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Free League's Forbidden Lands RPG is a smash hit on Kickstarter

Press Release   •   Sep 26, 2017 14:52 BST

The Forbidden Lands cover art by Simon Stålenhag.

Forbidden Lands, a retro open-world survival fantasy tabletop RPG by Free League Publishing that recently published Tales from the Loop RPG, is knocking down stretchgoals left and right on Kickstarter. Just a few days in, the campaign has raised over 175,000 USD.

The base funding goal was reached in just 20 minutes. After five days, 13 stretchgoals have been unlocked, including legacy map stickers, a custom dice set and several scenarios. The next stretchgoal up is a adventure location by Patrick Stuart, award-winning author of Veins of the Earth.

With art by legendary Swedish fantasy artist Nils Gulliksson and the masterful Simon Stålenhag, lore by acclaimed fantasy author and game writer 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 freeleaguepublishing.com

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