Modiphius Entertainment announced that they will develop and publish two tabletop Fallout RPG titles. The first one will expand on the narrative wargame experience of Fallout: Wasteland Warfare, their own licensed tabletop miniatures wargame. The second one will be a more traditional tabletop RPG experience using Modiphius’ in-house 2d20 System. Modiphius has had great success with their recent licensed RPGs using the 2d20 System, such as Infinity: The Roleplaying Game, based on Corvus Belli’s Infinity miniatures game; Conan: Adventures in an Age Undreamed Of, based in the world of Robert E. Howard’s novels, which won won Best Roleplaying Game at the UK Games Expo awards; and Star Trek Adventures, under license from CBS Studios Inc, which won three ENnies for Best Rules, Best Miniatures Product, and Best Production Values.
Fallout: Wasteland Warfare was a smash hit with both tabletop fans and fans of the Fallout CRPG franchise. Released in August 2018, it features a range of highly detailed 32mm scale resin miniatures as well as rules for narrative wargaming in the wasteland, available in co-op, vs and solo play modes. Game designer James Sheahan is now developing a roleplaying game expansion for the wargame, to include new rules for character creation, the creation of adventure modules in the wasteland, and more. As a long-time fan of the fictional universe and head of roleplaying game development at Modiphius Entertainment, Sam Webb (Star Trek Adventures) will lead the development of the 2d20 System version for a more in-depth tabletop roleplaying experience. It is designed for 1 Gamemaster and up to 6 players, aged 14 and up.
The Fallout: Wasteland Warfare Tabletop RPG will be available Summer 2019, with the 2d20 System version following in 2020. More details are available on Modiphius’ official website.
I wonder if this implementation took any inspiration from J.E. Sawyer’s Fallout Role-Playing Game, which was the tabletop basis for Van Buren, Black Isle’s canceled Fallout 3. Not being familiar with the 2d20 System, I wonder how the S.P.E.C.I.A.L. system will be adapted, and whether it will include the richness of perks and traits found in Fallout 1-2/New Vegas or its more streamlined version of Fallout 3-4.
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