Shattered City

(1 customer review)


A fragmented land thrums with geomantic power. Hungry empires paint new borders with the blood of their citizens. Rebels in a twice-conquered city dream of freedom.

Tell this city’s legends as years pass and leaders rise and fall!


Shattered City is a roleplaying game about occupation and revolution in a fantasy world ravaged by war. Together you’ll build a city and sketch out its wonders and scars. You’ll take the reins of factions working to bring freedom to this city – or the foreign Guild sent to bring it to heel. You’ll make the heroes of this city: bold warriors, civic leaders, and uncanny mystics. And together you’ll tell the tale of this place’s struggle for freedom.

As flashpoints threaten to set the city ablaze, as you fight to pull down the occupying forces or work within their systems to earn yourself prosperity, as you work with the others to find moments of beauty and hope, what sort of community will you build? And what mysteries will you uncover along the way?


Shattered City matches the faction-scale gameplay of Legacy: Life Among the Ruins with Tabula Games’ bizarre and beautiul Mysthea universe to tell a story of empire and rebellion in a crystal-encrusted land. With dozens of character and faction options, pages filled with beautiful art, and tools to help shape your story as it spans years of time, Shattered City has everything you need to play.

  • Make your own faction in the resistance with 9 different House playbooks: Clandestine revolutionaries, city-priests, titan hunters and more.
  • Define your occupiers with 5 different Guild playbooks: merchants, nobles, soldiers, priests or scholars enforce their rule in distinct ways.
  • Step into the shoes of one of 15 Hero playbooks, and change your playbook over your campaign: from a hardy Toiler to a reliable Sentinel to a respected Veteran.
  • Build a web of alliances as you plot your revolution.
  • Explore a fantasy world encrusted with crystalline magic.
  • Walk the lonesome road of a single hero with the solo play mode.
Shattered City - the Esrith
Mysthea is home to incredible creatures…


Design: Douglas Santana Mota and Minerva McJanda

Book Layout: Minerva McJanda

Additional Writing:  Helen Gould, Thea Don-Siemon, Kira Magrann

Art: Travis Anderson, Eren Arik, and Ryan Hennesy

Editing: Rebecca Curran

Sensitivity Consultation: James Mendez Hodes

Creators of the Mysthea Universe: Leonardo Bertinelli, Alessandro Veracchi

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1 review for Shattered City

  1. (verified owner)

    Got the book a while back , but only recently had time to give it a proper look.

    The printed book is a thing of beauty – I assume at least some of the art originates from the Mysthea boardgames that this draws from – looks gorgeous.

    Rules-wise, this feels like a good demonstration for the Legacy RPG approach to the PbTA system with rules for factions and providing for adventures/campaigns separated over time.

    This is a remarkably complete game that packs a lot of information in a relatively slim book (a little under 250 pages, fully illustrated).

    I would certainly be interested in more from this design and writing team in this setting – maybe something setting up the factions in the wider world of Mysthea, or how Champions in the setting operate at a bigger scale.

    Not had a chance to run it just yet, but really want to!

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