“It was a beautiful, blinding moment. What fools we were.”
Aetherium is set in the virtual shadow of our own desperate future - a future where corporate and government control are near-complete and the dwindling resources of the material world have sent humanity into another world: the Aetherium.

What Is Aetherium?

For the average person, life is brutally hard. There is drudgery and filth and endless streams of meaningless, menial work. And then there is the Aetherium. More than a virtual reprieve from the urbanized nightmare of the 23rd century, the Aetherium is a digital landscape of countless dimensional frontiers, a virtual reality so vivid as to be indistinguishable from reality itself. The Aetherium, then, is the essential human commodity. Uncountable billions plug themselves in every single day to live dynamic dreams of a better existence.

Welcome to a new dimension in gaming
– a place that is no place at all.

Aetherium is a tabletop miniatures board game played in a beautifully realized and customizable battle map and tile system. Players control one of several factions and battle across a profound virtual landscape. The game’s asynchronous interaction evolves within a completely unique modular tile system –one that responds directly to the will of the players during the game. Numerous scenarios and a plethora of choices ensure that no two experiences can ever be the same.

In the Aetherium, players will:

  • Control a skirmish-level selection of highly detailed, beautifully sculpted miniatures to represent your unique cadre of hackers and affiliated programs;
  • Engage in a daring struggle for control of an ever-shifting landscape, set against a backdrop of mind-crushing Quantum Noise;
  • Strategically plan your turn by setting your activation deck order, anticipating your opponent’s choices and ensuring the correct sequence as you lead your team on a bold dive into the Aetherium;
  • Struggle for control of the psychological reality itself, while utilizing your remaining RAM to stay in the fight.

How To Play Aetherium

Enjoy our quick gameplay video to get a fast but comprehensive look at the core mechanics of Aetherium – a game that is quick to learn yet wonderfully challenging to master.
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Buy Aetherium

Come marvel at this truly unique game, featuring a tremendously dynamic world, genuinely innovative mechanics, and top-shelf quality. Take advantage of a small, skirmish-level model count that helps make Aetherium easy to start playing!

Core Game Products

Everything you need to start playing Aetherium

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The Collectives

Collectives are the different factions that struggle within the Aetherium, each having its own unique set of characters and play style.
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Axiom

Order is Freedom. Obedience is Salvation.
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Nanomei

Wild. Reckless. Free. No matter the cost.
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House Ikaru

Ikaru for Everything. Ikaru for Ever.
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RezX

Welcome to the Aetherial frontiers!
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Rhommox

The Code Eater virus has evolved!
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Operatives

A completely fan-made Collective!
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Wardens Of Tianran

Wayfinders of the hidden Path

Resources

Click and download the latest updates, as well as a selection of documents to help expand your Aetherium horizons.
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FAQs

PDF file containing most common questions asked, and the answers
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Quick Reference

PDF file containing all the main rules for Aetherium
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Living Errata

PDF file containing the latest Aetherium rule amendments
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House Ikaru Campaign Narrative

PDF containing background info for the campaign
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House Ikaru Campaign Packet

PDF containing the campaign Operations

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