Step through a portal to another planet in Stargate SG-1: Roleplaying Game, an RPG based on the ‘90s science-fiction television series currently up on Kickstarter.
Joining as part of the new Phoenix Program, players in Stargate SG-1: Roleplaying Game become members of the Stargate Command - a group of individuals tasked with protecting innocents against the Goa’uld system lords. A new off-world base has recently been established and players have been drafted as part of the team stationed there. With the Goa’uld on the defensive, the other peoples of the galaxy - the Free Jaffa, Tok’ra and Tau’ri - have joined with humanity to fight the Goa’uld armies back once and for all.
Based on the Dungeons & Dragons 5E system, Stargate SG-1: Roleplaying Game is an officially licensed tabletop RPG that enables players to create and control characters in the SG-1 television series universe. This includes human characters, as well as Jaffa, Tok’ra, Unas and Aturen. Set during season nine of the show, Stargate SG-1 allows players to embark on missions to overthrow the ambitious Goa’uld - an alien militaristic society hellbent on conquering the galaxy.
The upcoming roleplaying game includes a brief to help players and the GM get to grips with the Stargate universe, encounter types unique to the game - including aerial combat and firefights - and a system that guides the GM through making a campaign styled like a season of the SG-1 television series.
Stargate is a science-fiction universe that began with the 1994 film directed by Roland Emmerich, which posited a world where scientists discover a device that enables instantaneous travel across planets. TV series Stargate SG-1 followed the film in 1997 and saw the release of ten seasons before it was taken off the air in 2007. Two additional shows - Stargate Atlantis and Stargate Universe - were aired, as well as animated series Stargate Infinity and, most recently, a web series called Stargate Origins.
The Stargate SG-1: Roleplaying Game was created - and will be published - by Wyvern Gaming, the company behind titles such as deckbuilding game Cthulhu: Horror in Dunwich and time-travelling card game Sojourn: A Journey Through Time.
Another RPG based on the SG-1 television series - called Stargate: SG-1 Roleplaying Game - was previously released in 2003 by Alderac Entertainment Group, the former publisher of the Legends of the Five Rings RPG. The roleplaying game was based on the Spycraft RPG system and eventually went out of print after studio MGM did not renew the license with AEG.
The Kickstarter campaign for Stargate SG-1: Roleplaying Game is live until October 30th, with a pledge of $50 (£39) getting backers a physical copy of the RPG estimated to arrive next April. Backers can also pledge $10 (£8) to get access to a PDF version of the game in January.