Fragments of the Past – The Roleplaying Game is a narrative RPG based on a series of illustrated books. The setting echoes the world of poems and legends of the archaic Mediterranean.
Conflicts are resolved on a roll of a d10 or a d100.
Epithets and Passions define characters: they describe past experiences, torments, inspire narrative plots and interact directly with the rules.
Your character can be a “Lotophagus“, “fallen prince of a distant Thalassocracy“, educated according to the code of conduct of an “Etoi Aristocrat“.
Fortuna points and Hybris points describe your relationship with the Immortal Gods and the extent of transgressions that you will inevitably commit during your life.
The Quickstart is free to download. It includes:
The complete rule set,
A ready-made adventure with 4 pre-gen characters,
A description of the lore and more than 46 illustrations.
Fragments of Knowledge
Any action in Fragments of the Past might be full of consequences: toasting to the Gods, triumphing in a sacred competition or even watching a holy thiasus of girls bathing in the waters of a cave. The world is crossed by divine powers that manifest themselves in the natural order. Thus, Phoeraia’s wrath could be encountered in a pack of hungry wolves, while Cirta’s favour in the spontaneous healing of a painful wound.
A sword wielded by a father to kill his son and a cup that collected the drops of blood of a sacred deer are not ordinary objects: they are the protagonists of a story. These items become talismans and are believed to have a life of their own as their existence is intertwined with the legends, exploits and crimes of matriarchs, tyrants, witches, pirates and heroines. They are handed down from generation to generation, plundered and transported across the immense ocean as trophies, capable of starting wars among the peoples who crave their possession.