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New Starter Set Out Now – In a Boxed Set and For Your Virtual Tabletop!

Major TV Series Based on Simon Stålenhag’s Work Available on Amazon Prime 

TV SERIES

GET THE GAME

You can order the Tales From the Loop RPG and supplements in our webshop. A complete PDF is included and will be sent to you shortly after purchase. The brand new boxed Starter Set is also available as an official module on the Roll20 Virtual Tabletop, and as a Print+Virtual Bundle at great value!

The game can also be found at ​DrivethruRPG, and in retail stores worldwide. If your local store doesn’t have it, ask for it and they should be able to order it in – we work with all major distributors worldwide.

STARTER SET

STARTER SET

STARTER SET

Step into the amazing world of the Loop. In this tabletop role- playing game based on Simon Stålenhag’s books, you’ll play teenagers solving spectacular mysteries connected to the Loop – just make sure you’re home in time for dinner. This boxed Starter Set includes everything you need to begin:

  • An illustrated rulebook explaining how to play the game
  • A complete Mystery called The Recycled Boy
  • Five pre-generated characters ready for you to play
  • A large, full-color map of the land of the Loop
  • Ten engraved custom dice

Price: Approx. $27 (Exact price depends on currency rates and will be shown at checkout.)

Get the Virtual Tabletop Bundle! For just $5 more, you can get the boxed set and the complete virtual edition of the Starter Set, as an official module on the Roll20 virtual tabletop platform.

TALES FROM THE LOOP RPG

TALES FROM THE LOOP RPG

TALES FROM THE LOOP RPG

Scifi artist Simon Stålenhag’s paintings of Swedish 1980s suburbia, populated by fantastic machines and strange beasts, have won global acclaim. Now, you can step into the amazing world of the Loop. In this roleplaying game in the vein of E.T. and Stranger Things, you’ll play teenagers solving mysteries connected to the Loop. Key features:

  • Create your unique player character – including skills, items, prides, problems, and relationships – in mere minutes.
  • Explore the secrets of the Loop in two main game settings – one based on the Swedish Mälaren Islands, the other on Boulder City, Nevada.
  • Investigate mysteries and overcome trouble using fast and effective rules, based on the Mutant: Year Zero game engine.
  • Play the four complete scenarios included, tied together in the campaign named Four Seasons of Mad Science.

Price: Approx. $43 (Exact price depends on currency rates and will be shown at checkout.)

TALES FROM THE LOOP BUNDLE

TALES FROM THE LOOP BUNDLE

TALES FROM THE LOOP BUNDLE

This bundle contains the multiple award-winning Tales from the Loop RPG core book, the Our Friends the Machines hardcover mystery compendium, a deluxe GM Screen, and a large full-color map of the Mälaren Islands and Boulder City, the two main game settings.
Scifi artist Simon Stålenhag’s paintings of Swedish 1980s suburbia, populated by fantastic machines and strange beasts, have won global acclaim. Now, you can step into the amazing world of the Loop. In this roleplaying game in the vein of E.T. and Stranger Things, you’ll play teenagers solving mysteries connected to the Loop. Key features:
  • Create your unique player character – including skills, items, prides, problems, and relationships – in mere minutes.
  • Explore the secrets of the Loop in two main game settings – one based on the Swedish Mälaren Islands, the other on Boulder City, Nevada.
  • Investigate mysteries and overcome trouble using fast and effective rules, based on the Mutant: Year Zero game engine.
  • Play the four complete scenarios included, tied together in the campaign named Four Seasons of Mad Science.

Price: Approx. $87 (Exact price depends on currency rates and will be shown at checkout.)

OVERVIEW

Simon Stålenhag is the internationally lauded artist and author of Tales From the Loop and Things From the Flood, narrative art books that stunned the world with a vision of an alternate Scandinavia in the 1980s and ‘90s, where technology invaded tranquil landscapes to form an entirely new universe of the eerie and the nostalgic.

On April 3, the tv series based on Stålenhag’s work launched on Amazon Prime Video, starring Rebecca Hall (Vicky Cristina Barcelona), Paul Schneider (Parks and Recreation), and Jonathan Pryce (Game of Thrones).

The Tales From the Loop RPG was released in 2017 and was a big hit, winning no less than five Gold ENnies, including Best Game and Product of the Year. In this tabletop roleplaying game, you play teenagers solving spectacular mysteries connected to the Loop – just make sure you’re home in time for dinner. On June 2, 2020, we launched a new boxed Starter Set for the RPG.

THE GAME

In 1954, the Swedish government ordered the construction of the world’s largest particle accelerator. The facility was complete in 1969, located deep below the pastoral countryside of Mälaröarna. The local population called this marvel of technology The Loop.

In this roleplaying game, you play teenagers in the late Eighties, solving Mysteries connected to the Loop. Choose between character Types such as the Bookworm, the Troublemaker, the Popular Kid and the Weirdo. Everyday Life is full of nagging parents, never-ending homework and classmates bullying and being bullied. Explore the secrets of the Loop in two main game settings – one based on the Swedish Mälaren Islands, the other on Boulder City, Nevada.

The Mysteries let the characters encounter the strange machines and weird creatures that have come to haunt the countryside after the Loop was built. The kids get to escape their everyday problems and be part of something meaningful and magical – but also dangerous.

REVIEWS

“RPG Tales from the Loop lets you channel Stranger Things and E.T.”

– The Verge


“Tales from the Loop RPG Will Make You Feel Like a Kid Again.”

– IO9


Tales from the Loop is both exciting and emotional, fantastical and realistic, and is unlike any other game on my shelf.”

– Geek & Sundry


Five-time Gold ENnie-award winner!

  • Best Game
  • Best Interior Art
  • Best Setting
  • Best Writing
  • Product of the Year

Roleplaying Game of the Year 2018

UK Games Expo

THE TEAM

SIMON STÅLENHAG

The acclaimed artist, concept designer and author of the art books Tales from the Loop (2015), Things from the Flood (2016) and The Electric State (2017). Simon Stålenhag is best known for his highly imaginative images and stories portraying illusive sci-fi phenomena in mundane, hyper-realistic Scandinavian landscapes (expanded into America in his latest book The Electric State). Tales from the Loop was ranked by The Guardian as one of the “10 Best Dystopias,” in the company of works such as Franz Kafka’s The Trial and Andrew Niccol’s Gattaca.

Simon’s web site.

NILS HINTZE

During his years as a game writer, Nils Hintze has written a great number of scenarios, articles and reviews, as well as being the main author of critically praised and award winning Tales from the Loop roleplaying game. Previously he has written plays for theatre groups. Nils is educated in creative writing, but he normally works as a psychologist.

FREE LEAGUE

Free League Publishing is the international name of Swedish game and book publisher Fria Ligan. Since 2011 we have produced a range of pen and paper RPG’s, and have won several awards in the process.

Our first international game, Mutant: Year Zero, co-published with Modiphius Entertainment, was awarded a Silver ENnie for Best Rules at Gencon 2015. Last year Tales from the Loop won five Gold ENnies (including Best Game and Product of the Year) as well as three Golden Geek awards. We have also created and published Coriolis – The Third Horizon (2017), Forbidden Lands (2018) and Alien – The Roleplaying Game (2019).

The Free League web site.