Glass Cannon, Genuine, and Blizzard join forces on tabletop gaming program for DIABLO!!!

I am beside myself as I share that we’ve combined forces with Blizzard Entertainment and Glass Cannon Unplugged on the long-term tabletop gaming program for DIABLO.

Diablo was one of my first true loves as a gamer. I’ve been playing Diablo since day one, and they were transformative experiences for me and my all-consuming obsession for gaming as a medium for storytelling and world-building. The sheer fact that the hero of Diablo 1 (no spoilers) endures such a dramatic and unforgettable arc by the end of Diablo 2… it just absolutely blew my young gamer’s mind, and it redefined what a video game series could aspire to do and achieve over time.

Over the next few years, GCU and I will plunge Diablo‘s soulstone into our own hearts and minds, working tirelessly to do this beloved franchise and fictional universe justice at game night. First with a tabletop roleplaying game debuting at BlizzCon 2024, then with a co-op adventure board game debuting the year after.

My life continues to compile one surreal, humbling honor after the next, and the opportunity to work alongside my friends at Blizzard and GCU and contribute to one of my favorite game series and fictional universes ever… I have few words to share aside from joy and gratitude.

If anybody adores Diablo as much as I do, please visit the official website and sign up for our newsletter, as subscribers will receive the opportunity to participate in closed beta tests and provide the meaningful feedback and inspiration we need to make the very best version of these games together.

Looking forward to working and playing in Sanctuary with you all for years to come!

Blade Runner RPG picks up two ENNIE Awards and announces two new expansions!

Our Blade Runner RPG with Free League won two ENNIE Gold Awards (Best Layout & Design and Best Cartography), with Free League taking home the Fan Award for Best Publisher to boot.

Everybody knows that this game is near and dear to me, so I’m thrilled that we’ve been able to carve out a niche for our RPG and continue to grow the series over time. Numerous foreign-language localizations for the Core Rulebook and Starter Set are underway, and we recently announced our next two contributions to the RPG series hitting retail in the near future:

First up in Q4 2023 is CASE FILE #02: FIERY ANGELS, a new scenario book that delivers the same fully-immersive experience as CASE FILE #01 in our Starter Set. It was obnoxiously fun to bring LA 2037 to life at the game table with all those Esper photos, newspapers, brochures, and other in-world artifacts, so we’re delivering the same and then some for this new stand-alone Case File, which includes a fresh collection of premium handouts for your investigation as you delve deeper into the Wallace Corporation and the blurred boundaries of Replicant technology.

Then in 2024 is REPLICANT REBELLION, a new sourcebook that welcomes players to join the ranks of the Replicant Underground in Los Angeles 2037. Expanding the RPG beyond the scope of the Rep-Detect Unit was the #1 request, so we listened and flipped the script to deliver an intense experience where players run their own independent cell of the rebellion, eluding Blade Runners as they undertake a variety of operations for the cause.

Whether you want to continue taming the mean streets as Blade Runners with Fiery Angels or rebel against the system with Replicant Rebellion, the Blade Runner RPG series will offer new and exciting choices for all gamers to enjoy. And yes, I’ll be contributing to the core sourcebook as the lead setting writer again, so my apologies in advance.

Dire Wolf and Dune: Imperium thrive at Gen Con 2023!

Dire Wolf and Dune: Imperium had quite a Gen Con last weekend, winning the Dice Tower Award for Best Expansion and dropping two huge updates: UPRISING, a new release in the Dune: Imperium game series, and Dune: Imperium Digital hitting Steam… both coming in 2023!

From the new awards and releases, to the North American Championships, to the sold-out inventory, to finally playing Dune: Imperium on my PC with friends around the world… it’s just astounding to see just how far Dune: Imperium has come. Simply being able to share in the genuine joy that this game has brought into people’s lives and love for Dune…. I can’t help but feel grateful to be a part of something this special. To so many people, myself most certainly included.

After all, it was five years ago back when we first announced that Gale Force Nine and Genuine had acquired the master tabletop gaming rights for the Dune franchise. Five years since I walked into Dire Wolf’s booth at Gen Con 2018 and asked the CEO, “Wanna play?” Yet back then, I wasn’t aspiring toward anything like this. I just wanted to deliver upon my promises and make something worthy of DUNE — a fandom and fictional universe so big in my own life, it feels disrespectful to not write the name in all caps. DUNE. To curate an ongoing program of new and original tabletop games, with a variety of different publishers and play styles, no less… it was ambitious, to say the least.

And yet here we are. And not just with Dune: Imperium, but also our award-winning RPG with Modiphius, our numerous best-sellers and award winners with Gale Force Nine, our upcoming Dune: War for Arrakis with CMON, and so much more to come. It’s just daunting to look back and embrace that this has become such a meaningful part of my life. That I’ve spent five years working and playing in the Dune universe with so many wonderful people and partners. Five years bringing one passion project after another to players around the world. And after five years, Dune is still just getting warmed up. And so am I.

Back in 2018, I couldn’t have predicted or even believed that I’d be here today. So where will I be in five years from now? With Shai-Hulud’s good graces, I can only hope that I’ll still be there in the aisles at Gen Con. Still making new announcements, winning new awards, and sharing new experiences and memories with friends and Dune fans new and old. So forgive me if I’m a little nostalgic and schmaltzy today. These past five years have been such an honor. It’s changed me and my life for the better. And I cannot wait to see where the next five years take us.

Apex Legends: The Board Game debuts on Kickstarter today!

Over 2 years in the making, Glass Cannon Unplugged, Genuine, and EA are thrilled to debut APEX LEGENDS: THE BOARD GAME on Kickstarter today!

With our amazing video trailer dropping on IGN this morning, the highly anticipated tactical team vs team miniatures board game is already nearing its $244k funding goal within its first two hours, raising $175k from 950+ backers thus far. The first reviews and previews are out, and Apex fans and tabletop gamers alike are already singing its praises.

Apex Legends: The Board Game is a competitive, tactical team vs team miniatures game in which 2-4 players, divided into two teams, face each other in a battle royale style challenge played out within a modular, fully immersive 3D tabletop environment. Bangalore, Bloodhound, Wraith, and Gibraltar drop in the core box, with separate expansions adding more Legends, more terrain, more game modes, and more support for up to 6 players and solo gameplay. Lifeline, Pathfinder, Caustic, Mirage, Octane, Revenant, Wattson, and Crypto are already available today through expansions, and Kickstarter backers will exclusively receive Loba with every core game purchase as a thank you.

This is my first collab with Glass Cannon Unplugged, and I confess, I’m proud of this team. We aspired to capture the battle royale and hero shooter gaming experience in ways nobody has tried before, and the precision and care invested into every little detail has been far beyond my expectations. The production values alone are enough to wow even the most casual fan, and it’s uncanny how authentically the game comes to life at the table.

It’s been an unforgettable experience making this game with my pals and partners at GCU, and I’m grateful to everyone involved who helped us deliver the best version of this board game. So please watch the video, visit the Kickstarter campaign (linked below), and show some support for this heartfelt tribute to one of our favorite games.

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The next ALIEN RPG release, Building Better Worlds, opens for pre-orders today!

Free League Publishing, 20th Century Studios, and Genuine are raring to share our next release for the hit ALIEN RPG — BUILDING BETTER WORLDS, an open-world campaign book for pioneers & privateers on the outer rim.

All the wonder and danger of the stars is yours — if you can just wipe the grime off your face and dig the dirt out from under your fingernails first.

Airless moons circle swirling gas giants, eager to be transformed into tomorrow’s paradise. Searing solar flares boil your flesh and blacken your bones as you harness their power to light a hundred worlds. Long lost mysteries lie entombed in the frozen hearts of icy comets. Unstable tectonic plates shift to drown iridium mines in scalding lava. And out there amongst it all is something truly horrifying — something that nature never intended.

Something ALIEN.

ALIEN RPG: BUILDING BETTER WORLDS is a complete campaign module for the award-winning ALIEN roleplaying game, giving you all the tools you need to run a full open-world campaign as a pioneering explorer or colonist.

We’ve been working on this highly-anticipated sourcebook for some time now, but what can I say? Bug hunts come fast and furious. Pioneering the wild frontier takes time, precision, and care. After all, the open canvas is vast, stakes are high, and dark mysteries and destinies wait to be discovered. This new release opens up the playable universe in a way we’ve yet to achieve until now, so I’m wildly happy with what we’ve done and I’m sure that countless game nights will be glorious as a result.

Pre-orders start TODAY, so visit the Free League webstore to pre-order your sourcebook soaring strong into retail later this year!

Genuine, Arcane Wonders, and Evolution team up on Call of Duty: The Board Game!

Genuine, Arcane Wonders, and Evolution have teamed up with Activision on a long-term partnership to produce CALL OF DUTY: THE BOARD GAME, a brand new strategy game series launching on Kickstarter this Fall 2023.

Players take on the roles of elite soldiers, battling against each other in intense, fast-paced action set in the iconic maps from the Call of Duty video games. The original game will feature stunning artwork and high-quality components, including miniatures of the iconic soldiers and weapons from the Call of Duty franchise, as well as a variety of scenarios and gameplay modes that allow players to savor and share the excitement of CoD in a whole new way. The first wave of games is set in the Modern Warfare era, with two-player and four-player game matches available through the core game and various expansions. Future releases may explore other facets of the video game franchise and introduce new operators, weapons, maps, and game modes, but all expansions will use the same core game system, allowing players to plug and play all future releases with ease.

I came onto this project back in 2019 due to my friendship with Evolution, who was kind enough to whisper that Activision was keen on making a premium board game, but only if the right super fan came along. Arcane Wonders, Evolution, and I had a wonderful time playing together on our Hello Neighbor social deduction game, and I knew for a fact that everybody there has been die-hard CoD fans since day one. So we brought the band back together to build this new partnership, working tirelessly since to recreate the same strategic, intense, and immersive experience for the tabletop.

It wasn’t easy, and the challenge demanded that AW design an entirely new engine to realize the kind of game we wanted to deliver fans. Yet after years of building, breaking, and rebuilding many iterations with the CoD team’s incredible support, I’m confident that Arcane Wonders has made a highly competitive and insanely scalable game series that’ll thrive for years to come.

The Kickstarter this Fall will welcome fans to pre-order the retail editions hitting shelves in 2024, along with snagging special editions and limited-run premiums only available through the campaign. For more info and to sign up to be notified of launch, visit:

Then follow Arcane Wonders on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for more news and previews leading up to the campaign.

The Walking Dead Universe RPG Coming to Kickstarter on March 14!

Free League Publishing today revealed that the official The Walking Dead Universe Roleplaying Game is coming to Kickstarter on March 14, 2023, offering early PDF access to the Core Rulebook long before its Fall 2023 retail release. Sign up to be notified on the Kickstarter preview page as soon as the Walking Dead Universe RPG Kickstarter campaign begins.

The Walking Dead Universe RPG is a co-production between AMC Networks and the award-winning tabletop publisher, who are working closely with key forces behind the franchise, including Chief Content Officer of The Walking Dead Universe, Scott M. Gimple and Head of AMC Networks Publishing Mike Zagari. The RPG series will introduce new story elements while drawing inspiration from the current series and upcoming spin-offs.

The game is directed by Free League co-founders Tomas Härenstam (ALIEN RPG, Blade Runner RPG) and Mattias Johnsson Haake (Symbaroum), with Nils Hintze (Tales from the Loop RPG, Vaesen – Nordic Horror Roleplaying) as lead writer, Gustaf Ekelund (Twilight: 2000) and Martin Grip (ALIEN RPG, Blade Runner RPG) as lead artists, and Genuine Entertainment’s Joe LeFavi (ALIEN RPG, Blade Runner RPG, Dune, The Dragon Prince) as producer and brand manager on the game series.

In The Walking Dead Universe Roleplaying Game, players are challenged to enter the unforgiving, post-apocalyptic sandbox and learn how to survive and thrive in this new world order. Pushing the boundaries of the survival genre, each group can tailor their RPG experience to suit their own interests and play style. Expect the stress and stakes to be high. Boasting a new spin on Free League Publishing’s award-winning Year Zero engine, players must not only hone their physical skills, but deeply explore what makes them tick – confronting how the hardships of this world naturally impact what they’re capable of, in the best and worst of times.

For more news and previews, visit Then follow Free League Publishing on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook, where fans can discover art and gameplay development ahead of the game’s release.

Genuine and Glass Cannon Unplugged rages into battle royale with Apex Legends: The Board Game

Genuine is proud to share that we’ve combined forces with Glass Cannon Unplugged, Electronic Arts, and Respawn Entertainment to produce the official tabletop game series for APEX LEGENDS.

Debuting on Kickstarter on May 17th, 2023, APEX LEGENDS: THE BOARD GAME is a highly competitive, intensely tactical team vs team miniatures game for 2-4 players, with more players made possible through add-ons and expansions via Kickstarter and future retail releases. Plotting a long roadmap with a growing line of modular maps and interchangeable Legends, Apex Legends: The Board Game is sure to deliver an authentic, ever-evolving battle royale experience for years to come.

I’ve been a fascinated fan of battle royales and hero shooters for ages now, and I’ve always dreamed of finding a way to authentically recreate this experience at the game table. I adore hero shooters, but it’s not one that I can often share with my tabletoppers. After seeing the mad genius of Frostpunk: The Board Game, I became smitten with Glass Cannon Unplugged’s alchemic approach toward reverse engineering video games for the tabletop. I’m happy to say that GCU and I became fast friends, so we decided to find some video games to adapt and play together. Luckily, I have friends in EA and Respawn, and the rest is history.

We’ve been in stealth mode for over two years since, working tirelessly to bring the fast and frenetic stakes, thrills, and unforgettable kills of Apex Legends to life. Securing key positions. Taking cover in the nick of time. Grabbing precious loot seconds before it’s too late. We’ve fine-tuned this engine something fierce, and by this point, it’s amazing how quickly you forget that you’re playing a board game and just get lost in the moment and mayhem.

We’ve worked so very hard to recreate all those epic moments in the heat of battle. After all, Apex Legends boasts well over 100 million concurrent players and just hit an all-time high on Steam a few days ago with a peak of 624,473 concurrent players. Namely due to the triumph of their 16th season and a new game mode that many have craved for a while: TEAM DEATHMATCH.

Sounds like a lot of gamers who might enjoy a team vs team tactical board game to me. ;P

If we can deliver something authentic and accessible enough for Apex fans, but balanced and scalable enough to rally our core tabletop players and tournament players, the end result could be the stuff of Legends indeed.

If your interest is piqued, please visit the Kickstarter preview page to be notified when the campaign goes live this May. Then subscribe to the newsletter on the official website for more exclusive news in the months to come. This one’s gonna be fun.

Munchkin Digital debuts in Steam Early Access today!

The beloved tabletop game MUNCHKIN kicks down a new digital door today with its Early Access debut on Steam!

For over 20 years, millions of players around the world have embraced Steve Jackson’s dungeon-delving hijinks. And now it’s our absolute pleasure to welcome millions more to experience its mischief and mayhem in a whole new way. So grab a few friends, betray a few more, and start looting for riches and glory today on Steam!

A heartfelt congrats to our publisher Dire Wolf Digital on the epic occasion, along with our partners and pals at Surge Licensing and Steve Jackson Games. With a special thank you to my friend Elan Freedman for welcoming me to the game table (literally and figuratively). It’s been a blast!

Play today at:

Genuine partners with AMC and Free League on official tabletop RPG series for The Walking Dead Universe

As the groundbreaking TV series The Walking Dead comes to its climactic conclusion, AMC Networks has forged a long-term alliance with Free League Publishing and Genuine Entertainment to continue expanding The Walking Dead Universe with The Walking Dead Universe Roleplaying Game, an official tabletop roleplaying game. The Walking Dead Universe Roleplaying Game will debut on Kickstarter in Spring 2023, offering early access to the Core Rulebook, a Starter Set, and other premium accessories and limited-run exclusives long before its Fall 2023 retail release.

A co-production between AMC Networks and the award-winning tabletop publisher, which is working closely with key forces behind the franchise, including Chief Content Officer of The Walking Dead Universe, Scott M. Gimple and Head of AMC Networks Publishing Mike Zagari, the RPG series will introduce new story elements while drawing inspiration from the current series and upcoming spin-offs.

“The Walking Dead has always been about characters – and audiences, by extension – facing impossible life and death choices,” says Gimple. “Now, fans can face these choices head on, putting themselves in the world of the Walking Dead – at any time in the timeline, encountering familiar faces and places and brand-new ones and, within our apocalypse, making the biggest choice: Who are you going to be? We’ve seen a lot of stories in the Walking Dead Universe, now it’s time to see yours.”

The game is directed by Free League co-founders Tomas Härenstam (Alien RPG, Blade Runner RPG) and Nils Karlén, with Nils Hintze (Tales from the Loop RPG, Vaesen – Nordic Horror Roleplaying) as lead writer, Gustaf Ekelund (Twilight: 2000 RPG) and Martin Grip (Alien RPG, Blade Runner RPG) as lead artists, and Genuine Entertainment’s Joe LeFavi (Alien RPG, Blade Runner RPG, Dune, The Dragon Prince) as producer and brand manager on the game series.

To immerse fans in this new extension of The Walking Dead Universe, AMC Networks, Free League, and Genuine Entertainment will also produce a limited Liveplay series, where real players will roll the dice at the game table and play an actual The Walking Dead Universe RPG campaign filmed in real-time. Featuring original events pulled from the series’ writers’ room, the Liveplay series will follow new characters who intersect with core story elements and cross paths with a familiar face or two. Kevin Dreyfuss, SVP of AMC Networks’ Digital Content & Gaming Studio, and Genuine Entertainment’s Joe LeFavi will serve as executive producers on the limited Liveplay series.

In The Walking Dead Universe Roleplaying Game, players are challenged to enter the unforgiving, post-apocalyptic sandbox and learn how to survive and thrive in this new world order.

“You can spend days just scavenging ruins and testing survival skills. Or blur it all into the background to focus upon the compelling human drama,” says Härenstam. Fans of survival games may indeed lose themselves in fortifying strongholds alone. “The place you call home should become a rich, three-dimensional character with its own origins, attributes, and memories,” says Hintze. Pushing the boundaries of the survival genre, each group can tailor their RPG experience to suit their own interests and play style. “Each session should feel like you’re writing, directing, and starring in your own TWD episode,” says AMC’s Zagari. “Where it goes is up to you.”

No matter what, expect the stress and stakes to be high. Boasting a new spin on Free League Publishing’s award-winning Year Zero engine, players must not only hone their physical skills, but deeply explore what makes them tick – confronting how the hardships of this world naturally impact what they’re capable of, in the best and worst of times.

“Just like the show, this game is not about killing walkers,” asserts LeFavi. “It’s not about losing health points and fighting to stay alive. It’s about losing your humanity and fighting to find and protect what’s worth living, killing, and dying for.”

For news and previews, visit Then follow Free League Publishing on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook, where fans can discover art and gameplay development ahead of the game’s release.

Dune: Imperium scores historic 2022 Kennerspiel des Jahres nomination for Game of the Year!

DUNE: IMPERIUM has been nominated for the 2022 Kennerspiel des Jahres Award, becoming the first licensed tabletop game ever to be nominated for the prestigious Game of the Year award.

Truth be told, being nominated for this award has been my north star from the very beginning. Producing the first original Dune game in over 30 years, all in the shadow of the genre-defining classic that we republished just one year prior… well, speaking only for myself here, but it was hard not to feel the pressure. So doing our best work on this game became a rallying cry for every single person involved — from our inspired designers at Dire Wolf to the filmmakers and our wildly supportive team at Legendary and the Herbert Properties — as we all combined forces and committed to make this game the very best version of itself, if only to pay tribute to one of our most cherished fandoms and make our first contribution to this esteemed legacy truly matter.

I am so utterly honored to share this nomination with the entire team. Yet regardless if we take home the award or not, I will already take away the professional and personal completion and closure that I actually did deliver upon my promises, both to myself and to the Dune franchise and fans. After nearly four years, I can finally sigh and say, “I made the game I set out to make.”

And that, trophy or not, is absolutely priceless.

Thank you so much for all the support and goodwill. It’s been a spice dream to remember.

Batman: Everybody Lies debuts TODAY!

And another dream becomes a reality as our first collaboration with DC and our first contribution to the Batman universe debuts today with BATMAN: EVERYBODY LIES from Portal Games!

This is the first in an ongoing series of cooperative crime-solving deduction board games set in the Batman universe. Featuring a new thematic interpretation of the Detective Investigation System, our game challenges 2-4 players to crack four criminal cases that combine into one super villain plot to thwart alongside Gotham’s greatest detective. Yet while our players must work together, each comes to the game table with their own hidden agenda that they try to achieve before the end. After all, everybody lies.

Walking the mean streets of Gotham City alongside Portal, DC, and WBCP has been an obnoxious amount of fun, but don’t take my word for it. Please check out the game for yourselves and host your next game night in Gotham City!

Genuine and Surge Licensing combine forces to build licensing & merch strategy for WEBTOON

Genuine is now collaborating with one of my favorite story platforms ever: WEBTOON. Alongside Surge Licensing, we’re now helping to build the overall licensing & merchandising strategy for the platform and its inspired IP.

Webtoon has been my daily destination for ages now, and I’ve been fortunate enough to make friends with Eugene Kim and Sandy Resnick at Webtoon, helping them to explore the licensing & merch possibilities for their platform, IP, and creator community. Ultimately bringing  to the round table, I’m thrilled that Surge Licensing and Webtoon have officially combined forces — announcing today that Surge is their exclusive licensing agent in North America. With Genuine proudly serving as a strategic advisor going forward to help develop the overall licensing & merchandising strategy for WEBTOON and build new L&M programs for the platform and their family of IP.

Being entrusted to work and play across all consumer products alongside some of my favorite comics and one of the best fandoms and creator communities out there… it’s a treasure trove of IP and exciting possibilities. And considering that WEBTOON boasts 10.5 BILLION global monthly page views, 82 MILLION monthly active users, and a constant stream of chart-topping live-action and anime adaptations across every genre from All of Us are Dead to Tower of God to True Beauty… suffice it to say, there will be miles to go before I sleep on this one.

So if anybody is a Webtoon fanatic like me, or you’d simply like to learn more about this groundbreaking platform that’s redefining comics and fueling pop culture across shelves and screens big and small… ping Surge and I and let’s play.

It’s official! BLADE RUNNER: THE ROLEPLAYING GAME has taken flight on Kickstarter, reaching its funding goal in 3 minutes and earning $1M+ from 9k+ backers in its first 24 hours!

Voted the #1 Most Anticipated RPG of 2022, the BLADE RUNNER RPG campaign is now live on Kickstarter and already unlocking a long list of stretch goals, including additional content to the Core Rulebook and gaming accessories such as custom dice, cards, and handouts to the Starter Set, with much more on the way.

The Kickstarter campaign will wrap up on May 26th. Shortly after the Kickstarter ends, all backers will get early access to PDF versions of the complete Core Rulebook and Case File 01 – months ahead of the official retail release in Q4 2022.

Tomas Härenstam, Free League co-founder and lead game designer of the ALIEN RPG, fills the same role for the BLADE RUNNER RPG. Original artwork comes from lead ALIEN RPG artist Martin Grip, with yours truly serving as the lead setting writer, brand manager, and producer on the game series.

Today is a surreal day. This is the project that brought Tomas and I together all those years ago. This is the labor of love that we’ve invested years into handcrafting every little detail. This is the very personal tribute that we’ve both made to one of our favorite, most influential franchises and fandoms ever. Over 100,000 words in that Core Rulebook were typed on the same keyboard I’m using to type this post. And now over 5,000 people are already guaranteed to read them, and it’s only four hours into a 23 day campaign.

If you add my work on the Blade Runner 2049 art book, I’ve spent nearly six consecutive years fully immersed in the Blade Runner universe. And speaking from experience, I can’t wait for fans like me to do the same and then some.

I’m honored that Alcon trusted us to make this game a reality. And I couldn’t have asked for a better RDU partner in Tomas and all the team at Free League. After such a long and magical journey, it’s just so hard to believe that this game is finally here. That we can finally share it with people. And I can only hope you all enjoy getting lost in this neon noir wonderland as much as I did. I for one will never be the same.

Tales of Xadia: The Dragon Prince Roleplaying Game debuts TODAY!

After two years in the making, I am so happy to share that our Core Rulebook for the award-winning TALES OF XADIA: THE DRAGON PRINCE ROLEPLAYING GAME is available TODAY!

Not only that, the inspired engineers at Fandom (responsible for the groundbreaking D&D Beyond platform) have simultaneously launched our FREE DIGITAL TOOLS on the game’s dedicated website, providing character creation tools, digital dice rollers, and a growing suite of digital aids that’ll make playing Tales of Xadia more fun and accessible for players of all skill levels.

We first debuted our Tales of Xadia Rules Primer back in Spring 2021, and we were honored last Summer when the Primer won the 2021 ENNIE Award (Silver) for Best Family Game. It’s rare for a Primer to be nominated for an award, let alone take away a trophy… and yet it only demonstrates the quality and passion that everyone at Fandom and Wonderstorm have poured into this game. Into over 300 PAGES of world-building, jam-packed with original artwork and original lore not found anywhere else.

The end result is everything I wanted it to be — a truly authentic, meaningful, must-have tome of treasures for any fan of The Dragon Prince. It’s a stunning book, and I’m humbled to say that it’s one of my favorite RPG sandboxes on my shelves today.

So please check out our labor of love at:

My sincere congrats & gratitude to everyone at Fandom, the wildly supportive and inspired team at Wonderstorm, and all our passionate fans who have been play-testing, sharing, and making this game even better since the Beta began. We couldn’t have achieved this without you!

Batman: Everybody Lies pre-orders open today!

Look at that beauty! So excited that people can finally pre-order our first Batman tabletop game — BATMAN: EVERYBODY LIES — which opened pre-orders today!

Produced and published alongside our pals at Portal Games, Batman: Everybody Lies is the first release in an ongoing series of cooperative crime-solving deduction games set within the Batman universe. Featuring a new and inspired iteration of the celebrated Detective Investigation System, our game challenges 2-4 players to combine forces and crack four criminal cases that all combine into one master plot with an epic conclusion. Yet while our players must work together, each comes to the game table with their own hidden agenda that they must complete before the end of each case. After all, everybody lies.

Most know that I adore Detective, and Portal and I have already combined forces on Dune: House Secrets, so it’s been a pleasure to continue my Portal partnership and delve into DC with our friends at WBCP in a way my younger self could’ve never dreamed.

So please check out the website and enjoy exclusive bonuses if you pick up a copy today. Then keep a look out as the game hits stores worldwide in multiple languages in the months to come!

DUNE: IMPERIUM wins the esteemed 2022 As D’Or Grand Prix Award for Best Expert Game of the Year!

DUNE: IMPERIUM is honored to receive the esteemed 2022 As D’Or Grand Prix Award for Best Expert Game of the Year!

The Golden Ace is one of the most prestigious international tabletop gaming awards, and we’re thrilled to share this honor with our publisher Dire Wolf Digital, our designer Paul Dennen, our partners and pals at Legendary Entertainment and GF9, and all the gamers who continue to support and celebrate Dune: Imperium all over the world! We can’t thank you enough!

Dune: Imperium is a finalist for the 2022 SXSW Tabletop Game of the Year award!

February 1, 2022 – South by Southwest announced today that Dune: Imperium is a finalist for the 2022 SXSW Tabletop Game of the Year award.

“SXSW has always been a place where art, technology, and pop culture collide,” said Scott Martins, President of Dire Wolf, “and it’s the perfect place for a game like Dune: Imperium to make some noise on the sand. We’re honored to be included with such a great list of tabletop nominees.”

Voting is now open. Fans will be able to vote for their favorite games until February 8th at 11:59 PM CT.

The hit Dune: Imperium was previously named the Board Game Geek Best Card Game of the Year and the Dice Tower Best Game from a Small Publisher, along with numerous other awards and nominations. Pre-ordered copies of the first expansion, Dune: Imperium – Rise of Ix, are shipping now and will soon be available in Friendly Local Game Stores around the world.

If you’ve enjoyed playing Dune: Imperium, we would be honored to have your support at the SXSW Gaming Awards. Be sure to get your vote in before the polls close next Tuesday, and help keep the Spice flowing to a new generation of fans about to discover their new favorite board game.

Thanks for your support, and thanks for playing Dune: Imperium!

Free League and Genuine announce upcoming Alien RPG cinematic scenario Heart of Darkness coming this Summer!

Free League Publishing and 20th Century Studios today announced HEART OF DARKNESS, our next upcoming cinematic scenario for the multiple award-winning ALIEN roleplaying game.

ALIEN: Heart of Darkness is a stand-alone adventure, but also serves as a conclusion to the Draconis Strain Saga begun in the cinematic scenario Chariot of the Gods and continued in Destroyer of Worlds, all written by Andrew E.C Gaska. The expansion is designed for 3–5 players plus the Game Mother as a spiraling descent into soul-crushing madness.

Hitting retail this Summer after a pre-order campaign this Spring, Heart of Darkness will come in a $29.99 boxed set, including a range of maps, cards, handouts, and pre-generated characters. The ALIEN RPG Core Rulebook or Starter Set is required to play.

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Portal Games and Genuine announce official Batman tabletop game series!


Cooperative deduction games using Portal Games’ award-winning Detective series will begin rolling out this year

KNURÓW, POLAND (January 22, 2022) – Portal Games, in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP), DC, and Genuine Entertainment, announced today that they have secured an agreement to produce officially licensed tabletop games set within the DC Universe featuring Batman characters.

All Batman games will feature new and inspired iterations of the story-driven, cooperative deduction game system from Portal Games’ award-winning Detective game series, delivering deeply thematic games that challenge 2-4 players to team up with the Caped Crusader and bring the theatrics and themes of Batman to life in a fully immersive tabletop experience. “While many games fight like Batman, our games will challenge you to think like Batman,” says Ignacy Trzewiczek, CEO and lead writer/designer of the game series. “Every fan has dreamed of what it’d be like to stalk the Gotham City streets and solve crimes alongside the world’s greatest detective, so working with WBCP and DC on our own line of Detective cases in this iconic universe has been a dream come true for everyone involved.”

The first game, Batman: Everybody Lies, will feature an original narrative in a crime-solving deduction game where players need to gather evidence and connect the facts to unravel the mystery. Fully anchored in rich comics lore, Batman: Everybody Lies challenges players to take on the roles of four key investigators – instinctive journalist Warren Spacey, tenacious reporter Vicki Vale, brutish detective Harvey Bullock, or the cunning Catwoman – who are drawn into a series of mysterious events unfolding in Gotham City for their own respective agendas, ultimately becoming unlikely allies entrusted to help thwart villains new and old as only the World’s Greatest Detective can!

Throughout the game, players must solve a series of challenging cases with a finite amount of time and resources. Players cooperatively make decisions on how to forward the investigation, as they decide to visit famous locations in Gotham City (like the Batcave, Arkham Asylum, Blackgate Penitentiary, and the Gotham City Gazette) and cross paths with well-known Batman characters (like Batman, The Penguin, Poison Ivy, Mr. Freeze, Scarecrow, and more) as they chase leads, identify suspects, and gather enough information to help save Gotham City. Yet even when these unlikely allies combine forces, their goals are not always aligned. So to capture the complexity of the comics, Portal has added a new hidden agenda mechanic to the Detective system, which assigns secret goals and unique win conditions for each player based upon which DC character they portray.

During gameplay, players will utilize a variety of physical and digital game components to solve the puzzle and steer the game narrative in fun, surprising directions – a deck of cards with essential clues and plot twists, various physical handouts, and a dedicated website with access to in-world resources from the Gotham City Gazette archives – for a truly immersive experience. The game also features another new thematic treat – Scenes – that bring memorable gameplay moments to life via original comic book illustrations that feel torn straight from the pages and panels of the beloved comics.

Beginning with an introductory Prologue designed to get players acquainted with the game rules, Batman: Everybody Lies then continues with three big cases to solve, each taking roughly 2-3 hours to play. Each case can be played separately as stand-alone episodes, yet should players crack all four cases, they will unravel a master narrative with an epic climax. Every scenario ends with a final report with questions verifying how well the team has investigated the case. This game format proved a commercial and critical success for Portal Games’ award-winning Detective game series, spawning a growing library of original and licensed titles selling hundreds of thousands of units worldwide in over a dozen languages since 2018.

Future games may explore other corners of the DC Universe as well as pluck inspiration from DC film and TV content. “Batman is easily one of the greatest crime-solving sandboxes ever created,” says Genuine Entertainment CEO Joe LeFavi, who brokered the Portal/DC deal and serves as a producer and brand manager on Portal’s tabletop game series. “So as long as there is a need for the Dark Knight in Gotham City, we can only hope to give him and our players more cases to crack in the years to come.”

Batman: Everybody Lies will debut this Spring 2022 via an epic pre-order campaign launching on March 4, with the $50 game rolling out into retail this Summer.

To learn more about Batman: Everybody Lies, please sign up for the Portal Games newsletter at to receive the latest news and previews. Interested retailers, distributors, and localization partners for Portal’s growing line of official Batman tabletop games are welcome to cast their Bat-Signals TODAY via: portal(at)


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‘Dune’ sequel greenlighted by Legendary and Warner Bros for October 2023!!!

WORM SIGN OCTOBER 2023! I can barely articulate just how obnoxiously happy I am for all our filmmakers and friends at Legendary and Herbert Properties who are finally enjoying the success they all so rightfully deserve.

As many of you now know, Denis Villeneuve’s film is a love letter to not only the book, but to cinema as a whole. And now we can confidently say that this extraordinary cinematic achievement is JUST THE BEGINNING of what will soon become one of the biggest, most beloved sci-fi franchises of our generation.

It’s impossible to believe that I’m actually witnessing the Dune I dreamed about as a kid. And beyond that, that I’ve somehow been granted the honor and privilege of making even the smallest contribution to its legacy. Being entrusted to make a growing library of tabletop games that celebrate what I love most about Dune and help to bring more fans new and old into this inspired franchise and fandom.

This kind of work brings me more purpose and passion than I ever dreamed possible as a small-town Michigan kid with no money, no connections, no hope of making a profession out of my inexhaustible love for pop culture and the positive role it plays in our everyday lives. And yet here I am, and I could not be more grateful to be surrounded by so many people and projects that bring out my best and inspire me to make pop culture and these labors of love such a big and precious part of my life.

Read more about the amazing announcement here!

The Dragon Prince: Battlecharged hits retail today!

THE DRAGON PRINCE: BATTLECHARGED, our first board game based upon the hit Netflix series, finally hits retail today!

I’ve loved working on this wildly fun and imaginative game with Brotherwise Games and Wonderstorm. We fought long and hard to make a game that’ll feel rooted in the world and authentic to core TDP fans, all while being equally exciting and inclusive for new fans across core and casual gaming groups alike.

I’m happy to say that Brotherwise delivered upon that promise and then some. Anybody can pick up and play the game in minutes. You don’t need to know TDP to enjoy the game, but fans will adore the countless homages and inspirations. And the production values are just stunning. I honestly don’t know how Brotherwise pulled off that $40 price tag. So for anybody looking for a high-end miniatures game with 8 minis, 8 decks, 6 unique battle maps, and a whole bunch of heart, this labor of love is really something special and a sure-fire staple for our game nights.

So please check out and enjoy it for yourselves!

Genuine and Free League announce Blade Runner: The Roleplaying Game!

I am elated to reveal that Free League Publishing, Alcon Entertainment, and I have teamed up to produce the official tabletop roleplaying game set within the iconic Blade Runner universe.

Tomas Harenstam, Free League co-founder and game director of our Alien RPG, will oversee game design, with original artwork by lead Alien RPG artist Martin Grip and none other than YOURS TRULY serving as a producer, brand manager, and lead setting writer on the game series.

The Core Rulebook will debut in 2022 in celebration of Blade Runner’s 40th anniversary, launching an ongoing RPG series that draws inspiration from the full scope of the fictional universe, spanning four decades of world-building across all forms of media including Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049.

Free League and I have shared so much joy together on the Alien RPG. So combining forces again on another of my pop cultural obsessions with Tomas, Martin, and the FLP team, let alone serve as the lead writer entrusted to explore and extend that world into a RPG sandbox all our own… it’s been a dream. A bucket list experience that my not-so-inner child can’t believe is real.

Mind you, making the art book for Blade Runner 2049 was our first big license at Genuine. I had to exclusively commit to that one project for eight months, but when somebody asks you to embed into the post-production crew for Denis Villeneuve’s sequel to Blade Runner, you say YES. Crammed into a tiny office on the Sony lot, I worked alongside that film crew and interacted with the producers, the film editor, the VFX houses, even Denis on a daily basis. Personally curating over 70,000 assets. Memorizing every shot, every line of dialogue, every little corner of that universe. I had never been so utterly immersed in one project, one story world, in my entire career. And suffice it to say, it was a life-changing experience for me. An unforgettable collaboration that inspired not only one beautiful book, but also a pivotal turning point in my life. Dedicating my new company and this next chapter of my career to only passion projects — working with people I admire and making positive, measurable, and meaningful contributions to the companies and IP I love and respect the most.

Between the art book, the upcoming video game with Nightdive Studios, and now this RPG with Free League, it’s impossible that BLADE RUNNER, one of my most cherished fandoms ever since I first fell in love with cinema and sci-fi as a whole… that it’s become such a special part of my life. It’s an honor and humbling responsibility that I would’ve never dreamed for myself. And yet here we are. And here we go!

So please check out the press release and website linked below to learn more about the RPG, then sign up for the newsletter for the latest & greatest as the game develops.

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Dune dominates and surpasses expectations on its impressive international theatrical debut!

Thrilled to share that Dune’s international theatrical debut triumphed worldwide, surpassing expectations and debuting at #1 in virtually all markets:

“Warner Bros/Legendary’s Dune has surpassed expectations, harvesting $36.8M at the international box office from just 24 markets in early release. The Denis Villeneuve-directed sci-fi epic was the top movie overseas this weekend, coming in with No. 1s in virtually all openings. In like–for-likes and at today’s rates, Dune is tracking 4% ahead of Tenet, 33% ahead of Black Widow, 52% ahead of Blade Runner 2049, 58% above Shang-Chi And The Legend Of The Ten Rings and 80% ahead of Godzilla Vs Kong.”

Read the full overview from Deadline here:

Genuine wins five 2021 ENNIE Awards across three tabletop RPGs!

Honored to share that Genuine and our incredible partners won FIVE 2021 ENNIE Awards across three of our tabletop RPGs:

Best RPG Adventure (Silver)
Best Production Values (Gold)
Best Cartography (Silver)

Judges Spotlight Award

Best Family Game (Silver)

It’s been a blast working with Fandom, Free League Publishing, and Hunters Entertainment on three wildly different yet equally fun and innovative RPGs, and I’m sincerely grateful that we have such wonderful collaborations with 20th Century Studios, Skydance, and Wonderstorm who enrich and empower all we do.

I continue to be amazed, humbled, and honored that players and peers alike are embracing our contributions to such beloved franchises and fandoms, and I can only hope that I get to work and play in such inspired stories and sandboxes for years to come!

Four 2021 ENNIE Award Nominations and one Judges’ Spotlight Award!

I’m proud to share that THREE of our tabletop RPGs have been honored with Five ENNIE Award nominations and wins today:

Destroyer of Worlds, Free League’s latest Alien RPG release, is nominated for Best RPG Adventure, Best Production Values, and Best Cartography.

Tales of Xadia: The Dragon Prince Roleplaying Game‘s Rules Primer with Fandom has been nominated for Best Family Game. It’s worth noting that the Cortex Prime Game Handbook (the RPG engine we use for Tales of Xadia) is also nominated for Best Art (Cover), Best Art (Interior), Best Layout and Design, Best Rules, Best Game, and Product of the Year.

And our Altered Carbon RPG with Hunters Entertainment has been awarded a Judges’ Spotlight Award!

We’re incredibly honored that so many of our games have been recognized this year. Our sincere congratulations go out to all our friends and fellow nominees, not to mention our licensors and publishing partners who have made all our games possible, along with our amazing players who support and share all we do.

Check out all the esteemed nominees below:

Then please be sure to vote for your favorite RPGs from 8/18-8/27! Winners will be announced at Gen Con 2021 on 9/17!

Gale Force Nine announces new Dune: Betrayal social deduction game!

Gale Force Nine and Genuine Entertainment are proud to produce Dune: Betrayal, the next installment of our award-winning, best-selling tabletop gaming program for the Dune franchise alongside Legendary Pictures and Herbert Properties.

Dune: Betrayal is a new social deduction game designed by Don Eskridge (The Resistance), featuring stunning visuals from the 2021 movie. During this fast-paced experience of tactics and deception, 4-8 players must portray secret agents engaged in a bitter feud between the Great Houses vying for control of Dune. The goal is to learn the identities of your foes while protecting your nobles, forming alliances, and utilizing tools to gain knowledge and power. Hide your true nature while paying close attention to other players, as you must ultimately trust your gut and decide who among your ranks are traitors waiting to betray you.

To learn more, visit the official GF9 website and pre-order your copy of the game today. The game debuts in October 2021 alongside the theatrical debut of the highly anticipated film.

Two games rank in Spring 2021’s Top Five Best-Selling Board Games & RPGs!

Humbled and happy to share that two of our award-winning tabletop games, Dune: Imperium with Dire Wolf and our Alien RPG with Free League Publishing, ranked in the Top 5 Best-Sellers for Spring 2021!

This is Dune: Imperium‘s debut in the Top 10, and Alien‘s third season in the Top 5 since it debuted in Fall 2019, remaining on the list since Fall 2020 and rising from its previous rank at #5.

Congratulations to all our incredible publishers and licensing partners, and our sincere thanks to the retailers, players, and fans who continue to support and share our games with the world!

Watch It Played for The Dragon Prince: Battlecharged featuring the TV series cast!

Produced by our friends at Watch It Played and sponsored by Brotherwise Games, we are so thrilled to share a full playthrough of our tabletop game The Dragon Prince: Battlecharged featuring none other than the Brat Pack themselves — voice actors Jack De Sena, Racquel Belmonte, and Jesse Inocalla who portray Callum, Claudia, and Soren respectively in the Emmy Award winning Netflix animated series.

Watching these wildly charming actors actually portray and play their characters in the show… fighting, bantering, and laughing just how their characters who act and react, it was just so amazing to watch our game quite literally bring The Dragon Prince to life at the game table. Seeing just how authentically our game captures the essence of this show and delivers unique ways to play each character, all with easy-to-learn rules and stunning production values gamers and TDP fans alike will enjoy. Particularly for $40.

I shamelessly adore this game, and it’s been a dream to see the actual cast from the show genuinely enjoy playing our game just as we enjoyed making it. So please check it out, then hop onto Brotherwise Games’ website to pre-order your copy of The Dragon Prince: Battlecharged today! Pre-orders will include bonus content including a special Dark Callum pack!

DUNE: HOUSE SECRETS pre-orders begin today!

Pre-orders begin today for DUNE: HOUSE SECRETS, our latest tabletop game inspired by the Dune universe from Portal Games!

Featuring the award-winning Detective game engine, Dune: House Secrets is a fully immersive adventure that drops 1-4 players right in the middle of the highest stakes unfolding on Arrakis. Players are challenged to complete three vital missions for the rebellion with a finite amount of time and resources, where their decisions take them and the fate of Arrakis in new and surprising directions.

The pre-order campaign runs from today until July 26, offering only 1500 numbered English-language copies that include a series of pre-order exclusive upgrades not included in the retail version.

Detective is one of my favorite game engines, bringing the collaborative investigative adventure to life at game night in ways no one has done before. So it’s been a dream to welcome Portal Games into the Dune tabletop family and deliver a unique, fully immersive adventure that gamers and Dune fans alike will adore.

Please check out the official Dune: House Secrets website and follow our daily updates as the pre-order exclusives are revealed over the next few weeks!



Dire Wolf announces RISE OF IX, the first Dune: Imperium expansion

As part of the Dice Tower Summer Spectacular, Dire Wolf Digital announced Rise of Ix, the first expansion to the hit board game Dune: Imperium.

The Rise of Ix expansion focuses on technocratic society of Ix, and adds three new Houses to portray and a variety of new Imperium, Intrigue, and Conflict cards that seamlessly connect to the core game. Ixian technology is renown throughout the Dune universe because they produce cutting-edge thinking machines. This expansion will add new mechanics to Dune: Imperium, such as dreadnoughts and Ixian Technology tiles. Dreadnoughts are mighty war machines that enter combat like troops, but pack even more firepower, and are indestructible! Dreadnoughts can also temporarily take control of locations on Arrakis. These powerful units will cost players Solari to construct, so decisions on how to prioritize spending are key. Ixian Technology tiles can be acquired for spice, and unlike cards, do not shuffle into players decks. The tiles are instead placed directly in front of a player, where they provide a permanent upgrade to abilities.

We’ll have more to share about Rise of Ix in the coming weeks, so visit the official website and sign up for the newsletter to get all the updates for Dune: Imperium and Rise of Ix in the days ahead!

The Dragon Prince: Battlecharged tabletop game starts pre-orders today!

The Dragon Prince: Battlecharged pre-order campaign is now live! This fast-paced battling game includes 8 miniatures, 8 oversized hero cards, 128 action cards, 6 battle maps, and everything 2-6 players need to play …all for just $40!

Place your pre-order TODAY at

Whether you’re a fan of the hit animated series or you just enjoy action-packed tabletop combat, you’re gonna love this game. And if you pre-order now, you’ll also get the bonus Dark Callum Pack and a set of special Boss Monster Hero cards!

Please check out the game, as it’s wildly addictive and ridiculously fun to play, not mention stupidly fun to make with our friends at Wonderstorm and Brotherwise Games.

Hope you enjoy it!

Vault announces WORLD OF DARKESS: CRIMSON THAW, A Vampire: The Masquerade Event Series

Happy to share that our Vampire: The Masquerade comic book series with Vault Comics and Paradox Interactive is growing with an exciting World of Darkness event series launching this Fall!

Launching in September, World of Darkness: Crimson Thaw is a three-issue event series helmed by writers Jim Zub, Tim Seeley, Blake Howard, Tini Howard and Danny Lore, artist Julius Ohta, colorist Addison Duke, letterer Deron Bennett, and designer Tim Daniel, with covers by Aaron Campbell and Joshua Hixson.

The series will introduce fans to more corners of the World of Darkness universe like Werewolf: The Apocalypse. And each issue will include exclusive gaming material for the fifth edition of the Vampire: The Masquerade tabletop RPG from Renegade Game Studios, allowing gamers to actually play the events of the comic series in their own games.

It’s been thrilled to see Vampire: The Masquerade thrive in comics, and this dream team is sure to take World of Darkness to another level. So don’t miss out!

Our thanks to CBR for breaking the exclusive!

Dune: Imperium won the 2020 Golden Geek Award for Best Card Game of the Year!

Dune: Imperium has won the 2020 Golden Geek Award for Best Card Game of the Year!

Our congratulations and gratitude to our publisher Dire Wolf Digital and all our partners on the game: the filmmakers who welcomed us into their process; our wonderful collaborators at Legendary, Herbert Properties, and GF9 who helped us to make the best version of this game; and (last but never least) Frank Herbert, whose singular vision and imagination inspired us all.

Check out and celebrate all of the other winners here! We’re honored to stand among them!

Dune: Imperium scoops FIVE 2020 Golden Geek nominations!

Dune: Imperium, our latest game for Legendary with Dire Wolf Digital, received FIVE 2020 Golden Geek Nominations: Most Innovative, Best Thematic Game, Best Solo Game, Best Card Game, and Medium-Weight Game of the Year!

Our first Dune game with Gale Force Nine won the 2019 Golden Geek for Best Thematic Game, so we’re thrilled that our games continue to strike a chord with gamers and Dune fans everywhere! We’re honored to stand alongside this year’s nominees!

Check out the list at the link below and don’t forget to vote! Voting closes on May 1st, 2021!

Dune: Adventures in the Imperium RPG debuts TODAY!

Dune: Adventures in the Imperium, the core rulebook of our official tabletop RPG for the Dune universe, has debuted from Modiphius TODAY!

Purchase & play the PDF on or, with printed editions shipping to shelves near you soon!

This core rulebook is our first publication in an ongoing series of future sourcebooks set within this vast and inspired universe. So I’m honored and obnoxiously excited to finally realize this dream and welcome Dune fans and dice rollers alike to explore and celebrate Frank Herbert’s seminal sci-fi vision for years to come!

Dune: Imperium nominated for FIVE 2020 Dice Tower Awards

DUNE: IMPERIUM, our first original Dune tabletop game with Dire Wolf Digital, has been nominated for FIVE 2020 Dice Tower Awards: Best Strategy Game, Best Game Theming, Best Game from a Small Publisher, Best Solo Game, and Best Game of the Year!

Currently ranked on BoardGameGeek at #19 for the Best Thematic Games of All Time, I couldn’t be more grateful for the outstanding response for our latest contribution to the Dune franchise. It is the first original game produced for Dune in nearly 40 years, and the pressure was high for us to deliver something meaningful and worthy of the legacy and Dune fans everywhere. There are simply no words to express how honored and humbled we feel to see so many people embrace our little labor of love!

Check out the list and the other esteemed nominees at:

Alien RPG in the Top 5 Best-Selling RPGs of Fall 2020!

Happy to share that our award-winning Alien RPG with Free League Publishing (2020 ENNIE Gold Award for Best Game) continues to thrive, ranking in the Top 5 best-selling RPGs for Fall 2020. We broke into the Top 5 when we debuted in Fall 2019. One year later, we’re still there. And higher on the list! Suffice it to say, the game is far from over.

Next up is our MASSIVE Colonial Marines Operations Manual, which focuses entirely on the glorious days of the Colonial Marine Corps. Debuting Q2 2021, it’s sure to pack a punch, so I can’t wait to see more gamers dive into this inspired universe for years to come!

Learn more and celebrate the other top-sellers at the link below:


Wonderstorm and Brotherwise Games Announce The Dragon Prince Miniatures Game

El Segundo, CA (March 16, 2021) – Today Wonderstorm and Brotherwise Games announced a partnership to create strategic board games for The Dragon Prince, the Emmy® Award-winning Netflix original series set in the rich and diverse fantasy world of Xadia. Wonderstorm and Brotherwise Games were brought together by Joe LeFavi at Genuine Entertainment, who manages Wonderstorm’s tabletop gaming rights for The Dragon Prince and serves as a managing producer on their growing line of tabletop games based upon the series.

The first board game from Brotherwise Games will be The Dragon Prince: Battlecharged. The game’s trailer, released today, reveals that Battlecharged features detailed miniatures of eight heroes and villains. Players control their miniatures on six different battle maps, playing cards to unleash attacks and special abilities. Brotherwise Games will offer the game for pre-order on its website in June 2021, ahead of a Fall 2021 release at game stores around the world.

The Dragon Prince is a truly epic series, and as gamers we’ve wanted to play in this world since we saw the first episode,” said Chris O’Neal, CEO of Brotherwise Games. “Our goal is to give fans a premium board game that’s a total blast whether you’re a seasoned gamer or a tabletop novice.” The Battlecharged system combines tactical miniatures with fast-paced card battles, and customized decks mean every character has a unique play style.

“We love how the characters of The Dragon Prince really come through in Battlecharged,” said Aaron Ehasz and Justin Richmond, co-creators of The Dragon Prince. “Rayla darts in and out of combat, Callum strings together spells, and Ezran inspires his team and calls on animal companions. We think players are going to have a great time mastering each character, trying different team-ups, and discovering combos.”

The Dragon Prince: Battlecharged is designed to grow with future expansions, with this first set featuring eight fan-favorite characters: Rayla, Ezran, Callum, Amaya, Janai, Viren, Claudia, and Soren. This robust roster, premium production values, and deep replayability are available for a $39.95 suggested retail price.

Fans can sign up at to be notified when pre-orders go live. Between now and June, Wonderstorm and Brotherwise Games will reveal more details about the game on their social media platforms.

The Dragon Prince premiered globally on Netflix in September 2018 and immediately topped popularity lists across Rotten Tomatoes, Fandom, and Tumblr. It was quickly renewed for second and third seasons, which premiered in 2019. Last year, Netflix took the unprecedented step of renewing the series for four additional seasons. With this multi-season renewal, Netflix committed to fully realize the creators’ vision for the seven-season Saga. The Dragon Prince won the 2020 Emmy® Award for Outstanding Children’s Animated Series and has been a top-ten digital original for all of its season runs. Forbes named it one of the best fantasy shows on TV and all three seasons have a 100% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

The public playtest and preorders for Tales of Xadia: The Dragon Prince RPG begin 2/9/21!


Get Early Access to the Public Playtest; Preorders Start February 9, 2021

San Francisco, CA (February 4, 2020) – The official public playtest for Tales of Xadia: The Dragon Prince Roleplaying Game is set to debut on February 9, 2021. Fans can enjoy free access to the playtest by simply signing up to the Tales of Xadia newsletter at, with those who sign up before February 9th receiving early access. The tabletop roleplaying game – produced by Fandom in partnership with Wonderstorm, the studio behind The Dragon Prince – is set within Xadia, the rich and diverse fantasy world of the Emmy® Award-winning Netflix original series. Fans who access the playtest will be the first to play the game, which is still in development, and have the opportunity to provide feedback that can impact the final game, which will be released later in 2021.

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Portal Games announces Dune tabletop game trilogy


A trilogy of Dune-themed cooperative adventure games using the Detective system will begin rolling out in conjunction with the film’s fall release.

Knurów, Poland – January 23, 2021 – Portal Games is proud to announce a partnership with Gale Force Nine (GF9), Legendary Entertainment, Herbert Properties LLC, and Genuine Entertainment to produce an officially licensed board games set within the iconic Dune universe, created by science fiction author Frank Herbert. Taking inspiration from both the seminal book series and Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures’ highly-anticipated film from director Denis Villeneuve, Dune: House Secrets – the first game in a planned trilogy – will release in Q4 2021.

Featuring the cooperative game system used in Portal’s award-winning Detective: A Modern Crime Board Game, this story-driven adventure game will deliver a deeply thematic experience that drops one-to-five players right in the middle of the highest stakes unfolding on the harsh desert planet of Arrakis.

In Dune: House Secrets, players take on the roles of rebels who must solve a series of challenging missions with a finite amount of time and resources. Players cooperatively make decisions on how to progress the story, as they decide to explore different regions of the world, follow leads, leverage allies, and overcome the opposition of all kinds. During gameplay, players utilize a variety of physical and digital game components to steer the narrative in fun and surprising directions – a deck of cards with essential clues and plot twists, a dozen physical handouts, and a dedicated website with additional resources – for a truly immersive experience.

Beginning with an introductory Prologue designed to get players acquainted with the massive Dune universe, the game then continues with three big adventures, each taking roughly two-to-three hours to play. During each episode, players can earn experience points to level up their characters in between missions and unlock new options in future gameplay. Each adventure can be played separately as standalone episodes. Yet should players complete all three episodes, they will unravel a master game narrative with an epic climax and unforgettable resolution with lasting impact on the future two games in the trilogy.

Dune: House Secrets is designed by board game industry veteran Ignacy Trzewiczek and written by Przemysław Rymer – both well-known for their cooperation on the hit Detective game series, which has sold over 100,000 copies worldwide in over a dozen languages. Joe LeFavi of Genuine Entertainment, who manages Dune’s master tabletop gaming rights in partnership with Legendary and Gale Force Nine CEO John-Paul Brisigotti, brokered the Legendary-Portal deal and will serve as a producer on the game series.

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Pre-Orders begin for the DUNE tabletop roleplaying game

WORMSIGN! We’ve been developing the Dune tabletop roleplaying game with Modiphius, GF9, and Legendary for 2.5 years now. And today, we’re delighted to finally open pre-orders for Dune: Adventures in the Imperium.

We have a stunning range of rulebooks with standard and collector edition covers, plus tons of game accessories like dice sets, gamemaster screens, game journals, and bundles.

Product will drop Spring 2021, but you don’t need to wait that long to play. If you pre-order via Modiphius’ website or your local retailer by 1/13/20, you’ll receive a 80-page PDF preview to start playing within a few days of your purchase.

This has been a labor of love, so please visit our collection to explore and enjoy the Dune universe like never before:

Free League announces The Colonial Marines Operations Manual sequel to hit Alien RPG series!

Genuine Entertainment is proud to announce that our next release for the Alien RPG saga is the COLONIAL MARINES OPERATIONS MANUAL, and it’s available for pre-order starting TODAY!

Hitting shelves March 2021, this massive, lavishly illustrated sourcebook arms you with all the tools you need to run open-world campaigns as the glorious Colonial Marines. You’ll learn about the history of the organization, navigate its inner workings, equip yourself with powerful weapons and vehicles, then charge out into the Frontier on five thrilling missions playable in any order. Please note that the ALIEN RPG core rulebook is required to use this book.

Published by Free League Publishing in partnership with 20th Century Studios, the official ALIEN roleplaying game Core Rulebook debuted in 2019, immediately selling out its first print run and swiftly entering the Top Five best-selling tabletop RPGs of Fall 2019. The ALIEN RPG series has since become a critical and commercial success worldwide in seven different languages, recently winning the 2020 ENNIE Gold Award for Best Game and the 2020 UK Game Expo People’s Choice Awards for Best RPG and Best RPG Adventure.


 Key Features:

  • History & Organization – the inside story of the illustrious Colonial Marine Corps.
  • Creating Marines – expanded character creation rules for grunts of all kinds.
  • Weapons & Vehicles – an extensive chapter with new gear, gloriously illustrated.
  • The Frontier War – the framework and backstory for a Colonial Marines campaign.
  • Factions on the Frontier – the powers that be and their dark agendas.
  • Marine Missions – five thrilling missions for your Marines, playable in any order.
  • The Endgame – the showdown against a deadly enemy, finally revealed.



Modiphius has announced that Dune: Adventures in the Imperium, the official tabletop roleplaying game inspired by the Dune universe, will begin pre-orders December 2020!

Dubbed the #1 Most Anticipated RPG of 2020, the Dune RPG draws from the beloved novels by Frank Herbert, Brian Herbert, and Kevin J. Anderson and the highly anticipated Film/TV adaptations from Legendary Entertainment.

Unveiling the new cover to the standard edition of the Dune RPG Core Rulebook, you can sign up for the pre-order and claim an exclusive PDF preview of the Core Rulebook before its Spring 2021 launch. The pre-order will be available through local retailers and the Modiphius webstore.

Alongside the standard rulebook are three premium alternate covers, each highlighting one of the game’s most famous factions: House Atreides (green), House Harkonnen (red), and the Imperial House Corrino (purple).

This is the latest addition to our award-winning master tabletop gaming program for Dune, adding this inspired RPG to our curated collection of premium games alongside best-in-class designers including Dune: Imperium, the genre-defying deck-building worker placement board game from Dire Wolf and the creators of Clank!, and DUNE, the best-selling strategy game from GF9 that won the 2020 Golden Geek Award for Best Thematic Game and the 2020 UK Games Expo People’s Choice Award for Best Strategy Game.




Dune: Imperium opens for pre-orders TODAY!

DUNE: IMPERIUM, our first original tabletop game set within the Dune universe, is available for pre-order starting today! Published by Dire Wolf and designed by Paul Dennen (the creator of Clank!), Dune: Imperium blends deck-building and worker placement in a deeply thematic strategy game for 1-4 players that Polygon calls a “fast and merciless” fight over the spice trade that unfolds across the Dune universe.

The base game includes the Game Board, 13 Wooden Agents, 70+ Wooden Player Pieces, 60+ Wooden Resource Tokens, 200+ Cards, 8 Leaders, 25 Punch Tokens, and the rulebooks.

Players can then enhance their Dune: Imperium experience with the Deluxe Upgrade Pack! This cosmetic expansion upgrades the components of the base game for a more immersive experience. The contents come in an oversized box with plastic storage trays that store the whole game (including sleeved cards). With 65 beautifully sculpted miniatures figures and a hefty coin to bestow upon the first player, your game will be fit for an Emperor. Contents include 4 Alliance Token miniatures, 12 Agent miniatures (with base rings), 1 Mentat miniature, 48 Troop miniatures, 1 First Player coin, and premium card and component trays.

Fans and retailers can pre-order the $50 game today, along with a $55 Deluxe Upgrade Pack containing a sundry of premium cosmetic components, including an oversized box, plastic storage trays, card sleeves, and 65 beautifully sculpted miniatures. Order soon for exclusive promo cards while supplies last!

Dune: Imperium is distributed worldwide across the US, Europe, Latin America, Australia, New Zealand, and Russia thus far. Barring unforeseen delays, English-language editions are expected to ship in December, with non-English editions and the Deluxe Upgrade Pack shipping in Q1 2021.

Pre-order today via the Dire Wolf Digital online store at:


HELLO NEIGHBOR: THE SECRET NEIGHBOR PARTY GAME debuts today in stores nationwide!

Published by Arcane Wonders, designed by Ariel Rubin and Juliana Patel, and packaged & co-produced by Genuine Entertainment, this game has been two hilarious years in the making as our team worked with the INCREDIBLE people at tinyBuild and Evolution to craft an entirely new way to play social deduction games that’s fast, fun, and wildly accessible for ALL players ages 8+. No narrator. No eliminations. Nothing for fun for everyone. Every time!

5-10 players take on the roles of either one of the neighborhood kids, the treacherous neighbor or even a secret neighbor. As one of the kids you will need to use your items wisely if you are to locate the keys and unlock the door to win, but beware as not only are the neighbors at the table trying to trick you into voting to let them use a key, but one of your fellow kids is actually a SECRET NEIGHBOR! If even one neighbor convinces the kids to let them use a key then the neighbors have won, so the kids must use all of their deduction skills to figure who they can trust!

So if you’re a Hello Neighbor fan, this is an authentic, must-buy extension of your favorite video game with all those familiar laughs, chills, and thrills. And if you like Werewolf, Mafia, The Resistance, or any social deduction party games that warm up a room (or Zoom) and get people laughing lickety split, then grab a magnet, snag a key, and play this game for years to come!

Learn more today and go looking for your Secret Neighbors at your local game shops TODAY!…/hello-neighbor-the…/

Genuine announces our next DUNE board game — DUNE: IMPERIUM!

Dire Wolf Digital, Gale Force 9, and Genuine Entertainment have combined forces to produce DUNE: IMPERIUM, the first original board game set within the Dune universe in nearly 40 years.

Designed by Paul Dennen, the creator of the hit Clank! game series, Dune: Imperium is a 1-4 player game that marries two fan-favorite mechanics — deck-building and worker-placement — into a deeply thematic experience with climactic conflicts and choices that unfold across the Imperium.

The stakes were high on our first new Dune game, and I couldn’t be prouder of what we’ve done with Scott Martins, Paul, and the rest of the amazing team at Dire Wolf Digital. It’s been a privilege working with one of my favorite game makers and true Dune fans, and Legendary has been a dream collaborator who truly empowered us to do things no Dune game has ever done before.

To learn more, visit the official website that launched today and sign up for news and previews in the days ahead!

The first trailer for DUNE conquers the internet!

WORM SIGN! The first trailer for DUNE has been unleashed! It’s been my pleasure and privilege to work with Legendary Entertainment and director Denis Villeneuve as a premier brand partner on the Dune franchise. I was quite literally their first licensee, right there at the beginning as soon as I heard Denis had agreed to direct the film. As the producer and publisher of The Art and Soul of Blade Runner 2049, I had worked closely with Denis on his previous film. Embedding into his post-production crew for eight months to produce the art book, I saw first-hand how Denis approached both filmmaking and the adaptation process. How he surrounded himself with the very best and brought out the best in them every day. How respectfully and authentically he cultivated and celebrated a rich and beloved legacy. And then went further to make such a personal and meaningful contribution that captured my heart and set the silver screen on fire.

For years now, I’ve been honored to watch Dune evolve into something truly quite extraordinary. A fan’s dream adaptation come to life. I’ve been waiting with great anticipation for the rest of the world to finally see what I’ve seen and share in my unabashed passion for this upcoming masterpiece. This trailer is the first glimpse into a cinematic legend in the making. All I can say is… I cannot wait for you to see more!

After watching the trailer, please watch the fantastic Q&A with Denis and the main cast hosted by Stephen Colbert. It’s a wonderful inside look into the filmmaking process, the film, the story… and just heartwarming to feel the real chemistry and passion behind everyone involved.


Voyage to the Stars podcast on our hit VTTS comic book series!

On the latest episode of Voyage to the Stars, I had a blast moderating a panel with the creative team behind our hit VTTS comic book series with IDW! Come meet Ryan Copple (VTTS creator), James Asmus (the writer), Connie Diadone (the artist), Reggie Graham (the colorist), Chase W. Marotz (the editor), and yours truly (the producer) as we explore our process and inevitably start gushing about how much we love working together and making these comics for you.

Hitting shelves on August 19th, Voyage to the Stars issue #1 debuted with rave reviews and sales far beyond our expectations, selling out the first print run by a wide margin. We’re currently burning through the second run of issue #1 while taking orders for issue #2 and then some.

Once our podcast convinces you to read the comics, buy issue #1 TODAY now available at Amazon, IDW Publishing, ComiXology, and your local comic book shop! And while you’re there, don’t forget to remind them to pick up the whole series! Can’t wait for you to see where we go next!

HINT: It’s space… but further.

Behind the Scenes: The Comic

The next two expansions for our ALIEN RPG debuts today!

Recent winner of the 2020 ENNIE Gold Award for Best Game and the 2020 UK Games Expo People’s Choice Awards for Best RPG and Best RPG Adventure, the official ALIEN RPG has debuted its first two expansions to the ongoing game series!

DESTROYER OF WORLDS, our first Cinematic adventure starring Colonial Marines written by acclaimed sci-fi author Andrew E.C. Gaska, and our new STARTER SET with everything you need to start playing including an abridged rulebook, custom dice, gameplay materials, and our award-winning adventure, Chariot of the Gods!

Both are available in the Free League online store, in digital format at DrivethruRPG, and soon in hobby stores everywhere. For more info, visit

Nightdive Studios shares development preview on Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition

Nightdive Studios shared their first in-depth preview into their development process on BLADE RUNNER: ENHANCED EDITION, our remastered edition of the revered classic adventure video game from Westwood Studios. Genuine was instrumental in securing the rights to produce the upcoming remastered video game, which we’re co-producing along our partners at Nightdive Studios and Alcon Entertainment.

This is still a work-in-progress with miles to go before we sleep, but it’s been amazing to watch one of my favorite games come back to life! Can’t wait to share more soon!

Empire reveals first glimpses of DUNE

Empire reveals the first new glimpses into director Denis Villeneuve’s inspired vision for DUNE, the upcoming cinematic masterpiece from Legendary. The first trailer debuts online September 9th at 12pm ET, with an exclusive theatrical preview alongside Tenet starting this weekend.

We are so proud to work on this brand with Legendary, and we cannot wait for you to see more of this glorious universe. To think that we get to create games within this world for years to come, collaborating with one of my favorite directors of all time no less… it’s truly a dream come true.

Check them out for yourself here!

Genuine CEO Joe LeFavi guest speaking at Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki Digital

Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki Digital will continue their string of successful digital events, providing excellent panels, talks, and events from September 14th – 18th. On Monday, September 14th, the afternoon sessions kick off with their second panel, Building a Clear Vision for Your Brand. Four experts will offer their insight, starting with Riot Games’ director of European brand Mark Cox, Genuine Entertainment CEO and Creative Director Joe LeFavi, Paradox Interactive business developer Dhaunae De Vir, and Dimoso founder and CEO Jacki Vause.

Check out the full schedule to see the complete range of impressive speakers attending. You can also check out their other track rundowns and coverage of previous Pocket Gamer Connects conferences ahead of the event itself.

Like what you see? Well, then register today for Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki Digital here.

Genuine nabs three 2020 UK Games Expo People’s Choice Awards for Alien and Dune!

The people have spoken! All three of our games took home trophies at the 2020 UK Games Expo People’s Choice Awards:

DUNE for Best Boardgame (Strategic)
ALIEN for Best Role-Playing Game

Couldn’t be happier or more honored to work with our partners and pals at Free League Publishing and Gale Force Nine. It only continues to prove that if you commit to making a meaningful, measurable, positive impact on brands and fandoms you love alongside partners you trust and admire… the fans will know and they’ll thank you for it. Quite literally.

Issue #1 of our Voyage to the Stars debuts TODAY!

Issue 1 of our new Voyage to the Stars comic book series with IDW and Madison Wells Media hit the shelves TODAY!

In the words of SyFy Wire: “This entertaining comic book adaptation is a witty, sarcastic romp around the cosmos that’s a supremely satisfying cocktail blended with barbed essences of Guardians of the Galaxy, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, and Spaceballs.”

Working on this comic has been a blast. And not just because I got to work with dear friends Diana Williams, Kylie Williams, and VTTS creator Ryan Copple at MWM. Writer James Asmus is one of my favorite writers who never fails to make me laugh out loud, and he’s brought out the absurdity and hilarity of this world like none other. Artist Connie Daidone harmonized with James perfectly and SHINES in this technicolor dream quest through the stars, and Reggie Graham’s colors make it all pop and sing.

We can’t thank our IDW champions enough for helping to bring one hilarious comic to the shelves. Not to mention our cast members Colton Dunn, Felicia Day, Janet Varney, Kirsten Vangsness, and Steve Berg for their support!

So please check out the comic today and then jump into the Voyage to the Stars podcast wherever you listen to podcasts!

Bleeding Cool gives GLOWING review of our Vampire: The Masquerade comic book series with Vault

Bleeding Cool gives a glowing review of our VAMPIRE: THE MASQUERADE comic book series with Vault! To paraphrase some tasty morsels:

“Evokes classic Vertigo comics on every page, with a world that is complex and interesting with subversive characters…”
“A triumphant return to horror for Seeley…”
“Art from Pramanik that is beautifully creepy…”
“Successful in creating engaging characters that flesh over the overall mythology…”
“A great addition to both the Masquerade legacy and Vault’s library, showing that this publisher creates their licensed material with as much love as their creator-owned efforts.”

Please enjoy the whole review here, then dive into the read yourself on ComiXology or your local comics shop today!

Dire Wolf teases DUNE: IMPERIUM, our next Dune tabletop game!

Tabletop game publisher Dire Wolf Digital has launched the teaser website for Dune: Imperium, a new deck-building meets worker-placement board game from the creators of the award-winning Clank!™ series. Inspired by the upcoming film from Legendary Entertainment, Dune: Imperium is the first original Dune board game to hit the shelves in over 40 years. Little was shared via the teaser website ( launched today:

The power of the entire universe can be yours,
and war is but one way to claim it.

Your agents are ready. The cards have been dealt.
The choice is yours.

Who will you influence? Who will you betray?
How far will you go to seize it all?

A release date has yet to be announced.

To learn more, sign up for future news and previews with the official newsletter, then follow Dire Wolf on Facebook and Twitter.

Issue #1 of our Vampire: The Masquerade comic book series hits shelves today!

Ever since I started working with Paradox Interactive in 2017, I’ve dreamed of making comics in the World of Darkness. So I feel privileged to share the first issue of our Vampire: The Masquerade comic book series with Vault Comics on shelves and ComiXology today!

Writers Tim Seeley and Blake & Tini Howard were die-hard fans and instinctively knew how to turn a new city into a place that felt authentic and exciting to WoD fans and readers alike. Artists Devmalya Pramanik and Nathan Gooden brought their story to life with a delicate, decadent balance of heart and inhumanity pitch perfect for Vampire. And when you add covers from Aaron Campbell and David Mack… Suffice it to say, the whole experience was worth the wait.

So enjoy this labor of love of ours, then keep stalking our ongoing series. We’re doing new and amazing things in WoD and I can’t wait to share it with you. And hey, if you’re rolling dice, check out the exclusive RPG supplements in the back of each comic and incorporate our stories into your own!

Vampire: The Masquerade – Rivals Expandable Card Game 100% funded on Kickstarter in 20 minutes!

Debuting today on Kickstarter and 100% funded in under 20 minutes, VAMPIRE: THE MASQUERADE – RIVALS is an upcoming expandable card game from Renegade Game Studios and Paradox Interactive. Fans and retailers can purchase the $40 core game NOW at

Set within the iconic World of Darkness franchise, the game puts you in control of a coterie of vampires vying for control of San Francisco. Through dominating mortals, using your political influence, and clashing with rivals on the streets in the dark of night, you must rally your allies and choose your enemies wisely as you rise in power and push your agenda to the top.

Designed by ECG legend Matt Hyra and lusciously illustrated by top artists, RIVALS is one addictive and gorgeous game sure to become a staple for gamers and World of Darkness fans for years to come!

Ending on August 20, the Kickstarter will lead to a fast turnaround of the fully completed game shipping starting in December 2020!

Alien RPG wins 2020 ENnie Award for Best Game of the Year

I am honored to share that ALIEN: THE ROLEPLAYING GAME has won the 2020 Gold ENnie Award for Best Game of the Year.

My undying gratitude goes to Tomas Härenstam and our inspired and impossibly talented team at Free League Publishing for designing such an authentic and exhilarating game, our amazing writer Andrew E.C. Gaska for exploring and celebrating the Alien universe in ways we could’ve never dreamed, Martin Grip and our incredible art team for bringing that rich and terrifying world to vivid life, and our champions at Disney for allowing this intrepid crew of misfits and life-long ALIEN fans to make our dream game.

Producing this game has been a labor of love for us all, and we can only hope that we’ll be working and playing in this iconic universe for years to come.

The Dragon Prince sign PGS as Global Distributor

Yet another win for Wonderstorm as award-winning entertainment distributor PGS Entertainment comes on board as global distributor for the hit animated series The Dragon Prince. Under terms of the deal, PGS will start selling free and pay-TV rights to the first two seasons (18 x 22 minutes) in February 2021, with season three (nine x 22 minutes) available for acquisition next November. The show recently won the 2020 Emmy for Outstanding Children’s Animated Series and announced a long-term commitment from Netflix to realize the full saga as it unfolds over four more seasons. Last week, Wonderstorm also announced Tales of Xadia, an original tabletop roleplaying game from Fandom set within the world of The Dragon Prince, the first of many games to come as part of our management of their master tabletop rights.

Stay tuned on Wonderstorm and The Dragon Prince, Genuine friends! This is definitely one franchise and fandom to watch!

Destroyer of Worlds, the next ALIEN RPG Cinematic module, coming September 8th

Free League Publishing today announced that Destroyer of Worlds, the next Cinematic scenario module for the ALIEN RPG, will be officially released on September 8. Destroyer of Worlds, written by sci-fi author Andrew E.C. Gaska, will be launched alongside a new Starter Set for the game.

Destroyer of Worlds lets players take the role of an iconic type of character from the ALIEN universe: the Colonial Marine. A team of Colonial Marines get dropped onto the moon Ariaricus to handle a growing insurgency, but soon find themselves fighting for their lives against enemies beyond their worst nightmares. Priced at $29.99, the Destroyer of Worlds Cinematic scenario comes in a boxed set, including maps, handouts, and cards for a fully immersive tabletop experience.

The ALIEN RPG Starter Set is designed to be the perfect entry point into the game and the ALIEN universe. Affordably priced at $49.99, it contains everything needed to start playing, including an abridged 104-page softcover quickstart of the core rules, 20 custom dice, reference cards, character handouts, a huge starmap, and the complete Cinematic scenario Chariot of the Gods, also penned by Gaska.

For more information about Destroyer of Worlds and the ALIEN RPG Starter Set, go to Both items are available for pre-order on the website.

The Dragon Prince wins the 2020 Emmy for Outstanding Animated Series

Hot off this Friday’s news that Netflix has given the greenlight to four more seasons of The Dragon Prince, not to mention the breaking news that Wonderstorm is working with Genuine to produce a tabletop roleplaying game with Fandom set within the world of the hit Netflix animated series, Wonderstorm ends this fantastic week in high fashion with The Dragon Prince taking home the 2020 Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Series. Everyone at Genuine could not be happier for our friends at Wonderstorm and the entire cast and crew on The Dragon Prince, and we can only hope and expect that this phenomenal week is one of the many memorable triumphs in our long and happy future together in tabletop and far beyond.

Wonderstorm taps Genuine to produce The Dragon Prince tabletop games

Wonderstorm has chosen Genuine Entertainment to exclusively represent the master tabletop gaming rights for the Emmy® Award-nominated animated series, The Dragon Prince. Joe LeFavi, CEO & Creative Director at Genuine, will oversee new business development in this market for the long-term partnership and serve as a managing producer on all tabletop games inspired by the hit Netflix Original series. “The Dragon Prince is one of the most inspired worlds in fantasy today, and I’m honored to bring the world of Xadia to the game table,” gushes LeFavi. “A proud fanboy from the very first scene, you can just feel how Xadia has been lovingly crafted by true game makers and fantasy buffs. I’m confident that once gamers and TDP fans alike get the chance to live and play in this world, they’ll never want to leave.”

Working alongside Wonderstorm, Genuine has curated an exciting slate of upcoming tabletop games rolling out in 2021 and beyond. First to market in 2021 is Tales of Xadia, a tabletop roleplaying game from Fandom based upon the award-winning Cortex rules system. Announced at Comic-Con @ Home on Friday 7/24, the game empowers players to bring their own Xadian characters and quests to life using a core rulebook and a companion digital platform with a variety of innovative tools to create, manage, and share their ongoing adventures with the fan community. Players will also receive the chance to join an organized play program, which welcome fans to participate in a living story with canonical implications in the unfolding events of the Netflix series and the larger franchise.

Tales of Xadia: The Dragon Prince Roleplaying Game is set to release in 2021, with a public playtesting period planned to take place beforehand. Fans can sign up to receive email updates about the game at Stay tuned this Fall for more details on (as yet unannounced) board games slated for 2021 from top game designers. New partners and publishers interested in playing within the world of The Dragon Prince should contact Joe LeFavi at Genuine for more info.

With the recently announced full commitment from Netflix to distribute all seven seasons of the current saga, The Dragon Prince is poised to take flight and capture the hearts and imaginations of fantasy fans everywhere for years to come. Shared in 190+ countries and 22 languages, The Dragon Prince is one of the most exciting, fasting-growing franchises in family entertainment. Created by Aaron Ehasz (head writer & Co-Executive Producer of Avatar: The Last Airbender and former League of Legends creative director) and Justin Richmond (game director of Uncharted 3), The Dragon Prince is one of the fastest-growing franchises in family entertainment. Currently in production on the fourth season, The Dragon Prince has been a Top 10 digital original for Netflix worldwide with all three seasons rated 100% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, boasting a growing consumer products program of Scholastic books and comics, Dark Horse art books and collectibles, Hot Topic apparel, and more.

See the official IGN announcement for the full saga commitment here, press release for the Fandom/Wonderstorm partnership here, sign up to receive the latest news & previews for Tales of Xadia here, then follow Wonderstorm and The Dragon Prince to join in the fun.

Genuine brings Fandom and Wonderstorm together to produce TALES OF XADIA: The Dragon Prince tabletop roleplaying game


Teaser revealed today at San Diego Comic-Con
@Home virtual convention

San Francisco, CA (July 24, 2020) – Wonderstorm has reached a multi-year licensing agreement with Fandom to produce Tales of Xadia—a tabletop roleplaying game series set within the rich and diverse fantasy world of the Emmy® Award-nominated animated series, The Dragon Prince. A teaser for the game was revealed today at The Dragon Prince Comic-Con@Home panel.

Created by Aaron Ehasz (head writer & Co-Executive Producer of Avatar: The Last Airbender and former League of Legends creative director) and Justin Richmond (game director of Uncharted 3), The Dragon Prince is one of the fastest-growing franchises in family entertainment.

In the show, an extraordinary discovery inspires two human princes and an elven assassin to team up on an epic quest to bring peace to their warring lands. In the Tales of Xadia game, players will take on the role of characters they create to bring their own epic quests to life with friends. The experience will consist of the core roleplaying game, a digital companion and toolset, a community content creation and sharing platform, and an organized play program that will give fans the opportunity to participate in a connected, living story with other players around the world that will directly tie in with the action of the show.

Tales of Xadia will give fans a way to participate in a new chapter of The Dragon Prince story,” said Adam Bradford, Executive Producer and Vice President of Tabletop at Fandom. “I have eagerly binged every season of the show with my family the day it drops, and from the start I wanted to play in and explore Xadia. I’m thrilled to bring to life a game set in such a unique and compelling world.”

Based on the award-winning Cortex rules system, Tales of Xadia will be easy to pick up and rewarding to master. Players accomplish feats of might, mind, or magic that impact the story by rolling different types of dice depending on level of expertise with specific traits. Players can play as elves connected to the primal sources of magic or as a member of the Human Kingdoms, customize their traits and special abilities, define values that motivate their characters, and track everything with digital support during play.

“We are always blown away by the creativity and imagination we see in The Dragon Prince community, and this game is the perfect match for fans who want to venture into Xadia and share adventures with friends,” said Aaron Ehasz and Justin Richmond, co-creators of The Dragon Prince. “As longtime fans of tabletop RPGs, we’re so excited by this collaboration with Fandom and can’t wait for you all to see what’s coming.”

Wonderstorm and Fandom were brought to the game table by Joe LeFavi at Genuine Entertainment, who manages the tabletop gaming rights for The Dragon Prince and serves as a managing producer on the Tales of Xadia game series.

Tales of Xadia: The Dragon Prince Roleplaying Game is set to release in 2021, with a public playtesting period planned to take place beforehand. Fans can sign up to receive email updates about the game at

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About Wonderstorm

Wonderstorm is a double threat media studio that creates timeless stories and engaging video games that anchor their entertainment franchises. Wonderstorm’s first franchise, the Emmy® Award-nominated The Dragon Prince, began as an original animated series on Netflix in 2018. All three seasons have been a Top 10 digital original and are rated 100% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes. A world-class video game for The Dragon Prince is under development by the same creative team. Wonderstorm was founded in 2016 by Aaron Ehasz, Justin Richmond, and Justin Santistevan, creative leaders of popular, award-winning media content including Avatar: The Last Airbender, Futurama, League of Legends, and the Uncharted series. Wonderstorm is a place where creators work with visionary teams to do meaningful work that will last for generations.

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About Genuine Entertainment

Genuine Entertainment is a leading media production & brand management company for the latest and greatest genre entertainment brands. Experts in strategic licensing and franchise development, we package and produce award-winning, best-selling books, comics, games, and geekery that grow beloved brands and fandoms in new markets and ancillary media alongside best-in-class partners. A versatile brand builder across all corners of pop culture, recent quests & collabs include the hit Alien RPG with Free League Publishing (2020 ENnie and Origins Award nominee for Best Game and Best RPG); the Altered Carbon RPG with Hunters Entertainment; The Art and Soul of Blade Runner 2049 art book with NECA; the Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition video game with Nightdive Studios; The Dragon Prince master tabletop gaming rights, including the Tales of Xadia RPG with Fandom; the Dune master tabletop gaming license, including GF9’s top-selling Dune board game (2020 Golden Geek Award for Best Thematic Game) and the Dune: Adventures in the Imperium RPG from Modiphius; the Hello Neighbor: The Secret Neighbor Party Game with Arcane Wonders; the Vampire: The Masquerade – Rivals Expandable Card Game with Renegade Game Studios; and comic books for Vampire: The Masquerade and Voyage to the Stars from Vault and IDW respectively. Learn more at

io9 shows some love for our upcoming Hello Neighbor tabletop game with Arcane Wonders, tinyBuild, and Wild Optimists!

Our thanks to io9 for showing some love for our upcoming Hello Neighbor tabletop game with Arcane Wonders, tinyBuild, and Wild Optimists!

Check out the article here, and then keep reading to hear more great tabletop news from our friends at The Adventure Guild, Tabletop Tycoon, Brotherwise Games, and more!

Genuine announces Hello Neighbor Party Game with Arcane Wonders!

Genuine Entertainment has teamed up with Arcane Wonders and tinyBuild on the upcoming tabletop game Hello Neighbor: The Secret Neighbor Party Game designed by Ariel Rubin & Juliana Patel. Joe LeFavi, CEO & Creative Director at Genuine Entertainment, who forged the publishing partnership and packaged designers Rubin & Patel onto the project, will serve as managing producer on the game series.

Building off the wildly successful Hello Neighbor and Secret Neighbor video games, this social deduction game brings the world of Hello Neighbor to the real world. Plucking from classics like Werewolf and The Resistance, this new game requires no narrator and no eliminations, ensuring everyone at the table remains engaged!

5-10 players take on the roles of either one of the neighborhood kids, the treacherous neighbor or even a secret neighbor. As one of the kids you will need to use your items wisely if you are to locate the keys and unlock the door to win, but beware as not only are the neighbors at the table trying to trick you, but one of your fellow kids is actually a SECRET NEIGHBOR!

Hello Neighbor: The Secret Neighbor Party Game will be available everywhere October 2020 with a limited number of copies available during GenCon Virtual.

Hello Neighbor is an obnoxiously popular kids entertainment franchise with a global, multi-generational community of highly-engaged gamers, makers, and musicians  of all ages. The booming video game series boasts over 30+M game downloads, $25M+ in game revenue, and over 3 billion views of YouTube, fueled by a growing consumer products program spanning toys, apparel, and an ongoing Scholastic book series with 2+ million units sold.

Your creepy Neighbor has something locked up in their basement, and it’s up to you and your friends to reveal their plot. You’ll need to use Objects you find around the Neighbor’s house to locate three different Keys, but there is one problem: some of your friends are secretly villainous Neighbors in disguise! Trade and cooperate as one of the Kids or steal and lie your way to victory as one of the Neighbors in this thrilling social-mystery card game where you’re never quite sure who’s on your side.


Alien RPG receives 2020 ENnie Award nomination for Best Game of the Year

ALIEN: THE ROLEPLAYING GAME has received the 2020 ENnie Award nomination for BEST GAME OF THE YEAR. Producing this game has been one wild ride alongside Drew Gaska and our pals at 20th Century Studios and Free League Publishing, and we cannot express our thanks enough to the Alien fans who have embraced our game and made it such a rewarding, meaningful part of our lives.

Please check out the other esteemed 2020 ENnie nominees on the official website, and share some love for one amazing year in gaming!

Congrats to so many of our friends and fellow nominees!

Pre-orders begin for Altered Carbon: The Role Playing Game!

In this transhumanist neo-noir vision of the future, the human mind is nothing more than digital code -Digital Human Freight – saved and stored in a Cortical Stack, advanced technology that allows you to “re-sleeve” your entire consciousness into a new body.

In the Official Altered Carbon Role Playing Game, wear any body you can afford, transmit your mind across the cosmos in an instant, and, if you’ve got the credits and political cachet, you can re-sleeve time and again for centuries, accumulating enough wealth and power over the millennia to become the societal equivalent of an immortal god.

Included inside the Core Rulebook, you’ll find:
• Rules to Play Archetypes ranging from Socialites to Soldiers
• Explore the expansive metropolis Bay City in both its Underground, and Atrium world.
• Storytelling focused rules, that help create immense danger inside of combat and intrigue outside combat.
• The means in which to transfer your characters digital consciousness into a new sleeve should they come to a tragic end.

With the prize of immortality at your fingers, the question is, what price will you pay? What stories will you tell?

Your neon drenched adventures await.


Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 announced as Xbox Series X title!

Vampire: The Masquerade — Bloodlines 2, the sequel to the cult classic role-playing game released in 2004, was among the few announced today as a Xbox Series X title! The announcement was made Thursday during the official Inside Xbox livestream. It was accompanied by a new trailer, which highlights the developers unique take on the game’s vampiric powers.

To learn more about the announcement, read Polygon’s scoop here.

DUNE is the 2019 Golden Geek Award Winner for Best Thematic Game of the Year!

We are thrilled and honored to share that our DUNE board game co-produced by Genuine Entertainment and published by Gale Force Nine is the 2019 Golden Geek Award Winner for Best Thematic Game of the year. Producing this board game has been a sincere pleasure and career highlight, and we humbly thank everyone who voted and shared their support. We also send our congratulations to our fellow nominees in the Thematic category — Star Wars: Outer Rim and The Lord of the Rings: Journeys in Middle-earth. Honored to stand among such amazing games!

To check out and celebrate all of the esteemed winners and nominees, please feel free to check out the list here.

Hollywood Reports unveils our Vampire: The Masquerade comic series with Vault

Hollywood Reporter exclusively broke the news that Genuine Entertainment has aligned Vault Comics with Paradox Interactive to publish the official Vampire: The Masquerade comic book series, based upon the internationally bestselling game series and its iconic World of Darkness universe. The first comic in the series will be available for purchase from comics retailers across the US in July 2020. The comic is co-written by Tim Seeley, Tini Howard, and Blake Howard, drawn by Devmalya Pramanik, and colored by Addison Duke, with covers by Aaron Campbell. Genuine CEO Joe LeFavi will serve as a managing editor on the comic series.

Sink your teeth into the hidden world of vampires, ghouls, and hunters who live in the shadows and scheme among us. In the comic series, Cecily Baine, an enforcer for the Twin Cities’ elite cabal of Kindred, takes a mysterious young vampire under her wing and is swept up in a conspiracy that can shake the foundations of vampire society.

Each issue will include exclusive material for Vampire: The Masquerade 5th Edition of the tabletop RPG from Modiphius. These materials enable readers to play alongside the unfolding comic events in their own chronicles.

“When Vampire: The Masquerade launched in 1991, it felt like the first RPG to embrace dark and mature themes largely ignored by previous games,” said Vault Editor-in-Chief, Adrian Wassel. “Close to 30 years later, following the successful launch of the 5th edition, Vampire: The Masquerade is exploring new avenues of storytelling with our comic series. I can’t imagine a better team than the one we’ve assembled. Tim Seeley, Tini Howard, Blake Howard, Devmalya Pramanik, Addison Duke, and Aaron Campbell tell a story from two points-of-view, a fearsome Camarilla courier in Minneapolis and an Anarch coterie from outside the city tasked with investigating a murder. As you get deeper into the series, you’ll discover how the two stories connect, unearthing a city-shaking conspiracy. This is Vault’s first comic outside the world of creator-owned and we’re thrilled to be partnered with a brand that shares our commitment to the very best genre storytelling.”

Hollywood Reporter breaks the news on our upcoming Blade Runner video game for Steam and console

Hollywood Reporter broke the exclusive on Genuine’s first foray as a game producer, proudly teaming up with Nightdive Studio and Alcon Entertainment to produce Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition, a modern restoration of the classic 1997 video game Blade Runner for Steam and the PlayStation, Switch, and Xbox consoles.

Originally released in 1997 by Westwood Studios, Blade Runner was one of the most innovative adventure games of its era. Long praised as a master-class in game design for its painstaking recreation of the sci-fi cinematic masterpiece, the game delivered an unforgettable gaming experience with groundbreaking graphics, an original musical score, and a canonical branching narrative seamlessly interwoven with the events of Ridley Scott’s 1982 feature film.

Once lost for years and only recently coming out of retirement, this seminal game will soon become widely available to a whole new generation of gamers around the world. Fans of the cult classic can expect a polished and premium restoration from Nightdive using their proprietary KEX game engine, which has been used to restore classic video games across all digital platforms including System Shock: Enhanced Edition, Turok, Turok 2: Seeds of Evil, Blood, and Forsaken Remastered. Nightdive has also sourced the original foreign-language translations, so fans can enjoy the game in German, French, Italian, and Chinese just as Westwood intended.

Releases across Steam, console, and other platforms are expected in 2020. Stay tuned for more details on the highly-anticipated Blade Runner: Enhanced Edition as development continues.No stranger to the franchise, LeFavi previously produced The Art and Soul of Blade Runner 2049, Alcon’s top-selling art book for their Academy Award winning film sequel in 2017.

Check out the full article at Hollywood Reporter here.

Our Dune board game hit ICv2’s Top 10 best-seller list for Fall 2019

ICv2 (a trade publication that specializes in the tabletop gaming business) just released their Fall 2019 report on the bestsellers in the hobby market across all categories. The charts are based on interviews with retailers, distributors, and manufacturers. Happy to say that our DUNE board game with Gale Force Nine made it into the Top 10!

Check out the full report here on ICv2!

Alien RPG in the Top 5 best-selling RPGs for Fall 2019

ICv2 (a trade publication that specializes in the tabletop gaming business) just released their Fall 2019 report on the bestsellers in the hobby market across all categories. The charts are based on interviews with retailers, distributors, and manufacturers. Happy to say that our ALIEN RPG with Free League Publishing made it into the Top 5! Right underneath Star Wars!

Check out the full report here on ICv2!

Polygon breaks the news on our upcoming DUNE tabletop RPG with Modiphius Entertainment

Polygon publishes the exclusive update on our upcoming tabletop role-playing game for the seminal sci-fi franchise Dune from Modiphius Entertainment.

The British developer and publisher excels at licensed tabletop games, including Fallout: Wasteland WarfareStar Trek Adventures, and upcoming pen-and-paper RPGs based on the Dishonored and Homeworld franchises. Now it’s working with the Herbert estate and Legendary Pictures on Dune: Adventures in the Imperium.

The game will be based on Modiphius’ 2d20 system, challenging players to join one of the Major Houses of the Landsraad or create their own House within the Padishah Imperium.

The related licensing agreement was brokered by Genuine Entertainment, which is managing the master tabletop gaming license in partnership with Legendary and Gale Force Nine CEO John-Paul Brisigotti.

Modiphius will begin rolling out the Dune RPG series this holiday season and throughout 2021. A beta test is kicking off soon, and interested players can head to the Modiphius website for more details.

Read the full article here on Polygon. Our thanks to them for the thoughtful piece!

Altered Carbon Kickstarter breaks the top 20 with nearly $375K from 4,000 backers

Launching on February 3rd, 2020, Hunters Entertainment debuted their Kickstarter campaign to fund Altered Carbon: The Role Playing Game with an initial funding goal of $20,000. Earning $100K from over 1,000 backers within the first 24 hours, the KS campaign became an instant success and continued to soar throughout its 30-day campaign. On March 3, 2020, Hunters wrapped the wildly successful campaign, ultimately breaking into the Top 20 most-funded RPG campaigns in Kickstarter history with $372,547 USD from 3,940 backers worldwide.

The generous support of our Kickstarter backers helped to make many exciting and exclusive products a reality, including a standard and collector’s edition of the RPG Core Rulebook, multiple new supplements and adventures, numerous premium game miniatures and accessories, and a four-episode Liveplay series co-produced and distributed by Penny Arcade.

The successful conclusion of the campaign coincided with the equally successful debut of Season 2 of Altered Carbon on Netflix, which quickly became one of the Top-10 most watched series on the platform.

Everyone at Genuine, Hunters, Renegade Game Studios, and Skydance TV are thrilled, honored, and humbled by the unanimously positive response from Altered Carbon fans, Kickstarter, and the tabletop gaming community. We cannot wait to share this game with the world, and we look forward to telling more inspired and innovative tales within this sci-fi universe for years to come.

Follow Hunters Entertainment on Facebook and Twitter to keep tabs on the game’s future progress.

ALIEN RPG now in seven languages!

The Xenomorphs are taking over the world. Free League Publishing and 20th Century Fox are proud to announce a host of partnerships that will bring the official ALIEN tabletop roleplaying games to fans all over the world, in their own language. The game will soon be launched in French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Polish, and Portuguese.

Below is the full list of publishing partners for the ALIEN RPG:

Please visit each partner’s websites for more information about product releases and availability.

The core rulebook for the official ALIEN roleplaying game was released on December 10, 2019 and immediately sold out its first print run. Shipping new print runs to retail shelves around the world this January, Free League is now ramping up a range of new expansions and accessories for the game series slated to release later this year.

Altered Carbon RPG Kickstarter funded in less than two hours!

Our Kickstarter campaign for Altered Carbon: The Role Playing Game with Skydance TV, Hunters Entertainment, and Renegade Game Studios launched at 7am PST. By 9am PST, over 165 backers helped us to achieve our $20K funding goal, ensuring that our tabletop roleplaying game will hit the shelves later this year.

This news follows their WonderCon 2019 announcement that Skydance Media reached a multi-year licensing agreement with Hunters to produce tabletop role-playing games set within the stunning sci-fi universe of the hit Netflix series recently renewed for a second season with Anthony Mackie (Avengers) in the lead role.

Based upon the best-selling novels by Richard K Morgan, Altered Carbon is set centuries into the future when the human mind has been digitized and the soul itself is transferable from one body to the next. This twisted reality of transhumanity enables Altered Carbon: The Role Playing Game to create challenging stories, complex characters, and century-spanning epics, all which explore the darkest aspects of human nature that the value of life and death once held in check.

The game is set in California during the year 2384, the same year and setting as the first book and Season 1 of the Netflix series. There players explore the futuristic metropolis of Bay City, taking control of police, military, technicians, artificial intelligence, CTAC special operatives, and the influential elite of high society on endless sci-fi adventures. Hunters designed a new game system for this transhumanist future, offering players unique opportunities to augment abilities, utilize futuristic weapons and technology, even “re-sleeve” minds into new bodies, even post-death… all at a cost. Unlike most RPGs where skill trees are set and death is an ever-present threat, the character abilities and storytelling possibilities in Altered Carbon may change from one Sleeve to the next… making gameplay more versatile, while empowering the story to steer character advancement at its own pace.

The full-color core rulebook for Altered Carbon: The Role Playing Game is available now for $50 on Kickstarter, containing everything that gamemasters and players need to play: an in-depth exploration of the Altered Carbon universe, extensive game mechanics, two adventure modules, and tons of original artwork and never-before-seen concept art that immerse players in the neon-drenched cyberpunk sandbox.

The Kickstarter also features limited-edition offerings such as a Deluxe Edition of the core rulebook, a Cortical Stack challenge coin, UV-activated dice sets, and a game accessories carrying case inspired by the infamous Hello Unicorn backpack.

The Envoy Bundle is available for $250 and contains everything a gamemaster needs to host an Altered Carbon RPG session at home, including the Deluxe Edition rulebook with two adventure modules, game reference cards, a GM Screen showcasing Bay City, a limited run UV-activated dice set, a Cortical Stack challenge coin, a limited-run 8.5 x 11 print, an Ouroboros temporary tattoo, and the Hello Unicorn game accessories carrying case.


Those who want to take their Altered Carbon experience to the next level can enjoy the higher-level pledges, which include handmade gaming accessories from Dog Might Games,  personalized artwork, and a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to fly to LA for a photoshoot to portray a canonical character featured in their next RPG supplement.

“We at Hunters Entertainment are extremely grateful to all of our amazing backers who have supported us in reaching our goal on Kickstarter and making Altered Carbon: The Role Playing Game a reality,” says Ivan Van Norman, CMO and Co-Founder of Hunters.

With their $20,000 funding goal reached, Hunters is now focusing on their “Neurochem” stretch goals, which unlock additional materials and gaming accessories such as a Bay City folded map, the “Osaka” sourcebook, and a one-shot liveplay series titled Bay City Confidential. A seasoned producer and gamemaster of liveplay series, Hunters has worked with market leaders like Critical Role, Geek & Sundry, Gen Con, and Hyper RPG on several liveplay series including Sagas of Sundry, We’re Alive: Frontier, and D&D’s Stream of Many Eyes. Akin to these shows, Hunters will produce an original Altered Carbon tabletop RPG campaign starring a yet to be release cast of some talented voice and TV actors, with the number of episodes determined by the number of stretch goals unlocked throughout the Kickstarter campaign.

Kickstarter Exclusive Songspire GM Screen from Dog Might Games

Altered Carbon 32mm Game Miniatures from Warcradle

Original streaming RPG series from Hunters Entertainment

Want to learn more about Altered Carbon: The Role Playing Game? Check out the Quick Start, which delivers an overview of the fictional universe, tutorials for the game engine, and a brief adventure to ease new players into the game. Then show your support for the 28-day Kickstarter campaign running until September 23rd. Delivery of the final product is expected in Q1 2020, distributed  through their global publishing deal with Renegade Game Studios.

The Skydance-Hunters deal was forged by Joe LeFavi of Genuine Entertainment, who is managing the license alongside Hunters as an editor on the game itself. LeFavi is no stranger to tabletop, as he is currently managing the master tabletop gaming license for Dune with Legendary and Gale Force Nine, the Alien tabletop roleplaying game with Fox and Free League Publishing, and multiple initiatives for Paradox Interactive and the World of Darkness franchise. Skydance Media is represented by Evolution.

Altered Carbon Kickstarter campaign link:

Game Tyrant calls our Alien RPG an “interstellar masterpiece”

WOW! Our most sincere thank you to Game Tyrant for the GLOWING review of our Alien tabletop RPG with Free League Publishing:

“The official ALIEN tabletop roleplaying game from Free League Publishing is an exquisite body of work that combines the horror of the Alien universe with the endless possibilities of a tabletop roleplaying experience. It’s an interstellar masterpiece that honors the Alien legacy and builds on the stories that made the series great. It’s a sci-fi adventure that roleplaying fans will surely love, and it’s an accessible system for anyone interested in a good story and a rollicking good time.”

Read the complete review here!

Alien RPG receives another glowing review from The Gamer

The Gamer shares their glowing review for our Alien: The Roleplaying Game alongside Free League Publishing and Fox. The first sentence of the review says it all:

“Move over, Dungeons & Dragons, Swedish publisher Free League has released Alien: The Roleplaying Game, and it is as great as it is terrifying.”

Read and enjoy the full review here!

Forbes names our Alien RPG among the Top 5 RPGs of 2019

Our ALIEN RPG with Free League Publishing has been named among the Top Five tabletop RPGs of 2019 by Rob Wieland at Forbes.

“Free League publishing has come on strong in the past few years as a design house with a strong house rules set and gorgeous illustrations. They could have easily put together a quick and dirty version of ALIEN from their existing mechanics and called it a day. Instead, they built a game that nails the dark beauty, corporate intrigue, and unbeatable horror of the famous Fox franchise.”

Feel free to enjoy the complete article here!

Game Informer dubs DUNE one of the best tabletop games of 2019!

We are thrilled to share that Game Informer has listed our DUNE board game with Gale Force 9 as one of the top 10 board games of 2019!

“Intricate and unforgiving, but thematically rich, Dune is a game of big highs and crushing lows. The game’s revival comes at a great time, in advance of the big upcoming movie being helmed by Denis Velleneuve. But even separated from that wonderful fiction in novel or film formats, the Dune board game is an experience that every board gamer should try at some point – and this new version is the perfect chance.”

Read the full review and learn more about the other fantastic games on their top-10 list here!

EN World gives a glowing review for our Alien RPG

A wonderful review from EN World on our Alien RPG:

“If you are looking for dangerous sci-fi with working stiffs just trying to survive or want to explore the worlds depicted in the Alien movies and extended universe then this RPG is what you are looking for. All the tools needed to play as a player or run a campaign as a GM is included from ships to aliens to worlds to adventures. All packed together with a visual style designed to immerse you in an alien setting. And once you start playing you can feel the weight of command, feel the pressure of being outmanned and outgunned, and face your own mortality in the uncaring blackness of space. Time to embrace the alien and die screaming or face your fears and be one of the few to make it back home alive. This time.”

Dune board game is #1 on Boing Boing’s 2019 tabletop gamer’s gift guide

Boing Boing lists our new Dune board game as their #1 recommendation for their 2019 tabletop gamer’s gift guide!

Another glowing review for the ALIEN RPG from Dicebreaker!

“The real horror of Ridley Scott’s seminal sci-fi flick Alien has always been the creeping, slithering fear of the unknown. It’s impressive, then, that Free League has been able to craft a tabletop roleplaying game that can conjure up that same pitch-dark dread from the safety of your kitchen table.”

Check out the full review of the ALIEN RPG at Dicebreaker!

The ALIEN RPG debuts worldwide TODAY!

TODAY is the official global release of the ALIEN tabletop RPG from Fox, Free League Publishing, and Genuine Entertainment!

How can you get your hands on this hotly anticipated game?!


Distributed worldwide, the ALIEN RPG should be available all your favorite local game shops around the globe. If they don’t have copies in stock, ask them to reorder their supply!

Digital copies of the RPG Core Rulebook, the Chariot of the Gods cinematic scenario, and the Maps & Markers Pack are all available via DrivethruRPG:

Everyone at Genuine Entertainment is remarkably proud of this game and the amazing collaboration between Fox and Free League, so please show your support and grab yourselves a copy today!

ICv2 reports on our upcoming Alien RPG game supplements!

Our thanks to ICv2 for sharing the news about our upcoming game supplements for our Alien RPG Core Rulebook from Free League Publshing. Read more about what’s coming up next for Alien on the tabletop via the link below!

Alien RPG now available for direct orders in the Free League online store!

Today, we have finally re-opened the PRE-ORDER of the official ALIEN RPG Core Rulebook and supplements in the Free League online store, a full week ahead of the official release on December 10. When you pre-order in our online store, a complete PDF is included and will be sent to you within a few days after purchase.

Learn more about our Alien RPG products at the Free League online store via the link below!

Dune board game review: Is Dune the Second Coming?

“Gale Force 9’s reprint of Dune is the most significant, most important release of a board game product since Fantasy Flight Games respectfully republished that other EON/Future Pastimes title, Cosmic Encounter. To call these two watershed designs “seminal” is a massive understatement, as the concepts and mechanisms explored in them are as foundational to hobby gaming as Dungeons & Dragons, Magic: The Gathering, and Warhammer. It is a timeless classic that remains among the best examples of interlacing gameplay with settings, characters, and themes. And as a tabletop adaptation of a complex novel it is stunningly successful in capturing Herbert’s ideas as much as the Dune world.”

Read the full article at There Will Be Blood