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Armour Astir: Advent is a high-fantasy roleplaying game about striking back against an authority that seeks to control you.

It is a game of rival pilots clashing in steel-clad Astirs, of soldiers holding their own against the odds, and of spies and diplomats twisting the world to their ends. It is not a game of careful preparation or pleasant truces;

It's hard to change the world without taking a risk.

Armour Astir: Advent is a PBTA game where the players use their wits, expertise, and their huge enchanted suits of armour to fight against an oppressive regime. As in in-development project, the playtest version of Armour Astir: Advent is available for free! If you just want to try out the game, you don't need to pay a penny. Alternatively, the current version of the full game with art and complementary fiction is available for $15.


  • Four 'Channeler' playbooks - magical mecha pilots who stride into battle in a custom Astir
  • Four 'Support' playbooks - the engineers, spies and diplomats whose skills lie off the battlefield
  • Health/Harmless combat - players must force their opponents into a corner by making them take risks or putting them in peril
  • Simple Factions & Conflict Turn - The Authority makes claims and gains hold on Factions who must block their efforts
  • Armour Astir: Ascent - a rework of the core playbooks and new example Astirs for sci-fi themed play
  • Armour Astir: Artifice - a microgame about creating an Astir for three players, originally created for #WizJam2k19

If you have feedback, concerns or criticism, feel free to contact me at weregazelle@gmail.com with the subject 'Playtest Feedback (Armour Astir)'.

Updated 13 days ago
StatusIn development
CategoryPhysical game
TagsFantasy, LGBT, Mechs, pbta, tabletop
Average sessionA few hours


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Click download now to get access to the following files:

Armour Astir: Advent (0.54 Playtest) 2 MB
Armour Astir Playbooks 2 MB
Director Quick Reference 1 MB
Armour Astir: Advent (0.54, Illustrated) 10 MB
if you pay $15 USD or more

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I haven't read that much of the PDF yet, but I just wanted to say that this line under Read the Room: "On a failure, you may ask one of the above questions immediately, but the answer creates a problem or puts you in danger" made me go "Yes!"

I hate coming up with 6- results for "investigation" type moves. I think this will make it much easier!

thankyou! I like to leave 6- open to hard moves most of the time, but sometimes when the opportunity presents itself for something specific I can't resist...