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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!
Press Start

Check out fabulaultima.com for character sheets, faq, original soundtrack and more. Join the community and stay in touch!

 

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Benjamin L November 30, 2022 2:36 pm UTC
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There are a few hyperlinks in the index that are off, such as Accuracy Checks listed as page 42 when they’re detailed on page 48. Is there an updated version?
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Paul B November 19, 2022 5:46 pm UTC
Is there any date announced anywhere for a print version? I'm very much a physical book kinda of person, PDFs just don't do it for me.
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Need G November 22, 2022 10:28 am UTC
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Hello! International distribution should starts by the end of the year
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William A November 17, 2022 4:12 pm UTC
Any word on English print version?
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Alex D November 15, 2022 5:15 pm UTC
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I'm very interested in this, though I mostly play and run games on Roll20; any plans for a sheet and Compendium there?
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Thibaut C November 13, 2022 10:20 am UTC
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I bought the game, really enjoy it but sadly cannot rate it. And I want to rate this game! Do anyone knows why a buyer cannot rate a game he has bought?
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Thibaut C November 13, 2022 12:07 pm UTC
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Nevermind, it's a problem on my side.

This game is so great! I really recommend it ;)
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Kristopher T November 05, 2022 12:45 am UTC
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Is there any plan to release a file for the blank character sheet? I have Press Start and the core book and am fascinated, but I have friends who would be interested and want to write up their own characters. It tends to be easier with a designed sheet
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Py R November 05, 2022 9:56 am UTC
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I found a form fill-able character sheet on their website, here: https://www.needgames.it/fabula-ultima-en/
You will also be redirected there if you follow the link: fabulaultima.com
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Cerene N November 07, 2022 1:41 am UTC
The one on the website is pretty jank, to be honest. They translated the text from the original language, but left the boxes where they were, so a bunch of them are badly misaligned. Worst of all are the martial proficiencies; rather having the functional checkbox attached to the visual checkbox, it's an entire row down and column right, below the M in Martial. It's like nobody even looked at this sheet before they pushed it out.
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Kristopher T November 07, 2022 2:15 pm UTC
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Yeah, I found the sheet but if the jank is that bad, I might have to work on my own.
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Jim M November 03, 2022 4:02 pm UTC
Will there be a POD version of this game?
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Nathaniel B October 31, 2022 11:03 pm UTC
From what I've seen this looks like it is just a mechanical ripoff of Ryuutama. What makes this game different?
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Kristoffer W October 25, 2022 11:44 am UTC
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This is the game I've wanted for many years now, ever since trying out Anima, which was way too much crunch for me. But this feels just right to emulate the genre! Great job!

Is it possible to update with a hyperlinked PDF? At least from the ToC. The references inside the book don't have to be linked, but if at least the ToC could be, that would be awesome!
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Charly A October 23, 2022 6:17 pm UTC
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Hey, this is more for the fillable character sheet than the core rulebook, but I noticed the fillable character sheet available on your website has a lot of fillable fields that are off-center from where they should be. Thought you should know!
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Benjamin L October 17, 2022 9:33 pm UTC
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Minor typo on page 78 under “Sample Goal Clocks”, second paragraph. It should be “an” not “a” before the bold Objective. That is the only typo I have found. Fantastic editing! AMAZING game!
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Need G October 18, 2022 12:12 pm UTC
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Thank you Benjamin!
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Mikhail Joseph A October 16, 2022 9:41 pm UTC
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Awesome game. Just want to point out a typo in the bookmarks under "Game Rules": "Gorup Dynamics".
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Need G October 18, 2022 4:09 pm UTC
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Thanks Mikhail!
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Benjamin L October 14, 2022 3:05 pm UTC
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I read “Press Start” and was blown away! I’m curious as to how easily improvised NPCs are. I’m an improv-heavy GM and love to craft situations on the fly, so having easily improvised NPCs is really helpful.
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Paolo Z October 23, 2022 3:32 pm UTC
I've been running a FU campaign for quite some time (from the italian version). I run an almost no-prep campaign, between sessions I mostly do bookkeeping.
That said, there is a good bestiary in the manual, I usually take from there when I need 1-2 enemies fast, and I do a "reskin" changing damage affinity, damage type of the attack and maybe one of the traits. For the true villains of the story you're going to need a little more commitment, but it's not that time consuming either.
For non combat encounters, you usually don't even need to stat the NPCs, as you can roll vs a static difficulty level.
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Matthew R October 13, 2022 4:40 pm UTC
The product blurb mentions "three different styles" of setting you can create. Could someone tell me what those three styles are?
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Need G October 13, 2022 4:50 pm UTC
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Hi Matthew! It refers to "High Fantasy", "Techno Fantasy" and "Natural Fantasy", the three main settings for classical JRPGs!
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Piotr M October 13, 2022 4:11 pm UTC
Hello, I just finished reading starter and it looks really promising! Just quick question, will physical copy have also code for pdf version? I will have to ask my FLGS to keep an eye on this.
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Need G October 13, 2022 4:13 pm UTC
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Hi Piotr! Thank you so much! Yes, the physical copies contain a paper coupon to redeem the Free PDF!
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Daniel R October 16, 2022 2:18 pm UTC
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Where can I buy a Physical Copy?!
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Christopher L October 11, 2022 11:57 pm UTC
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Will there be future supplements to this game?
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Brett M October 12, 2022 3:40 am UTC
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Nothing announced yet but the designer/publisher has been saying things like “stay tuned” and “more to come”. This core rulebook has a LOT of content in it by itself, so go have some fun in the meantime!
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Enrico C October 12, 2022 2:54 pm UTC
The first of three planned expansion books for the game will come out in Italian next month, it's more than plausible that they will be released in English too eventually.
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Need G October 12, 2022 6:38 pm UTC
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Hey Christopher, the GM screen and the GM toolkit are already out in Italian, the first sourcebook dedicated to the High Fantasy tropes will be out in a couple of weeks, and other two are planned for the near future. There is a Season 0 organized play already closed, VTT support and a companion app planned.
Everything will come out in English eventually, and other languages as well!
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Hans-Henning V October 27, 2022 2:18 pm UTC
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Thank you for opening Up this game to a wider audience. I've bought the PDF and I'm almost through. Just reading it has brought me so much nostalgia.
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