Tales From The Loop has become one of Free League Publishing’s most successful tabletop games since it was released back in 2017. It’s had several expansions since, and there’s even a TV series on the way. Free League wants more people to join in, so they’re introducing a Starter Set for newbies. Like the original, this slimmed-down version is set in the 1980s and based around the retro sci-fi art of Simon Stålenhag.

Inside you get:

  • An illustrated rulebook explaining how to play the game
  • The complete adventure called The Recycled Boy by Nils Hintze
  • Five pre-generated characters ready to play
  • A large, full-color map of land of the Loop
  • Ten engraved custom dice

Free League plans to release the Tales From The Loop Starter Set on April 3, timed to the release of….the show! Yep, Amazon Prime Video’s Tales From The Loop TV show is almost ready and will premiere that same day (that’s what all this preparation for newbies is about). It will star Rebecca Hall (Vicky Cristina Barcelona), Paul Schneider (Parks and Recreation), and Jonathan Pryce (Game of Thrones).

We still haven’t seen enough of the show to confirm if it’ll be the Stranger Things knockoff we fear it could be, or if it’ll have a unique voice. The fact that the property is about a bunch of kids confronting monsters in the 80s is going to unavoidably draw comparisons. Both the Tales From The Loop show and the Starter Set will become obtainable April 3.

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