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Vaesen Launches on Fantasy Grounds and Steam

Vaesen

Be aware, the land of Vaesen is not as we know it today, this is a land where the myths are real. A cold reach covered by vast forests, its few cities lonely beacons of industry and enlightenment where a new civilization dawning. But in the countryside, the old ways still hold sway. There, people know what lurks in the dark. They know to fear it…

The Vaesen RPG Core Rulebook has launched on Fantasy Grounds and Steam, fully integrated with the VTT platform, with online maps and diagrams, player handouts ready to share, online character sheets, customized virtual dice roller, and more.

Vaesen is written by praised game writer Nils Hintze, based on the work of the acclaimed illustrator & author Johan Egerkrans. The game offers a dark Gothic setting steeped in Nordic folklore. The game mechanics use an adapted version of the award-winning Year Zero Engine created by Free League Publishing.

Vaesen – A Wicked Secret & And Other Mysteries offers four strange mysteries: The Silver of the Sea, A Wicked Secret, The Night Sow and The Song of the Falling Star. The adventures are all playable on their own or as a part of a longer campaign for brave investigators that dare to stare into the darkness. Check it out on Fantasy Grounds and Steam.

Vaesen
Vaesen

​Lock & Load Your Pulse Rifle – Colonial Marines Operations Manual Announced for the ALIEN RPG

Colonial Marines Operations Manual

Armor piercing rounds sizzle through your defenses. Acrid smoke chokes you. Chemical attacks melt your armor, while bioweapons turn your insides out. It’s a living hell—but none of that’s as bad as the flashes of gnashing metal teeth that terrorize you every time you try to close your eyes. Welcome to war on the razor edge of space, marine.

Free League Publishing and 20th Century Studios have announced the Colonial Marines Operations Manual, a complete campaign module for the award-winning official ALIEN roleplaying game. Priced at $39.99, the lavishly illustrated hardback book provides all the tools you need to run a full open-world campaign as the iconic Colonial Marines.

The Colonial Marines Operations Manual is now available for pre-order, for a March 2021 release. Please note that the ALIEN RPG core rulebook is required to use this book.

You joined the Corps because you wanted to see the stars. You believe in duty and honor. You have made friends for life here—and watched plenty of them get cut down by shrapnel.

No one pays you to ask why, just to follow orders. Protect and serve the citizens and colonies of the Outer Rim colonies—no matter what the cost. Now, lock and load your pulse rifle, marine. You have a job to do.

Key Features:

  • History & Organization – the inside story of the illustrious Colonial Marine Corps.
  • Creating Marines – expanded character creation rules for grunts of all kinds.
  • Weapons & Vehicles – an extensive chapter with new gear, gloriously illustrated.
  • The Frontier War – the framework and backstory for a Colonial Marines campaign.
  • Factions on the Frontier – the powers that be and their dark agendas.
  • Marine Missions – five thrilling missions for your Marines, playable in any order.
  • The Endgame – the showdown against a deadly enemy, finally revealed.

​The ALIEN RPG Spawns on Virtual Tabletop Platforms. Game NOT Over Man!

Alien The Roleplaying Game

“I can’t lie to you about your chances, but … you have my sympathies.”

Space is vast, dark, and not your friend. Now you and your crew can explore the ALIEN universe through virtual tabletop gaming. The award-winning official ALIEN RPG was launched today on two VTT platforms: Roll20 and Fantasy Grounds.

At Roll20, you can find a virtual tabletop version of the ALIEN RPG Starter Set, including all the rules you need to play and the full-length cinematic scenario Chariot of the Gods, written by scifi author Andrew E.C. Gaska. On the platform, you can also find the scenario Destroyer of Worlds, a sequel to Chariot of the Gods also written by Gaska and requiring only the Starter Set to play.

On Fantasy Grounds, you can find the ALIEN RPG core rulebook, a full conversion of the hardcover book of a massive 392 pages, as well as the Chariot of the Gods and Destroyer of Worlds scenarios. 

All modules are fully integrated with the VTT platforms, with online maps and diagrams, player handouts ready to share, online character sheets, customized virtual dice roller, and more.

The core rulebook for the official ALIEN roleplaying game was released in December 2019 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. It won the ENNIE Award for Best Game 2020 and the People’s Choice Award for Best RPG at the UK Game Expo. The game is currently being translated into seven languages.

Free League Publishing Announces The Last Cyclade for Coriolis: The Third Horizon

Coriolis: The Last Cyclade

The epic space adventure The Last Cyclade has been announced by Free League Publishing for the award-winning tabletop roleplaying game Coriolis: The Third Horizon. It’s set to launch on December 8th. Per-orders have started on the Free League website.

Far above in the darkness of space, a lone ship waits to enter the portal. Its crew stands ready to complete their mission: to reach the ghost ship Zafirah first to unveil the truth behind one of the horizon’s most ominous mysteries…

Many months ago, the destroyer Zafirah vanished. Now she is back, in a time of turmoil as the council and authorities are questioned, and people begin to revolt against their oppressors. The throat of the Third Horizon is exposed, and this is when something ancient rises from the shadows.

The arabesque science fiction adventure The Last Cyclade is the second part of the epic game campaign Mercy of the Icons. The adventure is a 240-page hardcover book that includes two new full-length adventures: The Uharan Echo and In the Shadow of the Zenith, four new adventure locations, Mission generator tables to create your own adventures and in-depth background information for the Gamemaster.

The Coriolis roleplaying game offers a unique mix of hard science fiction and mysticism. Do you wish to crew a spaceship and travel to the space station Coriolis set in a remote cluster of star systems? Explore the ancient ruins of the Portal Builders, undertake missions for the powerful factions, and partake in the game of political intrigue. Whatever your calling is, together you will make your own fate. In the end, you might even discover the truth about the mysterious Emissaries and the threat of the Dark Between the Stars in the sci-fi adventure Coriolis: The Third Horizon.

The game was written by Rickard Antroia with art by Gustaf Ekelund, and a cover by Martin Grip.

If you’re new to the game, you can check out the Coriolis: The Third Horizon QuickStart PDF that offers a glimpse of the game world and introduces the basic game rules and the tutorial one-shot adventure Dark Flowers.

Heavy metal mayhem as Mörk Borg is unleashed!

Mörk Borg

Modiphius has announced the release of the acclaimed Mörk Borg, a doom metal album of a game. A spiked flail to the face. Light on rules, heavy on everything else.

Mörk Borg is from Free League Publishing and is available in print and PDF on Modiphius.net.

Mörk Borg is a pitch-black apocalyptic fantasy RPG about lost souls and fools seeking redemption, forgiveness or the last remaining riches in a bleak and dying 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? Confront power-draining necromancers, skulking skeletal warriors and backstabbing wickheads. Wander the Valley of the Unfortunate Undead, the catacombs beneath the Bergen Chrypt or the bedevilled Sarkash forest. But leave hope behind – the world’s cruel fate is sealed, and all your vain heroic efforts are destined to end in death and dismay. Or are they?

Mörk Borg is a complete game in the OSR genre, that can be played as is or be picked apart for use in your own homebrew. The rules are easily made compatible with most of the editions of the world’s largest role-playing game. Within the book you’ll find:

  • A brief look at this dying world. From The Two-Headed Basilisks’ gothic cathedral in Galgenbeck and Blood-countess Anthelia’s limestone palace, to the fields of death in Graven-Tosk and the barren wastes of Kergüs.
  • The Calendar of Nechrubel, that decides the speed of the world’s demise. 
  • 20 occult Powers that let you bend reality, and just as many magical catastrophes for when you disastrously fail. 
  • Optional rules which brings more depth to the game. Omens let you turn bad luck into a slightly better one. Classes with unique traits and quirks, and tables that will bring life into your character. 
  • 12 creatures to be murdered by.  
  • Game master tools such as tables for corpse plundering, occult treasure, adventure sparks, dungeon generating and other devilry. 
  • The introductory dungeon crawl scenario Rotblack Sludge, where you investigate a forgotten part of the Shadow King’s enormous ruin palace. Cannibal warlocks, poison peddlers from beyond the void and hungry gutworms await. 

Mörk Borg is designed by Pelle Nilsson and Johan Nohr, and published by Free League Publishing.

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

Twilight: 2000

The new edition of the classic roleplaying game Twilight: 2000 will come to Kickstarter on August 12, Free League Publishing has announced. 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.

Fans can sign up to be notified at the pre-launch page on Kickstarter.

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.

Vaesen – Nordic Horror Roleplaying is Out Now from Free League Publishing

VAESEN – NORDIC HORROR ROLEPLAYING

Vaesen – Nordic Horror Roleplaying, a brand new tabletop roleplaying game has been released 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.

Written by award-winning author Nils Hintze 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.

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

Forbidden Lands: CRYPT OF THE MELLIFIED MAGE

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.

Destroyer of Worlds For The ALIEN RPG Launches on September 8 Alongside a Starter Set

Destroyer of Worlds

Free League Publishing has 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 star map, and the complete Cinematic scenario Chariot of the Gods, also penned by Gaska.

ALIEN RPG Starter Set

Free League Publishing Heads to Cyberspace with Gen Con Online

From the deep Nordic forests, Free League Publishing travels virtually to Gen Con Online this week with a host of games, news, and releases. Every day from July 28 to Aug 1, Free League will present a new release or announcement. Free League RPGs will also be available to play online, and the Free League YouTube channel will host actual plays of the new RPG Vaesen and recent hit games ALIEN and MÖRK BORG.

Due to the Corona pandemic, Gen Con Indy is sadly canceled this year. It’s replaced by Gen Con Online, a virtual convention featuring a slate of events and programming you can attend from the safety of your devices and in the comfort of your favorite quarantine sweatpants!

Free League’s main release at Gen Con this year is Vaesen –  Nordic Horror Roleplaying, presenting a dark Gothic setting steeped in folklore and the old myths of Scandinavia. Here is the full schedule of Free League Gen Con activities as of now. More might be added later:

  • July 28: Official release day of Vaesen – Nordic Horror Roleplaying, the next major game line from Free League Publishing.
  • July 29: Release announcement about Destroyer of Worlds, the upcoming new Cinematic scenario for the official ALIEN RPG.
  • July 30: Official release day of Crypt of the Mellified Mage module for the Forbidden Lands RPG, winner of four ENnie Awards 2019.
  • July 30, 9 pm EDT: Actual Play of The Shadow King’s Lost Heir for the MÖRK BORG RPG on the official Free League YouTube channel.
  • July 31: Kickstarter announcement and content reveal for the upcoming new edition of the classic Twilight: 2000 RPG.
  • July 31, 9 pm EDT: Actual Play of The Dance of Dreams for the new Vaesen RPG on the official Free League YouTube channel.
  • Aug 1: 3 pm EDT: Actual Play of Hope’s Last Rest for the ALIEN RPG on the official Free League YouTube channel.
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