In a world of jaded heroes and veteran adventurers, you play a team of misfits: Arianna, a dainty warrior with an attitude problem; Dirk, an adrenaline-junky rogue who doesn’t seem to understand the word ‘subtle;’ Benjamin, a nature-priest and an ill-suited newcomer to the adventuring lifestyle, and Chloe, a ditsy sorceress with a love of cute, fuzzy animals and setting her enemies on fire.

Adventuring is always a dangerous profession, but recently things have gotten bad. Very bad. Teams of expert fortune-hunters are getting "morted," suffering great losses against enemies that are better prepared than ever. In the taverns and Adventurer's Guildhalls, whispered rumors speak of the return of an evil that once all but destroyed civilization. But as many great and famous adventurers fall to this growing threat, perhaps this bunch of losers - called "The Frayed Knights" (but never to their faces) - might just be the heroes the world really needs:

The wrong people at the wrong time.


  • 30+ hours of gameplay.

  • Challenging, turn-based combat in a game that plays at your pace.
  • A unique "Drama Star" system that rewards the player for playing through tough situations instead of reloading and replaying.
  • A spell named, "Power Word: Defenestrate."
  • Over a hundred base spells, most with several upgraded variants.
  • An innovative trap-disarming / lockpicking system using character skills and items to disable a device one component at a time.
  • Over 80 feats to customize your party as they progress through the game.
  • A detailed, "stats-heavy" rules system... which you are free to ignore if you choose.
  • Nearly 200 different items to be used and abused by your characters.
  • A "Quarterstaff of Nad-Whacking."
  • Sixteen "dungeons" (interior adventuring areas), five outdoor areas, one village, an alternate dimension, and some green dude's one-room hovel.
  • A THICK (virtually) 69-page PDF manual. For those who want more than just the tutorials...
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0 comments by RampantCoyote on Sep 12th, 2013

Frayed Knights has received an update! In addition to some balance changes and fixing a couple of subtle equipment cut-and-paste errors, the in-game license key requirement has been removed. Nothing major for old veterans of the game, but it should make for an improved experience for new players.

More information can be found at


Changes in version 1.06:
* Removed license key requirements
* Increased Rogue (Dirk) Search bonus by +1, to a total of +3
* Bind wounds maximum heal amount is equal to the character's level (instead of 2)
* Battle Dressing: Maximum heal amount is equal to the character's level (instead of 3)
* Quick draw initiative bonus is +2 instead of +1
* Spell Dodger bonus is +2 instead of +3 (but still stacks)
* Decreased the Might requirement and cost of the Brigantine Coat to 5 and 150 silver, respectively.
* Increased armor level and decreased might requirement for Fine Brigantine Coat to 6 and 5, respectively.
* Decreased cost of laminate armor to 130 silver

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The released demo for Frayed Knights: The Skull of S'makh-Daon. Frayed Knights: The Skull of S'makh-Daon is a 3D indie computer RPG for Windows (and...

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Scotoma May 25 2012, 3:40pm says:

Is there a chance to get this as a standalone version? I have no interest in installing the Desura client and would like to play the game I bought.

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RampantCoyote May 25 2012, 10:09pm replied:

Yes, though it would be bad form to post the link here. But I'm sure you can find it. Some folks I refer here because they really prefer having a client manage it for them.

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Scotoma May 26 2012, 12:21am replied:

Your statement can easily lead to misunderstandings. So far I haven't found a way to download a standalone version of your game on Desura. I got a CD-Key here, which I thought might activate the demo (which I had to download from your homepage, as it's not as a standalone on Desura either), but no luck with that. And I'm certainly not going to rebuy the game from your website so that I get the standalone I was expecting to get here.

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RampantCoyote Creator
RampantCoyote May 27 2012, 10:47am replied:

I was confused. I've got the standalone version uploaded to Desura, though I'm not entirely sure how you download it . I didn't realize Desura offered that! My bad. Anyway, let me know if that works or not.

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Scotoma May 27 2012, 6:48pm replied:

Worked perfectly. Thanks for the quick response and sorry for being a bit impolite.

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RampantCoyote Creator
RampantCoyote May 27 2012, 8:06pm replied:

No problem. Fortunately Desura contacted me about it too (VERY responsive - these are good guys!) and helped me figure out what was needed.

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Indieaner Jun 2 2012, 11:25am replied:

Also a big thank you from my side for uploading the standalone version, it's very appreciated.

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Tsukiyoarts May 8 2012, 10:26am says:

I certainly liked how you mixed comedy with art and RPG, no doubts about why this game already won the award above mentioned, truly creative. I'm aiming something similar for my project, although my project genre is sci-fi and anime.

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HumbleLinux Jan 25 2012, 3:23pm says:

What about Linux version?

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RampantCoyote Creator
RampantCoyote Jan 31 2012, 12:06pm replied:

We haven't committed to a Linux version yet. We've got a developer working on the port to Mac, though, and when that's done we are going to talk about doing a Linux version.

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cerem Jan 1 2012, 9:30am says:

Just a note to indie developers.
I immediately uninstall demos and will not touch a game that refuses to allow me to set the keybindings I wish to. I am a left handed gamer, and using my right hand to WASD is like trying to write an essay with my foot. If I can't rebind keys to the arrow keys, I do not purchase your game. Lazy programming = No money.

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RampantCoyote Jan 3 2012, 6:23pm replied:

The arrow keys are already bound to movement. The WASD keys are a bonus (or, if you prefer, the WASD keys are standard and the arrow keys are the bonus).

Most of the non-movement "hotkeys" are rebindable.

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