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Ruins of Symbaroum [5E] - The Promised Land

Ruins of Symbaroum [5E] - The Promised Land

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The Ruins of Symbaroum [5E] Starter PDF can be seen as a proof of concept, or a trial-balloon – meant to provoke a reaction from you, the potential players, from within the established Symbaroum community as well as from the broader family of tabletop roleplaying gamers. From another perspective, it can be seen as the result of a process that has taken more than two years; it has been a dance of two-steps-forward-one-step-back, searching for the perfect way to align the game concept to the OGL while still staying true to what Symbaroum is: gritty, deadly and full of dark mysteries. Of course, the fact that the systems share some similarities to begin with has made the dance both more enjoyable and less strenuous.

So, now it is your turn to contribute! We hope to meet you at conventions, on the Free League forum and other social media platforms where Symbaroum is discussed; we hope that you will help us evaluate this concept and tell us what you would like to see in the future. Our intention is clear: we want to adapt much of the original Symbaroum game line to the 5E OGL. But first, let’s flood the dance floor and keep on dancing, two-steps-forwardone-step-back – together we can make this marriage between the wondrous world of Symbaroum and the most popular game mechanics of our time into something really special!

Happy Gaming!

/Team Symbaroum

 
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Chris M October 23, 2020 1:02 pm UTC
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I would very much like to buy Symbaroum books for the 5e system. Please continue with your work - I'd love to run a campaign in your amazing world. Thank you for sharing this with us.
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Jerry L October 03, 2020 5:29 am UTC
Stop cramming everything into 5e. Symbaroum is a beautiful system on its own. This doesn't need to exist.
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Ronald G October 06, 2020 9:57 am UTC
Market share. Lot of 5e players refuse to learn a new system. I prefer mechanics that reflect the game system myself (no perfect game system), but if people get exposed to a world they like then they are more open to new mechanics. Anything that expands the player base is a good thing.
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John-Paul S September 20, 2020 10:56 am UTC
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I'm not sold. Symbaroum's system is a fresh and interesting take on how an RPG can work. It functions in such a way as to fundamentally change the way players approach playing their characters from the usual fantasy RPG tropes. 5e is just more of the same old same old, and it feels like the Symbaroum setting loses something vital in the translation.
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Mark M September 10, 2020 1:34 am UTC
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Not sure how I feel. I really like Symbaroum's mechanics more than 5E. If the setting is kept the same it wouldn't be horrible, but if there is still original Symbaroum content I'd prefer to spend my money on that. When I buy into a system like Symbaroum, I am doing so as an alternative to DnD altogether, not just a different setting.
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Ryan G September 02, 2020 6:47 am UTC
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I like what I've read so far in this proof of concept. I am very much on board with this, and would love to see more! I have the original Symbaroum books and am very much in love with the setting, flavour and style of Davokar and its environs. 5E is my go to for introducing new players to TTRPGs and a 5E rule set for Symbaroum would help bring more dark fantasy options to my table than what's currently available from Wizards.
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Leo M August 29, 2020 7:52 am UTC
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I think it's a great job, you can see you spent a lot of time behind. But I think Symbaroum is a unique game and for me it is the wrong way to bring it to the fifth edition, I would prefer more insights, that is, new campaigns, other places, a new bestiary and new skills. I often play new games, yet for me Symbaroum remains my favorite game, I say this for myself comparing it to D&D too. So my advice keep releasing unedited Symbaroum content, because you couldn't do better.
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Michael B August 17, 2020 12:13 pm UTC
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Awesome! I'd definitely like to see more!

My group never really liked the Symbaroum rules system so I'm happy we get the chance to explore Davokar with 5E, which everyone is familiar with.

:)
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Jaime J August 10, 2020 3:44 pm UTC
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I prefer System of Symbaroum for Symbaroum... if i want play 5e i go to play another game with base 5e...
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Daniel B July 22, 2020 2:34 am UTC
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Oh gods yes.
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Sharanjit P July 11, 2020 5:18 am UTC
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Please also consider a Pathfinder 2E Port as an option. The character creation is closer to the Symbaroum system.
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marco B July 10, 2020 12:33 pm UTC
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Symbaroum as D&D setting?...definitely YES!
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Michael L July 03, 2020 9:22 pm UTC
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Looking forward to giving this a try, I've recently been very interested in symbaroum, but have so far held back due to the trouble of convincing players to try a new system. (Currently working on getting people to play Alien, harder than I would have thought)

Is the plan to release conversions guides for Symbaroum to 5E or is it planned to be a parallel game line with 5E versions of the original content?
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