PRESS RELEASE: Monster Fight Club Announces Licensing Partnership with R.Talsorian Games

Monster Fight Club Announces Licensing Partnership with R.Talsorian Games

Exciting new miniatures for the Cyberpunk and The Witcher franchises coming soon!

Charlottesville, VA – May 16, 2019 – Monster Fight Club, a close-knit team of hobby industry veterans intent on evolving the tabletop hobby through fun and unique boardgame experiences; innovative accessories, terrain and models for tabletop role-playing games and wargaming, today announced their licensing partnership with legendary worldsmith Michael Pondsmith and his publishing company R. Talsorian Games, to create a range of tabletop miniatures for Cyberpunk and The Witcher.

“We’re very excited to explore the Cyberpunk and the Witcher worlds with Mike and R. Talsorian Games,” said John Kovaleski, CEO of Monster Fight Club. “We’re excited to be offering a range of high-quality miniatures for two of the most beloved sci-fi and fantasy franchises.” Expect the First Look of these exciting new miniatures this year at Gen Con 2019, the Best Four days in Gaming ™.

“I’m absolutely stoked to have the talented team at Monster Fight Club onboard to produce minis for R.Talsorian’s flagship lines. ” adds R.Talsorian Head Honcho Mike Pondsmith. “These minis are so good, I would steal them for myself if I didn’t already have a deal with John. Cyberpunk and Witcher fans–you will NOT BE DISAPPOINTED.”

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About Monster Fight Club

Monster Flight Club – A new premier game, hobby and toy development company formed by +20 year gaming veterans, founder and the former creative team of Gale Force Nine that created such acclaimed boardgames as Spartacus: A Game of Blood & Treachery, Firefly: The Game, Sons of Anarchy: Men of Mayhem, Star Trek: Ascendancy, Vault of Dragons – a Dungeons & Dragons™ Boardgame and many, many others. MFC focuses on making great games, useful hobby products and fantastically fun toys while focusing on creatively, originality and attention to detail.

About R.Talsorian Games

Founded in 1985, R. Talsorian Games is respected worldwide for its intriguing settings, innovative gameplay, and strong graphic design. They began with Mekton, the first giant robot RPG to be published in the United States and followed with the highly acclaimed Teenagers from Outer Space and the Origins award winning game of High Adventure in the Steam Age, Castle Falkenstein. Their latest role-playing game is the Witcher Role-Playing Game, based on the bestselling video game series.

R. Talsorian Games’ most famous product, Cyberpunk, redefined the science fiction genre for role-playing games in 1987 and has continued to break new ground ever since. A new edition, Cyberpunk Red, is planned for later this year and the world, characters, and rules defined in the pages of this classic tabletop game series form the basis of Cyberpunk 2077, a highly anticipated video game in development by award winning studio, CD Projekt Red.

PRESS RELEASE – R. Talsorian Games Celebrates Cyberpunk’s 30th Anniversary!

R. Talsorian Games Celebrates Cyberpunk’s 30th Anniversary!
30 Years of Roleplaying in the Dark Future
Kenmore, WA: Thirty years ago, R. Talsorian Games, Inc. released Cyberpunk, the game of “Roleplaying in the Dark Future”. Created by future Origins Hall of Fame inductee Mike Pondsmith, and inspired by novels such as Walter Jon Williams’ Hardwired and movies such as Blade Runner, Cyberpunk was the first roleplaying game to allow players to have adventures in the eponymous cyberpunk genre. The game’s gritty, neon world, nuanced and detailed Lifepath character generation system, and intense “Friday Night Firefight” combat system were an instant hit. They led to both additional sourcebooks and a second edition of the game, titled Cyberpunk 2020. Years later, the game remains a fan favorite.
Currently, Cyberpunk is experiencing a resurgence in popularity, in part due to the anticipation of the upcoming Cyberpunk 2077 video game from famed developers CD Projekt Red. Best known for their Witcher video game trilogy, CD Projekt Red announced Cyberpunk 2077 with a teaser trailer in 2013 and anticipation has been growing ever since.
Cyberpunk 2077 is based on R. Talsorian Games’ beloved roleplaying game and Cyberpunk creator Mike Pondsmith regularly works with the CD Projekt Red team to ensure the lore, visuals, and style of the video game match his original vision of the dark future. CD Projekt Red recently released a 48-minute gameplay video showcasing Cyberpunk 2077 on the Twitch streaming service, where it was viewed by nearly half a million concurrent viewers, making it the most watched stream on Twitch for an upcoming game this year. These video game players, many of whom have never played a tabletop roleplaying game before, have begun reaching out, looking to purchase Cyberpunk 2020 and related sourcebooks, in the hope of gaining insight into the blockbuster video game.
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the original Cyberpunk roleplaying game, R. Talsorian has declared this week to be “A Celebration of Cyberpunk”. Each day during the Celebration, the company will be posting new entries on their official blog (, including resources to help gamers, both new and old, play the tabletop game, information about the new living campaign, Cyberpunk Chronicles, and a special message from the game’s creator, Mike Pondsmith himself. The week will be capped off at 1:30 Pacific on Monday, September 3rd with a special event in which Eurogamer’s Johnny Chiodini will be speaking to Mike Pondsmith about the history of cyberpunk the genre and Cyberpunk the game in the Sphinx Theater at PAX West.
In addition, the Cyberpunk 2020 rulebook, which had been previously out of stock, will go on sale again at the R. Talsorian Games webstore (
About R. Talsorian Games
Founded in 1985, R. Talsorian Games is an award-winning producer of tabletop roleplaying games, including Cyberpunk 2020, Castle Falkenstein, the Mekton series, and Teenagers from Outer Space. Mike Pondsmith, the company’s founder, was inducted into the Origins Awards Hall of Fame in 2006.