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Press Release   •   Jan 26, 2018 11:00 GMT

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Free League Publishing is a Swedish publisher dedicated to speculative fiction that have published several award-winning tabletop role-playing games and critically acclaimed art books set in strange and wondrous worlds.

We are based in Sweden and our game Tales from the Loop RPG won no less than five ENnies at Gencon last year, including Best Game and Product of the Year. Our two other international titles, Mutant: Year Zero and Coriolis - The Third Horizon, have also earned several awards. 

Our upcoming fantasy RPG Forbidden Landswith art by critically acclaimed artist Simon Stålenhag, was the third most successful RPG Kickstarter in the world 2017 and was recently named one of the most anticipated RPGs of 2018 by EN World.


Forbidden Lands (upcoming)
Tales from the Loop - Roleplaying in the '80s That Never Was
Coriolis - The Third Horizon
Mutant: Year Zero - Roleplaying at The End of Days



[ Upcoming fantasy RPG, 2018 ]

Forbidden Lands is a new take on classic fantasy roleplaying where 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. 

Forbidden Lands will be Free League Publishing's fourth English-language RPG. With art by the acclaimed artists Simon Stålenhag and Nils Gulliksson, lore by fantasy author Erik Granström and game design by Free League, creators of Tales from the Loop, Mutant: Year Zero and Coriolis: The Third Horizon.


[ Awarded five Gold ENnies - among them Best Game and Product of the Year 2017 ]

In 1954, the Swedish government ordered the construction of the world’s largest particle accelerator. The facility was complete in 1969, located deep below the pastoral countryside of Mälaröarna. The local population called this marvel of technology The Loop. 

Acclaimed scifi artist Simon Stålenhag’s paintings of Swedish 1980s suburbia, populated by fantastic machines and strange beasts, have spread like wildfire worldwide. Stålenhag’s portrayal of a childhood against a backdrop of old Volvo cars and coveralls, combined with strange and mystical machines, creates a unique atmosphere that is both instantly recognizable and utterly alien.

Now you have the chance to step into the amazing world of the Loop. The Mysteries let the characters encounter the strange machines and weird creatures that have come to haunt the countryside after the Loop was built. The kids get to escape their everyday problems and be part of something meaningful and magical – but also dangerous.

  • ADD-ON: Tales from the Loop RPG: Our Friends the Machines - the first official module


[ Awarded the ENnies Judges’ Spotlight 2017 ]

The scifi adventure Coriolis is set in a remote cluster of star systems called The Third Horizon. It is a place ravaged by conflicts and war, but also home to proud civilizations, both new and old. Here, the so called First Come colonists of old worship the Icons, while the newly arrived Zenithians pursue an aggressive imperialistic agenda through trade and military power.

In this game, you will crew a space ship and travel the Horizon. You will explore the ancient ruins of the Portal Builders, undertake missions for the powerful factions and partake in the game of political intrigue on Coriolis station – the center of power in the Third Horizon. Whatever your calling is, together you will make your own fate. In the end you might even discover the truth about the mysterious Emissaries and the threat of the Dark Between the Stars.


  • Coriolis – The Third Horizon RPG: The Dying Ship  - full-length adventure


[ Awarded a Silver ENnie for Best Rules 2015 ]

Of course, the world ends. It was always just a question of time. When it’s all over, nature invades the ruined cities and winds sweep through empty streets. Yet life remains. 

In the Ark, a small settlement on the edge of a dead town, the People live. You are the spawn of humanity, but not human anymore. You are twisted, mutated freaks. Your bodies and minds have incredible powers, but you are unstable. None of the People are over 30 years old. Except the Elder. Your leader, one of the Old People. He has always warned you: Stay in the Ark, or the Rot will get you. So far, you have obeyed him. But now the safe days are over. Food is running scarce, and the fight for what’s left is turning violent. And the Elder is dying. 

It’s time to explore the Zone. To seek out others and create a new civilization on the ruins of the old. Seek your origin. Maybe you will find Eden, where salvation awaits according to the legends. Maybe it’s all bullshit. It doesn’t matter. You have no choice. This is the beginning. This is Year Zero.


  • Mutant – year zero: Genlab Alpha - stand-alone expansion
  • Mutant – year zero: Zone Compendium: The Eternal War
  • Mutant – year zero: Zone Compendium: Hotel Imperator
  • Mutant – year zero: Zone Compendium: Die, Meat-eater, Die!
  • Mutant – year zero: Zone Compendium: Dead Blue Sea
  • Mutant – year zero: Zone Compendium: Lair of the Saurians

We are a Swedish indie publisher dedicated to speculative fiction. We have published several award-winning roleplaying games, including Tales from the Loop, Coriolis: The Third Horizon, Mutant: Year Zero. Being lifelong gamers and readers ourselves, we started Free League Publishing in 2011. We have also released the critically acclaimed art books Things from the Flood and Tales from the Loop by artist Simon Stålenhag.

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