Free League Publishing, manufacturers of fine tabletop experiences like Mutant: Year Zero, Tales From The Loop and the official Alien tabletop RPG, have a new one out as of today. It’s called Vaesen, based in Nordic folklore and the old myths of Scandinavia.
In Vaesen, you and your friends play paranormal investigators in the 19th century who happen to be somewhat paranormal themselves. You have the gift known as “the Sight” which means you can spot extradimensional phenomena that would be invisible to most people. Usually, this will take the form of horrible monsters you’ll be forced to do battle with. But it’s all in a day’s work.
Vaesen is based on the creations of Swedish illustrator and author Johan Egerkrans, and was written by Nils Hintze who also wrote Free League’s Tales From The Loop.
Vaesen presents a dark Gothic setting steeped in Nordic folklore and old myths of Scandinavia. In the Vaesen RPG, the players step into the roles of 19th century investigators in the Mythic North. They have all been born with the Sight, and are able to see what normal people cannot. Embarking on journeys to remote villages in the wilderness, the players will uncover the secrets of the Mythic North. Armed with nothing but their courage, conviction, and ability to see the supernatural, they will face the creatures of the forest.
The box comes with the core rulebook, a GM Screen and map, a card pack, and a set of custom dice. You can get it today in the Free League webshop, and copies will be shipped to hobby shops soon. If you’d like to see Vaesen in action, you’ll want to check out Free League’s Gen Con Online livestream on July 31, when a play show of the game will be conducted.