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What We Do

Ember + Ash is a small press publisher for the role-playing community. It is run by the rpg community's most adorable* power** couple, Natalie Ash and Madeleine Ember. We love a wide variety of games and playstyles, but we will be featuring a system-agnostic setting of "Richter", a terror-filled city inspired by places like Dunwall, Yarnham, and Venice. It will also include incursions for both Trophy Dark and Trophy Gold, and a secondary PbtA style game in the same universe.

Follow us on twitter for publication information, or check out our storefront on Itch to purchase or download our products. If you have any feedback, send us a DM on Twitter. If we can help you publish your content, we would love to speak with you about how we can help: everything from content creation, through editing (line and developmental), layout, art direction, or doing the whole publishing thing. It's important to us to use our platform to help amplify other voices.

* probably not

** definitely not... yet

Who We Are

Natalie Ash  

Publisher

Madeleine Ember  

Publisher

Our Games

Project Galileo

2033 - You’ve been pursuing your scientific exploration on Mars, 11 Earth-months into the 12 you’ll be spending in Galileo Base, where you have found the first evidence of another intelligent species. Explore and discover what lies in the depths of Mars in this Incursion for the Trophy Dark system.

Available for purchase on Itch.io

Weaver

You are the Weaver. In an earlier time, when the world was only stories, you were the one who wrote them into existence. You had the entire palette of the unknown infinity to pull threads from, and the unbound existence to weave your tapestries onto. But humans have turned almost every corner, science has bounded the infinite, and stories are cherished only by children. Your power has passed. Almost. There remain the liminal spaces, the spaces in the heart alone, and the colors of dreams in the night sky. You can still weave stories into existence in this space, with these tools. Weaver is a practice of gathering experiences and using them to build a story for someone else, a future that you shape through your words. You are guided in this by engaging first with Gathering the Threads, gathering the raw components of story. Then you write your story, and either deliver it to its intended, or returned to the sky for someone unknown to you who needs it.

Available for download on Itch.io

Judgement

Judgement is a Game of Mourning for the game Esoteric, by Jay Dragon. Like all of Esoteric, this game should be a secret, details only existing in the memories of those who play it.

Available for download on Itch.io

Cradle to Casket

Cradle to Casket is a Game of Mourning for the game Esoteric, by Jay Dragon. Like all of Esoteric, this game should be a secret, details only existing in the memories of those who play it.

Available for download on Itch.io

Paratroopers of the Astral Legions of Kerrix

The warlords of Kerrix ran out of other people on Kerrix to conquer. They lacked access to any eldritch portals. They got lost in the non-euclidean geometries of the Labyrinth. They couldn’t quite figure out how to make a golden sail. They are, however, the best damn fallers in the galaxy, good enough to fall through the layers of space and wage war on alien soil. Maybe you got left behind when the warlords moved on. Maybe you deserted. Maybe your astral plunge was too fast or too slow. Maybe you just wanted to stay. Maybe. Maybe not. Which way is home? A background for Troika! published by the Melsonian Arts Council.

Available for download on Itch.io

Hadalin Diver

They have explored depths beyond the touch of sunlight, in the darkness beyond memories, in the unkind place most cannot return from. None, certainly, return whole or entirely sane. Exploration of the unwoken world has granted these bold adventurers a keen resolve and a deft hand with a harpoon. A background for Troika! published by the Melsonian Arts Council.

Available for download on Itch.io

Little Gods

Little Gods is a tabletop role-playing game where one person is on a quest, and the remaining players are the little gods of the world, intent on meddling for their own ends. Little Gods is a game for three to seven players, total. One player takes on the role of a mortal creature on a quest. (Figure out among yourselves who that is going to be.) Everyone else takes on the role of a minor deity, the eponymous little gods. In terms of stuff, you need a piece of paper and a pencil, a small bag, and two tokens per player - one light, one dark. It’s important that these tokens be as physically similar as possible, except in color.

Available for download on Itch.io