Nightfall Games has announced that it has acquired the license for The Terminator RPG from STUDIOCANAL S.A.S. The license includes the rights to the “canon presented in The Terminator movie” and all of the Terminator comics published by Dark Horse. The license doesn’t extend to any properties in any other films or the likeness of Arnold Schwarzenegger and is limited to tabletop roleplaying games and RPG accessories.
The writing team for the main roleplaying game rulebook will be led by Andrew E.C. Gaska with a Quick Start rulebook led by Richard August. Rules are being developed by Chris Shepperson and will feature vehicle rules by Marc Langworthy. The Terminator RPG will feature all-new art from Dave Allsop, Alyssa Menold, Mirco Paganessi, Aaron J Reilly, Matteo Spirito, and more.
A free to download PDF of the Quickstart rules are expected to be released before the end of 2020 with a Kickstarter campaign to follow in 2021 and a retail release at the end of 2021.