Frail Realities

Posted on February 3, 2019
CategoriesFantasy, Historical

Frail Realities (FR) is a live role-play system based in the UK. It is an “altered history” system set in the Napoleonic times when the world and reality has been shattered by French ‘Mathmagics’. Magic exists, folklore and myth are true, there are gods, demons, fey and worse. The world is now tiny pockets of reality called realms, mostly undiscovered, and set at any point in history prior to ‘the collapse’ (or reality). In London it is the year 1835, but in others it might be the dark ages or prehistoric times.

Between these pockets of reality is the wasteland – a sea of nihilist, entropic mist which seeks nothing more than the destruction of reality.

Into this chaos the Wasteland Commission, a group of individuals drawn from all strands of society, venture forth to aid the interests of The British Empire, what little is left of it…


FR is a blend of altered reality with the magical and mystical. We usually run around 5 – 7 events a year, mostly from Friday evening to Sunday lunchtime, with one longer 5 day event in the summer.

Player numbers range between 12 – 16 on average. We’re very much a small system where player decisions have significant impact. There is a rich game world to explore and event plot tends to be deep, multilayered with the outcomes determined by player actions.

All our events have defined thresholds, which means you’ll be playing with characters of a similar power. It is also a cooperative system – all characters work together for the Wasteland Commission. They might disagree and have different views, but such are dealt with through discussion and reasoning (and indeed there often is no ‘right’ answer, just choices to be made).

More information on the setting, events, rules and so on can be found linked from this central rules document:…/1rcGi6CZVjR_9X29JKdbqK0rf5q…/edit…

(note that we are currently in the process of moving the rules over to google-docs, so some rules are still in word docs – these are all linked through the above as well).


If you’re keen to know more, we also have a private Facebook page where most discussion about events, rules and so on takes places. For an invite please ask on our public facebook or email letting us know who you are and your email address.

Any questions or queries about the system or events, please feel free to post here or email us.


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