Developer Arkane Studios and Bethesda Softworks’ Dishonored franchise received its sequel back in 2016, and it was met with praise on its developing story, innovative gameplay mechanics, and how the world was noticeably affected by your decisions. Protagonists Corvo Attano and Emily Kaldwin proved their charismatic worth, and the series' artistic style makes for an intriguing tabletop game. This is exactly what Modiphius Entertainment wants to bring to the world.
The tabletop studio produced role-playing and board games for the likes of Conan, Star Trek, Fallout, Elder Scrolls, and even Kung Fu Panda. Modiphius co-founder Chris Burch expressed his admiration of Arkane Studios and Bethesda's creation since its first trailer. He continued to discuss how their team designed the tabletop RPG to be accessible for video game fans to easily pick up and begin their journey. Federico Sohns, the man behind Nibiru RPG, alongside multiple talented artists are lending their helping hand to create an engaging game, while implementing the Chaos and Momentum mechanics to the board game.
I’ve been a fan of the Dishonored series since its first trailer gave us a sneak preview of the dark side of the world. The cool mix of odd technologies, whalepunk world and stories of [supernatural presence] the Outsider seemed a great platform for a tabletop RPG. We designed the game to be really accessible so video game fans who don’t usually play tabletop games will have an easy time of creating their own character, learning the game, and playing through their adventures.
Dishonored: The Roleplaying Game features a 300-page corebook, which includes all the rules of the game, an introduction to the Empire of the Isles, "The Oil Trail" mini-campaign to make sure you are familiar with everything in the City of Dunwall, and much more. Fans should expect this to hit the shelves in Summer 2020, with no set release date as of the time of writing.
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