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Fabula Ultima Atlas: High Fantasy

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An epic journey will guide you beyond
what you have ever imagined you could be.

Destiny itself shall bow
before the fires in your hearts!

FABULA ULTIMA ATLAS: HIGH FANTASY will guide you into a world of ancient mysteries, breathtaking views, incredible magic, and powerful beings. Like the heroes of legend and myth, your characters will start from humble origins and set off towards a glorious fate, eventually rising high enough to challenge the gods in true JRPG style!

  • Dive into this classic, epic genre with 4 new Classes (Chanter, Commander, Dancer, and Symbolist) and even more Heroic Skills!
  • 10 high fantasy locations: archetypal settings with tips and hints for playing an intense high fantasy campaign or which you can use as inspiration to breathe life into your world.
  • Unleash your creativity and forge your ultimate weapons using the new rules for custom weapons.
  • Discover Quirks, new optional rules that bring even more characters, and push their heroic abilities beyond their limits using Zero Powers.
  • 5 Villains, challenging new bosses of increasing power to use in your adventures, providing your Players with tough and stimulating challenges.
  • 200 full-color pages, featuring manga and chibi-style illustrations from international artists.
Please note that the physical version includes the digital version.

FABULA ULTIMA is a game by Emanuele Galletto, published by NEED GAMES!

Check out fabulaultima.com for character sheets, faq, original soundtrack and more. Join the community and stay in touch!

 

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Paul B May 13, 2024 6:25 pm UTC
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I bought the physical book but the free PDF code I got with it isn't working. I had the same problem with the corebook and I sent an email to Need Games and they solved the problem for me, but I sent them an email for this book and I haven't gotten a reply yet after more than a week. I hope someone from the company will see this and provide a solution.
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Paul B May 16, 2024 5:03 pm UTC
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Anyone?
No one?
Bueller?
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Paul B June 28, 2024 9:50 pm UTC
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So, does anyone know of another way to reach the publisher? I still haven't received a reply to the email I sent over a month ago, and no one seems to be noticing these messages.
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Alejo T October 05, 2023 10:22 am UTC
Will Modiphius distribute the physical copies of this, as it's the case with the core book?
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Leo P October 25, 2023 4:29 pm UTC
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They started distributing it to US stores this week. I don't know specifically for Modiphius, but Studio 2 (their US distributor) already has it for sale so it should come soon to other stores. I think Modiphius is still their distributor for EU/UK, so they will probably have it soon.
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Kenneth R September 27, 2023 12:40 pm UTC
Is there a chance to get the printed version at SPIEL 2023 Essen? I have seen Need Games will be there.
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Need Games C September 27, 2023 2:46 pm UTC
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Yes, you'll find us at booth 1G141 with Fabula Ultima and High Fantasy Atlas!
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Nicholas A September 02, 2023 3:48 pm UTC
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Is Studio2 Publishing doing the print book for this like the core book?
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Need Games C September 05, 2023 10:08 am UTC
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Yes, books should be available on Studio 2 by the end of the month/beginning of October
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Moses B September 29, 2023 6:02 am UTC
Is the physical core book out of stock?
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Mario C September 01, 2023 6:28 am UTC
Are there plans to have additional atlases for the different Fantasy sub genres Presented in the core book such as techno fantasy
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Tyler J September 01, 2023 1:09 pm UTC
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Yes, early next year around late spring early summer is at least the Italian version of techno fantasy atlas planned release with an English translation shortly after
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Francesco C September 05, 2023 3:55 pm UTC
The Techno Fantasy Atlas is planned for release at Lucca Comics & Games 2023, at the end of October.
My educated guess is that the English release will come in the first half of 2024.
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Erik Z September 07, 2023 3:35 pm UTC
Wow, I'm really looking forward to that!
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Ruben O August 30, 2023 11:08 pm UTC
Am I missing something or the Chanter can deal damage with 100% accuracy with the Frantic tone, no checks needed???
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Tobias B September 01, 2023 7:55 am UTC
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according to the errata/FAQ here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vEbHptCOWo9EnkAHJOdJ3dIT2_huRbHJIZqK5Xbk6n4/edit
this is intended. no checks required.
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Carl C August 26, 2023 9:38 pm UTC
Does this require the Fabula Ultima TTJRPG for core rules, or is it standalone?
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Nimrod V August 27, 2023 9:02 am UTC
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This requires the core rules.
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Heath R August 22, 2023 3:56 pm UTC
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The table of Keys for Chanters appears to have been mixed up. Radiance, Shadow, Stone, and Thunder are jumbled, with those names given to Thunder, Radiance, Shadow and Stone, respectively (judging from the associated elemental types).
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Emanuele G September 07, 2023 2:29 pm UTC
Hi! Yes, this and any other typos have been collected among the FAQ/errata documents. You can find a link on the official website or simply visit https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1-W0CYBCkyXjHTM_bI16qHuvX89YwkZZK?usp=sharing !
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Thomas B June 18, 2024 12:28 pm UTC
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I agree, looking at the table of Keys for the Chanter, it feels some of the Key and damage Types are mismatched.

Radiance key should be Light type instead Bolt.
Shadow key should be Dark type instead Light.
Stone key should be Earth type instead Dark
Thunder key should be Bolt type instead of Earth

Looked over the Errata and downloaded the recent update, this hasn't been noted
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Stephen B August 15, 2023 11:27 am UTC
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Critical Hit. Cracked this PDF this morning and immediately loving the tour of the sample kingdoms. Feels like opening an eye witness travel guide. I havent even gotten to the crunch, classes and villains. Well Done Need Games! Killin it!
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Maggie P August 13, 2023 5:20 pm UTC
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Love this so far! I'm assuming that the powers listed on pg.126 (128 .pdf reader) are Zero Effects and not Zero Triggers. The table might need some relabeling, but the Zero Power idea is very enticing. I love the description that Zero Powers make the protagonists "downright excessive." Made me giggle.
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Ross W August 13, 2023 4:29 pm UTC
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Please note that the bookmarks to Zero Powers and Zero Power Variations are both currently broken: they take the reader to High Fantasy Quirks. Normally I'd just fix something like this myself, but you've set security on the PDF that prevents the reader from deleting/adding their own bookmarks.
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August 13, 2023 3:12 am UTC
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For the Commander Class, Cavalry Charge says "They gain a bonus equal to 【SL 3】
to the Accuracy Check..." is it suppose to be SL x 3 or SL + 3?
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Nimrod V August 13, 2023 5:01 am UTC
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I think it's supposed to be +3.
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Ysabelle K August 13, 2023 5:41 am UTC
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The errata listed on NeedGames's official twitter (links to a google doc by the author) says that's a typo, it should be "They gain a bonus equal to [SL] to the Accuracy Check...".
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Robert R August 12, 2023 3:34 pm UTC
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How about this idea, if we’re going to hash this out let’s be nice about it. Let’s use intelligence and facts instead of sarcasm and disrespect. It might actually be fun. We’re gamers we like to have fun. We also like to be right lol.
I want to say that the contents of this book are very useful and fun. I bought it and I’m keeping it. I will now attempt to clarify my original comments.
My point: If I’m at the grocery store and I pick up a can and it says “green beans“ I can assume that this can contains green beans. I do not have to read the fine print. And if I buy it and take it home and I open that can and there’s corn in it, the manufacturer is not going to argue with me that “ I should have read the description. It’s not actually a can of green beans though it says so on the can”. That’s really my point nothing else.
The title of this book says “Atlas”. I should not have to read the description to find out that the book is not an atlas. Considering that an...See more
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Mark G August 12, 2023 4:39 pm UTC
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I contend that, in your example, if the other branding information on the can were at odds, you would not expect green beans. For example, if the picture was of a beans for St. Patrick's day, just colored green, you'd expect green colored beans, not green beans. You're 100% right though, that if it was a cold war era survival rations can with a white label and black block lettering saying "GREEN BEANS" your expectations would be spot on, and it would be annoying if the contents were at odds.

In the RPG space, we're often trying to use words to be evocative of our other sensations. If I say there's a book on the shelf, you have one mental image, but if I say there's a dusty grimoire, you have a totally different, more detailed mental picture, even if that book is technically not a grimoire, and doesn't contain literal spells, but only contained old, ancient knowledge and lore. In this case, Atlas is meant to be evocative of the feeling that the product is purported to contain, a map by...See more
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Farem S August 12, 2023 10:50 pm UTC
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it could be an issue with the translation seeing as it was originally written in Italian
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Juivantz C August 12, 2023 11:06 pm UTC
So typically I would leave matters like this alone however I keep on seeing people making really weird responses to this so I'm here to clarify some things. So to begin with words are ever evolving in the English language picking up new meanings based on corporations, societal norms, social media, and even within the scholar Circle basically words are Dynamic things. So here's the thing if you look at that can of green bean example yes a can of green beans should mean green beans however would it honestly be anything inconceivable if people start using the series of words canned green beans as a phrase to mean training to become less weak. In this situation Atlas is closer to the word cool while the word cool itself usually means an object that is colder than his surroundings the word cool has now been associated with someone who is interesting, epic, or awesome. What's that being said Atlas itself actually comes from a similar case. There are a numerous amount of companies that uses the word Atlas as a definition...See more
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Camille H August 22, 2023 4:55 am UTC
@Juivantz C: Atlas may mean a collection of maps or sometimes or a world/game setting exploration, usually with the help of pictures and maps. Atlas is not used anywhere to mean rulebook, neither in RPG context nor any other context. This book is an RPG rulebook that describes mechanic systems, monsters block stats, player mechanics, etc. This is not a book that defines a world or explores a setting. It does a little bit, but like all RPG rulebooks, not like an Atlas would. That is the complaint of Robert R: not that the word has evolved but that the author has misused it. Which he has.

@Robert R: Atlas may not describe the content of the book, and I understand that could have been confusing to you ... but.... How do you buy a book without reading the description? I mean, if you are already skipping one paragraph describing the content of a book, are you sure that it is the right media for you? Yes the title is a bit misleading but the description clearly tells you that there are game rules, monster...See more
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Camille H August 22, 2023 5:25 am UTC
@Robert R: I forgot to thank you for this warning! That's a kind intention and it might be useful to some!
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Robert R August 23, 2023 12:07 am UTC
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Interesting views. Thorough.
And I appreciate your gratitude and kindness.
I am not much of a debater. I kind of put my thoughts up on the idea table with the rest of the covered dishes. I will say this and try to keep it clear and short. If I see a sign above the door that says EXIT, I’m going to assume (and that is its design) that that’s the way out. I don’t have to read anything else or check context. If I see a book title that says “Atlas”, I will assume, (in the spirit of the Exit sign) that it’s a book of maps. I would never, and I’m only speaking for myself here, consider that I better read the description to make sure it actually is an atlas. However, not reading the description is something I’ll never do again. At least not here on DT. Lesson learned.
This has been a lively discussion, but I think it’s played itself out for me. :)
Fabula Ultima and supplements are worth getting. Even if you’re just a collector.
Happy gaming.
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John R August 12, 2023 6:59 am UTC
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Tangential to this specific product, but what I'd really love from Fabula Ultima more than any new mechanics would be just a big ol' book of vignettes, fleshed-out story hooks, ready-to-drop-in encounters, etc. I've been GMing a long time, and I've got all the game mechanics I will ever need and then some. What I need (and want), especially for the "JRPG/anime-inspired" genre, is grist for the creative mill. Give me "Kishotenketsu: The Adventure Module" and I'll be happy.
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Francesco C August 12, 2023 9:51 am UTC
The locations in this book provide plenty of ready-made story hooks and a few encounters.
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John R August 12, 2023 2:23 pm UTC
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Good to know, thanks!
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Jeff C August 12, 2023 5:58 am UTC
I'm interested in this book. Is there an English print version coming somewhere? Too soon?
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Gerard M August 12, 2023 7:30 am UTC
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Beat me to the question friend. :D
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Francesco C August 12, 2023 7:40 am UTC
Going by the announcement on Facebook, the physical copies (with a code for the digital version) will be available in September for the UK/EU zone and early October in the US.
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José Ladislao L August 12, 2023 5:41 pm UTC
Through Drivethrough print on demand or other stores? I really want to have the physical book
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Tyler J August 12, 2023 6:47 pm UTC
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Physical stores, it's like 27 Canada so if you live in America it's probably going to be closer to 20
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