In the Blade Runner RPG, players will walk the neon-noir streets of 2037 Los Angeles as Blade Runners, right after the introduction of the Nexus-9 Replicants by the Wallace Corporation. Players can play human or Replicant characters, choosing their specialties, personalities, and memories. Game scenarios will feature Blade Runner investigations including, but not limited to, Replicant retirement, while exploring the moral conflicts of the setting and encouraging roleplay. Gameplay mechanics are based on the Year Zero Engine, also used in the ALIEN RPG, Tales From the Loop, and Forbidden Lands.
The Blade Runner: The Roleplaying Game Core Rules will release in 2022, with additional books to follow. Specific release dates and MSRP have not been announced as of this writing.
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Free League’s ALIEN RPG was fourth on the ICv2 list of top-selling roleplaying games this spring (see “Top 5 Roleplaying Games – Spring 2021”).
In April, the company will launch a new edition of the Into the Odd fantasy roleplaying game (see “Explore Weird Fantasy in Free League’s ‘Into the Odd’ RPG”).