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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What Lies Beneath

What Lies Beneath is the first major expansion for the Age of Ambition roleplaying game. It follows a band of Legionnaires — elite guards of Melanoc — as they patrol the streets, navigate politics and discover an unknown subterranean civilization. Along the way, they must face off against criminal organizations, explore prophetic dreams, navigate cultural differences and make a name for themselves as the defenders of the city.

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Products for Age of Ambition

Code Product Price Wishlist Purchase
TAB-1300-4 Age of Ambition: The Dreaming Day Heist $0.99
TAB-1300-5 Age of Ambition: A Night at the Circus $0.99
TAB-1318 Age of Ambition: What Lies Beneath Player's Brief $4.99
TAB-1300-6 Age of Ambition: Body Problems $0.99
TAB-1319 Age of Ambition: Melanoc Poster Map $1.99
TAB-1300-7 Age of Ambition: The Chemist's Gambit $0.99
TAB-1300-8 Age of Ambition: The Honey Trap $0.99