Free League Publishing, creators of the Alien and Tales from the Loop RPG have announced a brand new Blade Runner RPG, set in a period between the two films.

Since the first film debuted in 1982, the Blade Runner franchise has become an iconic fascination and inspiration of science fiction for generations, cultivating a long and esteemed legacy across two seminal films, Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049, and a growing library of best-selling publishing, games, and more.

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

The Blade Runner RPG and its line of future 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.

Apart from the core casework, the RPG will both in setting and mechanics also showcase key themes of Blade Runner – sci-fi action, corporate intrigue, existential character drama, and moral conflict – that encourage roleplay and challenge players to question your orders, empathize with your enemies, and make hard calls with high stakes and long-lasting implications.

The Blade Runner RPG is the latest collaboration between Free League and Genuine, as they’re also partners on the hit ALIEN RPG series. Genuine is also keeping quite busy at the game table, working alongside other publishers on a variety of high-profile licensed games including the growing line of best-selling, award-winning tabletop games and RPGs for the Dune franchise, the award-winning Altered Carbon RPG, the upcoming board games and RPG for The Dragon Prince franchise, and the Vampire: The Masquerade Rivals card game.
 
For more news and previews on the Blade Runner RPG, visit bladerunner-rpg.com.

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