April 20, 2020

In the latest of hit series to hit streaming services, Tales From the Loop has become a must watch show for Amazon Prime subscribers. Different from many recent hits however, is that Tales from the Loop is based not on a comic series or book, but on an RPG!

Tales from the Loop is a fun, interesting and unique RPG in that you are role playing as Kids! Players are a group of teenage friends in the 1980’s that encounter a number of creatures and machines in scenarios or play-throughs called “Mysteries”. These beings are present due to an underground particle accelerator in this alternate history that is called the Loop.

The Kid characters are a variety of types that you may have been when you were younger, or perhaps always wanted to be. They include Bookworms, Weirdos, Troublemakers, Hicks, Jocks, Popular Kids and more!

The feeling of this world has been described as a bit of “Stranger Things” and a bit of “E.T.” with your hometown containing tons of unusual and fantastic happenings. Adults are out of reach and the game is played collaboratively, scene by scene, utilizing 6 sided dice. It has relatively simple rules and is easy to learn, making both the content and ability to play very kid friendly and a great introduction to RPGs if you want a more science fiction approach instead of the fantasy of Dungeons & Dragons.

Rulebook Content Includes:

  • Create your unique player character – including skills, items, prides, problems, and relationships – in mere minutes.
  • Explore the secrets of the Loop in two main game settings – one based on the Swedish Mälaren Islands, the other on Boulder City, Nevada.
  • Investigate mysteries and overcome trouble using fast and effective rules, based on the Mutant: Year Zero game engine.
  • Play the four complete scenarios included, tied together in the campaign named Four Seasons of Mad Science.

Check our online Square store to see if we have the Rulebook in stock (it’s all you need to start playing), and even if we don’t, give us a call so we can get a copy ordered for you and in your hands in no time!