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PRESS RELEASE: WYVERN GAMING TO LAUNCH KICKSTARTER FOR STARGATE ROLEPLAYING GAME INSPIRED BY HIT TELEVISION SERIES, SG-1 TM

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Kickstarter to Launch, with Product Release to Follow at Wonder Con 2021

“Things will not calm down, Daniel Jackson. They will in fact calm up.” – Teal’c

September 15, 2020 —

With a Kickstarter campaign launching soon, things will certainly “calm up” for the new Stargate Roleplaying Game in development from Wyvern Gaming and Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM).

MGM, a leading entertainment company focused on the production and global distribution of film and television content including major franchises such as Rocky, James Bond, Fargo, Vikings, The Handmaid’s Tale and Pink Panther, and game design company Wyvern Gaming are collaborating on a new tabletop roleplaying game based on the popular Stargate SG-1™ TV series.

Fans will have the opportunity to become early backers of the project and provide direct feedback to its development with the launch of the Kickstarter campaign on October 6, 2020 at 2:00 PM UTC. The game has been in public playtest since February and will remain so through the Kickstarter campaign, allowing fans to help polish the game mechanics and story along the way. The finished product will launch and be available to the public in April at Wonder Con 2021.

Brad Ellis, CEO at Wyvern Gaming, said, “As fans of the Stargate franchise, we want to make the best Stargate Roleplaying game possible. That is why it is important for us to include the fans in the development process with Kickstarter as the feedback engine. It is a game for the fans, so it is critical that we get their input in its development.”

In the new Stargate Roleplaying Game, players will explore the galaxy and aid in the fight against the Goa’uld System Lords. The core rulebook will contain all the information needed to create a character and join the Stargate Command (SGC). Players will choose from a set of playable races and classes as they learn the skills, feats, equipment, and technologies needed to make their character thrive as an SG team member as they complete Stargate Missions. The book also covers being a Gatemaster (GM). With the players, GMs steer the story and the non-player characters that interact with the player characters. Players may be asked to capture a point of interest, explore new worlds, retrieve important artifacts, rescue important VIPs, or capture high-value targets.

In addition to the Stargate RPG Core Rulebook, Wyvern Gaming has launched the “Stargate: Phoenix – A Living RPG Series,” a living campaign with additional “Episodes” to expand play with the Stargate RPG Core Rulebook. In these Episodes, your character will live inside a Stargate canon universe series called “Stargate: Phoenix.” Your success and failures will shape the story that plays out over a course of a “Season” of Episodes released over a year, culminating at Gen Con 2021!

For updates on the Stargate Roleplaying Game, sign up at https://stargatetherpg.com/

MGM’s licensing agency, Brandgenuity, is managing the development and roll out of the Stargate licensing program and brokered the agreement between Wyvern Gaming and MGM.

Beyond the Stargate Roleplaying Game, MGM and Brandgenuity continue to grow the Stargate SG-1 licensing program, including an upcoming fan convention from Creation Entertainment and collectible figures from Chronicle Collectibles.

Stargate SG-1 the television series, produced by MGM Television, picks up where the blockbuster film left off. Colonel Jack O’Neill (RICHARD DEAN ANDERSON) and his SG-1 team; Daniel Jackson (MICHAEL SHANKS), Teal’c (CHRISTOPHER JUDGE), and Capt. Samantha Carter (AMANDA TAPPING), set out to explore the mysteries of the Stargate. Each mission through the gate takes the SG-1 team to new worlds in a seemingly boundless universe.


About Wyvern Gaming

Wyvern Gaming is a game design company whose mission is to create “Approachable Games For Everyone.” The company has been producing games since 2015 and have a track record of producing easy to learn card and board games for the hobby game industry. We have the drive to build games that people can enjoy. We love gaming of all types, everything from tabletop role-playing games to 3D virtual reality shooters. Our hopes are to turn our passion into a few gaming classics. For more information, visit wyverngaming.com

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About Metro Goldwyn Mayer

Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM) is a leading entertainment company focused on the production and global distribution of film and television content across all platforms. The company owns one of the world’s deepest libraries of premium film and television content as well as the premium pay television network EPIX, which is available throughout the U.S. via cable, satellite, telco and digital distributors.  In addition, MGM has investments in numerous other television channels, digital platforms and interactive ventures and is producing premium short-form content for distribution. For more information, visit www.mgm.com.

About Brandgenuity

Brandgenuity is a leading global independent brand licensing agency headquartered in New York, with offices in London, Munich and Hong Kong and ranked amongst the top 15 licensing agencies worldwide. The agency’s clients include BMW, Church & Dwight (ARM & HAMMER), White Castle, Edgewell (Edge, Banana Boat, Hawaiian Tropic, Playtex), Carmen Sandiego, MGM Studios (The Addams Family, Rocky, Pink Panther, Stargate), ABI (Budweiser, Corona), NFLPA, and others. For more information, contact info@brandgenuity.com.

New Cinematic Scenario and Starter Set for the ALIEN RPG Officially Launched

Destroyer of Worlds is Here

New Cinematic Scenario and Starter Set for the ALIEN RPG

 

We have officially released the Destroyer of Worlds cinematic adventure module and a new Starter Set for the ALIEN RPG. Having just won a Gold ENNIE Award for Best Game and a People’s Choice Award for Best RPG at the UK Games Expo, the official ALIEN RPG today got its first two expansions to the line. Both modules are as of now available in the our ​webshop, in digital format at ​DrivethruRPG, and soon in hobby stores everywhere.

Pre-Order? All pre-orders of the modules in our webshop are being packed as we speak and will shortly be shipped from our warehouses in the US and the UK. Just hang in there!

Destroyer of Worlds is a complete Cinematic scenario, written by sci-fi novelist Andrew E.C. Gaska just like the previous Chariot of the Gods. In Destroyer of Worlds, you take the roles of Colonial Marines as seen in ALIENS (1986). The scenario is designed for 3–5 players plus the Game Mother, and it’s a gauntlet of one hell after another. Expect it to take three sessions to complete. This boxed set contains:
*The main Destroyer of Worlds scenario book
*A huge double-sided map (format 864x558mm) of the Ariaricus moon colony on one side and the Fort Nebraska space elevator ground base on the other
*Seven pre-generated characters to play
*Custom cards for weapons, vehicles, and personal agendas
*Player maps and handouts
The boxed Starter Set is designed to be the perfect entry point into the game and the ALIEN universe. It contains everything needed to start playing:
*A 104-page condensed rulebook
*The 48-page complete Cinematic scenario Chariot of the Gods by Andrew E.C. Gaska
*Five pre-generated characters to play
*A huge full-color, double-sided map (format 864x558mm), with one side depicting chartered space in the year 2183 and the other floor plans for the Chariot of the Gods scenario
*84 game markers for keeping track of characters, motion tracker pings, and more
*56 high quality custom cards for weapons, personal agendas, and initiative in combat
*A set each of ten engraved Base Dice and ten Stress Dice, designed specifically for the ALIEN roleplaying game

The 392-page core rulebook for the official ALIEN roleplaying game was released in December 2019. The game immediately sold out its first print run and swiftly entered the Top-5 list of best-selling tabletop RPGs in the fall of 2019. The game is currently being translated into seven languages.

REVIEW QUOTES:

“Move over, Dungeons & Dragons, Swedish publisher Free League has released Alien: The Roleplaying Game, and it is as great as it is terrifying.”
–The Gamer

“Free League Publishing has knocked it out of the orbit. It’s an interstellar masterpiece that honors the Alien legacy and builds on the stories that made the series great. It’s a sci-fi adventure that roleplaying fans will surely love, and it’s an accessible system for anyone interested in a good story and a rollicking good time.”
–GameTyrant

“The real horror of Ridley Scott’s seminal sci-fi flick Alien has always been the creeping, slithering fear of the unknown. It’s impressive, then, that Free League has been able to craft a tabletop roleplaying game that can conjure up that same pitch-dark dread from the safety of your kitchen table.”
–Dicebreaker

 

Neverland: A Fantasy Role-Playing Setting (5e) from Andrew Kolb and Andrews McMeel Publishing

 


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Explore the Isle of Mischief & Mystery

Many have heard of the island of Neverland. Stories of pirates, mermaids, and Peter Pan are told by parents around the world to send their children off to a happy, dreaming sleep. But it’s been a long time since the Darlings first flew to Neverland, and a new story is about to be told. Your own.
Journey into the world of Peter Pan and its mysterious inhabitants in Neverland: A Fantasy Role-Playing Setting ($24.99, October 2020). Created by award-winning designer Andrew Kolb, lost boys and girls alike will find endless adventure, lovingly adapted from the tales of Peter Pan and tailored for an older audience. Each hex is self-contained, brimming with lore from Peter Pan and the Darlings’ escapades.
It’s time to craft your own Neverland fantasy, filled with pirates, mermaids, and children who can fly.

About the Author

Andrew Kolb is an illustrator, artist, and designer. His first picture book, Edmund Unravels, was a Canadian Children’s Book Centre Best Book for Kids. Kolb has received strong praise in publications such as Publishers Weekly, Kirkus Reviews, and School Library Journal.

Post-Apocalyptic Setting The After Released for Savage Worlds

The After is a setting of savage frontier action (think The Revenant or Jeremiah Johnson) in a sci-fi post-apocalyptic world (think Annihilation or The Quiet Place). It uses the newly retooled Savage Worlds Adventure Edition.

The After was successfully Kickstarted last year and is now available to buy at DriveThruRPG.

The After is set in the wild reaches of the broken North American continent. You play survivors of the shattered human race trying to rebuild their world after nearly a century of alien predation and war. In The After, the powerful aliens that overwhelmed humanity have moved on. The war is over. Now it’s a gritty battle to reclaim the Earth. The damage is severe and only in the most sparsely populated areas have people survived at all.

The After is a full-color, 244 page book with detailed, provocative artwork by Jon Gibbons and written by Sean Nokes. The book features new playable races, new Arcane Backgrounds, new Edges and Hindrances as well as additional rules to evoke the unique feeling of the setting – including scavenging, item decay and deterioration, a Bestiary of foes and an extensive Gazetteer of the Wind River region of Wyoming, where the action takes place. In addition, The After has its own sort of unearthly items – Remnants – left behind by the alien races who used Earth as a battleground. These unique and powerful items are sought out by survivors to give both themselves and their communities a fighting chance to make a better life.

The After is a collaboration between Jade Monkey Studios and Fainting Goat Games.

Press Release: Kickstarter for Twilight: 2000 by Free League Funded in Seven Minutes

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Kickstarter for Twilight: 2000 by Free League Funded in Seven Minutes

Free League Publishing – Aug 12, 2020 14:19 BST

 

The Kickstarter for the edition of the classic roleplaying game Twilight: 2000 was launched today by Free League Publishing. The new retro-apocalyptic edition goes back to the roots of the franchise with a boxed set for sandbox roleplaying in the devastation of the World War III That Never Was. The Kickstarter reached its base funding goal in just seven minutes.

A classic roleplaying game returns. The new edition of Twilight: 2000, published in partnership with Game Designers’ Workshop (GDW) and Amargosa Press, will be the fourth in the series, the first being released by GDW in 1984. Just like the original version, the new edition is set in a year 2000 devastated by war – now in an alternate timeline where the Moscow Coup of 1991 succeeded and the Soviet Union never collapsed.

In the game, players take roles of survivors in the aftermath of World War III – soldiers or civilians. Their goal, beyond surviving for another day, can be to find a way back home, to carve out their own fiefdom where they are, to find out more about the mysterious Operation Reset, and maybe, just maybe, make the world a little bit better again.

The core gameplay uses a “hexcrawling” system established in the post-apocalyptic Mutant: Year Zero and survival fantasy Forbidden Lands RPGs (both Silver ENNIE winners for Best Rules, in 2015 and 2019), developing it further to fit the gritty world of Twilight: 2000. The core rules are built on the Year Zero Engine used in those games (as well as in the ALIEN RPG, winner of the Gold ENNIE for Best Game 2020), but heavily adapted to fit Twilight: 2000 and its focus on gear and gritty realism.

[Link to the Kickstarter.]

Free League Publishing is a Swedish publisher dedicated to speculative fiction. We have published a range of award-winning tabletop role-playing games and critically acclaimed art books set in strange and wondrous worlds.

Our game range include the alternate ’80s Tales from the Loop (winner of five ENNIE Awards 2017, including Best Game), sandbox retro fantasy Forbidden Lands (winner of four ENNIE Awards 2019), postapocalyptic Mutant: Year Zero (Silver ENNIE for Best Rules 2015), space opera Coriolis – The Third Horizon (Judge’s Spotlight Award 2017), dark fantasy Symbaroum, and the official ALIEN RPG (winner of the Gold ENNIE for Best Game 2020).

We have also published the art books Tales from the Loop and Things from the Flood  by visual artist Simon Stålenhag, as well as the illustrated edition of the Lovecraft classic The Call of Cthulhu by French artist François Baranger.

Website: www.freeleaguepublishing.com
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PRESS RELEASE: POWERED by the DREAMR RPG Zine Available Via DriveThruRPG and Itch.io

POWERED by the DREAMR, a Powered by the Apocalypse tabletop roleplaying game in a zine, is available now through DriveThruRPG and Itch.io.
In POWERED by the DREAMR, you are a Dreamr who possesses limitless powers within other’s dreams. Until you wake, you travel between the subconscious of sleepers, living out their dreams, searching out their secrets, or battling nightmares. Set in a dream state you and your friends collaborate on, this game maximizes the narrative rules to give each dream a surreal quality. As you navigate an ever-evolving universe of dream logic, your Moves will lead to success, reveal hidden truths, result in laughter, or unleash your character’s nightmares.
Created as part of Kickstarter’s initiative, Zine Quest, this project is the solo debut tabletop roleplaying game by RPG journalist, Egg Embry (Knights of the Dinner Table, EN World, Open Gaming Network, Tessera Guild). Using a variant of the Powered by the Apocalypse phenomenon (originally seen in Apocalypse World as well as Monsterhearts 2, Dungeon World, and more), this game keeps dreams vibrant and varied via random questions that alter the fantasy or reveal a character’s personal demons. You decide the dream objectives you must complete before the sleepr wakes. Will you combat a supernatural killer? Steal secrets? Defend the sleepr from dream thieves? Inspire a life-altering dream epiphany? Live out your fantasy life? Or something wholly original? The options are yours, Dreamr.
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Press Release: Rivers of London RPG: the creative team is assembled!

Chaosium is producing the Rivers of London Roleplaying Game, based on Ben Aaronovitch’s best-selling urban fantasy fiction. Reflecting the series’ inventive take on the fantastic—from Newtonian magic to the strange powers wielded by the rivers and other supernatural beings that inhabit the popular novels and comics—the game will use Chaosium’s Basic Roleplaying system, as well as original, customized rules.

And now the Rivers of London RPG creative team has been assembled! They’ll be working closely with Ben Aaronovitch on the game’s development and presentation.

Here, in alphabetical order, the team introduces themselves:

PAUL FRICKER: Paul Fricker is a freelance writer and games designer, and is designing and writing the core rules system for the Rivers of London Roleplaying Game. In partnership with Mike Mason, Paul is best known for writing and revising the latest edition of Chaosium’s award-winning RPG, Call of Cthulhu. Over the years he has participated in the creation and development of numerous scenarios and campaigns, beginning with Gatsby and the Great Race, back in 2005.Paul is also one of the hosts of the horror and gaming podcast, The Good Friends of Jackson Elias. He often can be found on Twitter (@paulfricker), where he endeavors to focus on the important topics in life: gaming, music and food.
ADAM GAUNTLETT: Hi! I’m Adam, and I’m a nut for crime novels and magic. I’ve written for The Escapist, Atlas Games, Pelgrane, and of course, Chaosium. My tendrils spread out from the island of Bermuda, where I lie in wait for the end of days. I can be bribed with cheesecake. Or a decent bitter, but cheesecake is more reliable.Rivers of London was the first I’d heard of Ben Aaronovitch and I quickly converted to Aaronovitchism, establishing a small shrine of books and graphic collections. My cats regularly sacrifice lizards in front of this sacred fane, though I do my best to stop them as lizards are bad for cats and the sacred fane.

My favorite moment in the Rivers series is when our heroes raid the Garden of Unearthly Delights back in Moon over Soho. I’ve a soft spot for Hammer Horror, and I can just picture Christopher Lee hamming it up in the VIP lounge back in the day. Ideally with Vincent Price, Peter Cushing and John Carradine a la House of the Long Shadows—but I’ve said too much…

LLOYD GYAN: From working with Modiphius Entertainment, to being the cultural liaison on RPGs such as Bastion and Liminal, Lloyd Gyan has come to see all that the RPG community has to offer. His unique take and perspective on the world at large brings a fine nuance to setting books, his specialty coming from his many years as a second-generation Ghanaian living in London.“Peter Grant’s magical life has always vibrated with me, being a West African boy living his best life in London. To be given a chance to work on a project as personal as this is a dream come true. Also, I actually know what Star Beer tastes like!”
LYNNE HARDY: Lynne has been working on and off in the roleplaying industry for almost 30 years, most recently in her capacity as writer and Associate Editor for Chaosium’s Call of Cthulhu RPG. Her past credits include work for Modiphius Entertainment, Cubicle 7, Green Ronin, and Pelgrane Press, among others, as writer, editor, or both. She also created her own steampunk pulp adventure game: Cogs, Cakes & Swordsticks. Her latest project, besides her continuing work on Call of Cthulhu, is as Line Editor for the Rivers of London RPG.“It took me far longer to get round to reading Rivers of London than I care to admit, but once I did, I was hooked. It was immediately obvious that the world was ideal for a roleplaying game and it’s a property I’ve been hoping to develop for years. With Mike Mason’s encouragement, I approached Ben at a book signing for Lies Sleeping and, fortunately, Ben agreed! I’m really looking forward to working with my team and sharing their work with all of our fans, new and old.”
GAVIN INGLIS: Gavin Inglis is a writer and teacher based in Edinburgh, with a background in tech and music. He writes adventures for Call of Cthulhu, including the introductory solo Alone Against the Flames. Other work includes interactive novels published through Choice of Games, and credits on ZombiesRun! and Fallen London. His fiction has appeared in a magazine for actual conjurers, and his story collection Crap Ghosts is the definitive reference to ineffective apparitions.Gavin was Language and Cognition Fellow at the Department for Clinical Neuroscience in Edinburgh, during which he produced a graphic novel about Functional Neurological Disorder, and an AI version of H.P. Lovecraft. His interactive web story about mental health, Hana Feels, was nominated for an XYZZY award. www.gavininglis.com.

“I love exploring London to find its history and hidden ways, so it’s a joy to be introducing players to the Rivers of London game and Ben’s eerie world.”

KERIS MCDONALD: Keris McDonald lives in the north of England, discovered Dungeons & Dragons before it was even considered a threat to one’s immortal soul, and has been playing and GMing scenarios for Chaosium’s Call of Cthulhu for 35 happy years. Her RPG scenarios have been published by Worlds of Cthulhu and The Cthulhu Hack. With many years involvement in writing live-action roleplaying events, she is currently helping run a Victorian Gothic LARP system.A writer of supernatural fiction across the horror, fantasy, and erotica genres, Keris has nine novels in print and has seen her short stories published in many magazines and anthologies. Her short story “The Coat Off his Back” was chosen for inclusion in Best Horror of the Year Vol. 7 (ed. E Datlow).

“It’s an honor and a privilege to be working on a fictional world as beloved as Rivers of London, and helping to bring it to life for gamers.”

HELENA NASH: Helena has been tabletop roleplaying since 1981 and has died on paper many times at the hands of formless horrors, faerie knights, and at least once by explosive decompression. She has written adventures for Call of CthulhuRuneQuest: Roleplaying in GloranthaDune: Adventures in the Imperium and Conan: Adventures in an Age Undreamed Of. Helena is one of the original developers of the cult film & television game 7TV, created the official roleplaying game of Robert Rankin’s Brentford books, and wrote a Choose Your Own Dinner Party gamebook combining elements of a Mike Leigh play and an Alfred Hitchcock film.She lives in Hertfordshire by the River Lea, about 30 miles north of Mama Thames as the duck paddles, with her wife and far too many comic books.

“Ben Aaronovitch’s Rivers of London books have had me hooked since Peter Grant’s first interview with a ghost in Covent Garden. It is a London I have known all my life, but interwoven with uncanny, dangerous threads of magic and magical beings. I’m super excited to be given the chance to shine a werelight on some of the darker corners of the Rivers of London world in this new RPG.”

LUCYA SZACHNOWSKI: Lucya Szachnowski has lived in London all her life and loves her city, roleplaying, and all things magical. For Chaosium’s Call of Cthulhu RPG, she co-wrote The London Guidebook, “The Garden of Earthly Delights” for Strange Aeons, “Suffer Little Children” and “London Calling” for Day of the Beast, “The Occulted Light” for Before the Fall, and contributed to The Investigator’s Companion and Keeper’s Compendium. She wrote the introductory scenario for the Sigil & Sign RPG, by Cubicle 7 and Make Believe Games. After years working on local London newspapers, she did an MA in English literature, specializing in literary London. Under the pen name Lucya Starza, she has written books on practical magic in Moon Books’ Pagan Portals series, and writes a London-based blog: A Bad Witch’s Blog. She is very excited to be involved in the Rivers of London RPG.

The Rivers of London

The Rivers of London series follows Peter Grant, an ordinary constable turned magician’s apprentice, as he solves crimes across London in a sensational blend of inventive urban fantasy, gripping mystery thriller, and hilarious fantasy caper. The series debuted in 2011 with Rivers of London (Midnight Riot in the US) and now includes more than a half-dozen novels, several novellas, and a number of comic book series. The series has sold well over two million copies and has been translated into fourteen languages. In May 2019, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost announced that their production company, Stolen Picture, had acquired rights to create a television series based on the world of the Folly. Author Ben Aaronovitch is also known for his work on both television and audio scripts for Doctor Who.

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Press Release: Free League Wins Six ENNIE Awards, Including Best Game and Fan Favorite Publisher

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Free League Wins Six ENNIE Awards, Including Best Game and Fan Favorite Publisher

Free League Publishing – Aug 01, 2020 15:09 BST

It was quite a night for Free League Publishing at the ENNIE Awards last night. The ALIEN RPG claimed the Gold ENNIE for Best Game, and artpunk RPG MÖRK BORG won no less than four ENNIES, including Product of the Year. Free League was also named Fan Favorite Publisher.

The ENNIE Awards are an annual fan-based celebration of excellence in tabletop roleplaying gaming. The ENNIES give game designers, writers and artists the recognition they deserve. It is a peoples’ choice award, and the final winners are voted upon online by the gaming public.

“The Fan Favorite Publisher award is especially humbling – feeling the love and support from the community is what drives us forward,” says Free League CEO Tomas Härenstam.

Here is the full list of awards to Free League Publishing and their games:

BEST GAME

  • ALIEN RPG – Gold
  • MÖRK BORG – Silver

BEST LAYOUT AND DESIGN

  • MÖRK BORG – Gold

BEST WRITING

  • MÖRK BORG – Gold

PRODUCT OF THE YEAR

  • MÖRK BORG – Gold

FAN FAVORITE PUBLISHER

  • Free League Publishing

The official ALIEN roleplaying game by Free League Publishing was released in December 2019 along with a host of supplements, in partnership with 20th Century Studios. The game immediately sold out its first print run and swiftly entered the Top-5 list of best-selling tabletop RPGs in the fall of 2019. The game is currently being translated into seven languages.

MÖRK BORG, designed by Ockult Örtmästare Games and Stockholm Kartell and published by Free League, is a pitch-black apocalyptic fantasy RPG about lost souls and fools seeking redemption, forgiveness or the last remaining riches in a bleak and decaying world. Who are you? The tomb-robber with silver glittering between cracked fingernails? The mystic who would bend the world’s heart away from it’s inevitable end? The world is dying. And you with it.

Free League Publishing is a Swedish publisher dedicated to speculative fiction. We have published a range of award-winning tabletop role-playing games and critically acclaimed art books set in strange and wondrous worlds.

Our game range include the alternate ’80s Tales from the Loop (winner of five ENnie Awards 2017, including Best Game), sandbox retro fantasy Forbidden Lands (winner of four ENnie Awards 2019), postapocalyptic Mutant: Year Zero (Silver ENnie for Best Rules 2015), space opera Coriolis – The Third Horizon (Judge’s Spotlight Award 2017), dark fantasy Symbaroum, and the official ALIEN RPG.

We have also published the art books Tales from the Loop and Things from the Flood  by visual artist Simon Stålenhag, as well as the illustrated edition of the Lovecraft classic The Call of Cthulhu by French artist François Baranger.

Website: www.freeleaguepublishing.com
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Press Release: GAME-CHANGERS FROM PAIZO

Press Release: Does Love Forgive? – a special surprise release from Chaosium for Gen Con 2020!

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Does Love Forgive? – a special surprise release from Chaosium for Gen Con 2020!

Does Love Forgive? is a collection of two special scenarios for Call of Cthulhu for one Keeper and one player. Great for a fun evening of gaming for two people. And perfect if you’re currently in lockdown or socially isolating with a friend or loved one.

Does Love Forgive? is a collection of two special scenarios for Call of Cthulhu originally released in Poland by Black Monk Games on February 14th, 2020. Usually, Call of Cthulhu is played with one Keeper and between four to six investigators. Sometimes, for any number of reasons, it can be hard to get such a large group of players together, so the scenarios in this collection have been specifically designed for just two people: one Keeper and one player.

Each of the standalone scenarios—Love You to Death and Mask of Desire—can be played over the course of one session and are suitable for all levels of Keeper and player experience. Advice is provided on how to support one-to-one play, as well as on how to create a bespoke investigator for each scenario or incorporate an existing investigator, if desired.Available now in PDF from Chaosium* and DriveThruRPG.

*purchase the PDF direct from Chaosium and you receive the full cost of the PDF off the printed version, which will be out later this year.

CONTENTS

Introduction
Advice on running one-to-one scenarios
Using Luck

Love You to Death

Chicago: February 15th, 1929. It’s a cold winter’s day when the investigator’s good friend Hattie May appears in their office at the detective agency. Her beloved pet dog, Highball, is currently scheduled to be destroyed later today and she needs the investigator’s help getting him back from the Chicago PD. It doesn’t sound like too difficult task, does it—so how hard could it be?

Mask of Desire

New York: September, 1932. The investigator, together with their two close friends Anna Konrad and Lucas Reston, has been invited to a party at wealthy—and notorious—socialite Madame de Tisson’s swanky apartment on the Upper West Side. But both Anna and Lucas are distracted by Anna’s audition tomorrow for Nancy Turner, the famous jazz orchestra conductor. What is the link between that and the mysterious parcel that arrives the next day at the investigator’s apartment? And why do so many people seem to be interested in the contents of
that box?

Both scenarios are perfect for a quiet evening of gaming for two people and require either the Call of Cthulhu Starter Set or the Call of Cthulhu: Keeper Rulebook to play.
By Lynne Hardy, Airis Kamińska, Anna Maria Mazur.

Based on Miłość ci wszystko wybaczy? by Airis Kamińska and Anna Maria Mazur, published for the Polish version of Call of Cthulhu in February 2020 by Black Monk Games.

Our award-winning roleplaying games, boardgames, and fiction have been acclaimed as some of the most engaging and innovative of all time. For more than forty years, Chaosium Inc. has captivated gamers, readers, and mythic adventurers worldwide.The Chaosium was founded by visionary game designer Greg Stafford in 1975.

Press Release: “Crypt of the Mellified Mage” Module For Award-Winning Forbidden Lands RPG Launched Today

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“Crypt of the Mellified Mage” Module For Award-Winning Forbidden Lands RPG Launched Today

Free League Publishing – Jul 30, 2020 14:18 BST

As Free League’s second Gen Con release this year, the Crypt of the Mellified Mage adventure module was officially launched today. The book compiles four thrilling dungeons and other adventure locations for the multiple award-winning Forbidden Lands tabletop roleplaying game.

Crypt of the Mellified Mage lets players visit a dungeon of dripping honey, explore a firing pit for magical pottery, stand in awe of the temple of a monkey king, and go on a dizzying tour through the mind of a mad mage.

The beautifully illustrated hardcover book is now available at the Free League webshop, and in digital format at DrivethruRPG. The book will soon also be available in general retail worldwide.

Forbidden Lands is a new take on classic fantasy roleplaying. In this sandbox survival roleplaying game, player characters are not heroes sent on missions dictated by others – instead, they are raiders and rogues bent on making their own mark on a cursed world. They will discover lost tombs, fight terrible monsters, wander the wild lands, and if they live long enough, build their own stronghold to defend.

REVIEWS OF FORBIDDEN LANDS:

“It’s like somone took hazy childhood memories of a classic D&D game and mixed them with a dash of bleak Scandinavian darkness.” –Tabletop Magazine

“Superbly packaged, Forbidden Lands is a pleasing combination of ‘Old School’ nostalgia and fast, simple mechanics with unobtrusive narrative elements designed to bring aspects of the character into play. Its setting offers scope for the player characters to develop not just personally, but also in terms of their place in the world.” –Reviews from R’lyeh

“This may be the most perfect role-playing game product I’ve ever seen.” –Plot Points RPG Podcast

Winner of four ENnie Awards 2019!

  • Product of the Year (Silver)
  • Best Rules (Silver)
  • Best Cartography (Gold)
  • Best Production Values (Gold)

Free League Publishing is a Swedish publisher dedicated to speculative fiction. We have published a range of award-winning tabletop role-playing games and critically acclaimed art books set in strange and wondrous worlds.

Our game range include the alternate ’80s Tales from the Loop (winner of five ENnie Awards 2017, including Best Game), sandbox retro fantasy Forbidden Lands (winner of four ENnie Awards 2019), postapocalyptic Mutant: Year Zero (Silver ENnie for Best Rules 2015), space opera Coriolis – The Third Horizon (Judge’s Spotlight Award 2017), dark fantasy Symbaroum, and the official ALIEN RPG.

We have also published the art books Tales from the Loop and Things from the Flood  by visual artist Simon Stålenhag, as well as the illustrated edition of the Lovecraft classic The Call of Cthulhu by French artist François Baranger.

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Press Release: Destroyer of Worlds For The ALIEN RPG Launching September 8 Alongside Starter Set

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Destroyer of Worlds For The ALIEN RPG Launching September 8 Alongside Starter Set

Free League Publishing – Jul 29, 2020 14:00 BST

Free League Publishing today announced that Destroyer of Worlds, the next Cinematic scenario module for the ALIEN RPG, will be officially released on September 8. Destroyer of Worlds, written by sci-fi author Andrew E.C. Gaska, will be launched alongside a new Starter Set for the game.

Destroyer of Worlds lets players take the role of an iconic type of character from the ALIEN universe: the Colonial Marine. A team of Colonial Marines get dropped onto the moon Ariaricus to handle a growing insurgency, but soon find themselves fighting for their lives against enemies beyond their worst nightmares. Priced at $29.99, the Destroyer of Worlds Cinematic scenario comes in a boxed set, including maps, handouts, and cards for a fully immersive tabletop experience.

The ALIEN RPG Starter Set is designed to be the perfect entry point into the game and the ALIEN universe. Affordably priced at $49.99, it contains everything needed to start playing, including an abridged 104-page softcover quickstart of the core rules, 20 custom dice, reference cards, character handouts, a huge starmap, and the complete Cinematic scenario Chariot of the Gods, also penned by Gaska.

For more information about Destroyer of Worlds and the ALIEN RPG Starter Set, go to alien-rpg.com. Both items are available for pre-order on the website.

The 392-page core rulebook for the official ALIEN roleplaying game was released in December 2019 along with a host of supplements, in partnership with 20th Century Studios. The game immediately sold out its first print run and swiftly entered the Top-5 list of best-selling tabletop RPGs in the fall of 2019. The game is currently being translated into seven languages, and was recently nominated for both an ENnie Award and an Origins Award for Best RPG of the year.

REVIEW QUOTES:

“Move over, Dungeons & Dragons, Swedish publisher Free League has released Alien: The Roleplaying Game, and it is as great as it is terrifying.”
–The Gamer

“Free League Publishing has knocked it out of the orbit. It’s an interstellar masterpiece that honors the Alien legacy and builds on the stories that made the series great. It’s a sci-fi adventure that roleplaying fans will surely love, and it’s an accessible system for anyone interested in a good story and a rollicking good time.”
–GameTyrant

“The real horror of Ridley Scott’s seminal sci-fi flick Alien has always been the creeping, slithering fear of the unknown. It’s impressive, then, that Free League has been able to craft a tabletop roleplaying game that can conjure up that same pitch-dark dread from the safety of your kitchen table.”
–Dicebreaker

Free League Publishing is a Swedish publisher dedicated to speculative fiction. We have published a range of award-winning tabletop role-playing games and critically acclaimed art books set in strange and wondrous worlds.

Our game range include the alternate ’80s Tales from the Loop (winner of five ENnie Awards 2017, including Best Game), sandbox retro fantasy Forbidden Lands (winner of four ENnie Awards 2019), postapocalyptic Mutant: Year Zero (Silver ENnie for Best Rules 2015), space opera Coriolis – The Third Horizon (Judge’s Spotlight Award 2017), dark fantasy Symbaroum, and the official ALIEN RPG.

We have also published the art books Tales from the Loop and Things from the Flood  by visual artist Simon Stålenhag, as well as the illustrated edition of the Lovecraft classic The Call of Cthulhu by French artist François Baranger.

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Press Release: Vaesen – Nordic Horror Roleplaying Launched

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Vaesen – Nordic Horror Roleplaying Launched

Free League Publishing – Jul 28, 2020 13:00 BST

Vaesen – Nordic Horror Roleplaying

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Vaesen – Nordic Horror Roleplaying, a brand new tabletop roleplaying game line was officially launched today by Free League Publishing, makers of the official ALIEN RPG. Based on the works of illustrator and author Johan Egerkrans, the Vaesen RPG offers an exciting take on Gothic folklore horror with a unique Nordic twist.

The core rulebook, along with a GM Screen and map, a card pack and a set of custom dice, is already available in the Free League webshop, and will be available in hobby stores worldwide shortly. It is also available in digital format at DrivethruRPG.

An actual play show of Vaesen will be go live on the Free League official YouTube channel on July 31, at 9 pm US Eastern Time, as part of Free League’s activities during Gen Con Online.

Written by award-winning author Nils Hintze (Tales From the Loop RPG) and based on the work of Swedish illustrator and author Johan Egerkrans, Vaesen presents a dark Gothic setting steeped in Nordic folklore and old myths of Scandinavia. The game mechanics use an adapted version of the award-winning Year Zero Engine. The game was funded in a very successful Kickstarter last fall, gaining the support of close to 4,000 backers.

In the Vaesen RPG, the players step into the roles of 19th century investigators in the Mythic North. They have all been born with the Sight, and are able to see what normal people cannot. Embarking on journeys to remote villages in the wilderness, the players will uncover the secrets of the Mythic North. Armed with nothing but their courage, conviction, and ability to see the supernatural, they will face the creatures of the forest.

Free League Publishing is a Swedish publisher dedicated to speculative fiction. We have published a range of award-winning tabletop role-playing games and critically acclaimed art books set in strange and wondrous worlds.

Our game range include the alternate ’80s Tales from the Loop (winner of five ENnie Awards 2017, including Best Game), sandbox retro fantasy Forbidden Lands (winner of four ENnie Awards 2019), postapocalyptic Mutant: Year Zero (Silver ENnie for Best Rules 2015), space opera Coriolis – The Third Horizon (Judge’s Spotlight Award 2017), dark fantasy Symbaroum, and the official ALIEN RPG.

We have also published the art books Tales from the Loop and Things from the Flood  by visual artist Simon Stålenhag, as well as the illustrated edition of the Lovecraft classic The Call of Cthulhu by French artist François Baranger.

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Press Release: Twilight: 2000 By Free League Coming to Kickstarter on August 12

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Twilight: 2000 By Free League Coming to Kickstarter on August 12

Free League Publishing – Jul 31, 2020 14:17 BST

Twilight: 2000, 4th Edition

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The new edition of the classic roleplaying game Twilight: 2000 will come to Kickstarter on August 12, Free League Publishing announced today. The new edition of Twilight: 2000 goes back to the roots of the franchise with a boxed set for sandbox roleplaying in the devastation of World War III.

As of today, fans can sign up to be notified at the pre-launch page on Kickstarter. There is also a new  newsletter out today, showcasing the layout of the upcoming game books. Finally, there is a teaser trailer to get into the apocalyptic mood.

Twilight: 2000 will be released in the first half of 2021, in partnership with Game Designers’ Workshop and Amargosa Press. This will be the fourth edition of the classic apocalyptic RPG, the first being released by Game Designers’ Workshop in 1984. Just like the original version, the new edition is set in a year 2000 devastated by war – now in an alternate timeline where the Moscow Coup of 1991 succeeded and the Soviet Union never collapsed.

In the game, players take roles of survivors in the aftermath of World War III – soldiers or civilians. Their goal, beyond surviving for another day, can be to find a way back home, to carve out their own fiefdom where they are, to find out more about the mysterious Operation Reset, and maybe, just maybe, make the world a little bit better again.

The core gameplay uses a “hexcrawling” system established in the post-apocalyptic Mutant: Year Zero and survival fantasy Forbidden Lands RPGs (both Silver ENnie winners for Best Rules, in 2015 and 2019), developing it further to fit the gritty world of Twilight: 2000. The core rules are built on the Year Zero Engine used in those games (as well as in the ALIEN RPG), but heavily adapted to fit Twilight: 2000 and its focus on gear and gritty realism.

Free League Publishing is a Swedish publisher dedicated to speculative fiction. We have published a range of award-winning tabletop role-playing games and critically acclaimed art books set in strange and wondrous worlds.

Our game range include the alternate ’80s Tales from the Loop (winner of five ENnie Awards 2017, including Best Game), sandbox retro fantasy Forbidden Lands (winner of four ENnie Awards 2019), postapocalyptic Mutant: Year Zero (Silver ENnie for Best Rules 2015), space opera Coriolis – The Third Horizon (Judge’s Spotlight Award 2017), dark fantasy Symbaroum, and the official ALIEN RPG.

We have also published the art books Tales from the Loop and Things from the Flood  by visual artist Simon Stålenhag, as well as the illustrated edition of the Lovecraft classic The Call of Cthulhu by French artist François Baranger.

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PRESS RELEASE – Token Terrors: An Uncontainable Gaming Experience

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Token Terrors: An Uncontainable Gaming Experience

New game featuring multi-use miniatures to launch on Kickstarter

JULY 9, 2020, BALTIMORE, MD – A new board game that doubles as a source of collectible gaming miniatures is set to launch a Kickstarter campaign on July 21st. Token Terrors: Battlegrounds, the first gaming creation by Baltimore artist John de Campos and Terrible Games, is a fantasy-themed one-versus-one strategy war game featuring detailed figures that can be used in other tabletop games such as Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons.

The initial Token Terrors: Battlegrounds line will include miniature goblins, soldiers, zombies, wyverns, elves, and flying machines – made by manufacturing company Gameland Importing & Exporting Co., Ltd. – each with their own unique abilities and strategies. Copies of the game, which will come with two of the factions in sets of ten, are $45 for Kickstarter supporters.

Unlike other miniature-heavy tabletop games, Token Terrors are intended to be used outside of the core Battleground experience as minions for other RPGs or as more immersive tokens for trading card games, particularly Magic: The Gathering. The factions for the initial run were chosen specifically due to their popularity in token generation Magic: The Gathering decks.

“I’ve been playing tabletop games and RPGs for many, many years, and I’ve always loved the mechanics of summoning minions and token creatures, but I always felt like the available offerings for representing them on the battlefield were lacking,” said Token Terrors creator John DeCampos. “They were either too expensive or too cheap, so I’m hopeful that Token Terrors will fill a niche for people like me.”

The Battlegrounds game has been diligently playtested by hundreds of people over the last three years at gaming events and conventions such as MAGFest and PAX East and has a rich background of lore and vivid artwork created entirely by de Campos and the Token Terrors Games team. Following a successful Kickstarter launch, there are future plans of a seasonal model that will move on to new factions making older seasons more desirable as collectibles.

Token Terrors: Battlegrounds launches on Kickstarter July 21st for a pledge of $45, and will retail for the same price following a successful campaign. For more information visit www.tokenterrors.com where you will find a mailing list signup for regular updates as well as lore backgrounds and additional game information.

About Token Terrors: Battlegrounds

Created by John de Campos and the team at Terrible Games, Token Terrors: Battlegrounds is a 1v1 game that has been in development for more than three years. Enriched by robust lore and artwork created entirely by the Terrible Games team, Token Terrors is built on established gaming practices as well as innovative and exciting new mechanics, while also providing a series of detailed, sturdy miniatures made by Gameland Importing & Exporting Co., Ltd. with countless applications in other tabletop games. Through strategic choices, well-timed attacks and smart use of each Token, players will alternate commanding their forces and attempt to outmaneuver and outwit their opponent until one player destroys all of the other player’s Tokens, reigning victorious.

Number of players: 2

Time Required: 30 – 45 minutes

Recommended Ages: 12+

Token Terrors Website: www.tokenterrors.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/tokenterrors

Twitter: @TokenTerrors

Instagram: @tokenterrors

Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tokenterrors/token-terrors-battlegrounds

 

Reviews:

The Hungry Gamer – https://boardgamegeek.com/thread/2440590/hungry-gamer-previews-token-terrors-battleground

 

Media:

Capitalist.io – https://capitalist.io/token-terrors-kickstarter/

Drop the Spotlight Podcast – https://dropthespotlight.com/21603-2/

On Table Top Preview – https://www.beastsofwar.com/board-games/top-table-token-terrors/

PRESS RELEASE: Mythological Figures & Maleficent Monsters (D&D 5e) on Kickstarter

  • Hardcover D&D 5E book
  • Spiritual successor to Deities & Demigods
  • Foreword by Jim Ward
  • 100 mythological figures, 30 mythical artifacts

Achilles. Lancelot. Robin Hood. Thor. Heroes, all.

The world is full of myths and legends which inspired those in our modern fiction and games. Iconic warriors and wizards, vampires and things from the deep, epic figures from history, these legends are universally known.

Mythological Figures & Maleficent Monsters delves into these paragons of literature, fable, and folklore. From Ancient Greece to Victorian England, deepest Transylvania to the High Seas, you’ll meet champions and thieves, pirates and knights, demigods and fey queens, ancient evils and urban legends. Archetypal heroes meet exemplars of villainy like Blackbeard, Rasputin, Dracula – even Lucifer, the Lord of Hell!

From Mike Myler’s popular by-request column on EN World, this 230-page epic compilation of over 100 legendary heroes, villains, and monsters brings these characters to life for the 5th Edition of the world’s oldest roleplaying game.

Plus a foreword from James M. Ward, author of the original Deities & Demigods!

Brought to you by game designer Mike Myler (Vast Kaviya, Hypercorps 2099) and industry veteran Russ ‘Morrus’ Morrissey (ENnies creator, EN World, What’s OLD is NEW, Judge Dredd & The Worlds of 2000 AD).

This 230-page full-colour hardcover contains over one hundred stat blocks drawn from myths, legends, and history all across the world, each beautifully illustrated with full descriptions and designer’s notes, with Challenge ratings from 1 to 35 (well, we had to include Lucifer, Cthulhu, and Fenrir!)

PRESS RELEASE: 9TH Level Games Announces New Hosted Online Play Service 9th Level RPGs run by vetted GMs

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9TH Level Games Announces New Hosted Online Play Service 9th Level RPGs run by vetted GMs

[PHILADELPHIA, PA, July 6, 2020]

9th Level Games are launching an online roleplaying game program on July 18th featuring Kobolds Ate My Baby as well our two new ENnie nominated games The Excellents and Mazes. Players can book seats now! Tickets can be purchased individually or as an entire virtual table for up to 6 players per game! Book now at https://www.9thlevel.com/hostedonlineplay

9th Level’s GMs will be running games of:

  • Kobolds Ate My Baby! The beer and pretzels classic where players have silly, brutal adventures as the monsters dungeon adventurers typically kill
  • The Excellents, a game about being excellent princesses in an AWESOME cartoon world
  • 9th Level’s first fantasy RPG, MAZES the Polymorph RPG of dungeons and danger!

Many of the 9th Level Games’ GMs have been running games for 9th Level at conventions for over 10 years. These experienced, imaginative folks will give players the adventure of their dreams, in the comfort of their own home for the price of a movie ticket! 9th Level Games is a small indie game design and publishing house known for its unique blend of humor, playability, and willingness to try new things. We focus on bringing fun, great looking, great playing games to your table!!! Our most well-known games include the Kobolds Ate My Baby! RPG line, the Schrödinger’s Cats card game, Meeple Party board game and Mazes fantasy RPG Zine.

Press Release: Light Strikers RPG – A Sci-fi/Fantasy Super Hero Story game with a brand new setting & rules system!

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“It’s fun, positive and truly heroic!”

What is a multi-platform tabletop roleplaying game?

Light Strikers is a multi-platform TTRPG that mashes up fantasy, novels, retro cartoons, anime, jrpgs & superhero comics into an original synthesis. From its inception, it’s designed to exist within a collection of rulebooks, battlebooks, novelettes, comics, anime, and more.

The setting:

In the world of Adamah, you’ll be a Light Striker super hero for the Altasharon Kingdom. Adamah blends sci-fi and fantasy into an awesome anachronistic landscape. Everything epic you’ve ever dreamed of exists here in some form, with a Light Striker twist. Yet there are so many surprises in store that you’d never expect. You’ll find mystical treasures, enchanted areas, transforming robots, mythic beasts, supernatural powers, evil monsters, and wicked villains. This place will be your other home. You will make fond memories as you enjoy your stay, and protect it from harm. The stories that take place vary between heroic battles, drama, politics, romance, whimsical fairytales, horror, intriguing mysteries, and legendary adventures. With your powers and position, your choice always matters. It will affect others and the world around you.

“Get ready to unleash your Spiritus powers and become a Light Striker. Fight to uphold love, equality, peace & beauty!”

About the gameplay:

Utilizing the customizable Clash system, you can start playing right away with a rules-lite version. You can always add more rules and powers, or play with the entire rules set straight away. All that’s required are at least two 6 sided dice for the rules lite version. Add a full set of polyhedral dice for the complete version.

To play:

You simply describe what you want to do, as your character, in Adamah. Talk to other players and characters, ask questions about what is around you. You can act out what your character says, or simply state it. Next, the game referee/narrator (Sage Commander, who controls the game elements, scenes, and plot points) responds to you. They provide more details, and describe how other characters interact and reply to you. They might ask you to roll dice to determine the outcome of your action, and will explain what happens with the results.

The lore and world-building support an endless campaign. Develop your characters and their stories along with the Sage Commander. You’ll enjoy plenty of ways to roleplay. Your hero will interact with a rich world filled with distinct allies, villains, races, factions, and monsters.

The combat is fast and fun. Keep it simple with the rules-lite mechanics. Or, use all the powers, abilities and options for more skirmish and tactical play. You can even set up your game session to be like a traditional dungeon-crawl and boardgame. Explore, fight monsters and enemies, collect treasures and enjoy the thrill of combat. You’ll love playing in the wondrous world of Adamah as a Light Striker!

“This RPG is configurable in multiple ways for adults, kids and teens of all backgrounds.”

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Launching this summer on Kickstarter, you’ll have the opportunity to support & be part of our origins with:

The Academy Pack

This includes the 1st edition core-rulebook, an introductory battlebook, and a novelette immersing you with everything you need to play!

Be prepared to enter the Light Striker Academy in the world of Adamah, and become a true super hero for the Altasharon Kingdom.

For more info, check out Light Strikers on Kickstarter and join the adventure! Clash

Press Release: The Bitter Reach – Epic Campaign Module For Award-Winning Forbidden Lands RPG Launched Today

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The Bitter Reach – Epic Campaign Module For Award-Winning Forbidden Lands RPG Launched Today

Free League Publishing – Jun 23, 2020 15:42 BST

The Bitter Reach – Forbidden Lands

The Bitter Reach epic campaign module for the multiple award-winning Forbidden Lands tabletop roleplaying game was officially launched today by Free League Publishing, makers of the official ALIEN RPG. The massive book expands the Forbidden Lands game with a huge map to hexcrawl, new rules, encounters and monsters, and a full campaign to play.

In the southern lands, elders speak of cold storms from the north. Cursed voices borne on the icy winds whisper of secrets from ages past that would plunge realms and kin into ruin if only someone could understand these ancient words. They are the desperate confessions of the lost. They are the legends of the Bitter Reach.

The 312-page beautifully illustrated hardcover book is now available at the Free League webshop, along with the The Bitter Reach Map & Cards Pack, containing a huge double-sided color map of the Bitter Reach (format 720 x 520 mm), a sheet of stickers for adventure sites and gravestones, and custom playing cards for unique mounts and magical artifacts.

Both products will soon be available in general retail worldwide.

Forbidden Lands is a new take on classic fantasy roleplaying. In this sandbox survival roleplaying game, player characters are not heroes sent on missions dictated by others – instead, they are raiders and rogues bent on making their own mark on a cursed world. They will discover lost tombs, fight terrible monsters, wander the wild lands, and if they live long enough, build their own stronghold to defend.

REVIEWS OF FORBIDDEN LANDS:

“It’s like somone took hazy childhood memories of a classic D&D game and mixed them with a dash of bleak Scandinavian darkness.” –Tabletop Magazine

“Superbly packaged, Forbidden Lands is a pleasing combination of ‘Old School’ nostalgia and fast, simple mechanics with unobtrusive narrative elements designed to bring aspects of the character into play. Its setting offers scope for the player characters to develop not just personally, but also in terms of their place in the world.” –Reviews from R’lyeh

“This may be the most perfect role-playing game product I’ve ever seen.” –Plot Points RPG Podcast

Winner of four ENnie Awards 2019!

  • Product of the Year (Silver)
  • Best Rules (Silver)
  • Best Cartography (Gold)
  • Best Production Values (Gold)

Free League Publishing is a Swedish publisher dedicated to speculative fiction. We have published a range of award-winning tabletop role-playing games and critically acclaimed art books set in strange and wondrous worlds.

Our game range include the alternate ’80s Tales from the Loop (winner of five ENnie Awards 2017, including Best Game), sandbox retro fantasy Forbidden Lands (winner of four ENnie Awards 2019), postapocalyptic Mutant: Year Zero (Silver ENnie for Best Rules 2015), space opera Coriolis – The Third Horizon (Judge’s Spotlight Award 2017), dark fantasy Symbaroum, and the official ALIEN RPG.

We have also published the art books Tales from the Loop and Things from the Flood  by visual artist Simon Stålenhag, as well as the illustrated edition of the Lovecraft classic The Call of Cthulhu by French artist François Baranger.

Website: www.freeleaguepublishing.com
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Press Release: Inn between Worlds Kickstarter

“Inn between Worlds” Kickstarter goes Live

Murchison, TX – Texas in August Studio is pleased to announce the launch of a Kickstarter for Inn between Worlds, an RPG supplement book.

The Kickstarter may be found here; http://kck.st/3e90QoT

The Inn between Worlds is an RPG supplement which explores the idea of inns (hotels) and taverns (bars). An RPG book should always provide as much useful material as possible. This supplement doubles down on being useful.

It provides a modern hotel, and a fantasy tavern-inn compound. It can be used in a modern game, or a fantasy game. Both versions of the place stand on damage to space and time. Basically, both serve as a small version of the Bermuda Triangle with its own front desk and room service.

The Inn between Worlds also provides:

·       Seven new powers or stunts,

·       Five new monsters,

·       12 NPCs,

·       And tables for encounters and plot hooks.

Inn between Worlds also has a new subsystem, which helps a gaming group design their own version of the hotel or inn-and-tavern. So, the GM can use the predesigned version that comes with the book, or the group can design their own special take on the place.

The Inn between Worlds provides a unique set of tools for an awesome inn-tavern combo that you can use in a classic fantasy game, or a modern game. It provides a grab bag of NPCs, monsters, and new powers.

It lets PCs connect to dozens of worlds and even more adventures.

It is a place that touches many worlds, some beautiful, some mad, some terrifying.

And all those worlds are calling out for adventurers.

You do not just use the Inn between Worlds as an occasional base between adventures.

It is a home to adventures.

The writing is done, the editing is done, and the layout is done. The art is… not done!

So, yeah, this Kickstarter is to generate funds for the art for In between Worlds.

Please support the Kickstarter.

PRESS RELEASE: Anima Press announces launch date for Mew-Tants! A RPG where you play as fur-midable cats with mutant powers

Anima Press is proud to announce the launch date of it’s first RPG Mew-Tants! Mew-Tants will be available from Friday the 19th of June 2020.

Designed by Anima Press founder Aled Lawlor, Mew-Tants! is a rules-lite, indie rpg zine that uses a simple d6 system where everyone is a cat. Not just a normal cat, but a cat with a unique mutant superpower that ranges from tele-cat-nesis to laser pointer eyes to cat-ortionism.

Players will explore their neighbourhoods, rescue stranded kittens and take down fearsome were-woofs in this game designed for 2-5 players and a games master. Anything is possible, except for things requiring thumbs, you are still a cat.

Mew-Tants! is presented in a gorgeous A5, 24 page, risograph printed, 120 GSM, saddle-stitched zine format. This contains all the rules needed to play as well as a short adventure ‘The Catnapping.’ Will your team of mutant cats find the missing Kitty Foo-Foo and bring the culprit to justice?  Ideal for one shots but able to carry longer adventures, Mew-Tants is a purr-fect addition to any cat lovers RPG collection.

Mew-Tants was successfully funded at over 200% on Kickstarter and has been fully fulfilled to the early backers.

The RPG will be available to the public in both print and PDF from Friday the 19th of June.

You can pick up a physical copy from https://www.anima.press/ 

Digital copies will be available from Anima PressItch.io and DriveThru RPG

Mew-Tants is the first in a planned series of animal based RPGs, with the next planned game ‘Were-Woofs’ being set within the same universe but have players take control of a muttley group of doggos. All of the games will be cross compatible in respects to rules and adventures you can play together.

This is the first physical RPG product Anima Press is launching, beyond Mew-Tants they are working on multiple projects including Alchemists Apothecaries and Accountants a Troika! RPG supplement, an entry for the Dissident Whispers a one page dungeon project in support of Black Lives Matters and artwork for the post-brexit RPG Shadow of Mogg.

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Press Release: Announcing the Onyx Path Virtual Gaming Convention

Announcing the Onyx Path Virtual Gaming Convention
Join a completely digital tabletop gaming convention from Onyx Path Publishing, taking place June 12-14, 2020.
June 1, 2020 – Onyx Path Publishing is holding its very first convention over the course of three days to provide fans and players of tabletop roleplaying games with a uniquely online convention experience. Onyx Path Gaming Con will be completely digital and accessible to anyone with a laptop, computer, or cellphone, allowing fans and players of Onyx Path games to connect with one another over their favorite game.
The convention will feature actual play streams of Onyx Path game lines, workshop sessions for gamemasters and game developers, panels with tabletop RPG industry professionals. Along with behind the scenes updates and developments of upcoming Onyx Path titles. This online content will be accessible across Twitch and YouTube channels owned by Onyx Path Publishing, Gehenna Gaming, and other partners.
A major focus of Onyx Path Virtual Gaming Con will allow attendees to play in virtual tabletop sessions run by professional gamemasters. The goal of this event is to provide Onyx Path customers a uniquely focused gaming convention experience based on the games they enjoy playing and introduce new games to fall in love with. These games include Scarred Lands, Legendlore, They Came from Beneath the Sea!, Scion, and Trinity Continuum. Along with Exalted and many World of Darkness and Chronicles of Darkness games, such as Vampire: The Masquerade, Mage: The Ascension, Hunter: The Vigil, and many more.
Some of the proceeds from the Onyx Path Virtual Gaming Con will go to both Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) as well as The Bodhana Group.
“TMCF distributes 98% of its awards exclusively to HBCUs and PBIs, which is more than any other organization that supports the Black College Community.” Read more about Thurgood Marshall College Fund here: https://www.tmcf.org.
The Bodhana Group is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advocating for “tabletop gaming as a directed therapeutic and clinical practice that can benefit personal growth as well as enhance social and educational services to individuals and families.”
Read more about the Bodhana Group here: https://www.thebodhanagroup.org.
In order to make this convention possible Onyx Path Publishing has partnered up with Gehenna Gaming, a New England-based horror gaming experience company, in an effort to assist in the organization of the event. Gehenna Gaming successfully launched VirtualHorror Con this past April, which was host to over 18K viewers and attendees. This partnership will ensure a successful con enjoyed by Onyx Path Publishing customers and players of tabletop roleplaying games from around the world.
Come walk the Onyx Path with us.
About Onyx Path Publishing:
Founded in 2012, Onyx Path Publishing is a Pennsylvania-based company dedicated to the development of exemplary, immersive worlds. Working with a group of amazingly talented creators, we explore print, electronic and other forms of media distribution to produce games and fiction based on the Scarred Lands, Pugmire, Scion, Trinity, Exalted, World of Darkness and Chronicles of Darkness properties. With over 20 years of publishing experience from which to draw, we are industry professionals who love the art of the game and plan to continue making meaningful, innovative contributions in the years to come.
Twitter:@theonyxpath
About Gehenna Gaming:
Gehenna Gaming is a New England-based company dedicated to providing unique gaming experiences to fans and players of horror-themed tabletop and live-action roleplaying games. Our distinct perspective gives insight into what players are looking for and how to best run traditional horror RPGs. We partner with game designers, distributors, content creators, and industry influencers in order to entertain players, empower brands, and educate fans. While bolstering a positive, supportive, and inclusive environment.
Twitter: @GehennaGaming

Media Release: Announcing the Aquelarre RPG

Announcing Aquelarre

The “best RPG not available in English”, now available in English!

A Classic Roleplaying Game

Aquelarre (“Coven”) has been described as the “best RPG not available in English”. And now, almost 25 years since it was first released in Spain, Aquelarre is available for English-speaking gamers!

Originally from Spanish publisher Nosolorol, Chaosium is distributing Aquelarre after Nocturnal Media’s successful Kickstarter. The English edition is a gloriously illustrated complete roleplaying game, which comes with a selection of supplements and gaming aids for long-term play.

Game and Setting

Aquelarre offers everything you expect to find in a fantasy RPG: character creation, game system and magic system. It also includes detailed information about the medieval Iberian setting, the cosmology of angels and demons, and a bestiary.

Player characters in Aquelarre begin life in one of five kingdoms that dominated the Iberian Peninsula during the Middle Ages—Castilla, Aragón, Granada, Navarra, or Portugal. Based on their region, characters may be of various cultures—Arabian, Basque, Castilian, Catalan, Jewish, Muslim, and many more. Social position (from nobility to slave) and father’s occupation affect their capabilities, including profession.

Of course, personal characteristics play their part, too. One such is the Rationality/Irrationality rating, which determines how attuned a character is with the Irrational world, how capable with magic, and how susceptible to it. Rituals of faith depend upon a high Rationality instead. Advantages and Disadvantages help to round characters out.The game system itself relies mainly on percentile rolls against either characteristic ratings or skills based on those (and on character experience). As might be expected from a game that has thrived for several decades now, rules for combat, weapons, and healing are all nicely detailed, with options to suit a variety of playing styles.

Aquelarre also includes considerable detail about medieval life in Iberia, from daily business to social mores to fairy tales, besides the expected focus on angels and demons.

Experience one of the finest European roleplaying games ever published and treat your play group to a different, darker fantasy campaign. Available now from Chaosium.com.

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Our award-winning roleplaying games, boardgames, and fiction have been acclaimed as some of the most engaging and innovative of all time. For more than forty years, Chaosium Inc. has captivated gamers, readers and mythic adventurers worldwide.The Chaosium was founded by visionary game designer Greg Stafford in 1975.

Press Release: Gaming Days Announces New Date For Free RPG Day

Gaming Days Announces New Date For Free RPG Day

NEW DATE FOR FREE RPG DAY – July 25th, 2020

Hillsboro, OR – May 28, 2019: On July 25th, 2020 game stores across the globe will host Free RPG Day, a celebration of tabletop Role Playing Games. Free RPG Day offers retailers and publishers an opportunity to connect players with their local game stores using role playing games as a platform for community building.

Free RPG Day will offer publisher-supplied game materials, helping retailers provide early looks and unique play experiences to their community. The roster of participating publishers includes: 9th Level Games, Army Painter, Cubicle 7, Dave Taylor Miniatures & Mantic Games, Fantasy Flight Games, Gatekeeper Games, Goodman Games, Hit Point Press, Magpie Games, Oni Games, Paizo, Q-Workshop, Renegade Game Studios, Roll 20, and Wizkids.

Paul Alexander Butler of Gaming Days, says, “2020 has been a crazy ride and we feel that our communities need a reason to celebrate role playing games more than ever. Our team feels strongly that this is the best Free RPG Day kit in the history of the event and we hope that this year’s event will serve as a rallying cry for role playing games this summer.”

For more information or to get involved, please visit https://www.freerpgday.com/.

ABOUT GAMING DAYS, LLC

Gaming Days LLC. was formed by retailers Paul Alexander Butler, Steve Ellis, Rob Harrington, and Travis Severance in early 2019 and acquired Free RPG Day, the annual gaming event, that same year. The team’s mission is to provide premium play experiences to a worldwide audience by working together with the best of the gaming industry.

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Press Release: [Iron GM Games]Open Playtest Adds New ARCop Class

The ARCop
New Class Free to Download at the Grimmerspace Open Playtest!

We recently announced the Grimmerspace Open Playtest over on our forums, and we made our first two classes publicly available to download and play test for free just the other week.

Today, we’re announcing out third class, The ARCop, is on the forums, ready for you to test drive!

To maintain order and serve justice in a mega-arc, a structure so huge it houses a nation’s worth of citizens and is visible from space, requires a special brand of policing. It require an ARCop.

As an ARCop you are trained at the bleeding edge of police technology, and you are never alone. For you carry your Piece, an ARCop’s signature weapon which holds the veteran mind of a deceased ARCop.

Your Piece is your partner, mentor, friend and confidant. It is both a companion and an instrument of justice, helping you bring your brand of law to a dark and dangerous galaxy.

Owen K.C. Stephens (Design Lead for the Starfinder Core Rulebook, Development Lead for the Character Operations Manual), author of our Grimmerspace classes and races, is running the play test.

To jump in just register with the forums. See you there!

– Rone & Lou
Iron GM Games 2020

What is Grimmerspace?
Grimmerspace is the highly-anticipated horror setting for Starfinder, including adventures, a bestiary, and more. What happens when magic invades a sci-fi only horror galaxy? It’s bullets vs. fireballs against a backdrop of alien terrors! From Iron GM Games and co-developed by Sean Astin (LotRStranger Things) Grimmerspace is fueled by the award winning design talents of industry veterans.
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Press Release: Game Master’s Guide For Acclaimed Dark Fantasy RPG Symbaroum Coming June 2

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Game Master’s Guide For Acclaimed Dark Fantasy RPG Symbaroum Coming June 2

Free League Publishing – May 26, 2020 14:00 BST

The Game Master’s Guide and Adventure Pack 4

Free League Publishing, creators of the official ALIEN roleplaying game, today announced that the worldwide release of the official Game Master’s Guide for the acclaimed dark fantasy roleplaying game Symbaroum, is set to June 2, 2020. With the Game Master’s Guide, Symbaroum’s collection of core books is complete.

The book is set to release next week, but it can be purchased today in the Free League webshop, alone or bundled with Adventure Pack 4, which will be officially launched later this year.

The Game Master’s Guide features three sections, meant to inspire and support Game Masters when it comes to everything from the creation of homebrew adventures to managing sessions around the gaming table:

  • The Adventure section, with chapters on the design of game worlds, chronicles, adventure landscapes and of adventures set in the Underworld, Yonderworld and Spirit World. It also offers tips regarding how to construct scenarios for experienced player characters, and guidelines for Troupe Play in Symbaroum.
  • The Challenges section, containing alternative rules for pitched battles, advanced traps and social challenges. Adding to this are chapters on Ceremonial Magic (including sixteen ceremonies), expeditions in Davokar, exploration of ruins, the design of legendary creatures and rules for handling player characters owning and managing an estate or smaller domain.
  • The Rewards Section, which offers suggestions on different ways of rewarding player characters and their players, aside from Experience and shiny coins. The chapters also present guidelines for designing what in Symbaroum are called Curiosities, Mystical Treasures and Artifacts, after which the book is rounded off with the description of no less than twenty seven artifacts – all of them with a unique adventure set-up.

Adventure Pack 4 is a 112-page hardcover book, including two scenarios that in different ways relate to the growing internal divisions within the Ambrian realm. Call of the Dark plays out in the northern territories of the Lost Land of Alberetor, where the player characters will accompany a lowborn noble who is looking to prove the status of her family. The second adventure, Retribution, initially deals with the search for a person who has gone missing in the city of Kurun, but is soon shown to involve events which may have serious consequences for the relationship between the peoples of the Davokar region.

The dark fantasy roleplaying game Symbaroum was launched in 2015 and has captured the imagination of ever growing crowd of gamers with its evocative art and rich game setting.

“Symbaroum excels in every single aspect of game design: the setting, the rules, the layout, the art.”
– Antonios S, RPGnet

“The simple system and rich setting, thick with dark and evocative imagery, makes this a worthy consideration for new and experienced gamers alike.”
– Paul Baldowski, GeekNative

“All in all, this is a stunning piece of work. It has all the sophistication of 13th Age, the mechanical beauty of Dungeon World, and the dark attractiveness of Warhammer Fantasy in a comprehensive and elegant game.”
– Rodney Orpheus, Medium

Free League Publishing is a Swedish publisher dedicated to speculative fiction. We have published a range of award-winning tabletop role-playing games and critically acclaimed art books set in strange and wondrous worlds.

Our game range include the alternate ’80s Tales from the Loop (winner of five ENnie Awards 2017, including Best Game), sandbox retro fantasy Forbidden Lands (winner of four ENnie Awards 2019), postapocalyptic Mutant: Year Zero (Silver ENnie for Best Rules 2015), space opera Coriolis – The Third Horizon (Judge’s Spotlight Award 2017), dark fantasy Symbaroum, and the official ALIEN RPG.

We have also published the art books Tales from the Loop and Things from the Flood  by visual artist Simon Stålenhag, as well as the illustrated edition of the Lovecraft classic The Call of Cthulhu by French artist François Baranger.

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PRESS RELEASE: Andrews McMeel Publishing Signs Exclusive Licensing Deal to Distribute ZWEIHÄNDER RPG Content via Roll20

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Andrews McMeel Publishing Signs Exclusive Licensing Deal

to Distribute ZWEIHÄNDER RPG Content via Roll20

 

Kansas City, MO (May 21, 2020) —Andrews McMeel Publishing (AMP) has signed a licensing deal to distribute ZWEIHÄNDER RPG content via Roll20, effective May 21, 2020. Roll20’s Virtual Table Top (VTT) will be the exclusive virtual tabletop for all ZWEIHÄNDER and Powered by ZWEIHÄNDER d100 tabletop role-playing games.

In addition, AMP has released the ZWEIHÄNDER RPG Player’s Handbook in Roll20 Compendium format, playable here now. With ZWEIHÄNDER RPG, gamers are able to create grim characters, write perilous adventures, and build their own low fantasy & dark fantasy campaigns. The ZWEIHÄNDER RPG can be found on the Roll20 Marketplace here. AMP will also develop and support future ZWEIHÄNDER RPG supplements and a variety of yet-to-be published tabletop role-playing games on the Roll20 Marketplace.

 

“One of the key challenges modern audiences face is which virtual tabletop (VTT) to use when playing tabletop RPGs online,” said Daniel Fox, AMP’s Executive Creative Director, Games. “While other VTTs have their own unique advantages, the intuitiveness, flexibility, and user-friendly interface that Roll20 offers simply can’t be beat. The release of the ZWEIHÄNDER RPG Compendium is a perfect complement to the Roll20 Spotlight program. The future of VTT gameplay rests in Roll20’s capable hands, and I am excited for our partnership with them.”

“ZWEIHÄNDER is a great game that calls back to the classic tabletop RPG feel and crunch, while also having the design sense for a modern audience,” said Trivia Fox, Roll20 Licensing Director.

“We have watched continued growth of ZWEIHÄNDER on the Roll20 virtual tabletop and are honored to be the exclusive place to play ZWEIHÄNDER online. We look forward to continuing a partnership with both Daniel and Andrews McMeel as the ZWEIHÄNDER series grows and develops.”

About ZWEIHÄNDER:

Celebrated as Best Game and Product of the Year at Gen Con, ZWEIHÄNDER RPG is a dark fantasy tabletop role-playing game. Using an intuitive D100 system and modern design principles, it’s easy for Dungeons & Dragons and tabletop RPG fans to learn and play. ZWEIHÄNDER also offers enough crunch to satisfy veteran gamers, making a dynamic alternative to craft your own dark fantasy campaigns. Using its unique profession-based system, you’ll create grim & perilous characters unlike anything you’ve ever experienced before.

About Andrews McMeel Publishing:
Andrews McMeel Publishing is a division of Andrews McMeel Universal, a global, independent and integrated media partner to creators of inspirational content, comics, and illustrated humor. It distributes creator content through global syndication; book, calendar and greeting card publishing; digital consumer experiences; and entertainment licensing.  For more information, please visit andrewsmcmeel.com.

About Roll20:

The Roll20 team is dedicated to enabling gamers to unite across any distance via our easy-to-use gaming tools. This means we strive to lessen the technical burden on the participants, facilitate the formation of new gaming groups, and to make barriers to entry as few as possible when gathering around a table for camaraderie. To accomplish these goals we seek to create a service that is sustainable and will be a resource to the gaming community as long as it is needed. For more information, please visit https://roll20.net/.

PRESS RELEASE: New Edition of Classic RPG Twilight: 2000 Announced by Free League Publishing

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New Edition of Classic RPG Twilight: 2000 Announced by Free League Publishing

Free League Publishing – May 13, 2020 14:01 BST

Twilight: 2000, 4th Edition

A new edition of the classic roleplaying game Twilight: 2000 was announced today by Free League Publishing, makers of the ALIEN RPG, in partnership with Game Designers’ Workshop and Amargosa Press. The new edition goes back to the roots of the franchise with a boxed set for sandbox roleplaying in the devastation of World War III. It will come to Kickstarter in August, to be released in early 2021.

The new edition of the apocalyptic RPG Twilight: 2000 will be the fourth in the series, the first being released by Game Designers’ Workshop in 1984. Just like the original version, the new edition is set in a year 2000 devastated by war – now in an alternate timeline where the Moscow Coup of 1991 succeeded and the Soviet Union never collapsed.

“The first edition of Twilight: 2000 was an iconic game for me back in the ’80s, and we are humbled and honored to work with Marc Miller and Game Designers’ Workshop to bring a new edition to life. The original game was really ahead of its time. Our goal is to build on the amazing sandbox survival gameplay and develop it further, making it more accessible using the tools of modern game design,” says lead game designer and Free League founder Tomas Härenstam.

“When I saw this proposal to revisit the Twilight universe, I signed on immediately. As I have seen the work proceed, I have not been disappointed, and I look forward to seeing this project become reality,” says Marc Miller of Far Future Enterprises and co-founder of Game Designers’ Workshop.

Also part of the project are Amargosa Press (who have recently announced the new Dark Conspiracy 4th Edition RPG), Polish RPG publisher Black Monk Games (who will act as a consultant on the Poland in 2000 AD game setting as well as publish a Polish edition of the game), and Far Future Enterprises (who publishes the fifth edition of the Traveller science-fiction roleplaying game).

The design team is led by Tomas Härenstam (ALIEN RPGForbidden Lands, Mutant: Year Zero), with setting and scenario writing by Chris Lites (Conan, Over the Edge), editing by Angus Abranson (Doctor Who, The One Ring), interior art by Niklas Brant (Forbidden Lands), cover art by Martin Grip (ALIEN RPGSymbaroum), and maps by Tobias Tranell (Forbidden Lands). Several active and retired servicemen from the U.S. military are assigned to the project as consultants.

“Twilight: 2000 was a favorite of ours at school in the ’80s, with many a lunch hour spent salvaging what we could as we traveled across the ruins of Europe trying to survive. I’m honored to be involved in a new edition, and being able to work with the Free League is a fantastic bonus!” says Angus Abranson of Amargosa Press.

Just like the original game, the new edition of Twilight: 2000 is set in a Poland devastated by war, but the game also offers an alternative Swedish setting, as well as tools for placing the game anywhere in the world.

In the game, players take roles of survivors in the aftermath of World War III – soldiers or civilians. Their goal, beyond surviving for another day, can be to find a way back home, to carve out their own fiefdom where they are, to find out more about the mysterious Operation Reset, and maybe, just maybe, make the world a little bit better again.

The core gameplay uses a “hexcrawling” system established in the post-apocalyptic Mutant: Year Zero and survival fantasy Forbidden Lands RPGs (both Silver ENnie winners for Best Rules, in 2015 and 2019), developing it further to fit the gritty world of Twilight: 2000. The core rules are built on the Year Zero Engine used in those games (as well as in the ALIEN RPG), but heavily adapted to fit Twilight: 2000 and its focus on gear and gritty realism.

More information about the new edition of Twilight: 2000 will be forthcoming soon.

Free League Publishing is a Swedish publisher dedicated to speculative fiction. We have published a range of award-winning tabletop role-playing games and critically acclaimed art books set in strange and wondrous worlds.

Our game range include the alternate ’80s Tales from the Loop (winner of five ENnie Awards 2017, including Best Game), sandbox retro fantasy Forbidden Lands (winner of four ENnie Awards 2019), postapocalyptic Mutant: Year Zero (Silver ENnie for Best Rules 2015), space opera Coriolis – The Third Horizon (Judge’s Spotlight Award 2017), dark fantasy Symbaroum, and the official ALIEN RPG.

We have also published the art books Tales from the Loop and Things from the Flood  by visual artist Simon Stålenhag, as well as the illustrated edition of the Lovecraft classic The Call of Cthulhu by French artist François Baranger.

Website: www.freeleaguepublishing.com
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PRESS RELEASE: RiotMinds announces Trudvang Adventures, tabletop RPG for 5E

Announcing Trudvang Adventures, tabletop RPG for 5E

RiotMinds announces Trudvang Adventures, tabletop RPG for 5E

Stockholm 2020-05-11. Swedish games publisher RiotMinds today announced the upcoming release of Trudvang Adventures, a full adaptation of the critically acclaimed award-winning RPG setting, for 5E. The game is based on the successful “Trudvang Chronicles” campaign world setting that was voted “The most anticipated game of the year” by the ENWorld community upon its release.

Trudvang Chronicles has served thousands of players worldwide for more than a decade. “For several years now, we’ve been asked by players to adapt Trudvang Chronicles to the popular 5E system. With interest in the game higher than ever, along with the incredible rise of our Kickstarter community, we have decided that now is the right time to make this happen,” says Magnus Malmberg of RiotMinds.

Trudvang Adventures 5E (TA5E) is anchored in a unique world setting of fused Celtic and Nordic myths and sagas. TA5E players are afforded the opportunity to explore the incredibly rich and visually stunning fantasy setting of Trudvang Chronicles while still remaining familiar and accessible for players of 5E. Both players and DMs will feel instantly at home and comfortable with the TA5E toolsets for their epic campaigns.

Trudvang Chronicles is licensed and translated for use in a number of countries and is also the basis for the new board game Trudvang Legends. The Trudvang Legends board game is scheduled for release later this year and is produced and published by renowned game design company CMON.

“We envision this as an opportunity to reach a broader audience with 5E being another tentpole in our strategy to serve our player community and expand the Trudvang brand. However, for fans of the original Trudvang Chronicles RPG, rest assured that we will continue to support that game with an array of new supplements and adventures. We have an exciting and extensive release plan ahead – we can’t wait to share more information soon.” Magnus Malmberg concludes.

Trudvang Adventures will be launched as a Kickstarter campaign May 23rd 2020.

For more information about Trudvang Adventures 5E please visit: https://riotminds.se/TA5E

For more information about Trudvang Chronicles please visit: https://riotminds.se/trudvang/

For more information about Trudvang Legends board game please visit: https://cmon.com/product/trudvang-legends/trudvang-legends

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RiotMinds is a Swedish games publisher with proprietary fantasy and horror brands including Trudvang Chronicles, LexOccultum, Ruin Masters and Drakar och Demoner. For more than 20 years RiotMinds has published and licensed its games for the international market and created a range of recognized books and supplements becoming a trusted name in the industry renowned for its talent at creating immersive fantasy and horror settings.

TA5E Hero and Setting Companion

Trudvang Adventures 5E Hero and Setting Companion books.
Trudvang Adventures 5E Hero Companion
Trudvang Adventures 5E Setting Companion

 

PRESS RELEASE: Limitless Adventures to launch a second DM-less adventure

On May 4th, 2020, Limitless Adventures will launch a Kickstarter campaign for their new 5th Edition adventure path: Journey to Beryl’s Reach (JBR). The three-adventure arc is distinctive because it requires no dungeon master. Take note: this is not a board; there will be roleplay, puzzles, skill challenges, and of course, combat. Our DM-less feels like a standard session. The adventure features unique mechanics that allow for high replay value to ensure that it will be a different experience each time.

This DM-less adventure is meant to reduce dungeon master burnout, as well as provide those groups that don’t have a dungeon master a way to still get together and roll dice with their friends. We’re not looking to put DMs out of work, but rather give them a chance to play a character for once.” said Andrew Hand, co-founder of Limitless Adventures.

 

Journey to Beryl’s Reach will be Limitless Adventures’s fourteenth Kickstarter and it will run from May 4th until May 29th. JBR will be available as a print and play PDF or a premium box set. Both domestic and international shipping will be available.

 

Limitless Adventures was founded in 2016 by Andrew Hand and Michael Johnson. Limitless Adventures offers high-quality 5th Edition gaming products. They specialize in DM-friendly products that minimize your prep time so you can spend more time at the table playing and less time writing.

 

With our new DM-less product, Limitless Adventures helps you battle the ultimate RPG boss fight… the schedule.” says Michael Johnson, Limitless Adventures co-founder.

 

Journey to Beryl’s Reach

End Date: Fri, May 29 2020 11:07 AM EDT.

A new DM-less 5e adventure path for characters of 6th level.

 

Limitless Adventures

Website: limitless-adventures.com

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