Walk the mean streets of Los Angeles 2037 in a new game from the award-winning team behind the hit ALIEN RPG.

COMING IN 2022

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OVERVIEW

This is the BLADE RUNNER roleplaying game – a neon-noir wonderland that’ll take your breath away. One way or another. An evocative world of conflicts and contrasts that dares to ask the hard questions and investigate the powers of empathy, the poisons of fear, and the burdens of being human during inhumane times. An iconic and unforgiving playground of endless possibilities that picks you up, slaps you in the face, and tells you to wake up.

Time to live. Or time to die.

THE GAME

The official Blade Runner RPG will propel players into the streets of Los Angeles as Blade Runners with unique specialties, personalities – and memories.

The core game and its line of expansions will push the boundaries of investigative gameplay in tabletop RPGs, giving players a range of tools to solve an array of cases far beyond retiring Replicants. Beyond the core casework, the RPG will both in setting and mechanics showcase key themes of Blade Runner – sci-fi action, corporate intrigue, existential character drama, and moral conflict – that challenge players to question your friends, empathize with your enemies, and explore the poisons and perseverance of hope and humanity during such inhumane times.

The rules of the game are based on the acclaimed Year Zero Engine, used in award-winning games such as the ALIEN RPG, Tales From the Loop and Forbidden Lands, but further developed and uniquely tailored for Blade Runner.

THE SETTING

Set in the year 2037, the Core Rulebook begins the adventure shortly after the Wallace Corporation debuts the new Nexus-9 Replicants on Earth, giving players the choice to play as either human or Replicants.

As a member of the LAPD’s Rep-Detect Unit, you’ll face impossible choices and find beauty and humanity in the stubborn resilience to keep fighting. To persevere through pain. To agonize over itches you can’t scratch. To do questionable and extraordinary things, chasing after fleeting moments of love, hope, and redemption to be lost in time like tears in rain.

Other than that, it’s just a normal day on the force, so get to work and grab some noodles on the way. That stack of cases won’t crack itself. It’s a shame you won’t live long enough to solve them all.

But then again, who does?

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THE TEAM

Free League Publishing is a critically acclaimed Swedish publisher of speculative fiction, dedicated to publishing award-winning tabletop role-playing games, board games, and art books set in strange and wondrous worlds. Our game portfolio include the official ALIEN RPG (Gold ENNIE for Best Game 2020), the pitch-black apocalyptic fantasy RPG MÖRK BORG (winner of four ENNIE Awards 2020, including Product of the Year), the alternate ’80s Tales From the Loop (winner of five ENNIE Awards 2017, including Best Game), the Gothic horror RPG Vaesen – Nordic Horror Roleplaying (winner of three ENNIE Awards 2021 and the People’s Choice as Best RPG at the UK Game Expo Awards), the sandbox retro fantasy Forbidden Lands (winner of four ENNIE Awards 2019), the postapocalyptic Mutant: Year Zero (Silver ENNIE for Best Rules 2015), the space opera Coriolis – The Third Horizon (Judge’s Spotlight Award 2017) and the praised dark fantasy game Symbaroum. We have also published the art books Tales From the Loop and Things from the Flood by visual artist Simon Stålenhag, as well as the illustrated editions of the Lovecraft classics The Call of Cthulhu and At the Mountains of Madness by French artist François Baranger. Learn more about us and our games at freeleaguepublishing.com

Genuine Entertainment is a licensing expert in genre entertainment, leading producer and brand manager that specializes in growing beloved brands and fandoms in new media and markets alongside best-in-class partners. Managing a dream portfolio of top media companies and intellectual properties, our credits and collabs include the ALIEN RPG with Free League (2020 Gold ENNIE Award for Best Game); the Altered Carbon RPG with Hunters (2021 ENNIE Judges’ Spotlight Award); Alcon’s The Art and Soul of Blade Runner 2049 art book; the Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition video game with Nightdive Studios; The Dragon Prince master tabletop gaming program, including Fandom’s Tales of Xadia RPG and Battlecharged from Brotherwise Games; the Dune master tabletop gaming program, including Dire Wolf’s Dune: Imperium (2020 Golden Geek for Best Card Game), the Dune RPG from Modiphius, Dune: House Secrets from Portal Games, and GF9’s Dune (2019 Golden Geek for Best Thematic Game, 2020 UK Games Expo People’s Choice Award for Best Strategic Game) and Dune: Betrayal; the Vampire: The Masquerade comic series from Vault; and the Vampire: The Masquerade Rivals card game from Renegade Game Studios. Come play at genuineent.com.