Death in Space

Can you avoid Death In Space?

The world is broken. In a collapsing universe, your crew is your only family. DEATH IN SPACE takes you to a grimy blue-collar future in a universe filled with risk, but also opportunity. 

Free League Publishing and Stockholm Kartell, the creative team behind heavy-metal RPG Mork Borg have announced a publishing partnership for the upcoming DEATH IN SPACE RPG, set to release April 26. 

In DEATH IN SPACE RPG, you and your crew are a rag-tag bunch of hard-working explorers and laborers hoping for a big score. Your only hope of surviving is to take any contract you can find, sometimes having to put your fate in your enemies’ hands.

The default setting is the war-torn Tenebris system, a system of planets and objects revolving around the star Tenebris. It is a stellar system ravaged by war and strife, where the greed-fueled mining of precious gems started a conflict that left the system wrecked into pieces.

DEATH IN SPACE is a game about adventure and uncertain journeys out into the darkness of space, where the void whispers to the unlucky and imbues travelers’ bodies with strange powers. It is about you and your crew making a home of your spacecraft or station, your only sanctuary in a dangerous universe. Most of all, it is about surviving in an abandoned frontier system where resources are scarce, and competition is fierce.

Engage in power struggles and build your crew’s reputation. Salvage and steal to endure a ruthless universe. And above all, do anything you can to get that next job. Your life will depend on it.

The core game book contains everything you need to start playing:

  • Light-weight rules, intended to be easy to use and quick to learn
  • A system for quickly generating player characters & their spacecraft or space-station
  • 60+ different modules to make the spacecraft or space-station your own
  • An introduction to the Tenebris system, its main locations and history
  • A system for repairs, where you collect spare parts to repair your stuff
  • 20 cosmic mutations, representing physical manifestations of the void
  • A system for spacecraft confrontations and boarding
  • An introductory scenario to jumpstart your campaign
  • 40+ tables and generators packed with setting flavor

In addition, there is an official soundtrack for the game, available at all the major streaming services. The soundtrack is packed with 90 minutes of atmospheric music that sets the tone and gives life to the themes present in the game.

There is also an online character generator – the DEATH-BBS. It lets you generate characters for the game in no time, with all the flavor from the core book.

Death In Space goes on general release from 26 April 2022. To find out more information or to pre-order, visit the Free League Publishing website.