Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Galactica to become RPG?

This in from the SciFi Wire:

BSG To Become RPG

According to the Gaming Report Web site, Margaret Weis Productions is set to release a pen-and-paper role-playing game based on the SCI FI Channel series Battlestar Galactica. "When we established our company we made the commitment to produce character- and story-focused role-playing games using the best source material we could find,” Weis said in a press release. "Battlestar Galactica is the kind of science-fiction that we do best, where the drama and characters are more important than the guns and the gadgets. The very survival of the human race is at stake in the series, and exploring the story possibilities in the setting can make for some very exciting games."

Like the series, the role-playing game is set in space, and will focus on the challenges of survival in exceedingly trying times and the difficult choices that must be made. The game will use the same system as the best-selling and award-winning Serenity game, also produced by Margaret Weis Productions. The game book will be a full-color hardcover book featuring still images from the series, as well as original artwork. It will provide rules for play, character creation and information about the ship and crew of Galactica as well as the other main characters from the show.

A quick-start guide will be released in early 2007, with the core product premiering in the spring. Additional products will soon follow. The entire line will be supported by an interactive Web site, the company said.

Cool news! I'll admit it, I like D&D, D20 Modern and things like that. I'll probably pick it up.

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