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.
ALC Studios and Lynnvander have launched Terminator Genisys: Rise of the Resistance on Kickstarter.
Terminator Genisys: Rise of the Resistance is a cooperative tactical board game for 1-4 players where you play as the leaders of the Resistance, liberating humankind from the clutches of the machines. Use the mission book to select your scenario or play through in campaign mode. Build the modular map and select your favorite resistance hero before engaging the Terminators in a battle for survival. Roll dice and allocate them to abilities, weapons, movement and more. Press on toward the next waypoint and don’t get overrun by the machines!
River Horse will be publishing the game from ALC Studio and Lynnvader. The miniatures will be the same scale as the River Horse Terminator Genisys miniature game.
Previously, Lynnvander was contracted to design a different Terminator board game by Space Goat Publishing. That game was to be delivered December 2017. Lynnvander says their role has been completed and delays are in the hands of SGP.
Space Goat Productions has announced that they will be partnering with Studiocanal, Oak Productions, and Creative Licensing to make The Terminator: The Official Board Game, which will be launching on Kickstarter in February of 2017.
William Wisher, one of the screenwriters of the original 1984 film, has been brought on as a story consultant. The game will focus on the original film which is under production.
The Terminator: The Official Board Game is an asymmetrical strategy game played across two boards – one in 1984 and one in 2029. One player takes control of all the forces of the machines: Hunter Killer flying machines, Terminator endoskeletons , and new robots based on the classic 80s aesthetic. The rest of the players take the role of the human resistance, struggling against the impossible odds of the machine uprising.
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