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The Haunted Waste
on preorder now!

Alberetor – The Haunted Waste, episode 5 in The Throne of Thorns, takes you to
the dead and dreadfully darkened realms south of the Titan mountains.

 

PREORDER!

Welcome to the preorder campaign for Alberetor – The Haunted Waste! In the fifth episode of the Chronicle of the Throne of Thorns, now available for 348 SEK (approx. $40), the darkened and deserted realms of Lyastra and Alberetor becomes the scene of an epic adventure that will push the player characters to the limits of their wits and capabilities. The book also features guidelines and resources for you to create your own adventures south of the Titans, linked to the rules for expeditions presented in the Symbaroum Game Master’s Guide.

The official launch date is set to July 20, 2021, but there are several good reasons for placing your order now. Not only will you get a PDF of the main product shortly after purchase, and (within five days) a preorder exclusive digital artbook that will not be made available outside of this campaign. The campaign also offers a preorder bundle which gives you Alberetor – the Haunted Waste, a set of four double-sided full-color adventure maps and a 224 page Adventure Collection at a discounted price.

In our webshop you can find the massive Korinthia Bundle, featuring the four Core Books, as many setting and adventure books, along with a number of support products. Of course, the webshop also lets you purchase single products and less comprehensive bundles.

Do you have questions about the pre-order, or something else? You’re welcome to our forum, dedicated to Symbaroum and our other games.

SVENSKA: Självklart går det även att köpa Alberetor – Härjat hemland på svenska, ensam eller i ett paket tillsammans med de fyra dubbelsidiga äventyrskartorna. Däremot finns inte äventyrssamlingen på svenska ännu, eftersom Äventyrspaket 2 och 3 fortfarande finns i lager.

PRE-PURCHASE BUNDLE: THE HAUNTED WASTE

Get Alberetor – the Haunted Waste, four double-sided full-color adventure maps and the Symbaroum – Adventure Collection at a discounted price!

PRE-PURCHASE BUNDLE: THE HAUNTED WASTE

PRE-PURCHASE BUNDLE: THE HAUNTED WASTE

This preorder exclusive bundle gives you three products at a reduced price, namely the following:

  • Alberetor – The Haunted Waste, a 176 page adventure module inviting you to the darkened lands south of the Titan mountains.
  • The Haunted Waste Map Pack, a collection of four double-sided, full-color maps, depicting Alberetor, Lyastra and a number of locations that you will explore when playing The Haunted Waste.
  • Symbaroum – Adventure Collection, six previously published adventures bundled in a massive 226 page hardcover supplement.

When preordering you will get PDFs of the books shortly after purchase, and also an exklusive digital artbook that will not be made available elsewhere. The artbook is delivered separately within five days after purchase.

Price: Approx. $89 (exact price depends on currency rates and will be shown at checkout.)

ALBERETOR - THE HAUNTED WASTE

Alberetor – The Haunted Waste invites you to an epic adventure, and offers support for creating your own adventures in the lost lands of the south and in a war-torn Ambria.

ALBERETOR - THE HAUNTED WASTE

ALBERETOR - THE HAUNTED WASTE

Alberetor welcomes you with open arms, and extended claws! In the fifth episode of the Chronicle of the Throne of Thorns you will find the epic adventure The Haunted Waste, along with support for creating your own adventures in the lost lands of the south and in a war-torn Ambria. The people of the Davokar region are again threatened by war and famine, and this is before an even deadlier aggressor appears, shaded by the tall trees at the edge of the forest…

FEATURED CONTENT

  • The adventure The Haunted Waste, where the player characters visit the darkened, twisted realm south of the Titans for their most vital and perilous mission to date.
  • Maps and descriptions of Alberetor and Lyastra, including a dozen specific persons, locations, and events that the player characters may encounter.
  • Guidelines for traveling through the lost south, along with tables that can be used to create or randomly design single challenges as well as smaller adventure landscapes.
  • A chapter on the Ambrian civil war, that accounts for its developments and important turning points, and that presents hooks for adventures in the battle-scarred land.
  • New tables with curiosities, mystical treasures and artifacts, and a customized list of mishaps which can affect uninformed and ill-prepared adventurers.
  • Note that this book requires access to the Symbaroum Core Rulebook, and that it does not come into its own without the Advanced Player’s Guide, the Game Master’s Guide and the Monster Codex.

When preordering you will get a PDF of the book shortly after purchase and also an exklusive digital artbook that will not be made available elsewhere. The artbook is delivered separately within five days after purchase.

Price: Approx. $40 (exact price depends on currency rates and will be shown at checkout.)

THE CHRONICLE BUNDLE

The Chronicle Bundle includes all four previous episodes of the Chronicle of the Throne of Thorns!

THE CHRONICLE BUNDLE

THE CHRONICLE BUNDLE

With the Chronicle Bundle you get the first four episodes of Symbaroum’s epic campaign and adventure chronicle The Throne of Thorns: Thistle Hold – Wrath of the Warden, Karvosti – the Witch Hammer, Yndaros – the Darkest Star and Symbar – Mother of Darkness. For more information, see the respective product page.

Downloadable PDFs included in purchase!

Price: Approx. $128 (exact price depends on currency rates and will be shown at checkout.)

SYMBAROUM KORINTHIA BUNDLE

The Korinthia Bundle is perfect for the gaming group or RPG clubs that want to take their first swaying steps into the forest of Davokar.

SYMBAROUM KORINTHIA BUNDLE

SYMBAROUM KORINTHIA BUNDLE

The Korinthia Bundle is perfect for the gaming group or RPG clubs that want to delve deeply into the forest of Davokar; it includes most of the products that are currently available for the fantasy roleplaying game Symbaroum, namely the following:

  • Symbaroum Core Rulebook
  • Symbaroum Advanced Players Guide
  • Symbaroum – Monster Codex
  • Symbaroum – Game Master’s Guide
  • Thistle Hold – Wrath of the Warden
  • Karvosti – the Witch Hammer
  • Yndaros – the Darkest Star
  • Symbar – Mother of Darkness
  • Journey to the Temple of Exaltation
  • Symbaroum – Davokar Game Master’s Screen
  • Ambria and Davokar A2 Map
  • Yndaros & Counties A2 Map

You will get downloadable PDFs of the nine books shortly after purchase!

Price: Approx. $295 (exact price depends on currency rates and will be shown at checkout.)

THE CHRONICLE

What is The Throne of Thorns?

The Chronicle of the Throne of Thorns is a six-part adventure campaign of truly epic proportions. The episodes are freestanding but interlinked, meaning that you can play them as standalone adventures and/or with different sets of player characters, even though they are all part of the same evolving story. Additionally, all parts develop the setting of Symbaroum, by focusing on specific regions or settlements, introducing lots of lore, plot hooks, optional rules/guidelines, equipment, creatures and more.

To minimize the risk for spoilers, we will not touch upon the actual story here. But if you are a Game Master you are welcome to download the free PDF Throne of Thorns – Campaign Overview from our Symbaroum page. It presents the episodes, the major factions involved and explains what is at stake. Of course, the actual story that develops will vary greatly between different gaming tables, because of what decisions the PCs make, witch factions they consider allies or foes, and the will of the gods (i.e. the dice rolls). And the same is true for the final outcome of the chronicle: the PCs has a chance to decide the fate of all!

ABOUT SYMBAROUM

Symbaroum is a fantasy tabletop RPG, often described as dark, gritty and deadly. It was first released in Swedish in 2014, then translated into English for a worldwide release in 2016. Since then, the game has captured the imagination of an ever-growing number of gamers and today the game-line encompasses a dozen hardcover books, along with several support products in the form of card sets, maps and more.

The Symbaroum rule set is a D20, roll under, fully player-facing system, designed to be quick, punishing, and easy to get into. Also, it is highly flexible and modular, so those who want more complexity are offered numerous optional rules, or can easily introduce their own house rules.

The game is also flexible when it comes to what type of games it facilitates – action and/or intrigue; one-shot scenarios and/or long adventure campaigns; serious stories and/or furious fun. However, one can argue that the flagship of Symbaroum is the acclaimed, six-part adventure chronicle The Throne of Thorns. Each of the standalone but interlinked episodes not only offer a massive adventure – they also introduce new lore, setting information, equipment, abilities, and optional rules.

THE SETTING

“Like a steel-clad ship in a thundering storm, she cut through the waves of darkness and dread. I was there to bear witness; I am one of few who stood in awe as the first light of dawn got caught in her armor, transforming our young Queen into a mounted, sword-wielding sun – Korinthia Nightbane, our sovereign, slayer of the dark.

The blood that was spilt, the lives that were lost, the tears that keep falling from red-rimmed eyes; the skies filled with ash, the soils turned to dust, the rivers transformed into muddy trenches. Such is the price we had to pay, for the Dark Lords’ betrayal, but also for the hardships that finally led us here, to the Promised Land.

Strengthened and enlightened, we begin again, the children of Alberetor matured into the mothers of Ambria. The sorrow that blackens our hearts will be delivered in tears of hope and joy, not of grief and despair. We shall harvest the fruits of earth and forests, we shall harness the force of rivers and mountains, we will rise higher than ever before. To the pleasure of Prios we shall ascend to a place where there are no shadows, where darkness is no more. Because we are the people of Korinthia Nightbane and we will never be vanquished!”

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The intimate, richly nuanced Symbaroum setting revolves around the Ambrians – a civilization that two decades ago were forced to flee their ancestral soil after a devastating war. Their new and promised land borders on the vast forest of Davokar, covering the remnants of the Empire of Symbaroum which fell into ruin hundreds of years ago. Brimming with natural resources and mythical treasures, the forest calls out to the Ambrians to be explored and exploited, but the road into its depths lays far from open. Not only are the shadowy halls beneath the foliage fraught with danger, monsters and infectious corruption; there are also the elves of the Iron Pact who have vowed to die to keep anyone from disturbing the ruins of old, warning that the ancient evil of Symbaroum stirs in its sleep. The horrors of Davokar are about to awaken.

REVIEWS

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

“The simple system and rich setting, thick with dark and evocative imagery, makes this a worthy consideration for new and experienced gamers alike.”
– Paul Baldowski, GeekNative

“All in all, this is a stunning piece of work. It has all the sophistication of 13th Age, the mechanical beauty of Dungeon World, and the dark attractiveness of Warhammer Fantasy in a comprehensive and elegant game.”
– Rodney Orpheus, Medium

“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 traumatised, and its monsters are pure, unbridled nightmare fuel. (-) Also the art by itself is enough to haunt your dreams”
Sara Elsam, Dicebreaker, 10 best fantasy RPGs that aren’t Dungeons & Dragons

“What makes the Symbaroum Core Rulebook really stand out is its art which is superb, in turns, dark and brooding, dangerous and foreboding, majestic and mysterious, brutal and bloody… ”
Reviews from R’lyeh

THE TEAM

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

Besides Symbaroum, our game portfolio includes the official ALIEN The Roleplaying Game (Gold ENNIE for Best Game 2020), the Nordic horror roleplaying game Vaesen, pitch-black apocalyptic fantasy RPG Mörk Borg, alternate ’90s Things from the Flood, alternate ’80s Tales from the Loop (winner of five ENNIE Awards 2017, including Best Game), sandbox retro fantasy Forbidden Lands (winner of four ENNIE Awards 2019), postapocalyptic Mutant: Year Zero (Silver ENNIE for Best Rules 2015), and the space opera Coriolis – The Third Horizon (Judge’s Spotlight Award 2017). To learn more, visit freeleaguepublishing.com.

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