For those wanting to engage in the Walking Dead Universe; AMC Networks, Free League Publishing, and Genuine Entertainment announced The Walking Dead Universe tabletop Roleplaying Game. Debuting on Kickstarter on March 14, 2023, the RPG will offer early access to the Core Rulebook, a Starter Set, and other premium accessories and limited-run exclusives long before its Fall 2023 retail release.
The ongoing RPG series will introduce new story elements while drawing inspiration from the current series and upcoming spin-offs. It’s a co-production between AMC Networks and the award-winning tabletop publisher, including Chief Content Officer of The Walking Dead Universe, Scott M. Gimple and Head of AMC Networks Publishing Mike Zagari.
The game is directed by Free League co-founders Tomas Härenstam (Alien, Blade Runner) and Nils Karlén, with Nils Hintze (Tales from the Loop, Vaesen) as lead writer, Gustaf Ekelund (Twilight: 2000) and Martin Grip (Alien, Blade Runner) as lead artists, and Genuine Entertainment’s Joe LeFavi (Alien, Blade Runner, Dune, The Dragon Prince) as producer and brand manager on the game series.
Additionally, the Walking Dead Universe, AMC Networks, Free League, and Genuine Entertainment will produce a limited Liveplay series, where real players will roll the dice at the game table and play an actual TWDU RPG campaign filmed in real-time.
The Liveplay series will follow new characters who intersect with core story elements and cross paths with a familiar face or two plus feature original events pulled from the series’ writers’ room. Kevin Dreyfuss, SVP of AMC Networks’ Digital Content & Gaming Studio, and Genuine Entertainment’s Joe LeFavi will serve as executive producers on the limited Liveplay series.
In TWDU RPG, players are challenged to enter the unforgiving, post-apocalyptic sandbox and learn how to survive and thrive in this new world order. No matter what, expect the stress and stakes to be high. Boasting a new spin on Free League’s award-winning Year Zero engine, players must not only hone their physical skills, but deeply explore what makes them tick – confronting how the hardships of this world naturally impact what they’re capable of, in the best and worst of times.
For more news and previews, visit www.thewalkingdead-rpg.com. Then follow Free League Publishing on Twitter and Facebook, where fans can discover art and gameplay development ahead of the game’s release.
Source: AMC Networks, The Walking Dead, Free League Pub, Genuine Entertainment, Kickstarter