At the gaming table, no one can hear you scream. io9 can exclusively reveal that Tales From the Loop creator Free League Publishing has teamed up with 20th Century Fox to create an original tabletop roleplaying game series set in the world of Alien. And it’s coming out this year.
Free League is currently developing its latest tabletop RPG, Alien: The Roleplaying Game, which will be an original story set within the Alien universe. It features an open-world campaign mode, a series of pre-generated “Cinematic” storylines, and gorgeous artwork by folks like Martin Grip, John Mullaney and Axel Torvenius.
The Trump administration’s continued trade war with China will soon be impacting the board game industry. The Office of the United States Trade Representative has released a new document stating that board games, dice, and toys imported from China will now see 25 percent tariffs. Expect prices to go up as a result, so long as the tariffs are in effect.
The latest version of R. Talsorian Games’ classic roleplaying game Cyberpunk, will be presented in a new boxed starter set, the Cyberpunk Red Jumpstart Kit, releasing on August 1.
Designed by Cyberpunk creator Mike Pondsmith, the Cyberpunk Red edition fits into the Cyberpunk timeline between the Cyberpunk 2020 and Cyberpunk 2077 editions, and features streamlined and updated rules.
The Academy of Adventure Game Arts & Design announced the winners of the 45th annual Origins Awards at a gala ceremony Saturday night at the Origins Game Fair in Columbus, Ohio. Games were recognized in eleven categories, including Game of the Year. The winners were:
Game of the Year Root Leder Games
Board Game Root Leder Games
Card Game The Mind Pandasaurus Games
Family Game The Tea Dragon Society Card Game Renegade Game Studios
Collectible Game Keyforge: Call of the Archons Fantasy Flight Games
Role-Playing Game Vampire: TheMasquerade 5th Edition Modiphius Entertainment