your forms for FabulaU
Also they are too large for letter size printing. Can you also make native Letter size versions.

This game is an absolute gem! - but your sheets/forms are not. HELP!
Thanks in advance
Bob
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Robert R June 11, 2023 4:29 pm UTC
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I am replying to my own post lol. Using my Adobe tools I was able to outline all of the input boxes in the character sheet. I’d be happy to share it with you if there was a way to get it to you it’s significantly better it actually is printable now, if this would be of help that is, I’m not saying you need my help but since it’s done.

I’m going to send a copy to info@needgames.it
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Paul B June 05, 2023 12:32 am UTC
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I just bought the book in physical format but the code for the free PDF doesn't work for me either.
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Need G June 06, 2023 9:47 am UTC
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Hey! Drop us a line at info@needgames.it
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Paul B June 15, 2023 10:46 pm UTC
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Just letting anyone reading these comments that I did get my PDF in the end.
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iii I June 04, 2023 10:14 pm UTC
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I bought the book in paper but the supplied code for free pdf doesn't work.
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Paul B June 05, 2023 12:35 am UTC
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I have the same issue.
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Need G June 06, 2023 9:45 am UTC
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Hey! Drop us a line at info@needgames.it
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iii I June 06, 2023 11:19 am UTC
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I did and it was resolved. Thank you.
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Youri S June 02, 2023 10:07 am UTC
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Is the game supposed to be available in Canada? I have preorder my copy in March and I'm still waiting on any news, while I'm seeing a lot of people saying the physical game is out.
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Paul B June 05, 2023 12:34 am UTC
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I just bought the book at my local gaming store the day your posted this. I'm in Quebec, near Montreal if that makes a difference.
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Jason L June 06, 2023 9:44 pm UTC
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I'm in rural Ontario, and I just got my copy from Meeplemart (out of Toronto) today. They're sold out now, but 401games.ca has a bunch of copies available.
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justin S May 19, 2023 3:30 pm UTC
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when will this get a physical copy to order?
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Jason L May 29, 2023 1:22 pm UTC
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It's in stores now, plus you can order it directly from Studio 2 in the US, or Modiphius in the UK/EU.
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Zachary E May 18, 2023 10:43 pm UTC
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After getting my physical book and PDF download, I've been absorbing everything else that I possibly can of this system. I've been left with one big, burning question:

What's the status of the High Fantasy and Techno Fantasy Rulebooks translation into English? Def not trying to rush anything that's in process or anything, I'm just so excited by this system and setting, and I've seen references to both of those books but can't find any other information.
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Emanuele G June 20, 2023 8:50 am UTC
Hi Zachary! The HF book is being translated, and TF is being developed in Italian for the moment. If you want to be in the loop for the design dev process, check out patreon.com/roosterema for the free playtest materials (ITA/ENG) and consider joining the Rooster Games Discord server! :) it's at https://discord.gg/G9qGbn2
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