Popular sci-fi show The Expanse will be brought to live as a RPG by Green Ronin. The series has been published in 27 languages and the TV show is up to series 3. There’s even a board game coming.
James S.A. Corey, known as the author of The Expanse, is actually the pen name of Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck. Here’s what they said to say about the licensing deal.
In a press statement, Ty Franck said;
The Expanse began as a gaming concept nearly two decades ago, and was played as a home brewed RPG for years before becoming a book series,”
To have Green Ronin taking the universe of The Expanse back to its roots is very exciting. I’ve loved their game adaptations of other literary works, and I couldn’t be happier to be partnering with them on this project.”
I came to the story first as a RPG, and clearly I had a great time with it,”
“I’m delighted to have other gamers get the chance to make their own stories in this setting.”
The Expanse RPG will use Green Ronin’s Adventure Game Engine for the mechanics. That’s the same set of rules as found in Blue Rose and Fantasy AGE.
Green Ronin President Chris Pramas said;
The Expanse is the most exciting thing to happen in science fiction in the last decade
“It’s not just that they are cracking good stories—which of course, they are—but like all of the best science fiction they reflect the issues of today. We could not be more delighted to bring the Expanse to roleplaying games.”
Green Ronin’s press release slates the RPG for an August 2018 release.