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The dead are hungry in Ancalia.

For five long years, the nine terrible Night Roads have vomited forth horrors from beyond this world. For five anguished winters the people of Ancalia have been tormented by plague, corpse-horrors and Uncreated abominations. Now only scattered enclaves of desperate survivors remain amid this once-beautiful land. The last heroes of the golden past are guttering out in blood and despair, the last hopes of the nation falling away one after the other. Even the valiant royal knights and fiercely pious prelates of the Unitary Church can only prolong the nation's death-agonies.

Yet the monstrous powers of the Uncreated Courts did not reckon with the Godbound. Unforetold by these dark lords and unfettered by the limits of mere mortals, these new heroes of the age have the power to avert Ancalia's awful doom and the strength to forge a new destiny for a land long blasted by evil. They have the power to summon allies from among the fae Cousins, the scattered knights, and the hard-pressed survivors of Ancalia. They bear the Words that can shout down the terrible lords of the Uncreated Courts.

But will their power carve a path to glorious victory, or will they fall prey to the shadows of this ninefold-cursed land?

Ancalia: The Broken Towers is a nation gazetteer for the Godbound role-playing game (and its Free Edition). Within its 83 pages, you'll find a host of tools and resources for fashioning mythic adventures and heroic challenges for a pantheon of shining demigods. Look within to find:

  • The history of Ancalia before the coming of the Night Roads and the Hollowing Plague, along with information on its governance, religion, and daily life.
  • Details on the blighted peninsula and its towns, strongholds, and cysts of unearthly evil.
  • The Five Families of Ancalian nobility and the transhuman gifts they've inherited from their Khamite ancestors, with rules for PC nobles.
  • The Uncreated that torment Ancalia, and the four titanic Uncreated Lords that rule over the Incendiary, Poxed, Rotting and Shackled Courts of abominable horror.
  • The grim Mercymen who seek to bring salvific death to the populace, and the fae Cousins who curse an unearthly lineage that cannot endure this duller, damaged age.
  • The Undead hordes that clot the streets of Ancalia's broken cities and the monstrous Energumen who lead them.
  • The seven orders of Ancalian Knighthood and their heroic purposes, with notes for PC knights.
  • And the Sine Nomine Adventure Generators you know so well, tuned specially for generating challenges and situations fit for an undead-scourged, post-apocalyptic fantasy landscape.

So seize this book now! Whether a GM in need of a thick sheaf of horror to unleash upon your table or a player looking for backgrounds and struggles to fire your new-made Godbound, Ancalia: The Broken Towers will serve your glorious will!

Ancalia: The Broken Towers is offered as a DRM-free PDF file, along with MOBI and EPUB file formats and a "lightweight" PDF optimized for fast tablet use. The POD print version also has a black-and-white interior, but is printed on standard heavyweight for the superior paper stock.

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Chris P April 18, 2022 6:05 pm UTC
Bought this ages ago; it's a shame there weren't any made for the other realms.
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Zachary H June 17, 2018 2:52 am UTC
A solid title.

I would strongly recommend that one or more godbound invest in the word Freedom.
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Robert B December 11, 2016 2:17 am UTC
What are the dimensions of the softcover book and is the cover in color? (It says the interior is black and white).
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Kevin C December 11, 2016 2:22 am UTC
Standard US letter; 8.5 inches x 11 inches, with color cover and b/w interior. And you've reminded me that I need to see about updating the Godbound Art Pack with the cover and interior illos, too, so other people can use them.
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