Free League Publishing, the creators of the popular Alien RPG and Tales of the Loop, has announced plans to release a new tabletop role-playing game set in the world of Blade Runner. The new tabletop role-playing game will be released in 2022 and will use the same Year Zero game engine that forms the basis of other RPGs from Free League Publishing, such as Extraterrestrial RPG or Tales of the Loop. Players will have the choice of playing as humans or replicants and will play as members of LAPD’s Rep-Detect unit acting as Blade Runners to find rogue replicants. The game will take place in 2037, which is right between the first Blade runner film and its more recent sequel. According to the game’s description, “The RPG will feature both within the framework and the mechanics of key Blade Runner themes – sci-fi action, corporate storyline, existential character drama, and moral conflict – that put players at the center of attention. challenge to question their friends, sympathize with your enemies, and explore the poisons and perseverance of hope and humanity during such inhuman times. ” You can check out a trailer for the new game below:
“It’s important for us to fully capture the Blade Runner experience and themes from all angles, even the city,” Game Director Tomas Härenstam said in a press release announcing the game. Blade Runner’s most fascinating characteristic is Los Angeles itself, and we want LA to act and react differently depending on your character, your specialties, and your agenda. Yet no matter what you are, you are still one. Blade Runner first and foremost – the ultimate underdog who must walk alone in a complex city and system where anyone could be a threat and no choice is without compromise or consequences. “
Free League Publishing has established itself as a leading RPG publisher in recent years, with a growing lineup of blockbusters that include both original properties and licensed works. Free League Publishing is also developing a second edition of The One Ring, an RPG set in the world of JRR Tolkien The Lord of the Rings. Other RPGs released by Free League Publishing include the doom metal RPG Mork borg and the sci-fi themed RPG Coriolis.
Free League Publishing plans to publish a basic rulebook for the Blade Runner RPG in 2022, with an “extension line” to follow.