Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Dust RPG

I woke up this morning to an interesting announcement from Modiphius, the producers of the Acthung! Cthulhu RPG... they have acquired the license to produce the official DUST RPG.Earlier this year, during their A!C kickstarter campaign, they approached Paolo Parente to produce an official crossover book as a bit of fun. It seems that book has been going so well that it's spawned a full RPG of it's own.

I like the idea of the campaign books including Tactics and Warfare scenarios as well as the RPG material, allowing for a good mass combat system to be in place when needed. According to the Modiphius forum, the RPG system will not be using any of the systems A!C currently supports; it will be using the dice and some of the mechanics from Dust Tactics/Dust Warfare. Having now read this, those new scenarios make more sense. There will also, apparently, be a guide on porting characters to/from DT/DW and the RPG system.

This raises an interesting question though... recently Paolo announced that Warfare and Tactics stats/campaigns would come bundled together in the future, allowing both systems to expand at the same rate. I wonder if this announcement will extend out to include RPG stats for new characters and units next year? It makes sense and would be a great cross-sell for everyone.

And now the official announcement.

British publisher Modiphius Entertainment has announced a licensing deal with Paolo Parente’s DUST Studio to create a tabletop roleplaying game set in the DUST universe.
Scheduled for Spring-Summer 2014, DUST Adventures will consist of a core rulebook and setting guide and will be followed by supplements and campaigns. The books will feature both new artwork as well as stunning photography of DUST miniatures.

The campaigns will also feature DUST Tactics and DUST Warfare missions allowing fans of the miniatures games and roleplayers alike to enjoy the DUST universe in new ways. The system being written for DUST Adventures draws heavily on the elegant systems of DUST Tactics, uses the same familiar dice, and aims to easily bring characters from DUST Tactics in to the roleplaying game or roleplaying characters in to your DUST Tactics or Warfare games.

Campaigns will explore the background behind the major events in the DUST universe as well as presenting new storylines for players. Allowing players to create heroes from the Allies, the SSU, or independent factions, the game system is designed for both first time roleplayers as well as offering advanced rules for experienced players.

From: http://www.modiphius.com/dust-adventures.html

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