Inspired by the paintings of Swedish artist Simon Stålenhag, Tales From the Loop casts the players as Kids in the 1980s — the Bookworm, the Troublemaker, the Popular Kid, the Weirdo — who endure nagging parents, never-ending homework, and classroom bullies while investigating the mad-science Mysteries of the strange machines and weird creatures that have haunted the countryside since the Loop was built. Coriolis is an Arabian Nights-style space opera set in a remote cluster of star systems called The Third Horizon, a place ravaged by conflicts and war, but also home to proud civilizations, both new and old. Both these games adapt the “Year Zero” dice-pool system introduced in Free League’s 2014 post-apocalypse RPG Mutant: Year Zero – Roleplaying at the End of Days (featured in our July 2018 Mutant: Year Zero Bundle) and seen later in Forbidden Lands (presented in our January 2021 Forbidden Lands Bundle).
CORIOLIS & TALES FROM THE LOOP [from Nov 2018]There were six titles in this revived offer’s Starter Collection (retail value $50), including the Coriolis – The Third Horizon core rulebook, the Coriolis Atlas Compendium setting sourcebook, and four Coriolis supplements: Aram’s Ravine, Artifacts & Faction Tech, Hamurabi, and The Mahanji Oasis.
Those who paid more than this offer’s threshold also got this offer’s entire Bonus Collection with four more titles worth an additional $50, including the complete Tales From the Loop core rulebook and its first supplement, Our Friends the Machines & Other Mysteries; the full-length Coriolis adventure The Dying Ship; and the Coriolis Gamemaster Screen, previously a Kickstarter exclusive and not available for sale anywhere outside this offer.
CORIOLIS-LOOP 2 [all-new]Of Free League’s two dozen popular Kickstarters, February’s US$2M smash-hit campaign for The One Ring Second Edition overshadows all. But the Year Zero games also show prominently in the rankings. Things From the Flood (September 2018) recasts the 1980s Kids of Tales From the Loop as Teens in the 1990s, a decade of higher stakes, dark changes, and disaster. And the March 2018 Emissary Lost campaign kicks off the central story of the Third Horizon: Mercy of the Icons, an ambitious campaign described as “The Enemy Within of Coriolis.” This new Coriolis-Loop 2 Bundle presented both these major releases and more.
There were four titles in this offer’s Coriolis Collection (retail value $50), including Emissary Lost, The Last Voyage of the Ghazali, Aram’s Secret, and the Coriolis Scenario Compendium 1.
This offer’s Loop Collection added three more titles worth an additional $45, including the standalone sequel game Things From the Flood, the Tales From the Loop scenario collection Out of Time, and the Tales from the Loop RPG Starter Set.
Ten percent of each payment (after gateway fees) went to these two Year Zero offers’ pandemic-related charity, Direct Relief. Direct Relief gets protective gear and critical care medications to health workers, with emergency deliveries to medical facilities across the US and to regional response agencies across the world.