Dark Horse enters the world of tabletop roleplaying with Lancer
Dark Horse is known for its comics, statues, prints, and now tabletop roleplaying books!? The publisher, along with Massif Press, has announced they’ll be releasing the Lancer Tabletop Roleplaying Game Core Rulebook. The rulebook originally raised $400,000 on Kickstarter.
Lancer is a mud-and-Lasers tabletop roleplaying game of modular mechs and the pilots that crew them. 15,000 years into the future, humanity has survived near-collapse and has since expanded ever wider into the frontiers of space. Organized by UNION, the central hegemon of the populated galaxy, there exists a rich and vast society rooted in extravagant tech and artificial intelligence. At Union’s heart, the dream of human utopia has been realized–but Lancer is set at the trembling edges of space and time, where Union’s utopian project has not yet arrived.
As a lancer, you pilot a mech as unique as yourself. You are, by training, luck, circumstance, or sheer grit, one of the best. In this era near the golden age, the best are needed: history’s ghosts gather at the edges of Union space. The great work of reconstruction is threatened by the power-hungry, the greedy, the remnants of old orders, and the new heirs to alternate futures.
Who will you fight for? What path forward will you follow? Answer, and see the galaxy shape around you.
The Lancer Tabletop Roleplaying Game Core Rulebook is an expertly illustrated hardcover (8.5″ x 11″) tome, featuring a deep, story-rich setting for players to engage with. Every choice they make, every ordnance they mount, every weapon they wield — all of it has lore attached, just waiting for a story to develop. Players and Game Masters alike can get their hands on the full rule book when it hits bookstores on June 11, 2024 and comic shops on June 12, 2024. Preorder from your local bookstore, comic shop, Amazon, or Barnes & Noble today for $59.99.