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Forgotten Ballad RPG HARDCOVER by Bloat Games

Forgotten Ballad RPG HARDCOVER by Bloat Games

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Based on Fillepe da Silva’s original The Legend of The Forgotten Ballad, a Minimalist Tabletop RPG contained in a single pamphlet, Forgotten Ballad has been expanded into a complete tabletop adventure RPG packed into 52 pages.  This expanded version provides optional rules, expanded details, more content for your games, and additional art.

In Forgotten Ballad, you and your friends will take on the role of characters in a whimsical fantasy world who explore ancient ruins as you search for magical songs, powerful relics, and free wondrous guardians. The game's simple rules focus on solving problems, using only a dice pool of d6.

“I first learned of Legend of The Forgotten Ballad during the Kickstarter for Overworld.  A backer asked if Overworld was made for LOTFB, causing me to look up the game and pick up a copy.  I fell in love with the simplicity and elegance of Fillepe’s rules, writing, art, and design.  Now, via this partnership, I’m very excited to bring his fully realized version of his game to a wider audience.”

- Eric Bloat, Bloat Games

Forgotten Ballad – A Sword & Songs Adventure Game will be available exclusively by Bloat Games for this Kickstarter in both Print and Digital Format.

About the book:

  • 52 color pages, in A5 format – beautifully illustrated

  • Expanded - but still simple – rules

  • Complete Hero Creation rules and options

  • Plenty of Monsters – stats and details

  • Forest of Storms Adventure

  • Random Tables to generate your own adventure scenarios


About The Game:

Listen, kid. The Enemy’s power is growing again. This old world has survived many calamities. Our people are few, simple, and scared. It gives us hope to see you with all that courage. You can fight back if you find those relics and forgotten songs buried in old ruins.

But it’s dangerous to go alone. Gather your friends and take this with you! 

Forgotten Ballad is intended to be played by two or more players, with one player assuming the role of the Guide. This player controls the challenges faced by other players and also creates characters for them to interact with. The other players control the heroes, describing how they will interact with the challenges presented by the Guide.

Book Contents

About Forgotten Ballad:

  • What is an Adventure Game - The Forgotten Ballad - The Game Dynamic - Keep It Safe


Principles for Guides:

  • Emergent Story - Player Agency - Referee Posture - Challenge Centered - Obvious Danger - Obvious Opportunities - Transparency - Rules as Toolbox - Played Game - Paint the World - Game Balance  


Principles for Players:

  • Describe - Give Life to your Character - Explore - Fear The Dice - Use Your Head - Move the Game


Hero Creation:

  • Quick Creation - Champion Mode - Backgrounds - Rules - Rolling Dice - Hearts 



  • Inventory - Magic - Weapons - Damage



  • Harm (Defense/Damage) - Initiative - Combat Example


Playing the Songs:

  • Enhanced Effect - Solo - Improvisation - Bridge - Fake End - Lick - Response - Songbook


Building Dungeons:

  • Overview - The Relic - The Guardian - The Dungeon - Dungeon Rooms - Challenge - Traps - Treasure - Size 


The Regions and the People:

  • Region - Weather - Settlement - Landmarks 


Non-Player Character Generators:

  • Objective 1 & 2 - Adjectives - Occupations - Details - Favorite Music - Name Generator

World Inhabitants (Monsters):

  • Beblin - Boto - Calanboom - Cranio - Cultists - Deblin - Dedos - Fantom - Geleca - Gira-Gira - Jacare - Larva - Lata - Lino - Muma - Mogerson - Osso - Peludo - Piranha -Theif  - Treva - Zoia 



  • Forest of the Storms

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