Shared World Role-Playing Experience

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What Is
Embers – From the Ashes?

We are inviting you to join a very special role-playing game: Experience adventures in a shared world of Nordic Mythology in which the actions of your heroes help shape the world. Game Directors (GDs) prepare an adventure by collecting information that is relevant for their game on the web portal, then run their session and finally enter the locations, people, creatures, events and other things they created online, thus making it an official part of the world and sharing it with other players.

So the actions of your group have a real impact and heroic deeds won’t go unnoticed. The more groups play in this world the more dynamic it will become.

Join a community of gamers and become part of a great new role-playing experience. We are starting a trial run now and are still looking for pioneers who help us bring this game concept to perfection.

We are able to offer this for free because we were supported in the development by youth funding of the European Union.


Yggdrasil, the world tree, stands in flames.


Yggdrasil, the world tree, stands in flames.


Yggdrasil, the world tree, stands in flames.

How do I play?

The game is open to anyone who wants to join and the best thing is: It is completely free! We have created a rules book and a setting book which you can download for free.

Make “download for free” a link which takes the viewer to a page that offers the two books for download.

The setting is a dark Nordic Mythology setting in which heroes are fighting for survival, trying to save civilization from certain doom. The setting introduces players to a wealth of cultural elements from the Norsemen, the Finnic and the Sami.

We suggest that you take a good look at the rules and at the setting book before you play but the easiest way of getting into the game is always trying it with someone else. If you want to join a group, sign up first and then check the “find players” section of the site. Other players might be looking for someone to join their game. If there is nothing in your area we suggest that you post a player request yourself. Once you have joined a player group you will be able to comment on events and add your own rumors to the world.

If you decide that you want to be a Game Director (GD) yourself, welcome! Sign up as a GD and get your own group together. As a GD you will be able to shape the world. After a short trial period you will be able to add places, people and events to the world and make changes to existing world entries to reflect the development they go through. After signing up you will have special GD rules available to you in your account so that you know exactly how the living world works.

Player or GD – we’ll be happy to welcome you to our community!

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Feel free to get in touch with us with your questions, ideas or concerns. We are a group of volunteers who love to try new approaches in role-playing, so please have a little patience with us if we don’t reply immediately.

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