FABULA ULTIMA is a Tabletop Roleplaying Game inspired by Japanese-style console RPGs, or JRPGs.  In Fabula Ultima, you and your friends will tell epic stories of would-be heroes and fearsome villains, set in fantasy worlds brimming with magic, wondrous locations, and uniquely bizarre monsters!

  • Create your own setting togetherwith three different styles as reference, your group can freely shape the world as they wish, including powerful kingdoms, small villages, major historical events, and the people who inhabit these lands.
  • A simple and intuitive ruleset that evokes both gameplay and atmospheres from the most beloved JRPGs, all while encouraging players to proactively set goals and influence the story: no choice is without consequence!
  • A Bestiary filled with monsters, demons, beasts, and more: from simple encounters to deadly bosses, our heroes will face many challenges!
  • Fifteen Classes to mix and match in order to create your favorite heroes: inspired by videogames, this modular growth system lets you design deep and unique characters. Choose your group type and embark on great adventures!
  • Everything the Game Master needs to set the scene and accompany the group through marvelous, larger-than-life adventures! Advice, guidelines, and all the tools required to bring the heroes’ dark mirrors on stage… the Villains!
  • 360 full-color pages, beautifully illustrated by professional artists from all over the world.

FABULA ULTIMA is a game by Emanuele Galletto, published by NEED GAMES! in 2022.

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PRESS START is Fabula Ultima’s ready-to-play introductory scenario: a complete tutorial that will plunge you into a tale of bravery and memorable characters… 
All you need is the courage to fight for what you hold most dear!

... and after PressING Start,
LOAD YOUR GAME!

load game is on drivethru rpg within the press start!

your story will shine on

An epic journey will guide you beyond
what you have ever imagined you could be.

Destiny itself shall bow
before the fires in your hearts!

The High Fantasy Atlas for Fabula Ultima will guide you into a world of ancient mysteries, breathtaking views, incredible magic, and powerful beings. Like the heroes of legend and myth, your characters will start from humble origins and set off towards a glorious fate, eventually rising high enough to challenge the gods in true JRPG style!

  • Dive into this classic, epic genre with 4 new Classes (Chanter, Commander, Dancer, and Symbolist) and even more Heroic Skills!
  • 10 high fantasy locations: archetypal settings with tips and hints for playing an intense high fantasy campaign or which you can use as inspiration to breathe life into your world.
  • Unleash your creativity and forge your ultimate weapons using the new rules for custom weapons.
  • Discover Quirks, new optional rules that bring even more characters, and push their heroic abilities beyond their limits using Zero Powers.
  • 5 Villains, challenging new bosses of increasing power to use in your adventures,
    providing your Players with tough and stimulating challenges.
  • 200 full-color pages, featuring manga and chibi-style illustrations from international artists.

Composed by Son of a Die, Aetherea Melodias is the original soundtrack for Fabula Ultima Immerse yourself in the fantastic atmosphere of your Fabula Ultima sessions just like in a real JRPG!

  • Download it for free along with the PDF of the Core Rulebook to harness its full potential during your sessions!
  • Listen to it to relive the most exciting memories of your stories via major music streaming platforms!
  • Purchase it at the highest quality from Son of a Die‘s Bandcamp for the true symphonic JRPG experience!

your story
will break these shackles

You were cast, unaware
in a wounded, imprisoned world.

Trust the light in your hearts
and fight for the future!

The TECHNO FANTASY ATLAS will guide you into high tech, dystopian worlds, where outcast heroes fight inequality while merciless villains commit any atrocity to safeguard their privilege. Restore hope to these lands ruled by corruption, as the most famous JRPG resistance movements did before you!

  • Dive into the most sci-fi and dystopian JRPG subgenre with 3 new Classes (Esper, Mutant and Pilot) and new Heroic Skills to create endless new combinations!
  • 10 techno fantasy locations: archetypal settings with tips and hints for playing an intense techno fantasy campaign or which you can use as inspiration to breathe life into your world.
  • Forge high-tech ultimate weapons using the custom weapon rules.
  • Discover Quirks, optional rules that add even more depth to your characters, and use technospheres to combine Class Skills in unprecedented ways.
  • 5 Villains, challenging new bosses of increasing power to use in your adventures, providing your Players with tough and exciting challenges.
  • 216 full-color pages, featuring manga and chibi-style illustrations from international artists.

coming 2024!

THIRD-PARTY LICENSE

Create, publish and sell your own content with the Fabula Ultima Third-Party License
Classes, scenarios, settings, hacks, VTTs and even stand-alone TRPGs. You name it.

This is Your Fabula Ultima.

This license is designed to be fair and easy to understand for community creators.
It gives an irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free right to unleash your creativity.

Download the license, the .zip file with logos and fonts, the style guide, and check out the living FAQs!

    If your work expands Fabula Ultima,
    it's a Fabula Ultima Mod.
    If your work is a stand-alone product,
    it's Powered by Fabula Ultima.

    LET'S KEEP IN TOUCH!

    Fabula Ultima © 2024 Need Games and Rooster Games. All rights reserved.