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.
Quick TakeI 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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