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Tale From The Loop – The Roleplaying Game (Our Friends The Machines & Other Mysteries)

[We’ve presented several Tales from the Loop reviews lately. Our Friends The Machines & Other Mysteries is a sourcebook for the roleplaying game. If you don’t know the game, you may want to start with our review of the Core Rulebook.]

Tales from the Loop is a roleplaying game that, more than anything, is driven by story. So it makes a certain amount of sense that the first sourcebook would focus primarily on Mysteries, the adventures undertaken by Kids in the game. The three main Mysteries in the book are Our Friends the Machines, Horror Movie Mayhem, and The Mummy in the Mist.

Our Friends the Machines has players investigating strange happenings after a line of robot action figures is launched at the local toy store...

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Tale From The Loop – The Roleplaying Game

This is the first Tales from the Loop product I started, but the third review I’ve written on it this week. First I wrote a CrowdFUNding Spotlight on the upcoming board game (that funded in the blink of an eye). I followed that up with a review of Amazon Prime Video’s new 8 episode television adaptation, over at Geekorama.net.

Today I get to take us all the way back to the beginning, sort of. Not the actual beginning, but the beginning for many people and certainly for most gamers. Tales from the Loop: “Roleplaying in the ’80s that never was.”

Originally created as a personal side-project by artist Simon Stålenhag, Tales from the Loop was FIRST published as a narrative art book in 2014, followed by Things from the Flood in 2016...

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Tales from the Loop – Amazon Prime Video Series

Well, I seem to be immersing myself in all things Tales from the Loop right now, so why not write about it?

Originally created as a personal side-project by artist Simon Stålenhag, Tales from the Loop was first published as a narrative art book in 2014, followed by Things from the Flood in 2016. In 2017, Free League Publishing (who also published the art books) released Tales from the Loop as a tabletop roleplaying game, Tales from the Loop – The Boardgame is on Kickstarter now, and less than a week before that Amazon Video released an 8 episode television interpretation of it.

Something that bugs me about shows filmed exclusively for streaming services, versus filmed with broadcast in mind, is a consistent time...

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Kickstarter/Indiegogo of the Week: Tales from the Loop – The Board Game

Originally created as a personal side-project by artist Simon Stålenhag, Tales from the Loop was first published as a narrative art book in 2014, followed by Things from the Flood in 2016. In 2017, Free League Publishing (who also published the art books) released Tales from the Loop as a tabletop roleplaying game, and less than a week ago Amazon Prime Video released an 8 episode television interpretation of it. Those are a Tale for another day, because the chapter we want to talk about is the Kickstarter campaign for the Tales from the Loop – The Board Game.

The board game takes much of its inspiration from the previous RPG, where players will take control of diverse group Kids, as they navigate their everyday lives and the Mysteries that come from living above The Loop...

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