Final Fantasy XIV Getting an Official TTRPG

Square Enix leaked a pre-order page for Final Fantasy XIV TTRPG Starter Set on their online store on Wednesday morning before taking it down that afternoon and putting it back up again overnight.

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The order page for the new TTRPG went live on Wednesday for around 6 hours before being taken down, but not before being archived via the Wayback Machine. It's likely the game was scheduled for announcement during the Letter from the Producer event on September 23 but was posted live by mistake. As of Thursday morning, the pre-order page is live again on the site along with an announcement page confirming a player and GM core rulebook along with an official preview page.

The new game will be based on the MMORPG video game Final Fantasy XIV, which currently has over 3 million active daily players available on PC, macOS, and PlayStation. This marks the first official adaptation of the popular and long-running Final Fantasy video game franchise to tabletop RPGs. From the product description before it was removed:

Based on the hit MMO Final Fantasy XIV, the FFXIV TTRPG is a tabletop roleplaying game that lets you experience Eorzea from a whole new perspective. Step into the shoes of a heroic adventurer or assume the game master's mantle, then cooperate to forge your own unique stories within the vast and exciting universe of Final Fantasy XIV. The Final Fantasy XIV TTRPG Starter Set comes with everything you need to dive into the game and includes both the Player Book and the Gamemaster Book. Gather your friends together to explore, battle, and roleplay--the only limits are your imagination, and the only goal is to have fun. Discover a realm of adventure reborn!

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The Starter Set will include a Player Book, Gamemaster Book (including three scenarios tying into the FF14 main story), four pre-generated characters (Warrior, White Mage, Dragoon, and Black Mage), Rules Summary & Strategy Guide, encounter maps, character tokens, and ability markers. The set will also include custom numeric dice - 6d20 total (two red and one each of green, blue, black, and clear) with the Final Fantasy XIV logo in place of the 20 and 10d6 (four red, two each of blue and green, and one each of black and clear). No further information about the game system is available at this time.

The set is scheduled for a May 2024 release and is available for pre-order for $59.99.

Note: This article has been edited to update with new information as the pre-order page was taken down, then put back up again, then an official announcement and preview page released.
 
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MatthewJHanson

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I'm looking forward to building my own World of Order and World of Ruin, ala Final Fantasy VI (or Final Fantasy III for the Super Nintendo here in the U.S.A.)
I like to imagine that the PCs are off doing some other heroic quest, completely unaware of what Kefka is up to and then just...

Surprise! You're in a post apocalyptic setting now.
 




overgeeked

B/X Known World
The thread over on RPG.net has some interesting bits. Including a link to this video which is apparently of people playing this game. It’s 7+ hours and in Japanese.



At the 17:41 mark they show character sheets. They look suspiciously like 5E sheets.
 
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overgeeked

B/X Known World
If they're using 5e rules, they're missing quite a few dice from the starter set.
The people in the RPG.net thread who speak Japanese are confirming things later in the thread and saying it's a Starter Set so therefore a simplified version of the system.
 

Abstruse

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The people in the RPG.net thread who speak Japanese are confirming things later in the thread and saying it's a Starter Set so therefore a simplified version of the system.
I mean, is it so simplified the only weapons any of the characters use short swords and hand axes? No Cure Wounds only Healing Word? There's no d4, d8, d10, or d12 in the set. It's just d20 and d6.

Also, the ability scores on the list are similar to but not exactly the same as 5e. Looks like they may have started with a basis of 5e rules but hacked the crap out of it into something else.
 

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