FFG: Genesys Gets A Campaign Setting

Fantasy Flight Games announces their first sourcebook for the Genesys RPG – Realms of Terrinoth!

The Genesys Core Rules are out and currently available. But the book is literally the core rules. Sure, it’s got some suggested ideas on concepts and stories – but it’s the foundation for you to build upon. We’ve had suspicions that FFG would use this RPG system as a launching point for sourcebooks set in their other IPs. And now we’re getting one:

via Fantasy Flight Games

Fantasy Flight Games is proud to announce Realms of Terrinoth, a new sourcebook for the Genesys Roleplaying System! You can pre-order your copy today from your local retailer or our website!

Realms of Terrinoth explores the world of Mennara featured in Runewars Miniatures Game, Legacy of Dragonholt, Descent: Journeys in the Dark, and Runebound. As a fantasy campaign setting for your games of Genesys, Realms of Terrinoth also features many races, weapons, gear, careers, and more—all of which can be found in the world of Terrinoth and expanded to any fantasy setting you create as the Game Master.

Realms of Terrinoth as a source book will explore the lands that have been hinted at and built upon in the FFG Runebound Universe. Runebound has been an IP that FFG has been developing for years with lots of history and character. It makes total sense that FFG would want to tap into that rich history and explore it more in an RPG setting. By releasing a source book for Terrinoth, they are allowing players to do just that.

If you’re unfamiliar with the setting, FFG has a quick primer that you can read HERE.

Terrinoth is a land of forgotten greatness and lost legacies. Once ruled by the Elder Kings who called upon mighty magics to perform great deeds and work marvels, the land has suffered greatly at the hands of its three great foes: the undead armies of Waiqar the Betrayer, the demon-possessed hordes of the bloodthirsty Uthuk Y’llan, and the terrifying dragons of the Molten Heath. Many of its great cities have been cast down into ruins, and many wondrous secrets and powerful artifacts have been lost.

The setting picks up as Adventurers and Heroes are rising up from among the people. The Daqan Barons have rebuilt walls and prepared to defend people and the Wizards of Greyhaven are once again tapping into the arcane. But they cannot turn the tide without the aid of champions – champions like you!

The book itself will be divided up into three major sections: A History of the World Mennara, New & Expanded Mechanics, and a Tour of the Realms. The History section is pretty self explanatory. The New & Expanded Mechanics will include new races, classes, skills, origins and the like. It will also contain expanded rules for both magic and crafting.

The final section will tour through the different lands of Mennara. You’ll get a better idea of the different areas like the imposing forests of the Aymhelin or the cold and dark Mistlands. Players and GMs will get breakdowns of these different locations as well as NPCs that could be found there.

The Realm of Terrinoth is a complete Fantasy Campaign Setting and is designed to be used with the Genesys Core Rules. However, because it’s basically a sourcebook for the entire Runebound setting, there is no reason you can’t use this as a foundation to build you own world and adventures. If you’re interested in explore the world of Mennara, then keep an eye out for this book – due out in Q2 of 2018!

Realms of Terrinoth $49.95

For hundreds of years, Terrinoth slipped into gloom and decay. But heroes arise just when their lands need them the most. Courageous adventurers brave the ruins of past ages and the foul creatures within to uncover the treasures of their ancestors. The Daqan Barons, inheritors of the ancient kingdoms, rebuild their walls and muster their armies, while the wizards of Greyhaven gather runes of power to awaken guardians of stone and steel. All this is just in time, for the ancient enemies of the lawful races are stirring again, and Terrinoth needs champions of courage and cunning to stand against the rising darkness.

This is the world you enter in Realms of Terrinoth, a new sourcebook for the Genesys Roleplaying System!

Realms of Terrinoth explores the world of Mennara featured in the Runewars Miniatures Game, Legacy of Dragonholt, Descent, and Runebound. As a fantasy setting, Realms of Terrinoth features many races, weapons, gear, careers and more that can both be found in the world of Mennara as well as expanded to any fantasy setting you create as the Gamemaster.

Realms of Terrinoth is not a stand-alone product. The Genesys System Core Rulebook (GNS01) is required to play.

 

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  • BaboonKing

    I understand why FFG would want their own setting that they can control, grow and use as a royalty free background for their own games. They’ve been using it in multiple products, and that’s a sound strategy from a business point of view.

    But Terrinoth is just so… bland. It’s just vanilla high fantasy. There are countless entries in this genre, and many are way more unique an interesting. They should have attempted to give their setting a different, distinct spin that set it apart and captured the imagination; I’m just not seeing it (and I’ve played both editions of Descent, Runebound, Rune Wars, and the phisical and digital versions of Battlelore).

    If only all this effort had been put into fleshing out the Twilight Imperium universe…

    • bobrunnicles

      Hopefully that’s just a matter of time…

    • marxlives

      That is true, Twilight Imperium is way more compelling on a narrative scale than the Runebound verse.

    • If anything, a vanilla high fantasy setting is what some of us need. It’ll be a useful tool for crafting our own worlds!

    • Matthew Pomeroy

      I love the setting, I do enjoy vanilla since so many settings are “not vanilla” its more difficult to get a good one. I also like having so much into the setting.

  • Knight_of_Infinite_Resignation

    Weird choice of name when there is already the Terminator Genisys miniature game and board game.