Tales from the Loop: Our Friends The Machines & Other Mysteries
the Iron Bean tl;dr - Tales from the Loop is a fantastic setting, bringing to life the art of Simon Stålenhag. If you love the look/theme of communites mixed with giant machines this game will draw you in. The players take on personas of kids (bookworm, jock, weirdo, popular kid, etc.) to experience and unravel the mysteries of the Loop. There is a storyline included in teh book to follow, although veteran RPG players may want to create their own story line. Most people who have played highly recommend an 80s playlist as background music.
from the publisher - Modiphius
The first campaign book for the award winning Tales from the Loop RPG, which scooped no less than five ENnies including Best Game, Best Setting, Best Writing, Best Internal Art and Product of the Year in 2017!
Toys suddenly developing intelligence. A mystical mummy roaming the beaches. Weird events in the local video store. A mixtape full of mysteries. Four wondrous machines. A guide to creating your own setting for the game. All of this and more is included in this volume, the first official module for the multiple award-winning Tales from the Loop RPG. This book includes:
- Our Friends the Machines. A mystery about a product launch of a new line of action toys that suddenly takes a turn to the weird.
- Horror Movie Mayhem. The ’80s was the decade of moral panic, when everything new was dangerous and corrupting. In this mystery the Kids will investigate what is really happening in and around the local video store.
- The Mummy in the Mist. There are whispering rumors that it is back again. The mummy down by the lake. Roaming the beaches by night, looking for something, hungering after something. It will be up to the Kids to solve this mystery.
- A mixtape filled with mysteries. Eight short mysteries based on classic pop songs from the era.
- Blueprints, background and adventure hooks for four advanced and iconic machines from the world of the Loop.
- Hometown Hack. A guide to creating your very own setting for the game, complete with the Norfolk Broads, a UK-based Loop.