Retro open-world survival fantasy tabletop RPG starts fundraising

Forbidden Lands, a retro open-world survival fantasy tabletop RPG created by the grand masters of Nordic roleplaying and based on the award-winning Mutant: Year Zero game system, just went live on Kickstarter.

With art by legendary Swedish fantasy artist Nils Gulliksson and the masterful Simon Stålenhag, lore by acclaimed fantasy author and game writer Erik Granström and game design by the team that created Mutant: Year Zero, Coriolis: The Third Horizon and Tales from the Loop RPGForbidden Lands is the next big step for Free League Publishing.

Forbidden Lands is a new take on classic fantasy roleplaying. The player characters are raidersand rogues bent on making their own mark on a cursed world. They will discover lost tombs, fight terrible monsters, wander the wild lands and, if they live long enough, build their own stronghold to defend.

The boxed set will give players freedom to hexcrawl the world the way they want while still taking part in an epic campaign that will, in the end, let them decide the fate of the Forbidden Lands. Also, the unique rules for exploration, survival, basebuilding and campaign play can easily be ported to any other game world.

Forbidden Lands will be Free League Publishing’s fourth English-language RPG. The first one, post-apocalyptic Mutant: Year Zero, was awarded a Silver ENnie for Best Rules 2015 and has been translated into French, Spanish and Portuguese, and a German version is forthcoming. The second international game, scifi adventure Coriolis – The Third Horizon, was awarded a Judge’s Spotlight Award at Gencon.

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