Dark high-fantasy comic book series The Last God is getting a Dungeons & Dragons 5E-compatible sourcebook from Batman publisher DC Comics.
The upcoming roleplaying campaign book, titled The Last God: Tales From The Book of Ages, is set in the comic’s horrifying world of Cain Anuun.
Set across two generations, the comic book series follows a group of heroes who travel beyond the borders of creation to slay the last living god - an immortal tyrant named Mol Uhltep known as the ‘last god’ - and prevent his undead army from ravaging the world. They succeed, for a time.
30 years later, the foul legions of the last god march once again, while the next generation of heroes realises that their predecessors weren’t all they were cracked up to be. As such, the new heroes set about wiping out the last god for good and hopefully, saving the world.
Tales from the Book of Ages will be a full sourcebook for Dungeons & Dragons 5E, providing players with playable races, monsters, magic items, subclasses and more designed by Dan Telford, the dungeon master for D&D podcast Nerd Poker.
It’ll also further outline the world of Cain Anuun, including maps, people, creatures and types of magic, contributed by The Last God series writer Phillip Kennedy Johnson.
The maps will be created by cartographer Jared Blando - known for making fantasy maps for D&D publisher Wizards of the Coast, Forbidden Games and Nerd Poker.
The first comic book instalment of The Last God was Book One of the Fellspyre Chronicles, which landed in October last year. It was published by DC Black Label, a part of DC Comics that focuses on original limited series and reprints. These tend toward a mature audience and a standalone format.
DC Comics is no stranger to the world of tabletop. Last year, it launched the Watchmen Companion, which provides RPG game modules set in Alan Moore’s Watchmen universe. Originally a comic, Watchmen has also been adapted into a film and a television series. The Watchmen Companion includes the Watching the Watchmen and Taking out the Trash RPG modules, plus the Watchmen Sourcebook - which expands on the lore behind the series. Originally, these adventure modules were released in 1990.
In addition, publisher Mayfair Games made the DC Heroes RPG in the 1980s. It launched a simplified version of the same system called The Batman Role-Playing Game, to coincide with the 1989 Batman film.
Furthermore, in 2010, publisher Green Ronin - which is behind the Dragon Age and The Expanse RPGs - bought out the DC Adventures RPG universe. In it, you play DC heroes like Batman, Wonder Woman and Superman, or can create your own.
It’s based on the 2002 Mutants & Masterminds roleplaying game, a system from the same publisher in which you make your own heroes.
The Last God: Tales from the Book of Ages will land on April 29th and cost $4.99 (£3.82). It has an age rating of 17+.
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