Age of Ambition

Age of Ambition Fantasy Roleplaying in Changing Times

Welcome to a brave new age of promise or peril...

Age of Ambition is a fantasy roleplaying game set in a world rapidly leaving the traditional fantasy milieu behind, where magical and technological advancements are challenging the long-standing social order, and where the heroes help guide the world into a brave new era of promise or peril.

So strap on your breastplate and pick up your pistol. There are discoveries to make, wrongs to right, tyrants to overthrow and new social orders to trial.

About the Game

Age of Ambition is a complete fantasy roleplaying game using the Saga Machine system. Its features include:

  • A lifepath character creation system, including birth omens, life events and careers that connect each character to the world at large.
  • A fully-realized fantasy setting, including social dynamics, history, magic, politics and plot hooks galore!
  • Support for a wide spectrum of power and influence, from peasant revolutionaries to the leaders of nations.
  • Systems for personal ambitions, influence, social change, bonds, magic, invention, combat, social status and more!

The World

Age of Ambition is inspired by a variety of fantasy fiction, including: Joe Abercrombie's First Law series, Terry Pratchett's Discworld, Scott Lynch's Gentleman Bastard series and Brian McClellan's Powder Mage trilogies.

It takes place in the fantasy world of Trystell, home to a number of different peoples—from humans and minotaurs, to ogres and gnomes. It is also the moon of a gas giant, with a hostile sister moon that once tried to colonize the world.

Socially and culturally, Trystell is rapidly advancing from its equivalent of Earth’s Middle Ages, into what might be called the Early Modern era. This is giving rise to new ways of thinking, and to advances in both magic and technology.

Most of all, Trystell is a world that’s facing its future. It’s beholden to shades of gray and intrigue. No one knows what this new era will bring, but with it comes great peril and great promise.

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Products for Age of Ambition

Code Product Price Wishlist Purchase
TAB-1301 Age of Ambition: Fantasy Roleplaying in an Age of Promise or Peril $19.99
TAB-1305 Age of Ambition: Bestiary $4.99
TAB-1306 Age of Ambition: Campaign Options $4.99
TAB-1307 Age of Ambition: Character Options $4.99
TAB-1300 Age of Ambition: Quick-Start Free!
TAB-1308 Age of Ambition: Out of Shackles $4.99
TAB-1309 Age of Ambition: Will to Power $4.99
TAB-1310 Age of Ambition: Time Forgot $4.99
TAB-1311 Age of Ambition: A Little Murder $4.99
TAB-1312 Age of Ambition: Escape From Prison Isle $4.99
TAB-1302 Age of Ambition: Consequence Cards $1.99
TAB-1303 Age of Ambition: GM Screen Inserts $1.99
TAB-1304 Age of Ambition: Trystell Poster Map $1.99
TAB-1300-1 Age of Ambition: Digging Deeper $0.99
TAB-1300-2 Age of Ambition: The Clockwork Plot $0.99
TAB-1300-3 Age of Ambition: The Vasjan Heresy $0.99