Free League Publishing is an award-winning game studio and publisher dedicated to speculative fiction, based in Stockholm, Sweden. Founded in 2011, the studio has published a wide range of tabletop games and acclaimed art books set in strange and wondrous worlds. Free League was voted Fan Favorite Publisher at the annual ENNIE Awards in both 2020 and 2021.
Free League’s game portfolio includes the just released new edition of The One Ring™ RPG, the official ALIEN RPG (Gold ENNIE for Best Game 2020), the Gothic horror game Vaesen – Nordic Horror Roleplaying (winner of three ENNIE Awards 2021), the pitch-black fantasy RPG MÖRK BORG (winner of four ENNIE Awards 2020), the alternate ‘80s Tales From the Loop RPG (winner of five ENNIE Awards 2017, including Best Game), the retro-fantasy game Forbidden Lands (winner of four ENNIE Awards 2019), the postapocalyptic Mutant: Year Zero (Silver ENNIE for Best Rules 2015), the science fiction game Coriolis – The Third Horizon (Judge's Spotlight Award 2017), the recently released new edition of RPG classic Twilight: 2000, and the dark fantasy game Symbaroum.
Free League has also published the art books Tales From the Loop, Things From the Flood, The Electric State and The Labyrinth by internationally acclaimed visual artist Simon Stålenhag, as well as the illustrated edition of the Lovecraft classics At the Mountains of Madness and The Call of Cthulhu by the praised artist François Baranger.
Co-founders and co-CEO’s Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson founded Alcon Entertainment in 1997 with partner Frederick W. Smith, the Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of FedEx. Alcon has financed and produced or co-financed and co-produced 35 films to date including the Academy Award Best Picture nominee The Blind Side; the critically acclaimed Blade Runner 2049 starring Ryan Gosling and Harrison Ford which won 2 Academy Awards for Best Cinematography and Best Visual Effects and received an additional 3 nominations; The Book of Eli starring Denzel Washington and Gary Oldman; and many others. Alcon is currently in post-production on Lullaby, the horror feature from director John R. Leonetti (Annabelle).
Alcon Television Group’s latest projects include season six of the critically acclaimed epic space series The Expanse which airs on Amazon Prime Video and boasts a 100% Certified Fresh score on Rotten Tomatoes; the animated children’s series Pete the Cat, a co-production with Amazon Studios based on the best-selling children’s book series currently available on the streaming service; and Blade Runner – Black Lotus, an anime series developed in partnership with Adult Swim and Crunchyroll inspired by Alcon’s Oscar-winning feature Blade Runner 2049.
Past projects for Alcon Television Group include the Grammy award-winning and 5-time Emmy-nominated HBO documentary series The Defiant Ones which chronicled the divergent roots and unlikely partnership of Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine. The Company’s first co-production was the Emmy-nominated documentary Sinatra: All or Nothing at All for HBO from Oscar winning director Alex Gibney. The intimate portrait of Sinatra as a singer, actor, father, husband, and philanthropist remains one of HBO’s most successful shows in the 50+ demographic.
Genuine is a leading producer and brand manager of best-selling, award-winning stories, games, and geekery for beloved genre entertainment brands. An expert in authentic adaptations and premium licensing programs across all corners of pop culture, we specialize in growing franchises and fandoms in strategic markets and media alongside best-in-class partners. Cultivating a dream portfolio of top media companies and intellectual properties, our credits and collabs include the ALIEN RPG with Free League; the Altered Carbon RPG with Hunters; The Art and Soul of Blade Runner 2049 art book with Alcon; the Batman tabletop game series with Portal Games; the Blade Runner RPG with Free League; the Blade Runner video game with Nightdive Studios; The Dragon Prince master tabletop gaming program, including Battlecharged from Brotherwise Games and Fandom’s Tales of Xadia RPG; the Dune master tabletop gaming program, including Dire Wolf’s Dune: Imperium, GF9’s Dune, the Dune RPG from Modiphius, and Dune: House Secrets from Portal Games; the Hello Neighbor party game from Arcane Wonders; the Vampire: The Masquerade - Rivals card game from Renegade Game Studios; and the World of Darkness comic book program from Vault. Come play at genuineent.com.
This is the BLADE RUNNER Roleplaying Game. A neon noir wonderland that will take your breath away. One way or another. An evocative world of conflicts and contrasts that dares to ask the hard questions and investigate the powers of empathy, the poisons of fear, and the burdens of being human during inhumane times. An iconic and unforgiving playground of endless possibilities that picks you up, slaps you in the face, and tells you to wake up.
Time to live. Or time to die.
The official BLADE RUNNER RPG will propel you into the streets of Los Angeles as Blade Runners with unique specialties, personalities – and memories. The core game and its line of expansions will push the boundaries of investigative gameplay in tabletop RPGs, giving players a range of tools to solve an array of cases far beyond retiring Replicants.
Apart from the core casework, the RPG will in setting and mechanics showcase key themes of Blade Runner – action, corporate intrigue, existential character drama, and moral conflict – that challenge player characters to question their friends, empathize with their enemies, and explore the poisons and perseverance of hope and humanity during such inhumane times.
CONTENT WARNING: The Blade Runner franchise deals with dark and existential themes, and this roleplaying game is no different. The stories told in this game can be violent, distressing, and raise issues relating to personal morals. This is not a game for children.
Soon after the campaign ends, all backers will get early access to PDF versions of the complete Core Rulebook and Starter Set – months ahead of the official release. The game is largely complete and we're champing at the bit to share it with you!
THE STARTER SET
The boxed BLADE RUNNER RPG Starter Set includes a condensed rulebook, pre-generated characters, and Electric Dreams – the first full-length Case File for Blade Runners to crack. The boxed set also includes a host of physical handouts for the players to pour over in their hunt for clues. Many more components will be added to the Starter Set if unlocked as Stretch Goals.
THE CORE RULEBOOK
The BLADE RUNNER RPG Core Rulebook, featuring over 200 pages of official Blade Runner lore and an original investigative RPG ruleset that takes Free League’s award-winning Year Zero Engine to a new level.
THE OFF-WORLD EDITION
This special limited edition of the Core Rulebook comes with a special deluxe cover with black faux leather and an embossed holographic foil stamp of the iconic Japanese kanji character seen in Blade Runner. This special edition is exclusive to the campaign and will not be printed again.
The rules of the BLADE RUNNER RPG are based on the acclaimed Year Zero Engine, used in award-winning games such as the ALIEN RPG, Tales From the Loop and Forbidden Lands, but further developed and uniquely tailored for Blade Runner.
As a core mechanic, you roll one die for your base attribute and one die for your skill. The more competent you are, the better the dice you get, from feeble D6s to extraordinary D12s. Any roll of 6+ on either die indicates a success, and multiple successes will trigger powerful bonus effects. Rolls can be pushed, i.e. re-rolled, with different effects depending on if you are human or Replicant.
The rules are designed to blend in seamlessly with the story and let you focus on the casework and character drama, while pushing the themes of the game to the forefront.
Unfortunately, import laws and customs in some specific countries have made it impossible for us to ship to them. We do not ship to: Belarus, Brazil, Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Afghanistan.
You can complete your pledge with extra copies of the BLADE RUNNER RPG Core Rulebook or Starter Set, as well as other Free League RPGs.
All add-ons will ship together with the rest of your rewards from this campaign. (If you want to get these items immediately, you'll find most of them in our webshop.) Please note that add-ons can incur additional shipping fees.
The BLADE RUNNER RPG Core Rulebook (Standard Edition) and Starter Set, in printed and PDF format.
The BLADE RUNNER RPG Core Rulebook (Deluxe Limited Edition) and Starter Set, in printed and PDF format. This Off-World Limited Edition of the Core Rulebook is exclusive to the campaign and will not be printed again.
The BLADE RUNNER RPG Core Rulebook and Starter Set in PDF format only.
Please upgrade your reward to the 498 SEK level or above to purchase add-ons.
The BLADE RUNNER RPG Core Rulebook in printed and PDF format, and the Starter Set in PDF format only.
FOR RETAILERS ONLY! Verification will be required.
Five copies each of the Core Rulebook in Standard Edition and the Starter Set.
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