Stargate is getting a brand new tabletop roleplaying game.
While the Stargate Roleplaying Game won’t be available to buy until the summer of 2020, Wyvern will preview the Stargate SG-1 RPG at Gen Con this summer. The tabletop gaming convention takes place August 1-4 in Indianapolis, Indiana.
The company is aiming for Gen Con 2020 to begin sales.
With the announcement comes the launch of an official Web site for the game, at StargateTheRPG.com.
“We love the Stargate franchise, and we wanted to create a roleplaying game in which fans can become a member of the S.G.C.,” Wyvern Gaming CEO Brad Ellis said. “Just imagining progressing a character from level 1 to 20 while exploring the universe is a thrilling thought. We’re building on top of the D&D 5th edition Open Gaming License to make this an approachable game for roleplayers while adding the exploration and mechanics necessary for a modern science fiction setting.”
The game will let players explore the galaxy in the midst of the conflict with the Goa’uld System Lords. Players will create their own characters from a set of playable races and classes, and then acquire the skills, feats, equipment, and technologies to execute missions from Stargate Command and level up.
“Players may be asked to capture a point of interest, explore new worlds, retrieve important artifacts, rescue important VIPs, or assassinate/capture high-value targets,” according to the press release. “Stargate Missions will launch the Living Campaign that will allow the players’ characters to advance through the ranks of the S.G.C. Through an online system, players can track their character’s progression, earn unique items, and become a legend within the S.G.C.”
Philip Loyer is a designer on the project, with M. Wayne Miller and Graham Sisk listed as artists, according to RPG Geek.
Founded in 2015 by a trio of game designer friends, Wyvern has previously published Onami, Short Order Hero, and the card game Cthulu. They are currently working on crowd-funding Sojourn, a time-travel themed card game.
Development and roll-out on MGM’s end is being managed by Brandgenuity, a third-party licensing agency.
Stargate SG-1 ran from 1997 to 2007.
The new release is actually the second tabletop RPG for the show. Alderac Entertainment published a core rule book and four add-on volumes for the Stargate SG-1 Role-Playing Game back in 2003.
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