SLA Industries was one of my favourite RPGs back in my university days. The fact it was written here in Scotland probably helped.
It’s set in a dark future, where it’s always raining, in Mort City. It’s a dystopian planet, and to keep the populace distracted the daily business of tracking down deadly serial killers is prime time TV.
SLA Industries 2e will come to us via a Kickstarter and that launch date for that is September 17th.
The second edition of the game will have a whole new rule system, with a focus on quick action and narrative-driven gameplay. Nightfall will make a lite version, a Quickstart, available soon.
SLA 2e will once again focus on Mort City but will also look at the wider geography of the planet. There will be information about the titular SLA Industries company, races and NPCs.
If you have the original SLA Industries: Cannibal Sector 1 then there will be a conversion document available so you can use your old SLA stuff with the new rules.
I sense that Nightfall has battled with logistics in the past. SLA 2e comes with a promise that future books will be capped on size. This means the actual 2nd edition version of SLA Industries: Cannibal Sector 1 won’t take a decade to produce. In fact, it’s almost written.
Nightfall hasn’t said whether or not they’ll shine any light on the mysteries hinted at in the book. Is the world even real? Why does it rain all the time? What is Mr Slayer’s end goal? A dozen other questions about the races, the drugs and The White.
There’s no update on the 7-year-old news that Romark Entertainment bought the rights to do a TV series and movie based on the game. It is worth remembering, though, that before Nightfall purchased the game back, it was owned by Wizards of the Coast. This dark dystopian sci-fi shone very brightly for a short while.