The Walking Dead disarray to table top with brand-new RPG and also AMC-led real play collection

The Walking Dead ends with its period 11 ending on Nov. 20th, however a brand-new tabletop role-playing game from AMC Networks and also acclaimed Free League Publishing will certainly hand the story over to its greatest followers. The Walking Dead Universe Roleplaying Game will certainly debut in autumn 2023, and also it’ll consist of a real play collection produced with the aid of primary material policeman and also previous showrunner Scott M. Gimple.

“Akin to Tales of The Walking Dead and the many TWDU digital series, the liveplay will deliver a new, stand-alone story set within the Walking Dead Universe,” Free League informed Polygon through e-mail. “We’re working directly with Scott M. Gimple to develop an original story for the liveplay. An adventure that’s exciting and accessible for new viewers, but rewarding for core fans who’ll appreciate how the unfolding events converge with significant story elements.”

Survivors hold a bus-sized barricade. Barbed wire and shipping containers funnel walkers into a kill zone.

Image: Free League Publishing

Survivors aim down sights at zombies as an explosion rips apart the background.

Image: Free League Publishing

The real play will certainly be shot by AMC Digital Studios, and also it will at some point locate its means onto the workshops’ numerous circulation networks.

Free League has actually gotten on an outright tear these last couple of years, locating extraordinary success with both followers and also doubters alike with a stable of prominent accredited and also indie TTRPGs. Its magazine consists of Blade Runner: The Roleplaying Game, The One Ring: Roleplaying the World of The Lord of the Rings, and also Alien: The Roleplaying Game in addition to Mörk Borg, Coriolis, and also Vaesen. The Walking Dead will certainly be guided by firm founders Tomas Härenstam (Alien, Blade Runner) and also Nils Karlén, with Nils Hintze (Tales from the Loop, Vaesen) as the game’s lead author. Gustaf Ekelund (Twilight: 2000) and also Martin Grip (Alien, Blade Runner) will certainly work as lead musicians.

The Walking Dead will certainly be based upon the Year Zero engine, best recognized for underpinning the timeless Mutant: Year Zero TTRPG.

“The Year Zero engine was originally designed to support survival-style RPGs in a sandbox environment,” Free League composed. “We feel it’s just a perfect fit for The Walking Dead. One (of many!) really cool specific feature that we think players will enjoy is the Threat Meter, which is a really tangible and effective way to manage the presence — and threat from — nearby walkers. Mechanically, walkers are not treated as individual monsters but rather a constant flood of death and dread.”

A mockup of the book itself, featuring survivors making a last stand on top of a school bus. The title reads The Walking Dead Universe Roleplaying Core Rules.

Image: Free League Publishing

While the timeline for the coming with The Walking Dead real play hasn’t been exposed, Free League really hopes that the celebrities from its numerous telecasted adjustments might make some cameos.

“That’s an exciting opportunity for this liveplay for sure,” Free League composed. “If the stars align (literally and figuratively), tuning into every Liveplay episode to discover which fan-favorite characters, settings, and events might appear should be part of the fun. We’re hoping that fans will be surprised where the story goes and who comes to roll the dice with us in one way or another.”

The Walking Dead Universe Roleplaying Game begins with a Kickstarter project in springtime 2023.


Source: Polygon

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