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Forbidden Lands Gets a New Epic Campaign in The Bitter Reach

Forbidden Lands: The Bitter Reach

The Bitter Reach epic campaign module for the multiple award-winning Forbidden Lands tabletop roleplaying game has officially launched by Free League Publishing. 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.

Modiphius Releases the Symbaroum Game Master’s Guide

Symbaroum Game Master’s Guide

Modiphius has announced the release of the Symbaroum Game Master’s Guide, a brand new release for the awesome Swedish dark fantasy RPG.

The Symbaroum Game Master’s Guide is available in print and PDF as part of the Symbaroum Collection on Modiphius.net.

Here are the details on this intriguing new release, an essential addition for GMs and one that rounds out the entire Symbaroum core book releases and brings a wealth of additional information and guidance for GMs looking to extend their players’ adventures in the realms of Davokar and Ambria.

It was dead silent in the ranks, so breathlessly tense that the creaking of our leather armor felt deafening; just as silent as our Davokar outpost had been for the past three weeks. Even the sellswords that our Lord had hired in an attempt to tip the scales in his favor seem to appreciate the gravity of the situation – they made up the rear of the column, atypically in line, unusually disciplined. Silent.

We had no idea what to expect. The scouts had not come back, neither the first, nor the second troupe that had left for the outpost. Some homing pigeons belonging to the latter returned, but without information about what had happened. Was it a belligerent branch of Clan Karohar? A raving liege troll or a pack of predators? An ancient or dark contagion, or indeed some roaming abomination?

The truth proved even worse: Iron Pact warriors, backed by Ironsworn barbarians. They attacked without question, without hesitation, without mercy – out of the shadows, from the foliage, from behind root and stem and stone. My advice to you who are to inherit my Lord’s domain is simple: Let yourself settle for what can be harvested under open skies; that which is shadowed by the trees of Davokar is not yours to own or salvage. Accept this, or join the ranks of the dea…

With the Game Master’s Guide, Symbaroum’s collection of core books is complete! Between its covers are three solid 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. No matter if you choose to embrace it all or only pick the goodies out of the cake, the tips and alternative rules presented in this book will certainly help make adventures in Symbaroum’s game world even more spicy, thrilling and memorable.

Featured content:

  • 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.
  • Note that this book requires access to the Symbaroum Core Rulebook, and that it does not come into its own without the Advanced Player’s Guide and the Symbaroum Monster Codex.

Tales From the Loop RPG Gets a New Starter Box Set

Tales From the Loop RPG Starter Set

Free League Publishing has announced a new Starter Set for the multiple award-winning Tales From the Loop tabletop RPG. The new Starter Set is both available as a physical boxed set and in digital format, as an official module on the Roll20 online platform. This launch is the first step in Free League’s new initiative to support virtual tabletop gaming for all of its titles.

The new boxed set, containing a new scenario called The Recycled Boy, can be found on the Free League website, at the Roll20 marketplace, and in select retail stores worldwide. It’s also available in PDF format at DrivethruRPG.

The Tales From the Loop roleplaying game, based on the wondrous worlds of author and visual artist Simon Stålenhag, was released in 2017 and was a big hit, winning no less than five Gold ENnies, including Best Game and Product of the Year. The game is Free League Publishing’s best-selling title to date.

Stålenhag’s narrative art books Tales From the Loop and Things From the Flood feature a vision of an alternate Scandinavia in the 1980s and ‘90s where technology has invaded the tranquil landscapes to form an entirely new universe of the eerie and the nostalgic. In April, a tv series based on Stålenhag’s work was launched on Amazon Prime Video.

In the Tales From the Loop RPG, players take the roles of teenagers solving spectacular mysteries connected to the Loop – a huge and mysterious underground particle generator.

The new Starter Set is the ideal starting point for roleplayers who want to step into the world of the Loop. The boxed set contains everything players need to get started:

  • An illustrated rulebook explaining how to play the game
  • The complete adventure called The Recycled Boy
  • Five pre-generated characters ready to play
  • A large, full-color map of land of the Loop
  • Ten engraved custom dice

The Roll20 edition is fully integrated with the VTT platform, and contains maps with GM layer information to maximize ease of use.

Free League Publishing Announces a New Edition of the Classic RPG Twilight: 2000

Twilight: 2000

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 the year 2000 devastated by war – now in an alternate timeline where the Moscow Coup of 1991 succeeded, and the Soviet Union never collapsed. 

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 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).

Twilight: 2000

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.

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.

Twilight: 2000

Free League Publishing Announces an ALIEN RPG Starter Set and New Cinematic Scenario

ALIEN RPG Starter Set and Destroyer of Worlds

Free League Publishing and 20th Century Studios have announced not one but two major expansions for the official ALIEN tabletop roleplaying game, released last December to universal acclaim. This August will see the release of a boxed Starter Set, as well as a brand-new Cinematic module entitled Destroyer of Worlds. Both titles can be pre-ordered from the ALIEN RPG website as of today in honor of ALIEN DAY, the annual 4/26 celebration of the ALIEN franchise and fandom.

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 by sci-fi author Andrew E.C. Gaska.

ALIEN RPG Starter Set
ALIEN RPG Destroyer of Worlds

Destroyer of Worlds, also penned by Gaska, is a continuation of the story from Chariot, this time focusing upon 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 will come in a boxed set, including maps, handouts, and cards for a fully immersive tabletop experience.

Free League Launches Kickstarter for Tales From the Loop – The Board Game

The Kickstarter for Tales From the Loop – The Board Game was launched today by Free League Publishing. The game, based on the universe created by artist and author Simon Stålenhag was recently adapted to a tv series on Amazon Prime Video, offers cooperative gameplay using robot miniatures by Paolo Parente’s Dust Studio. A complete Print ‘n Play kit can be downloaded for free from the Kickstarter.

Simon Stålenhag is the internationally lauded artist and author of Tales From the Loop and Things From the Flood, narrative art books published by Free League that stunned the world with a vision of an alternate Scandinavia in the 1980s and ‘90s, where technology invaded tranquil landscapes to form an entirely new universe of the eerie and the nostalgic.

In 2017, Free League published a tabletop roleplaying game based on Tales From the Loop, which went on to win five Gold ENnie Awards, including Best Game and Product of the Year. A tv series adaptation of Tales From the Loop launched just a few days ago on Amazon Prime Video.

Tales From the Loop – The Board Game lets players take another step into the amazing world of the Loop. In the 1-5 players take the roles of teenagers who investigate the mysteries originating from the Loop, a huge underground science facility with strange effects on the suburban landscapes around it – but they also need to make sure they’re home in time for dinner!

Tales From the Loop – The Boardgame is designed by Martin Takaichi and includes high-quality miniatures by Paolo Parente‘s Dust Studio.

To let players try out Tales From the Loop – The Board Game for themselves, Free League provides a Print ‘n Play kit of the current Alpha game prototype for download from the Kickstarter page. The Print ‘n Play kit includes four characters and one scenario to play.

You can find the Kickstarter here.

Tales From the Loop – The Boardgame

Rejoice, the backstabbing of medieval Europe is here – Crusader Kings the Board Game is Out Now

Rejoice, the backstabbing, war declarations and love affairs of medieval Europe is being brought to life in the real world today. Free League Publishing has announced that Crusader Kings the Board Game has been released.

Crusader Kings the Board Game

In the medieval strategy soap opera of Crusader Kings the Board Game, your King or Queen will need to survive invasions, plots, crusades, and marriage. All while experiencing strange and dangerous events of a medieval ruler. And if not survive, then at least have heirs ready to take over the throne. Failure to raise a suitable heir will face you with the end of your dynasty. A sad smudge and a foot note off history. Do not let that happen, your highness!

Crusader Kings the Board Game, produced in partnership with Paradox Interactive, will now wreak havoc in homes all over the world. Do you have what it takes to become a Crusader King? The time has come for you to find out.

Free League’s Alien RPG is Up for Pre-Order with a Debut of the First Cinematic Module

The ALIEN Roleplaying Game Pre-Order Bundle

On May 25, 1979, Alien first graced the silver screen. Forty years after the Alien franchise first inspired and shocked the world, Free League Publishing has a xenomorphic surprise of their own in store. Quite literally.

For fans eager to explore that universe for themselves, they don’t need to wait any longer and can pre-order the Alien RPG Core Rulebook starting today!

In celebration of the official 40th Anniversary, Free League is offering a meaty 168-page Cinematic Starter Kit for their highly-anticipated Alien RPG – debuting their first Cinematic module Chariot of the Gods written by Alien RPG setting writer and sci-fi novelist Andrew E.C. Gaska – as a complimentary bonus gift for anyone who pre-orders the Alien RPG Core Rulebook. The Cinematic Starter Kit will be available for downloadas soon as the pre-order purchase is confirmed.

Based upon Free League’s award-winning Year Zero game engine, the full Alien RPG Core Rulebook contains 300+ pages of mythology, artwork, and custom mechanics for open-world campaigns and deep, diverse space explorations on the Frontier. While Campaign Mode provides the tools for long-term gameplay, Cinematic Mode challenges players to start and complete an accessible, authentic tabletop RPG experience in one game session with no prior preparation necessary. A streamlined version of the Year Zero engine, Cinematics deliver only the most crucial game rules for each scenario with pre-generated characters, stories, and challenges – capturing the intense drama of an Alien film.

Free League has big plans for Alien and their new Cinematic mode, which is why they’re sharing the Starter Kit months ahead of the Core Rulebook.

The Starter Kit isn’t the last Cinematic module that fans can expect from Free League. This is the first in a trilogy of Cinematic modules from Gaska.

Each Cinematic in the trilogy will explore a different style of gameplay, introducing a different perspective in the Alien universe and a different source of antagonism. Yet while each Cinematic module is designed as a stand-alone experience with new characters, settings, and challenges, the overarching narrative of the trilogy is connected – telling one complete, canonical story by the end.

As all characters aren’t likely to survive, Cinematics are engineered with death and replay value in mind, providing an ensemble cast of playable characters and branching narratives with multiple story paths and possible endings.

Free League will accept pre-orders for the Alien tabletop RPG Core Rulebook and a variety of limited-edition 40th Anniversary goodies and gear exclusively at the game’s site:

  • STANDARD EDITION includes the Alien RPG Core Rulebook in a hardcover format with approximately 300 full-color pages of beautiful artwork and complete game rules for both the Cinematic and long-term Campaign game modes. A PDF of the book is included. Price: $49.99
  • STANDARD BUNDLE includes the standard Alien RPG Core Rulebook, along with a deluxe Gamemaster Screen, two sets of custom dice (one set of 10 Base Dice and one set of 10 Stress Dice), a set of 50 custom cards (for initiative, weapons, and NPCs), and a set of useful maps and markers. A PDF of the book is included. Price: $99.99 ($50 discount on the total retail price)
  • 40th ANNIVERSARY LIMITED-EDITION offers the Alien RPG Core Rulebook with a special commemorative book cover. Exclusive to this pre-order campaign, the 40th Anniversary Limited-Edition will never be printed again. A PDF of the book is included. Price: $89.99
  • 40th ANNIVERSARY BUNDLE includes the Alien RPG 40th Anniversary Limited-Edition Core Rulebook, along with the deluxe gamemaster screen, two sets of custom dice (one set of 10 Base Dice and one set of 10 Stress Dice), a set of 50 custom cards (for initiative, weapons, and NPCs), and a set of useful maps and markers. A PDF of the book is included. Price: $139.99
  • THE COMPANY SPECIAL EDITION includes everything from the 40th Anniversary Limited-Edition Bundle, as well as signatures from the Free League team on both the commemorative cover and a Limited-Edition 27” X 40” poster of the Alien RPG cover art by Martin Grip. Price: $249.99

Fans can also customize their own package with individually priced add-ons.

The 40th Anniversary Edition of the Alien RPG Core Rulebook is exclusive to the Free League store and its 40th Anniversary Pre-Order Event, which begins 5/25/19 at 9am EST and ends 8/4/2019 at 11:59pm EST. Official retail solicitations for the Standard Edition will begin in July, but retailers are encouraged to contact Free League with any questions to welcome them into the 40th Anniversary fun as well.

Coriolis The Third Horizon RPG Launches from Modiphius

core-rulebookModiphius Entertainment and Free League Publishing have launched the new sci-fi RPG line, Coriolis – The Third Horizon including: Coriolis core book, Atlas Compendium, Icon Deck, Gamesmaster screen and map – plus a special Coriolis ICONs bundle for Coriolis collectors.

Coriolis – The Third Horizon is a brand new science fiction role-playing game from the makers of the critically acclaimed Mutant: Year Zero.

All the titles are will be available from your local gaming stores in March or in print and PDF now at the Coriolis Collection on Modiphius.net with the Core Book and Atlas Compendium also available in PDF on DriveThruRPG.com.

A free 74 page Quickstarter including rules, adventures and pre-generated characters is available from both Modiphius.net and DriveThruRPG.com

Core rulebook: This massive and beautifully illustrated384-page hardcover book gives you all the rules you need to play Coriolis, and an in-depth description of the Third Horizon. £19.99 / £39.99

Modiphius.net Print / PDF / DriveThruRPG

  • Create your unique player character – including skills, talents, gear and relationships – in mere minutes.
  • Fight fast and furious battles, praying to the Icons to overcome your enemies.
  • Build and crew your own spaceship, to explore the many star systems of the Third Horizon.
  • Experience thrilling spaceship duels, using a game system that puts all player characters at the heart of the action.
  • Take part in the intrigue between powerful factions on the majestic space station Coriolis.
  • Uncover the mysteries of the Third Horizon, a rich tapestry of cultures that have settled the stars.

atlas-compendiumAtlas Compendium: This 60-page booklet reveals secrets of the Third Horizon and gives the Gamemaster tools and tables to create star systems, planets, missions and encounters. £7.99 / £14.99

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The Icons’ promised land, the vast cluster of star systems called the Third Horizon, is full of unsolved mysteries, ancient ruins, and deadly secrets. The mighty wonders left behind by the Portal Builders and the true nature of the mysterious Emissaries have only been myth to the common people of the Third Horizon – until now.

  • Description of the most important systems of the Third Horizon.
  • A historical overview of the Third Horizon.
  • The story of the Portal Builders and descriptions of the wonders they left behind.
  • Tools and tables to help you create your own systems and planets.
  • Mission generators for quick adventure creation.
  • Expanded rules for space travel and unexpected encounters.

icon-card-deckIcon Card Deck: With this deck, you can foretell the future, create scenario seeds, determine combat initiative, emulate dice rolls, manage your ship crew positions, and more. Modiphius.net Print £11.99

This Icon Card Deck lets you summon the mysterious Icons directly in your game of Coriolis – The Third Horizon. With this deck, you can foretell the future, create scenario seeds, determine combat initiative, emulate dice rolls, manage your ship crew positions, and more. The deck includes 36 Icon cards, 12 NPC cards, 5 ship crew cards.

gamesmaster-screenGamesmaster Screen: This deluxe Gamemaster Screen for Coriolis – The ThirdHorizon is made out of three sections of 3 mm thick hardback, measuring a mighty 855 x 216 mm when unfolded. Modiphius.net Print £19.99

This deluxe Gamemaster Screen for Coriolis – The Third Horizon is made out of three sections of 3 mm thick hardback, measuring a mighty 855 x 216 mm when unfolded. The outside features beautiful full-color artwork, and the inside contains charts and tables for easy reference during play.

coriolis-horizon-mapCoriolis Horizon Map: A large full-color map of The Third Horizon on the front and the Coriolis station on the back, in the format 39.5cm x 55.8 cm. Modiphius.net Print £9.99

A large full-color map of The Third Horizon on the front and the Coriolis station on the back, in the format 39.5cm x 55.8 cm.

The Coriolis ICON Bundle (online only) contains all products so far released for Coriolis – The Third Horizon is also available for the special price of £69.99, for collectors who want to sample this exciting new sci-fi universe saving 20% on items bought separately! Modiphius.net Print £69.99

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