Fantasy Flight has just announced that they are releasing a brand new tabletop RPG set within the KeyForge universe and utilizing their Genesys Roleplaying System because the ruleset. KeyForge, launched on the finish of 2018, is a deck-based card sport distinctive in its option to forgo buying and selling card assortment and “net-decking” (the place gamers can merely lookup the very best decks within the aggressive panorama and purchase the playing cards they should compete). In KeyForge, every deck comes pre-made and sealed, and playing cards have distinctive backs making them incompatible with playing cards outdoors the deck that is been bought. There is not any mixing, no matching, no net-decking allowed.
The selection to show the world of KeyForge right into a tabletop RPG is a savvy one, as its core setting is The Crucible, a synthetic planet created for various species throughout the galaxy to combine, mingle, and battle for supremacy. The brand new 272-page sourcebook contains, based on Fantasy Flight:
…new character creation choices, distinctive weapons and armor, new expertise revolving across the mysterious Æmber permeating the world, weird adversaries, and a brand new journey builder that places all these elements collectively!
With character creation, gamers can select from 11 totally different species to construct their PC’s, and in case you’re within the temper to go all Dr. Moreau on us, there are instruments to construct your personal species, as nicely. From there the sport presents profession choices, like a “VaultWarrior” and a Dealer. There’s additionally room for characters to pick out from tons of various homes and affiliations. The part for sport masters provides a singular journey constructing system, to take a number of the pressure off of a GM who feels overwhelmed by the sheer quantity of chance in a sport setting like this. In a world the place Martians battle rock monsters and androids conflict towards shamans, having a set solution to assemble an journey might show actually useful.
I used to be saddened to listen to the information that Fantasy Flight Interactive is shutting down, as I am actually having fun with their Lord of the Rings: Journey Card Sport on the Swap, but it surely’s thrilling to see that different departments are nonetheless alive and kicking, and the discharge of this RPG could possibly be quite a lot of enjoyable. I am at all times slightly cautious of sport settings the place something feels doable, however that is only a private style concern, and one which’s more likely to change as quickly as I lay eyes on this sourcebook.
The KeyForge RPG hits cabinets in Q2 2020, and is accessible for pre-sale at native retailers and the Fantasy Flight store now.
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