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Ruins of Symbaroum 5E  Coming June 7

Tabletop RPG gets a June 7th launch date.
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

Heed the warnings spoken by the wardens of the forest – do not disturb the ruins of old, for an ancient evil stirs in its sleep. The horrors of Davokar are about to awaken…  

The wonderous world of Symbaroum invites new explorers into the dark forest. Free League Publishing today revealed that Ruins of Symbaroum RPG, the 5E adaptation of the acclaimed dark fantasy RPG, will be released June 7. 

The forest of Davokar calls out to be explored, covering the remnants of an empire which fell into ruin long ago. Explore the vast forests in the hunt for treasures, lost wisdoms, and fame. Visit the barbarian clans to trade or to plunder; establish your base of power among princes, guilds or rebellious refugees in the capital; and survive encounters with trolls, dark-minded beasts and undead warlords.

Ruins of Symbaroum 5E is now available for pre-orders. The game line includes three full-color hardback books – the Player's Guide, the Gamemaster's Guide, and the Bestiary - and a Gamemaster's screen bundled with a 26-page adventure booklet. For those who prefer to play online, a bundle of prints, PDFs and Foundry VTT modules are also available. The pre-order gives instant access to PDFs, ahead of the physical release.

Find out more about Ruins of Symbaroum 5E here.  

For interview requests with game creators Jacob Rodgers and Mattias Johnsson Haake, please contact Boel at: [email protected]  

The 5E adaptation includes:

New Rules: To emphasize the dark fantasy nature of the setting, new rules for traveling and rests, social challenges, magic, and corruption are introduced. 

New Origins: Aside from familiar folks such as humans, elves, and dwarves, the Symbaroum game world lets you create PCs and NPCs who are changelings, ogres, goblins, trolls and even a specific form of undead. 

New Classes: The Ruins of Symbaroum Player’s Guide presents the classes Captain, Hunter, Mystic, Scoundrel and Warrior – each with between four and seven approaches/sub-classes, and all of them with customized features up to lvl20.  

Symbaroum RPG Review Quotes:

"Symbaroum is a dark fantasy set in a deep and dark forest chock full of ancient ruins and treasures. Its landscapes are haunted, its characters traumatized, and its monsters are pure, unbridled nightmare fuel. Also the art by itself is enough to haunt your dreams"
Sara Elsam, Dicebreaker

"The game that has inspired me most this year."
John Dodd, Tabletop Gaming magazine  

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Free League Publishing is a Swedish game creator and publisher dedicated to speculative fiction. We have published a wide range of award-winning tabletop roleplaying games and acclaimed art books set in strange and wondrous worlds.

Our upcoming games include the official BLADE RUNNER RPG, Death in Space, Ruins of Symbaroum 5E RPG, Into the Odd RPG and CY_BORG RPG.

Our game portfolio includes THE ONE RING™ roleplaying game, Tales From the Loop - The Board Game,  the official ALIEN RPG (Gold ENNIE for Best Game 2020), the Gothic horror game Vaesen (winner of three ENNIE Awards 2021), the pitch-black fantasy RPG Mörk Borg (winner of four ENNIE Awards 2020), the alternate '80s Tales from the Loop (winner of five ENNIE Awards 2017, including Best Game), the retro-fantasy Forbidden Lands (winner of four ENNIE Awards 2019), the postapocalyptic Mutant: Year Zero (Silver ENNIE for Best Rules 2015), the science fiction game Coriolis - The Third Horizon (Judge's Spotlight Award 2017), the dark fantasy game Symbaroum, and the just released new edition of the RPG classic Twilight: 2000.

We have also published the art books Tales from the Loop, Things from the Flood, The Electric State and The Labyrinth by internationally acclaimed visual artist Simon Stålenhag, as well as the illustrated edition of the Lovecraft classics At the Mountains of Madness - Volume 1 and The Call of Cthulhu by the praised artist François Baranger.  



If you have an interview request or want a review copy of the game,
please contact Boel at: [email protected]

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