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Tainted Grail: Background Evolution

Tainted Grail: Song of a Dying World is the tabletop RPG adaptation of the acclaimed board game Tainted Grail.

Crowdfunding will take place on Gamefound from February 13 to March 8, 2024. You can register on the page to make sure you don't miss the launch by clicking here.

This article is the second in a series designed to introduce you to the game and its specifics.

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100 Years Later and the Starting World of the RPG

Despite the sacrifices and heroism of its defenders, Arthur's civilization has been shattered. One by one, the ancient guardian menhirs - protective statues capable of repelling the Wyrd - fell silent, clearing the way for the passage of the murderous fog. In its final moments, Arthurian society did its worst - slaughtering neighbors and plundering resources in preparation for the cataclysm - before disappearing beneath a sea of mist. A hundred years ago, honor gave way to infamy, and human civilization to the silence of Wyrd.

But today, the Century of Mists is finally taking hold. On both sides of the island, the fog is thinning, revealing the prospect of liberation and reconquest. Hoping to re-establish civilization and extricate themselves from the mists, intrepid explorers have launched expeditions into the rare gaps, in the hope of finding and reassembling the last pockets of survivors who have been living in isolation and desolation. Despite their bravery, this formidable drive is already coming up against old grudges and new appetites: lords and war bands - tested by a century of deprivation - are secretly fomenting the conquest of the island, oblivious to the realities and perils that once again dominate Avalon. The Wyrd, quick to reform if left unchecked, lies in wait, while the Fore-dwellers, forgotten by contemporaries or hoped to have returned to their impenetrable realm, are making their presence felt once again. Worse, it is said that a new evil has awakened on the outskirts of Tuathan and threatens to engulf the fragile world of humans.

But at the crossroads of struggle and uncertainty, men and women are working hard to shake humanity out of its lethargy and lay the foundations for a new world. You are among those who brave the fog and the unknown, reject obscurantism and the pretensions of false heralds, and risk their lives every day for the sole purpose of rekindling hope and enabling the emergence of a society free from fear.

You are the Guardians of Avalon.

Tainted Grail: Song of a Dying World will be available on Gamefound from February 13 to March 8, 2024. To subscribe to the page and make sure you don't miss the launch, click here!

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