Stranger Things meets Dungeons & Dragons
Tales From the loop is a table top RPG set somewhere in the 80's mixing ET, Stranger Things, X-Files, Cloverfield and maybe some Stand By Me, created by scifi artist Simon Stålenhag.
After earning a whopping 3,745,896 SEK ($425,849.27 US Dollars) on Kickstarter, this pen&paper roleplaying game will soon grant you the experience of playing as teenagers in the late Eighties, solving Mysteries connected to the Loop. Choose between character Types such as the Bookworm, the Troublemaker, the Popular Kid and the Weirdo! Everyday Life is full of nagging parents, never-ending homework and classmates bullying and being bullied.
The Mysteries let the characters encounter the strange machines and weird creatures that have come to haunt the countryside after the Loop was built. The kids get to escape their everyday problems and be part of something meaningful and magical - but also dangerous.
The core rulebook will contain several complete Mysteries to play and a complete campaign setting, based on the Mälaröarna islands outside of Stockholm. In addition, the core rulebook will include an alternative campaign setting in a US location, based on Boulder City, Nevada. The US setting text will be written by the award-winning game writer and author Matt Forbeck.
All art in the game is of course done by Simon Stålenhag himself. Most of the art will be drawn from the pages of the Tales from the Loop artbook - many scenarios in the game are based directly on illustrations in the artbook - but the RPG will contain some new original art as well, including the cover image. The book will have approximately 150-200 pages, in the US Letter format.
For more information you can go to their Kickstarter page @ https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1192053011/tales-from-the-loop-roleplaying-in-the-80s-that-ne
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