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Empire of Ash (Public Beta, Vanguard update)

Empire of Ash (Public Beta, Vanguard update)


Roleplay in a world of the aberrant and bizarre!

Empire of Ash is set in a decaying society faced with the unknown. Factories powered by lobotomized magic users feed the Autocracy, a sprawling totalitarian state. Players take the role of expendable "Vanguards". These brave men and women are used as a stopgap effort to stem the tide of everything that is not real.

Mechanics focus on depth rather than breadth. It's easy to pick up and explain but rewards clever players. Attributes are presented simply but allow for customization and modification in game.

GMs will have an easy time improvising any unplanned scene without having to bend the rules.

Massive update: Quest, more character creation options, lore, more equipment, and more.

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Update 0.73 (Vanguard) is here!

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David J August 06, 2018 12:09 pm UTC
Your map has the (city? town?) of Yahrel listed twice.
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Michael I June 11, 2018 4:49 pm UTC
Needs a lot of work. Characters get a +1/0 and a 1 to assign among 10 stats, but the example character receives 3 1s? Not entirely sure what role the players are. Are they Contractors working for the Autocracy against the Cursed? But the Cursed are the "backbone" of the Autocracy? Three pages in and I'm completely confused.
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John H June 12, 2018 3:51 am UTC
Hi Michael, thanks for checking us out. I'm missing a little bit of context if you don't mind. The intro mentions using Lobotomy to control the Cursed but it has begun to spontaneously revert. Should I add some extra text to further clarify that? It's in the two paragraph 'Cursed" section in the introduction.

For the stats, it is shown that the 1/1 is 1 in Active and 1 in Passive as the notation, plus an additional in Fitness from the defined racial Passive. If it's currently unclear, how can I change this to make it more understandable?
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Sam W June 12, 2018 4:31 am UTC
The Cursed are the "backbone" of the Autocracy, as far they are used as resources to add in the expansion of the Autocracy and weapons to secure their borders. Lobotomy has been used since the Deluge to render them docile, but something is causing the lobotomies to fail- resulting in calamities that warrant investigation by the Inquisition (occasionally by way of contractors).
Hope that clears that up!
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Sean B June 12, 2018 3:16 pm UTC
Hi there, wanted to let you know that we're changing up the character creation segment to better explain everything without having to read to page 11. Hope this will help.
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