Fallout Tabletop RPG Coming In 2019

Fallout comes to tabletops with its first titular pen-and-paper RPG.
Fallout comes to tabletops with its first titular pen-and-paper RPG. Modiphius Entertainment

Developer Modiphius Entertainment released the miniatures game Fallout: Wasteland Warfare in August 2018. Based on the Fallout franchise, Wasteland Warfare has players trying to survive and thrive in a post-apocalyptic setting. However, Fallout: Wasteland Warfare is in no way a role-playing game: at least not until Modiphius rolls out the upcoming expansion.

There’s not a lot of details yet regarding the expansion. In fact, we don’t even know what the expansion is going to be called. However, we do know that it’s going to bring a bonafide pen-and-paper roleplaying experience to Wasteland Warfare, marking a first for the franchise. If you’re interested in how the game might look, here’s Fallout: Wasteland Warfare as played by the developers themselves.

Designed by James Sheahan, the release features expanded role-playing elements like in-depth character creation, adventures, and more. The game makes use of “Faction-based Archetype cards” to assist players in creating characters, as well as introducing the franchise’s rich lore and setting. A few fan-favorites have been confirmed to be present in the game, including chemed-up Raiders, Super Mutants, and the ever-present Brotherhood of Steel.

The as-yet-unnamed Fallout pen-and-paper RPG is set to launch this summer, and a standalone version of the game will be available as early as Christmas. Staying true to traditional tabletop RPGs, Fallout will be playable with one game master setting the story for up to six players. Included in the upcoming release will also be game codes that players can redeem to receive downloadable and printable copies of the game’s extensive rulebook, character sheets, weapon cards, and playing mat.

The folks here at Player.One are avid and long-time gamers, and we’re all looking forward to playing Fallout with only pens and paper. Despite the availability of video games and the omnipresence of machines capable of running even the latest and most ground-breaking video game titles, the tabletop game industry is thriving. Video games are getting better and better, but as of now, the most powerful gaming machine is still the human imagination. As fans of both the Fallout franchise and tabletop titles like Dungeons & Dragons and Cyberpunk, we’re excited to play Fallout the way we could only ever dream about.

What about you? Are you looking forward to the upcoming release of the first-ever Fallout pen-and-paper RPG? What do you hope to see when the game finally comes out? We’re definitely looking forward to playing the game as a robot, or maybe a super-mutant, but let us know what you think in the comments section below!

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