Officially licensed Stargate merchandise is rather few and far between these days, so we are especially excited to see the new Stargate SG-1 Roleplaying Game.
This is a tabletop RPG in the classic style of Dungeons & Dragons, crafted with great care by the team at Wyvern Gaming. We’ve been covering its production since the game was first announced, developed under license from MGM, delayed due in part to COVID, funded by a Kickstarter campaign (in only a few hours, thanks to Stargate fans), and finally making its public debut on the convention scene last summer.
Now, this beautiful book is in our hands for a closer look.
I contributed to the Kickstarter back in 2020, and I couldn’t help myself in also picking up one of Wyvern’s stretch goal add-ons. The Stargate dice set includes seven beautiful, heavy, high-quality metal dice. There’s a d4, d6, d8, d10, d12, d20, and d100 here to meet your gaming needs.
In this video we’re unboxing the Stargate SG-1 Roleplaying Game‘s core rule book, along with the dice set. Take a look inside the box!
Tabletop gamers can also find the dice, item cards, a Gatemaster privacy screen, printable game tiles, poker chip-style Determination Point Chips, STL files for 3D-printing your own Stargate, figures, and other game pieces, and more. It’s at the game’s official Web site at: StargatetheRPG.com.
Our verdict? While it may be a while before we find our own squad to play the tabletop game in real life, the team at Wyvern has put together a beautiful product. This is a top-shelf game, richly detailed and made by people who definitely know and love the Stargate universe and its mythology.
The core rule book is exceptionally polished, with more than 360 full-color pages. It is extensive and detailed in both the game mechanics and Stargate lore, beautifully illustrated throughout with original artwork.
The dice … the dice are just cool. I have used my share of d20 gaming dice, but I’ve never owned metal dice before. They are very premium, hefty (made of nickel alloy) and with some great attention to detail — so long as you can get used to reading the numbers, which are shaped to look like the star constellations on the Stargate. Just watch out for that four-sided pyramid die — the corners are sharp!
This looks to be a great platform for gaming, and an excellent set of collectibles for even non-gamer Stargate fans.
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