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The Gravitational Artifact is a complete adventure module for Augusta Universalis, the Roleplaying Game of Humans and Empires Beyond the Stars.

Infinite mysteries, infinite resources, lie hidden among the stars. Man, naively and with exasperating arrogance, yearns to discover everything in the universe in which he lives. He aims to intimately understand the very fabric of the cosmos as he resides there; much like a fly enclosed in a jar, which tries to describe the shape and vastness of the whole world. 

We delude ourselves into believing we know most of the physical laws that govern the stars, the galaxies ... but it is only an illusion; a soap bubble made of dreams and arrogance. So as a result, even a little knowledge is enough to spark our curiosities as long as the universe decides to open even just a glimpse of its mysteries, because this bubble bursts! 

Lafrenius Flavius Apellinus - Philosopher and astronomer of the Ordo Minervae

The solar system... Earth... A mysterious, incomprehensible signal suddenly reaches most external monitoring systems in our solar system, then spreads throughout the neighboring space through very powerful sub-spatial waves. Not words, rather impulses, that from the analysis immediately carried out by the most expert scholars of the Ordo Minervae, seem to present a sort of rhythm of precise logic. Without a doubt, it is not a spontaneous physical phenomenon, but some messages created by an intelligent life form, not categorized among the known forms of communication. 

Soon after that, the incredible happens. Beyond the orbit of Pluto, less than 100,000 kilometers from our solar system, at 23:47 in the city of Rome, an unstable space portal opens, from which emerges a Sserath war cruiser.

Will be brave enough to investigate this mystery and travel beyond the unstable Pons Einstein-Roseni which pierces through space only to reach an unknown place in the Universe? 

Augusta Universalis is a Uchronic Role Game of Humanity and Empires beyond the Stars. Published by Acchiappasogni, written by Marzio Morganti and illustrated by Fabio Porfidia and Gaetano Carlucci. The project is now live on KICKSTARTER since APRIL 15, 2019! By participating, you are entitled to receive a flood of exclusive content that will never be published again.

Augusta Universalis

Augusta Universalis is based on the Destino Oscuro 2.0 RPG engine, like our The Nights of Nibiru! A rapid and mechanically playful system, but capable of pushing a lot a player’s feeling of identification with his Player Character, the description of one's actions and the narration.

If you haven't already done so, we strongly suggest you download the Quickstart Guide to Augusta Universalis, a very useful document to start playing right away with your friends!

Here's what you'll find in the Quickstart Guide, downloadable from here:

  • A brief introduction to the setting;
  • A brief introduction to the game system, also useful as a quick reference during the game;
  • Numerous Emblems, to be printed and always kept at the center of the gaming table, to always have everything under control!
  • Annihilation: a brief complete adventure in the world of Augusta Universalis;
  • Blank Character sheets, Tabula Systemis and Systemata Cards, ready to print, both in full graphics and printer-friendly versions;
  • Caio Valerio, a complete Character for Augusta Universalis;

Immerse yourself in a world of intrigue, war, and mystery in a detailed and fascinating Uchronic universe! Embody a Praetorian of one of the Caesars’ Guardiae, build your Technolorica armor and choose from dozens of weapons and powers! Get ready to fight against the enemies of Rome or against your own allies in a chessboard of politics and plots that threatens to overthrow the oldest throne of Humanity!

A wonderful Original Soundtrack or the game, composed by Sonor Village, is already available at this link. In the attached video you will find the Main Theme of Augusta Universalis to get a taste of what our Original Soundtrack is made of!

The full version of Augusta Universalis will be presented as 300 pages, full-color manual, printed on high-quality paper, matte coated, glossy Hardcover. We ran a successful Kickstarter to translate this game and all rewards will be fulfilled here on Drivethrurpg!

This book will be all you will need to play and will include the intriguing and engaging setting of Augusta Universalis along with the rules for playing!

A system designed to help the Storyteller (Demiurge) in his task of bringing wonderful adventures to life, also helping other Players to easily identify themselves with their respective Characters.

Players will have real mechanical advantages from their descriptions and will be encouraged to make the game more enjoyable and immersive for themselves and for everyone else. 

Face the inner instincts and demons of your character, discover the real reasons that drive him to act!

The complete manual will include:

  • Rules
  • Full Setting;
  • Several, pre-built PCs;
  • Blank Character sheets, Tabula Systemis and Systemata Cards;
  • Summary of the Emblems' mechanics;
  • Sincrogram;
  • An extra chapter on the Mysteries of Augusta Universalis, for the Demiurge alone...

... and much more.

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November 09, 2019
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