Rebellion is one of Europe’s largest multimedia studios, and this week they announced plans to publish multiple tabletop RPGs. The company makes Sniper Elite, Evil Genius and publishes Judge Dredd alongside 2000 AD.
There is already a Judge Dredd RPG, from EN Publishing that uses the W.O.I.N. system, but Geek Native has been told that that relationship is unchanged. There’s a slate of expansions for Judge Dredd and the World of 2000 AD in the pipeline.
The publisher intends to create a series of RPGs designed to remove traditional barriers and issue them as standalone games in a single magazine.
The Kickstarter for the first project, Adventure Presents: Tartarus Gate is already live, and funded within one day. It’s due out in August.
A pledge of £8 will get you the PDF and £10 the physical magazine. £12 gets you both and all three tiers give you immediate access to the draft rules.
Geek Native’s already shown off some of Howitt’s work in the one-shot Honey Heist in which you play a hungry bear.
Each of the Adventure Presents games will have pull-out supplements, character sheets, handouts and a pre-written adventure. Rebellion is creating a digital asset pack for each so games using Discord or virtual tabletops can play more smoothly.
It may sound that Adventure Presents: Tartarus Gate has been specially designed with the lockdown in place, but the game has been in preparation for months.
Duncan Molloy, head of Rebellion Unplugged, told press;
We’ve been working on Adventure for over a year, developing it to be a game that works equally well in person and remotely. With everything that’s happened recently we’ve brought it to the top of our development plans to meet the evolving needs of our audience.
We’re superbly suited for this too – we’ve been delivering 2000 AD to our many subscribers on a weekly basis throughout the lockdown, so we’ve got the systems in place to ensure we can deliver physical copies of Adventure Presents to players by the end of August.
Rebellion Unplugged, a young division within Rebellion, hasn’t been public knowledge for a year. It was announced in November, along with the news that Molloy’s team were working on Sniper Elite: The Board Game.
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