[Obscure Tides] Fate of the Remnants

By on 27 January 2016
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Obscure Tides are currently producing Fate of the Remnants, a tabletop roleplaying game based on Fate Core from Evil Hat Productions. After a long wait they’re now excited to have regrouped and rebooted at Patreon to deliver their dark and gritty post-cataclysmic game to you, hopefully, their patron-to-be.

What is Fate of the Remnants?
Fate of the Remnants is a dark medieval, post-cataclysmic game, set in a crumbling world, ravaged by the Oracle War. The gods have fallen, after harrowing years when oracles foresaw what was coming. Factions within congregations beset one another and were eventually shattered, and after years of bloodshed their allegiances were blamed and hunted down. In the absence of the divine powers, the Darkness Before has reawoken, ensnaring the weak and meager to do its bidding. The war rages on some thirty years after the foreshadowed but forsworn Godfall, but its stakeholders and driving forces have since long been altered or replaced. The misery is widespread, and matters of life and death set the course of action for most survivors.

They are launching the game at Patreon, chapter by chapter every month, starting this last weekend in January with the second chapter. The first introducing chapter is available online at their website, along with a dictionary, historic summary and their first web tool (a name generator). Planned are 15 chapters in total, each with between 20-30 pages of content. It will be in full-color and prepared to be enchanted into a physical tome when they are done in 2017!

The game has a strong folklore undertone, and the setting is heavily inspired from celtic, saxon, germanic and norse culture, and offer possibilities for everything from traditional adventurous gameplay, to culture, faction-based and more strategic takes on gaming.

Their team consists of eight people distributed over five countries (UK among them), but the main target market is UK, EU, US and Canada.


About Dave McAlister

Dave has been roleplaying for over 30 years, having played and/or run most mainstream systems with the espionage genre being an early favourite. So much so that, in 1999, he started Modus Operandi. That same year he joined the Sarbreenar "Living" campaign team as their plotline controller before moving across to the Living Spycraft campaign team (as UK Regional Branch Director) in 2003. 2003 also saw the birth of UK Role Players as well as Dave's first freelance writing appointment (co-writing World Militaries and consulting on both US Militaries and Battlegrounds, all for Spycraft). Since then, Dave has concentrated on supporting the UK gaming scene. He has organised and run several small, one-day, events and was the RPG Area Manager for Gen Con UK in 2004. His current favourite systems are Dungeons & Dragons (specifically 5th Edition), Savage Worlds and Cinematic Unisystem. He has a (currently neglected) blog at dave.mcalister.org.uk and runs a D&D 5e SRD website at DnD5e.info.

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