(KS) Iron Sky: The Roleplaying Game
  • (KS) Iron Sky: The Roleplaying Game

    In 2012 Iron Sky was released and became a cult hit movie. The sequel, Iron Sky: The Coming Race is being released on 14th February 2018 alongside the official Roleplaying Game which has just launched on Kickstarter! Headed up Dirk Vandereyken, and with a host of industry names such as Steven Long, Michael Surbrook and Darren Watts, writing it the game has an all star cast.

    In 2012, Iron Sky took the world by storm. The 7.5 million dollar film was catapulted into instant cult status by the fans, who had funded more than 10% of the project, and its quirky storyline, tongue-in-the-cheek humor and great special effects made sure it reaped in 4 major awards and 2 more major nominations at leading film festivals. The Iron Sky team didn’t stop there, though: it released its own comic and board game and expanded its universe. As we are writing this press release, the 18 million dollar sequel, Iron Sky: The Coming Race is in the final stages of post-production, while spin-off Iron Sky: The Ark is already being worked on.

    On top of that, a TV series uncovering the conspiracies that led to Nazis being on the moon in the first place may be added to the Iron Sky setting as well, making sure there is a lot of room for future RPG supplements and adventures.

    In the original film, we found about a secret Nazi community that was established on the dark side of the Moon during the closing moments of World War II. With a new generation being readied to ‘bring peace’ to Earth, Führer Wolfgang Kortzsleisch (played by the German cult actor Udo Kier), is preparing the huge space fortress Götterdämmerung to lead the way in establishing a new Third Reich. After American astronaut James Washington (Christopher Kirby) sets foot on a sector of the Moon too close to the secret Nazi base, he gets captured and finds out about the planned invasion. After being rescued by the beautiful Renate Richter (Julia Dietze), James has to come up with a plan to save the world from near-extinction.

    The Iron Sky Universe is firmly rooted in both SF and satire. It's not just about fighting Nazis or shape-shifting reptilians, but also about fighting ignorance, hate and bigotry in all shapes, and forms.

    In The Coming Race, the Iron Sky Universe will be hugely expanded. Set 20 years after the events depicted in the original film, the former moonbase has become mankind’s last refuge. The film will reveal the existence of a Hollow Earth buried underneath our planet’s wasteland, as well as the truth behind our creation and the presence of the Vril, an ancient reptilian shapeshifting race that will determine the fate of everyone involved.

    Iron Sky: The Roleplaying Game will allow players to create characters for different time periods within the timeline. With so much resource material to draw from, the game is sure to expand with supplements and adventures for years to come.

    The Synthesis Rules System
    Iron Sky: The Roleplaying Game will use a brand-new universal rules system specifically written for Iron Sky. The system is geared towards recapturing the feel of the film, but contains all of the building blocks and elements necessary to be adapted to any setting or genre.

    Some of the unique Synthesis elements include:

    A Basic and Advanced Version
    Game Masters and players can choose to play Synthesis as a Basic or as an Advanced game. Both are included in the Iron Sky Roleplaying Game and are fully compatible with each other, as the Advanced game simply elaborates on the Basic rules. There’s no need to convert Advanced characters for a Basic game session and Basic characters can easily be inserted into Advanced sessions as well.

    Three Methods of Character Generation
    The Iron Sky Roleplaying Game offers 3 ways to create a character:
    · Point Pool Distribution: the standard way for distributing points for the Basic game can also be used for the Advanced game and simply involves distributing a number of points amongst the Traits, Skills, Perks, Powers and Advantages available in the game.
    · Life Path Generation: adapted to the Iron Sky setting and adaptable to any setting, Characters can be taken through different stages in their life, each offering points to distribute amongst Trait, Skills, Perks, Powers and Advantages according to what happened during those periods in time.
    · Board Game Life Path Generation: Uniquely, Iron Sky also offers character generation through a custom-made RPG board game. Players can each create a Character separately or join to develop their group together by moving their Character Pawns on the board to the life events that have determined their Characters. If the players group and the GM also want to play with an arch enemy or Nemesis in their campaign, the GM can create the Nemesis at the same time as the Character Pawns are moving around. When the Nemesis Pawn crosses the Player Character Pawns, the Characters and their arch enemy meet, creating a past history that adds immersion and a level of suspense to the Campaign.

    Whatever method chosen, each Character ends up with exactly the same Character Points as (s)he would have using any other method, making everything completely compatible and interchangeable. Thus, it’s even possible to mix up methods according to player preferences and include Characters created differently in the same group!

    The d1000
    Synthesis is a d1000 system. It uses three 10-sided dice (one of which can be our custom Synthesis die) to generate results with a single-roll mechanic. No need to roll for Hit Location or Damage: a single d1000 roll is enough to determine all outcomes.

    Iron Sky: The Roleplaying Game is on Kickstarter until Thursday 14th September 2017.

    Comments 2 Comments
    1. barasawa -
      The movie was a bit of a letdown for me. But not so much I won't watch their next movie or look into trying the game.
    1. Bolongo -
      I'll look it over, but my first thought is:

      More people will find the project if you put it in the Tabletop Games category where it belongs.
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