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Symbaroum Game Master’s Guide Arrives June 2nd

Symbaroum Game Master's Guide (Free League Publishing)The Sybaroum Game Master’s Guide arrives in print, from Free League Publishing, on June 2nd. The dark fantasy RPG core book releases will be complete as this volume includes plenty of adventuring material to keep GMs busy. The 156 page hardcover guide arrives carrying an MSRP of $35.99 or is available right now in PDF for $19.98 at DriveThruRPG.

From Free League:

Free League Publishing, creators of the official ALIEN roleplaying game, today announced that the worldwide release of the official Game Master’s Guide for the acclaimed dark fantasy roleplaying game Symbaroum, is set to June 2nd, 2020. With the Game Master’s Guide, Symbaroum’s collection of core books is complete.

The Game Master’s Guide features three sections, meant to inspire and support Game Masters when it comes to everything from the creation of homebrew adventures to managing sessions around the gaming table:

  • The Adventure section, with chapters on the design of game worlds, chronicles, adventure landscapes and of adventures set in the Underworld, Yonderworld and Spirit World. It also offers tips regarding how to construct scenarios for experienced player characters, and guidelines for Troupe Play in Symbaroum.
  • The Challenges section, containing alternative rules for pitched battles, advanced traps and social challenges. Adding to this are chapters on Ceremonial Magic (including sixteen ceremonies), expeditions in Davokar, exploration of ruins, the design of legendary creatures and rules for handling player characters owning and managing an estate or smaller domain.
  • The Rewards Section, which offers suggestions on different ways of rewarding player characters and their players, aside from Experience and shiny coins. The chapters also present guidelines for designing what in Symbaroum are called Curiosities, Mystical Treasures and Artifacts, after which the book is rounded off with the description of no less than twenty seven artifacts – all of them with a unique adventure set-up.
Jeff McAleer

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