Free League once partnered with illustrator Simon Stålenhag to bring his book Tales From The Loop to life. The tabletop game became one of their biggest sellers, so why not try it again? Free League has announced a new RPG based on a different Stålenhag book, The Electric State. Its crowdfunding campaign launched on Kickstarter today and reached its goal in minutes.
Both the book and game The Electric State are set in an alternate, post-apocalyptic 1997. In the storyline, a group of travelers are heading out on a journey through the ruins of America, littered with gigantic battle drones and discarded trash (I’d be more worried about the battle bots than the trash). In the game version, you and your friends will be playing those travelers.
The Electric State RPG uses Free League’s Year Zero Engine and was written by Nils Hintze (Tales From the Loop RPG, The Walking Dead Universe RPG) in collaboration with Tomas Härenstam (Blade Runner RPG, Dragonbane, ALIEN RPG), Nils Karlén (Coriolis) and Mattias Johnsson Haake (Symbaroum). Johan Nohr (MÖRK BORG) will be providing graphic design and layouts.
The digital edition of The Electric State costs a $24 pledge. The Standard Edition, which includes both physical and digital versions of the rulebook, costs $48. The Collector’s Edition runs $87 and includes a unique design exclusive to the Kickstarter. And today only, anyone who pledges to a tier with physical items in it will receive a free art print of the weird decayed Sonic-looking statue depicted on the book’s cover. Plus, all backers will receive access to the Alpha version of the RPG, to be sent out a few days after the campaign ends.
You’ll also be seeing The Electric State on the big screen soon: Chris Pratt and Millie Bobby Brown are set to star in a movie adaption directed by the Russo brothers (Avengers: Endgame). But you can be the first among your friends to know what it is through this game. The campaign will remain open for the next 14 days, closing down on December 20. Reserve your copy today!