Lords of the Middle Sea is a board game first published in 1978. As Chaosium points out; this puts the game hot on the seas of White Bear, Red Moon and the RuneQuest RPG.
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Chaosium has today announced that they are working on a Lords of the Middle Sea RPG, although there’s no publication date to share.
Lords of the Middle Sea will join 7th Sea among the publisher’s carefully growing list of games. Ben Aaronovitch’s Rivers of London is expected to be the next RPG Chaosium releases, a game that will use a customised version of the Basic RPG system.
John Snead (Blue Rose, Eclipse Phase, The Laundry, Exalted) is penning Lords of the Middle Sea RPG and will also use a version of the Basic Roleplaying system.
Players will be explorers, traders and adventurers in the futuristic proto-steampunk setting. Settlements are rare, the world is only just beginning to recover from the environmental catastrophe and technology range from steamships to hidden hi-tech marvels from the generation just before the collapse.
Jeff Richard and Jason Durall are producing the game. There’s been no mention of a Kickstarter.
Is Lords of the Middle Sea a board game that you know? Do you think the setting makes for a good RPG?