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The BLADE RUNNER RPG Coming To Kickstarter On May 3rd

The Most Anticipated RPG Of 2022 To Be Crowdfunded Soon
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We're delighted to announce that we will launch a Kickstarter for the official BLADE RUNNER RPG on May 3rd, for an official release in the fall. The game is published in partnership with Alcon Entertainment and was recently voted Most Anticipated RPG of 2022 in the annual vote held by the EN World.

 
The Kickstarter goes live on May 3rd at 6 am US Pacific Time (9 am US Eastern, 3 pm Central European). All backers who pledge within the first 24 hours will receive a bonus item soon to be revealed.
 
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For a glimpse at the neon neverland to come, have a look below at new artwork and several spreads from the upcoming Core Rulebook. More news and previews will be shared across the official website for the game and our social media channels ahead of the Kickstarter launch.

Revealed back in September, the BLADE RUNNER RPG propels players into the neon noir streets of Los Angeles as Blade Runners. Set in the year 2037, the adventures begin shortly after the Wallace Corporation debuts the new Nexus-9 Replicants on Earth, giving players the choice to play as either human or Replicant Blade Runners with different specialties, personalities, and memories.
Apart from the core casework, the RPG will both in setting and mechanics also showcase key themes of Blade Runner – sci-fi action, corporate intrigue, existential character drama, and moral conflict – that encourage roleplay and challenge players to question your orders, empathize with your enemies, and make hard calls with high stakes and long-lasting implications.
Free League is one of the most funded RPG publishers on Kickstarter, raising over $9M across 28 successful campaigns including The One Ring™, Vaesen, Forbidden Lands, and Tales From the Loop. Tomas Härenstam, Free League co-founder and lead game designer of the ALIEN RPG, fills the same role for the BLADE RUNNER RPG. Original artwork comes from lead ALIEN RPG artist Martin Grip, with Joe LeFavi of Genuine Entertainment, who also brokered the deal with Alcon for Free League, serving as the lead setting writer, brand manager, and producer on the game series.
 
BLADE RUNNER RPG Announcement Trailer
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhc0zFKux2g
ABOUT ALCON ENTERTAINMENT
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.
ABOUT GENUINE ENTERTAINMENT
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.
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.
 
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