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Remastered edition of tabletop RPG on the way in October.
July 26, 2022
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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]
Author: Free League Publishing
Are you a curious explorer that long for expeditions of the strange, peculiar and marvelous? Free League Publishing today announced that the remastered version of the acclaimed weird-fantasy tabletop roleplaying game Into the Odd will be officially released on October 4. A pre-order is already in progress.
Bastion is the only city that matters. In its industrial age, it sits as the smoke-shrouded hub of mankind, surrounded by a world of lurking horrors and cosmic interference. The Underground spreads beneath our feet and the stars loom above. You are an Explorer, braving places too far for maps and too old for records. Your expeditions touch the bizarre, wondrous, and horrific. You search for riches, but also Arcana, mysterious devices with unnatural powers.
Into the Odd Remastered is a rules-light, flavor-heavy roleplaying game of industrial horror and cosmic strangeness. This new edition of Into the Odd from 2014 revisits Industrial Bastionland, giving the original game a lavish hardback, full-color restoration with expanded content.
Written by Chris McDowall (Electric Bastionland) and with graphic design by Johan Nohr (MÖRK BORG), Into the Odd Remastered is published by the Free League Workshop, Free League Publishing's sub-label for carefully selected externally developed games. The full-color books has 144 pages in digest format.
Into the Odd Remastered is now available for pre-order in the Free League webshop. A pre-order will give immediate access to the PDF ahead of the release.
You are welcome to review Into the Odd Remastered! The embargo for full reviews is October 4 (release day), but previews are welcome at any time. For review copies and interview requests with game writer Chris McDowall and graphic designer Johan Nohr, please contact [email protected]
Into the Odd Remastered - Announcement Trailer
"Into the Odd is a masterpiece of minimalism -- an enchanting blend of old school principles and modern design which has served me well both for impromptu one shots as well as storied campaigns. My well-worn original copy is always in my game bag, ready whenever the mood strikes to spend an evening delving into strange places."
–John Harper (Blades in the Dark, Lady Blackbird, Lasers & Feelings):
"Into the Odd does minimalist fantasy roleplaying better than anything else. Lightning fast and oozing with flavor."
–Ben Milton (Questing Beast, Maze Rats, Knave)
Fast Character Creation - Roll an explorer in minutes, grabbing a starter package of flavourful equipment and starting your expedition.
Minimalist Rules - An ultralite system that keeps the game moving forward. Combat is fast and decisive, with every turn counting.
Strange Things - Monsters are horrific hazards, not opponents to be fought for sport. Arcana are weird artifacts that each carry a unique ability, from firing portals to attracting bones like a magnet.
Return to the Iron Coral - The strange expedition location from the original game has tripled in size, now sprawling over three levels. The surrounding Fallen Marsh now hides four mini-dungeons in its 24 hexes. In the North, the desperate port of Hopesend welcomes adventurous travellers looking to go further.
The Expanded Oddpendium - 26 pages of modules and random tables to help you flesh out the world. Roll to create weird creatures, find the best shortcut across town, and find out what happens when you “eat the stuff”.
About Free League Workshop
Free League Workshop is a sublabel for externally designed games that Free League helps print, publish and distribute. Into the Odd RPG is the third game title on the sublabel after MÖRK BORG and DEATH IN SPACE.
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Free League Publishing is a game design studio and publisher dedicated to speculative fiction, based in Stockholm, Sweden. We have published a wide range of award-winning tabletop roleplaying games and acclaimed art books set in strange and wondrous worlds.
Our upcoming games include the official BLADE RUNNER RPG, Into the Odd Remastered, and CY_BORG. Our current game portfolio includes The One Ring™ roleplaying game, Tales From the Loop - The Board Game, the official ALIEN RPG (Gold ENNIE for Best Game 2020), the Gothic horror game Vaesen (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 (winner of five ENNIE Awards 2017, including Best Game), the retro-fantasy Forbidden Lands (winner of four ENNIE Awards 2019), the postapocalyptic Mutant: Year Zero (Silver ENNIE for Best Rules 2015), the science fiction games Coriolis - The Third Horizon (Judge's Spotlight Award 2017) and Death in Space, the dark fantasy game Symbaroum, and the new edition of the RPG classic Twilight: 2000.
We have 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 - Volume 1 and The Call of Cthulhu by the praised artist François Baranger.
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