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The official Fallout tabletop RPG launches tomorrow

Totally rad.

The official RPG based on the Fallout video game series will launch tomorrow, according to a tweet from publisher Modiphius.

The studio responsible for the upcoming roleplaying game published a tweet yesterday announcing the “launch” of the Fallout RPG, which is set to take place on Wednesday 31st March at 12pm BST.

First revealed in September 2019, the Fallout roleplaying game is an adaptation of the popular franchise of video games published by Bethesda. Set in a post-apocalyptic North America inhabited by raiders, warring factions, super mutants and more dangers, the Fallout RPG looks to translate the world and themes of the original video games into a tabletop roleplaying experience.

The game will use Modiphius’ 2d20 roleplaying system - also used in the Dishonored RPG, based on another Bethesda video game series, and Star Trek Adventures - that involves players rolling two d20s in an attempt to get a result under a particular target number in order to succeed at their chosen actions. Characters in the Fallout tabletop roleplaying game will use their S.P.E.C.I.A.L attributes - based on those seen in the video games - combined with a skill of their choice in order to create the target number they’ll need to beat to succeed.

Players will be able to choose from a selection of different options when making their character, including non-human ones such as immortal ghouls or Mister Handy robots, and can align with one of the main factions found in the Wasteland, such as the Brotherhood of Steel or Super Mutants. Access to equipment and skills will be affected by which one of the starting options the player selects, with different packages being assigned to the different origins.

Besides the previously mentioned roleplaying games, Modiphius is otherwise known for publishing the Fallout: Wasteland Warfare skirmish miniatures game - which received its own RPG expansion in 2019, adding a roleplaying rulebook to enable players to create characters and team up on adventures together - and the upcoming Dune: Adventures in the Imperium RPG based on the series of science-fiction novels written by Frank Herbert.

The official Fallout 2d20 RPG will release as a core rulebook, a set of dice, a GM Toolkit, Starter Set and a Collector's Edition Box Set version. Retail prices are yet to be confirmed by Modiphius. Dicebreaker has contacted the publisher for more details.

Update: A PR representative has told Dicebreaker that 12pm on March 31st marks the time in which the website for the Fallout roleplaying game will be launched. Pre-orders for the RPG will also be announced tomorrow afternoon.

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After writing for Kotaku UK, Waypoint and Official Xbox Magazine, Alex became a member of the Dicebreaker editorial family. Having been producing news, features, previews and opinion pieces for Dicebreaker for the past three years, Alex has had plenty of opportunity to indulge in her love of meaty strategy board games and gothic RPGS. Besides writing, Alex appears in Dicebreaker’s D&D actual play series Storybreakers and haunts the occasional stream on the Dicebreaker YouTube channel.