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Blade Runner The Roleplaying Game Coming December 13

Blade Runner the Roleplaying Game boxed set contents

Walk the mean streets of Los Angeles 2037 in the new tabletop roleplaying game, Blade Runner The Roleplaying Game. Free League has announced that the game will be officially released on December 13. The game is now available for pre-order in the Free League webshop, which gives access to the PDF ahead of the physical release.

The game invites you into an evocative world of conflicts and contrasts that dares to ask hard questions and investigate the powers of empathy, the poisons of fear, and the burdens of being human during inhumane times.

The boxed Blade Runner RPG Starter Set contains everything needed to start playing:

  • A 80-page condensed rulebook.
  • The 56-page booklet Electric Dreams – the first full-length Case File for Blade Runners to crack.
  • Four pre-generated characters to play.
  • A huge full color map of Los Angeles in 2037.
  • 26 full-color evidence handouts for the players, including crime scene photos, data files, documents, maps, and more.
  • A custom manila envelope for the players to keep their evidence in.
  • A Time Tracker Sheet.
  • 70 high quality custom cards for non-player characters, chase maneuvers and obstacles, and initiative in combat.
  • Eight engraved, transparent custom dice – two each of D6, D8, D10 and D12.

Set in the year 2037, your adventure begin shortly after the Wallace Corporation debuts the new Nexus-9 Replicants on Earth. You are a Blade Runner of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Rep-Detect Unit. It’s your job to delve down the darkest alleys, strut through City Hall, and see enough stains on every soul and scumbag to spot one from meters away. 

It doesn’t matter if inside you is a soul or synthetics. Because when you pull that blaster, you’re nothing but a Blade Runner. The closest thing this city’s got to a fighting chance. And you’ve got a job to do.

Other than that, it’s just a normal day on the force, so get to work and grab some noodles on the way. That stack of cases won’t crack itself. It’s a shame you won’t live long enough to solve them all. But then again, who does?

Beyond the core casework, the game showcases the key themes of Blade Runner – sci-fi action, corporate intrigue, existential character drama, and moral conflict.

The rules of the game are based on the Year Zero Engine, used in award-winning games such as the official ALIEN RPG, Vaesen – Nordic Horror Roleplaying, Tales From the Loop and Forbidden Lands, but further developed and uniquely tailored for the world of Blade Runner.

Tomas Härenstam, Free League co-founder and lead game designer of the ALIEN RPG, fills the same role for the Blade Runner RPG. Original artwork comes from lead ALIEN RPG artist Martin Grip, with Joe LeFavi of Genuine Entertainment serving as the lead setting writer, brand manager, and producer on the game series.

Modiphius’ Tabletop Gaming Discounts for Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Get ready for a perfect chance to try something new, as tabletop games publisher Modiphius Entertainment has launched its Black Friday sale, focusing on offering a huge variety of games at an equally large discount!

Players and Game Masters looking to try out titles such as Fallout The Roleplaying Game, Star Trek Adventures, Dune: Adventures in the Imperium, John Carter of Mars, Achtung! Cthulhu,, and more need to head to the Modiphius online store [US / UK] ASAP and grab a 40% discount on core and starter products for these games and many more!

The Modiphius Black Friday sale starts today, and ends Sunday, November 27, 2022 at midnight EST.

On Cyber Monday, Modiphius will be offering most of its digital products at an amazing 50% off! The Cyber Monday sale will run from 4am EST on Monday 28th November until 3am EST on Tuesday 29th November.

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The Free League Black Friday Sale Is Live!

Free League Publishing Black Friday Sale

Take advantage of huge discounts of up to 50% on many of Free League Publishing‘s award-winning tabletop roleplaying games, including ALIEN The Roleplaying Game, Vaesen – Nordic Horror Roleplaying, Twilight: 2000, Tales from the Loop RPG, Forbidden Lands, Symbaroum, MÖRK BORG, Coriolis – The Third Horizon and Mutant: Year Zero.

EXPLORE THE FREE LEAGUE BLACK FRIDAY SALE HERE!
(The sale ends November 28.)

Free League has slashed the prices for an abundance of core game books and expansions. Here is a fantastic opportunity to venture to all those worlds not yet explored. Journey to Sweden in the alternate ’80s & ’90s, wander into the post-apocalyptic Zone, explore dark forests packed with treasures and threats, walk into unknown lands brimming with magic, or explore the vastness of space. No matter where you go or what you do, make sure to have a blast!

50% OFF ON THE CORE GAME BOOKS FOR:
ALIEN – The Official Roleplaying Game
Vaesen – Nordic Horror Roleplaying
MÖRK BORG – A doom metal album of a game
Forbidden Lands – Roleplaying in a Cursed World
Symbaroum – Roleplaying in a Wonderous World
Mutant: Year Zero – Roleplaying at The End of Days
Twilight: 2000 – Roleplaying in the WW3 That Never Was
Tales from the Loop – Roleplaying in the ’80s That Never Was
Coriolis – The Third Horizon – Roleplaying in the Darkness between the Stars

We take a look at the Transformers RPG: Core Rulebook

Transform and roll dice with the Transformers roleplaying game. In the Transformers RPG, you create your own Autobot character and wage your battle to destroy the evil forces of the Decepticons!

We go over what stands out about the debut book for this exciting roleplaying game.

The book contains:
• Complete rules for players and Game Masters focused on fun storytelling and epic combat
• Character creation tools, weapons, equipment, vehicles, and villain dossiers
• Combat and exploration information, details of secret bases and special equipment, and tools to get your campaign started
• An introductory adventure for 1st-level characters that is ready to play with your new character

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The Walking Dead Universe Roleplaying Game launching Fall of 2023

The Walking Dead Universe Roleplaying Game

As the groundbreaking TV series The Walking Dead comes to its climactic conclusion, AMC Networks has announced a long-term alliance with Free League Publishing and Genuine Entertainment to continue expanding The Walking Dead Universe with The Walking Dead Universe Roleplaying Game, an official tabletop roleplaying game. The Walking Dead Universe Roleplaying Game will debut on Kickstarter in Spring 2023, offering early access to the Core Rulebook, a Starter Set, and other premium accessories and limited-run exclusives long before its Fall 2023 retail release.

A co-production between AMC Networks and the award-winning tabletop publisher, which is working closely with key forces behind the franchise, including Chief Content Officer of The Walking Dead Universe, Scott M. Gimple, and Head of AMC Networks Publishing Mike Zagari, the ongoing RPG series will introduce new story elements while drawing inspiration from the current series and upcoming spin-offs.

The game is directed by Free League co-founders Tomas Härenstam and Nils Karlén, with Nils Hintze as lead writer, Gustaf Ekelund and Martin Grip as lead artists, and Genuine Entertainment’s Joe LeFavi as producer and brand manager on the game series.

To immerse fans in this new extension of The Walking Dead Universe, AMC Networks, Free League, and Genuine Entertainment will also produce a limited Liveplay series, where real players will roll the dice at the game table and play an actual TWDU RPG campaign filmed in real-time. Featuring original events pulled from the series’ writers’ room, the Liveplay series will follow new characters who intersect with core story elements and cross paths with a familiar face or two. Kevin Dreyfuss, SVP of AMC Networks’ Digital Content & Gaming Studio, and Genuine Entertainment’s Joe LeFavi will serve as executive producers on the limited Liveplay series.

In TWDU RPG, players are challenged to enter the unforgiving, post-apocalyptic sandbox and learn how to survive and thrive in this new world order. No matter what, expect the stress and stakes to be high. Boasting a new spin on Free League’s award-winning Year Zero engine, players must not only hone their physical skills, but deeply explore what makes them tick – confronting how the hardships of this world naturally impact what they’re capable of, in the best and worst of times.

The Marvel Multiverse Role-Playing Game: Core Rulebook launches 2023 follow by The Cataclysm of Kang

New adventures in the Marvel Multiverse start now! Marvel has announced the official role-playing game core rulebook and a new adventure book coming in Summer 2023. Both books are written by award-winning and New York Times best-selling author Matt Forbeck and feature covers by artist Iban Coello

First, RPG players will be able to take on the roles of Marvel’s most famous Super Heroes in Marvel Multiverse Role-Playing Game: Core Rulebook on sale in June 2023. Fully updated and expanded from the Playtest Rulebook, which is now available, the core rulebook features all the rules that both new and seasoned players alike will need — including quick character creation, bombastic combat, and scores of amazing powers — plus full profiles of dozens of Marvel’s greatest heroes and villains. All that’s needed is the book, three standard six-sided dice, and friends! 

The rule book will be followed by a brand-new adventure book on sale in July 2023, Marvel Multiverse Role-Playing Game: The Cataclysm of Kang. This book includes new character profiles and features a series of six interlocked adventures. Fans can play through with a new team or character each time or form a campaign that takes players from street-level heroes to cosmic champions! 

Both books will be available wherever graphic novels and books are sold.

Gen Con 2022: Steamforged shows off Dark Souls, new Rivet Wars, and Adventures & Academia: First Class miniatures

Steamforged Games has announced some exclusive exhibits for their appearance at the immensely popular tabletop convention, Gen Con, taking place 4-7 August in Indianapolis. Attendees can visit their booth #2221 to enjoy, amongst other things, world premieres of a host of never-before-seen miniatures and material.

First to be displayed are miniatures from the new Dark Souls: The Board Game release, Tomb of the Giants, due to be released later this year. These stunning models include skeleton soldiers, necromancers, an imposing skeletal beast and a huge new boss, the iconic Gravelord Nito.

This is the first Dark Souls: The Board Game content released since 2017, and is the first of a series of new core sets, which include a new campaign system and an updated rulebook, designed to be backward compatible and with community involvement.

Attendees will also get an exclusive look at the new faction for the recently acquired Rivet Wars franchise. More information about the exciting future of the game, including new ways to play, will be revealed in due course.

Finally, Steamforged are excited to give an exclusive world-first preview of the upcoming miniatures for Adventures & Academia: First Class. After securing the support of 7,611 backers on Kickstarter, this hotly-anticipated range of miniatures is currently in production. This exhibit is a chance for backers to whet their appetite for roleplaying fun in advance of the campaign’s delivery, slated for early 2023.

As well as displaying minis, they’re running demos of various games every day at Gen Con, giving visitors a chance to get hands on with Steamforged’s awesome tabletop experiences.

Gen Con 2022: Evil Genius Productions launches a 3rd party licensing program

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Evil Genius Productions, the maker of the Everyday Heroes tabletop roleplaying game, has announced at Gen Con that it is launching a 3rd party licensing program allowing game publishers to create their own roleplaying adventures utilizing the Everyday Heroes rules system.

The program allows licensees to take advantage of the company’s Product Identity, published and in-development rules mechanics, and gives publishers the right to label their products as compatible with the Everyday Heroes system. There is a one-time application fee of $50.

This program aims to recreate the expansive publishing ecosystem that was based on d20 Modern. Over the years, d20 Modern spawned hundreds of amazing games such as Adamant’s Thrilling Tales (2005-2007) and Mars (2006-2007) line, Green Ronin’s varied d20 Modern rules and settings, which culminated in Damnation Decade (2006), and Mongoose’s new editions of the classic Macho Women with Guns (2003, 2005).”

Gaxx Worx, a new games publisher launched by Luke Gygax, has signed up to use Evil Genius’ 3rd party license to launch Strange & Grim. According to game designer, Matt Everhart, “Strange & Grim will be a campaign setting that combines the adventure and wartime elements of Hellboy/Indiana Jones plus the horror elements like the Void, Event Horizon.” The Kickstarter will launch in October 2022.

As part of this program, publishers can also opt into a co-marketing agreement. If elected, Evil Genius will promote its partner’s adventures to the Everyday Heroes customer base and sell the products on the e-commerce platform. Similar to other online marketplaces, Evil Genius will keep 30% of the sales price and offer the rest to the publisher. The application for the program can be found here.

Today, Evil Genius Productions also announced today it’s hiring of Owen KC Stephens as Editor-In-Chief. Mr. Stephens is a well-known developer who has worked at Wizards of the Coast, Paizo Publishing, and Green Ronin Publishing and worked extensively on the d20 Star Wars, d20 Modern, Everquest d20, Pathfinder, Starfinder, Freeport, and Fantasy AGE game lines. In addition to being Editor in Cheif, Owen KC Stephens will also be the lead writer for Kong: Skull Island.

Dungeons & Dragons gets a new starter set. Out in Target now and worldwide October 4

Dungeons & Dragons: Dragons of Stormwreck Isle

Dungeons & Dragons has been enchanting generations of fantasy fans for decades and the memories and friendships created around the table are long-lasting, if shows like Stranger Things or the 80s D&D cartoon are to be believed. It’s never been easier to introduce the game to new players with the release of the D&D Starter Set: Dragons of Stormwreck Isle, available now at Target stores for $19.99. With a streamlined rulebook and accompanying online video tutorials, heroic ready-to-play characters, a set of six dice, and an exciting adventure designed with new Dungeon Masters in mind, the only thing needed is your imagination.

Everything you need to start your D&D journey is packaged up in one convenient box. After choosing a character sheet from five recognizable heroes like the paladin or the wizard, players will be ready to jump into uncovering the secrets of Stormwreck Isle. Beginning players and Dungeon Masters will find guidance in the rulebook and adventure as well as links to a suite of online video tutorials available that will make starting that first session of D&D full of nothing but adventure and laughter.

Educators have long touted the ways D&D teaches math, reading comprehension, social skills, and problem-solving with a diverse group of players. Wizards is hoping to make the game accessible to more with the release of D&D Starter Set: Dragons of Stormwreck Isle.

Newly designed D&D Club kits will be available for schools, libraries and organizations that want to incorporate the educational and social benefits of the world’s greatest roleplaying game into their programs and D&D inspired teaching kits will be rolling out for grades 4-8 starting this Fall.

D&D Starter Set: Dragons of Stormwreck Isle is only available at Target now, and will be released worldwide on October 4th, 2022. Along with the new player resources on the D&D website, this Starter Set will be available in French, Italian, German, Portuguese, Spanish, and Japanese languages in addition to English on that date.

D&D Starter Set: Dragons of Stormwreck Isle

SDCC 2022: The Frazetta and Bakshi Masterpiece Fire and Ice Returns!

Fire and Ice returns! The beloved sword and sorcery masterpiece of artwork, animation, and storytelling is making its way back to the hearts and hands of fans thanks to a new partnership between Dynamite Entertainment, the Frazetta Girls brand, and Bakshi Productions for both new comic books and tabletop games.

A comic book series is set to debut that will serve as a prequel and continue the themes and ideas of the original film. In addition to a thrilling comic book prequel, Fire and Ice will also be coming to gamers’ tabletops! The expansive fantasy mythos and memorable characters will translate perfectly to the roleplaying sphere where these tropes are beloved by gamers who play the likes of Dungeons & Dragons, Pathfinder as more, with many games taking inspiration from Fire and Ice and Bakshi’s other fantasy films. More details on the exact format and design of the game will be announced at a later time.

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