Stave Off Isolation Blues With The Free League RPG Sale

March 25, 2020 by avernos

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Hot on the heels of the recent news about the new starter set for Tales from the Loop the team at Free League Publishing wanted to keep people up to date with the various projects that they currently have ongoing.

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Upcoming products like the Bitter Reach for Forbidden Lands, the GM's Guide for Symbaroum and the new Vaesen - Nordic Horror RPG are all on track, they are hard at work on new modules for the ALIEN RPG, and starting into their recently acquired license The One Ring.

However despite all of this ongoing work the team have been banished to their relevant domiciles to work in isolation as many of us currently are. To aid in staving off boredom, and knowing that getting to physical stores is harder for many of us, all of their core rule books are now half price on DriveThru RPG for a limited time. Yes, that includes ALIEN.

If you are a roleplayer then this is a fantastic time to maybe pick up a game that you've been looking at for a while, or perhaps break out of your comfort zone and go for a game that wouldn't ordinarily tickle your fancy. They have 6 games you can avail of ranging across the genres, apart from ALIEN, which it's fair to say most people know, you can also visit the far future in;

Coriolis – The Third Horizon in this game, you will crew a space ship and travel the Horizon. You will explore the ancient ruins of the Portal Builders, undertake missions for the powerful factions and partake in the game of political intrigue on Coriolis station – the centre of power in the Third Horizon. You might even encounter strange beings from the Dark Between the Stars.

Or if you are a fan of fantasy there are two to choose from

Forbidden Lands is a new take on classic fantasy roleplaying. In this sandbox survival roleplaying game, you’re not heroes sent on missions dictated by others – instead, you are raiders and rogues bent on making your own mark on a cursed world. You will discover lost tombs, fight terrible monsters, wander the wild lands, and if you live long enough, build your own stronghold to defend.

or if you don't feel up to building a world from scratch then you may prefer the world of

Symbaroum invites you to join in the adventure! Explore the vast Forest of Davokar in the hunt for treasures, lost wisdoms and fame. Visit the barbarian clans to trade or to plunder their treasuries. Establish a base of power among princes, guilds or rebellious refugees in the capital city of Yndaros. Or survive encounters with Arch Trolls, dark-minded Blight Beasts and undead warlords. But whatever you do, never ignore the warnings spoken by the wardens of the forest: tread carefully and do not disturb the ruins of old, for the dark deep of Davokar is about to awaken.

The final games take place right here on earth, but one you may not be familiar with, you can visit the post-apocalyptic future in

Mutant: Year Zero goes back to the origins of the Mutant franchise: role-playing after the Apocalypse. In this game, you play as one of The People – heavily mutated humans living in The Ark, a small and isolated settlement in a sea of chaos. The outside world is unknown to you, and so is your origin.

or if it's a nostalgic look back at everything that made retro great why not visit the 1980s and relive being a kid and playing early video games, discussing ghostbusters or taking your robot pet out for a walk, roleplaying in the 80s that never was

Tales from the Loop in this game, you play teenagers in the late Eighties, solving Mysteries connected to the Loop. Choose between character Types such as the Bookworm, the Troublemaker, the Popular Kid and the Weirdo. Everyday Life is full of nagging parents, never-ending homework and classmates bullying and being bullied.

If you've never roleplayed before and not sure if you want to pick up one of these for it to gather virtual dust then there are free starter guides for most of the games on their website, these cut down versions can be found here for nada, nowt, nothing, gratis, fill your pixelated boots.

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With online tabletops and communities getting a lot of traffic right now you will almost certainly find a group.

You can even try to scare up some fellow OTTers on our Discord Server

I encourage people who haven't tried to roleplay before to look into now, either as an escape with friends or a way to engage with any kids that are running around the house like hyperactive prisoners.

which world takes your fancy, best answer gets to join a group run by Justin

"If you are a roleplayer then this is a fantastic time to maybe pick up a game that you've been looking at for a while..."

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