🎄 Annual Agate Holiday Sale!

novembre 07, 2023 Barzam 0 Comments

It is that time of year again! Studio Agate has struck a deal with the magical entity known as "Santa" in order to help put role-playing games under the Christmas tree! We have a splendid selection for you: RPG starter kits, limited editions, original accessories, bargains with discounts ranging from 20% to 50% off... enough to fill Christmas stockings, share your passion, trick children into reading,  or offer a nice gift to a lover of role-playing games :)

Below, you will find good deals and gift ideas across 7 categories. Feel free to go directly to the one that interests you!
📚 1. Introduction to role-playing games
🦑 2. Fateforge Creatures: Netherworld Essentials Bundle
🧫 3. Dice trays
🐲 4. Fantasy pawns and miniatures
♟️ 5. Paintable miniatures
🎨 6. Artbooks
🎶 7. Music 

Note that offers are subject to availability! The shop will close on Sunday, November 19! Also note that in addition to this selection, the shop is full of all kinds of treasures...

Let's go!

📚 1. Introduction to role-playing games 📚

Bundles with the essentials for a nice introduction to role-playing games!
     👉 Affordable bundles with 50% discounts!!!
     👉 Suitable for all ages and the whole family, from beginner to expert players
     👉 Choose your style: fantasy, medieval gothic, or urban post-apocalyptic survival.

⬇️ Click the links for the 2 RPG starter packs ⬇️
Perfect for beginners, the classic fantasy role-playing game that recently earned an award for Best Writing!
For more experienced players, a role-playing game of gothic horror! Esteren is the French RPG with the most awards internationally, and features beautifully illustrated books.

For experienced playersVermin is a role-playing game of survival and cooperation set in post-apocalyptic 2047. Players take on the roles of survivors in a world devastated by successive epidemics, riots, civil wars, and natural disasters — a world in which vermin such as insects and rats have replaced humans at the top of the food chain, but in which hope remains…

🦑 2. Fateforge Creatures: Netherworld Essentials Bundle🦑 

An new bundle to bring home a new "pet" for the family. Why settle for a puppy when you can get your own Aboleth?
     👉 Bursting with content: Bundle includes the main 395page book Fateforge Creatures:                Netherworld, 3 adventure supplement books, and deck of familiars!
     👉 Suitable for all ages and the whole family, from beginner to expert players
     👉 Versatile: can be used for several different games.
     👉 Affordable: 20% off of MSRP!

Check out the Essentials Bundle


🧫 3. Dice Tray 🧫

The perfect accessory for consummate dice-slingers
     👉 Convenient: no more dice rolling off the table and under the couch
     👉 An accessory both useless and indispensable 😉

⬇️ Click the links ⬇️

🐲 4. Fantasy pawns and miniatures 🐲

The perfect gift to bring your sessions to life
     👉 Visual appeal: beautiful physical representations of the characters and creatures.
     👉 Versatile: can be used for any fantasy setting!
Pawn box: 16 full-color boards of creature and character pawns. Plastic bases to keep the pawns upright are provided.

⬇️ Click the link ⬇️

♟️ 5. Paintable miniatures ♟️

35 mm miniatures for fantasy settings
⬇️ Click the links to see the miniatures available ⬇️

🎨 6. Art books 🎨

Gorgeous illustrations for lovers of beautiful art
     👉 Immersive imagery: stimulate your imagination!
     👉 Versatile: can be used for many kinds of games.
⬇️ Click the links to see the 2 art books available ⬇️
Draconis: a universe of colorful, wondrous dragons by renowned artist Chane!
Dark Romanticism: a romantic art book in Esteren's medieval setting, by Studio Agate's artists.

🎶 7. Music 🎶

For music lovers or any role-player looking for ambiance
     👉 Enhanced atmosphere for extra immersion.
     👉 Versatile: can be used as background music during, or outside, of games.
⬇️ Click the links to see the albums available ⬇️
💰 Music Bundle with all four albums and the concert (50% off!) 
Of Men and Obscurities Album: an ambient, otherworldly album, from traditional villages to deep dark woods.
Rise Album: a walk through sprawling landscapes, an immersive original soundtrack.
Adeliane Album: piano and string quartet for an introspective, contemplative album.
Dearg Concert: the DVD of a mythical concert in Lyon, 2013.


You can find our games in special editions exclusive to online sales (Red Dragon, Limited, Kickstarter), along with two gifts: the PDF version of your purchase and a little surprise goodie.
PDFs of all our releases are also individually available with a 50% discount on all-in digital bundles!
Note that this only covers released content. You will not be able to purchase Encyclopedia: Netherworld.


The Christmas shop will be open until November 19. Enjoy!


You order, you pay, it's on its way! We guarantee deliveries before Christmas with affordable, fixed shipping fees: no matter the weight of your parcel, the shipping fees will be the same!


Any questions? We're here to help. Send us a message, and we'll answer you as soon as we can :)

We hope that this Christmas shop will help you provide beautiful gifts to add under the Christmas tree and will bring extra adventure and fantasy to your games throughout the end-of-the-year festivities...

Take care, and happy holidays to all!
With love,
Studio Agate Team

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Fateforge VTT is coming!

juillet 13, 2023 B.N. 0 Comments

Hello everyone!

Via the current Kickstarter, you can get a Fateforge-specific Virtual TableTop (VTT) "Tetralogy" bundle for Foundry and Roll20. 
In case you are not familiar with VTTs or are wondering what this pledge features, we wrote this article for the sake of making things clearer. Hopefully, it will answer any questions you may have ;)

What's a VTT?

VTTs (Virtual TableTop) are online platforms, often featuring dedicated apps, which enable long-distance tabletop role-playing.
Note that they are not video games, but instead an interface to play traditional role-playing games such as Fateforge on a virtual support.

Players use virtual character sheets where skills, experience, etc. are automatically calculated, make virtual dice rolls, and can enjoy beautiful visuals (the location of an ongoing scene, NPC portraits, etc.), as well as immersive sound effects and background music!

The DM, meanwhile, has plenty of tools available for easier DMing and faster preparation: automated combat, automated NPC stat calculation, as well as interfaces to customize displays, show NPCs, design maps and plans for locations that can be hidden or revealed with a simple click, etc.

As a rule, the platform provides a basic interface for playing, but not everything is automated.
The advantage of acquiring a Fateforge VTT bundle such as those available via the present campaign is to have all the Fateforge rules readily available and automated, as well as tailor-made assets such as character portraits in the same style as the books', soundsets, and much more.
And with a game like Fateforge where there are many minute rules to remember and values to keep track of, believe us, it makes the DM's job that much easier, saving considerable time compared to an IRL game, and making for much smoother gameplay, particularly during fights!

Available VTTs

Foundry is a paid software ($50), which must be installed by the DM hosting the game. Players can join the game via an online interface. Foundry is used by many seasoned DMs with experience in programming, since it offers high customizability for whoever can code.

Roll20 is an online platform. It has a free version with certain limitations such as limited data storage and the inability to upload your own character sheets. A subscription is required to access advanced functionalities, starting from $6/month (less for a yearly subscription) for the whole table, since a subscribed DM can share such functionalities with the players of the games they host.

What Does the Fateforge VTT License Include?

The Fateforge VTT license features a complete, optimized VTT port of the following books: Adventurers, Grimoire Vol. 1, Creatures Vol. 1, and Encyclopedia Vol.1. Available for Foundry and Roll20.

This means, for instance, that all the Fateforge content contained in the aforementioned books is split into easy to use segments. The major difference between a PDF and a VTT is that when playing without a VTT, you have to roll the dice, calculate how the result was modified by the character's abilities, equipment, and circumstances at play, look up rules, etc. When using a VTT, everything is organized and automated. All you need to do is click the stat to roll, and the software handles everything, from rolling the dice to calculating modifiers.

DMs can easily choose what they want to share with their players (and what they don't). Creature tokens are ready for use, complete with matching stat block and art for each creature. Every profile has its own fully original Fateforge art, and B&W art was even colored for extra quality and harmony.
In short, no effort was spared to make Fateforge as user-friendly as possible in a VTT environment!

What Does the Fateforge VTT License Not Include?

Though it may seem obvious, it bears mentioning: the license does not include a subscription to the concerned platform, nor does it come bundled with the relevant software.
In addition, normally, the PDFs of the books ported to VTT are not included as part of the license. By default, when you purchase a VTT module, all you get is its port to the platform at hand. However, we have decided that for the duration of the Kickstarter, PDFs of the books come bundled with the VTT license, in order to celebrate the availability of these modules. A nice opportunity to kill two birds with one stone and get the PDFs in addition to your license, at no extra cost!

And there you have it! We hope that this gives you a better idea of this license's applications and of how much simpler it makes a DM's job when managing Fateforge sessions!

To find out more, visit our Kickstarter page. If you have any other questions, feel free to send them our way on our Discord, in the comments of our ongoing Kickstarter, or to our support service :)

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