Fragged Empire 2nd Edition from Modiphius Entertainment

Australian creator Wade Dyer’s post-post-apocalyptic science fiction roleplaying game, Fragged Empire, was a huge success when it first launched in 2016. After a successful Kickstarter campaign in 2022, Fragged Empire 2nd Edition has launched into the TTRPG space and is now available from our webstores and the usual distribution channels.

What is Fragged Empire?

Fragged Empire is a setting where your people are returning to space following a century of hiding during the aftermath of a galactic war where the Nephilim and the X’ion master successfully defeated the Archons and their servile nations. It’s a universe that leans heavily into themes of cultural tension and exploration, with a dash of transhumanism, nation-building and a hope for a better future.

A typical game of Fragged Empire will see you and your friends take on the role of a character from one of eight core species (explored in our blog post here). You will join together to form a ragtag band of misfits who travel around the sector in a spaceship, taking odd jobs and getting into trouble.

Inspirations for Fragged Empire include: Cowboy Bebop, Firefly, the Millennium Falcon scenes from Star Wars, and a little of The Expanse.

What’s new in 2nd Edition?

The 2nd edition of Fragged Empire has improved on the 1st edition in every way! The rules are slimmer and more intuitive than 1st edition while also increasing the depth of your options. A unique classless rule system allows for plenty of customization, not just in how players build their PCs, equipment, and spaceship, but also for the GM and what kind of campaign they want to run.

The lore has expanded beyond the Haven system, pre-Great War history is explored, and it doubles down on the key features that make the Fragged universe so interesting: its various species and their cultures.

Fragged Empire 2nd Edition is compatible with all previous non-Empire Fragged titles, such as Fragged Kingdom, Fragged Aeternum, and Fragged Seas.

Fragged Empire 2nd Edition includes a number of products at launch.

  • Fragged Empire 2: Rule Book
  • Fragged Empire 2: Setting Guide
  • Fragged Empire 2: Location Guide
  • Fragged Empire 2 Adventure: Eat Cake
  • Fragged Empire 2 Adventure: Magician’s Choice
  • Fragged Empire 2 Supplement: Archetypes

All these products are available on our webstores now (UK / US), and retailers can order through their usual distribution channels, our wholesale stores, and our direct sales team.

The 204-page, full colour, hardcover Fragged Empire 2nd Edition Rule Book features:

  • All the rules for the game, character creation, equipment, spacecrafts, GM’s guidance, sample antagonists, and dozens of handy quick-reference lists.
  • A deep 3d6 rule system and setting that can be enjoyed by both narrative-focused gamers and those who have a love of game mechanics.
  • Unique classless rule system that allows for a large amount of customization, not just in how Players build their PCs, equipment and spaceship, but also for the GM and what kind of campaign they want to run.
  • GMs are given a huge amount of control over the style of their campaign. With a few tweaks and optional rules, a GM can run almost any kind of sci-fi game. The GM Guide section within the Rule Book provides outlines for running a Rag-Tag band of Misfits, Space Marine, Survival Horror, Detective, Space Trek and Grand Space Opera styled campaigns.

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