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Forbidden Lands RPG raising over $250,000 on Kickstarter

Press Release   •   Oct 10, 2017 16:26 BST

Simon Stålenhag's cover image for Forbidden Lands.

With just days left of the Kickstarter, Free League Publishing's retro fantasy sandbox RPG Forbidden Lands has raised well over a quarter of a million dollars from thousands of backers across the world.

The crowdfunding campaign ends Thursday October 12. So far, 20 stretchgoals have been unlocked, including legacy map stickers, a custom dice set, a custom card deck and several scenarios by esteemed game writers such Patrick Stuart, Ben Milton and Chris McDowall.

With art by Simon Stålenhag and iconic Swedish fantasy artist Nils Gulliksson, lore by fantasy author Erik Granström and game design by the team that created Mutant: Year Zero, Coriolis: The Third Horizon and Tales from the Loop RPG, Forbidden Lands is the next big step for Free League Publishing.

Forbidden Lands is a new take on classic fantasy roleplaying. The player characters are raiders and rogues bent on making their own mark on a cursed world. They will discover lost tombs, fight terrible monsters, wander the wild lands and, if they live long enough, build their own stronghold to defend.

The boxed set will give players freedom to hexcrawl the world the way they want while still taking part in an epic campaign that will, in the end, let them decide the fate of the Forbidden Lands. Also, the unique rules for exploration, survival, basebuilding and campaign play can easily be ported to any other game world.

Forbidden Lands will be Free League Publishing's fourth English-language RPG. The first one, post-apocalyptic Mutant: Year Zero, was awarded a Silver ENnie for Best Rules 2015 and has been translated into French, Spanish and Portuguese, and a German version is forthcoming. The second international game, scifi adventure Coriolis - The Third Horizon, was awarded a Judge's Spotlight Award at Gencon.

Free League's third game, Tales from the Loop RPG based on Simon Stålenhags iconic artbooks, made a grand slam at the ENnie Awards this August, winning no less than five Gold ENnies - among them Best Game and Product of the Year. Apart from RPGs, Free League publishes fiction and artbooks, among them Simon Stålenhag's next title The Electric State, due to be released in December.

About Free League Publishing

Free League Publishing is dedicated to speculative fiction in various forms. We publish games, art books and novels set in strange and wondrous worlds. Through the funhouse mirrors of fantasy and science fiction we reflect on our own world, its history and future. Read more on our website

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