Publisher Outland Entertainment has been slowly but steadily ramping up its tabletop RPG offerings. Sometimes the game is the headline feature, sometimes not.
Last year Outland acquired the rights to Hopeless, Maine a set of novels and graphic novels by Tom and Nimue Brown.
The books are a dark fantasy from the British steampunk scene in a world of gothic decay, wild landscapes and strange creatures.
A Kickstarter was announced to support the project, and part of that was an RPG set in the world. Alan Bahr, of Gallant Knight Games, was attached.
Indeed, the Hopeless, Maine world RPG would use the Tombpunk system developed by Bahr for Outland.
Explore an Island unlike any other!
Take some time to travel round an island locked in time, an island where Werewolves run the local stores, where magic and strange mechanical devices run hand in hand and where the island itself watches every move you make.
Take some time to travel round an island locked in time, an island where Werewolves run the local stores, plants grow eyes to watch you as you pass, where the undead and ghosts are commonplace and where your cutlery is at constant risk.
Welcome to Hopeless, Maine – you’ll never want to leave.
Even if you could…
You can grab Tombpunk as a standalone system, paying $10 for the PDF to get a look at the 110-page lo-fi/hi-octane rules. Hopeless, Maine world isn’t the first of Outland’s settings to use it either. There’s Rogues: A Blackguard RPG from author Alana Joli Abbott and Alan Bahr and zombie Nightfell based on Nicolas R. Giacondino’s stories on the way.
- Outland’s Hopeless, Maine RPG pre-order.
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