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Vaesen RPG – Mythic Britain & Ireland Coming to Kickstarter on December 7

Crowdfunding campaign announced for 'Mythic Britain & Ireland' expansion.
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

Do you dare to leave the Mythic North and set sail for mist shrouded isles? Free League today announced a crowdfunding campaign for Vaesen RPG: Mythic Britain & Ireland set to launch on Kickstarter on December 7, at 3 pm CET.

Face the mythic creatures of Britain and Ireland in the upcoming expansion to the multiple award-winning Vaesen – Nordic Horror Roleplaying. The brand new setting invites you to experience gothic horror mysteries in the lands of Mary Shelley, Arthur Conan Doyle and Bram Stoker.

Written by industry legend and ENNIE-winner Graeme Davis (The Enemy Within) and beautifully illustrated by ENNIE-winning artist Johan Egerkrans. More in-depth information will be revealed at the launch of the Kickstarter on December 7, at 3 pm CEST.

Join the Society and discover the horrible truth behind the old tales.
Sign up at the pre-launch page to be notified as soon as the Kickstarter goes live!

[ If you are interested in an interview with game writer  Graeme Davis or game director Nils Karlén or if you are interested in a review copy for VAESEN - Nordic Horror Roleplaying core game, please contact Boel at: [email protected]]


[ Best RPG People's Choice at the UK Games Expo Awards 2021 ]
[ Winner of three Gold ENNIES - Best Cover, Best Art, Best Monster - at Gen Con 2021 ]
"Vaesen is a fresh and interesting addition to the horror/mystery tabletop genre and one with far more character than all the shoggoths and elder gods that usually hang out there." - Editors Choice, Comics & Gaming Magazine

In the shadows, something stirs. Strange beings. Twisted creatures, lurking at the edge of vision. Watching. Waiting. Unseen by most, but not by you. You see them for what they really are. Vaesen.

Welcome to the Mythic North. A land where the myths are real. A cold reach covered by vast forests, its few cities lonely beacons of industry and enlightenment – a new civilization dawning. But in the countryside, the old ways still hold sway. There, people know what lurks in the dark. They know to fear it. Vaesen.

Vaesen – Nordic Horror Roleplaying is based on the works of the acclaimed Swedish artist and author Johan Egerkrans and presents a dark Gothic setting steeped in Nordic folklore and old myths of Scandinavia. The game mechanics use an adapted version of the award-winning Year Zero Engine.

Vaesen – Nordic Horror Roleplaying Official Trailer

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Free League Publishing is a Swedish game creator and publisher dedicated to speculative fiction. 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 BLADE RUNNER RPG, Twilight: 2000, Tales From the Loop The Board Game and The One Ring™ RPG. Our released game portfolio includes the official ALIEN RPG (Gold ENNIE for Best Game 2020), Vaesen - Nordic Horror Roleplaying (Best RPG - People´s Choice on UKGE 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 alternative '90s Things from the Flood, 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 game Coriolis - The Third Horizon (Judge's Spotlight Award 2017) and the dark fantasy game Symbaroum.

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.

[ If you are interested in an interview with game writer Graeme Davis or game director Nils Karlén or if you are interested in a review copy for VAESEN - Nordic Horror Roleplaying core game, please contact Boel at: [email protected]]

• Twilight: 2000 RPG (November 16, 2021)
• At the Mountains of Madness - Volume II (November 23, 2021)
• Tales from the Loop - The Board Game (Q4 2021)
• The One Ring™ RPG (Q4 2021)

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