The New and Reimagined Edition of Scandinavia’s First and Biggest RPG Drakar och Demoner Has Unlocked 19 Stretch Goals
“As sure as night follows day, the time will come again when dragons and demons fight for power over humanity, nature, and the eternal mysteries.”
A legend is reborn. The Dragonbane Kickstarter for the new edition of Sweden’s first and biggest tabletop RPG Drakar och Demoner was funded in just 4 minutes. The highly anticipated new edition of the legendary fantasy game has raised more than $600k and unlocked 18 stretchgoals. Now only two days remain for the reimagined version of the classic fantasy RPG full of magic, mystery, and adventure.
On the Kickstarter page, there is a free Dragonbane Quickstart PDF with a complete introductory adventure and five pre-generated characters for gamers to simply download and play!
All backers will get early access to PDF versions ahead of the official release.
Drakar och Demoner originally launched in 1982 and has been Scandinavias largest and most beloved tabletop RPG brand ever since. Now, Free League celebrates its 40th anniversary with a new edition based on the heritage of decades of Swedish gaming, updated through the innovative game design for which Free League has been praised for worldwide.
The Dragonbane boxed set includes a core rulebook, several introductory adventures with pre-generated characters, and a beautiful map of the Misty Vale setting, created by the cartographer Francesca Baerald.
The set has already been expanded with 19 unlocked stretch goals, that includes custom dice, custom cards, additional pre-generated characters, seven additional adventures and complete modules for the Foundry and Roll20 Virtual Tabletops. The only still unlocked stretch goal is a Dragonbane solo mode.
Dragonbane invites players to experience fantasy adventures of all kinds. However, it is also a game with room for laughs and a pinch of silliness.
Do not, however, mistake it for an easy game. It will present formidable challenges for all adventurers. Free League call this playstyle “mirth and mayhem roleplaying” – great for long campaigns, but also perfect for a one-shot.
The new edition is based on the core rules of the early editions, however the game design is further developed and carefully updated by Free League.
The mythology revolves around the eternal struggle between dragons and demons. The ruins of fallen kingdoms, that once worshipped either of these rival godlike creatures, beckon brave adventurers with the lure of hidden treasures.
Dragonbane has art by acclaimed illustrator Johan Egerkrans (Vaesen – Nordic Horror Roleplaying) and game design by the award-winning team behind Forbidden Lands, ALIEN RPG, Tales From the Loop RPG and the upcoming Blade Runner RPG.
Free League Publishing is a game studio and publisher dedicated to speculative fiction based in Stockholm, Sweden. We have published a wide range of award-winning tabletop roleplaying games and acclaimed art books set in strange and wondrous worlds.
Our upcoming games include the official Blade Runner RPG, Into the Odd Remastered, CY_BORG and Dragonbane. Our current game portfolio includes The One Ring™ roleplaying game, Tales From the Loop – The Board Game, the official ALIEN RPG (Gold ENNIE for Best Game 2020), the Gothic horror game Vaesen (winner of three ENNIE Awards 2021), the pitch-black fantasy RPG MÖRK BORG (winner of four ENNIE Awards 2020), the alternate ’80s Tales From the Loop RPG (winner of five ENNIE Awards 2017, including Best Game), the retro-fantasy Forbidden Lands (winner of four ENNIE Awards 2019), the postapocalyptic Mutant: Year Zero (Silver ENNIE for Best Rules 2015), the science fiction games Coriolis – The Third Horizon (Judge’s Spotlight Award 2017) and Death in Space, the dark fantasy game Symbaroum, and the new edition of the RPG classic Twilight: 2000 (Judges Award for Best RPG at UK Games Expo 2022).
We have also published the art books Tales From the Loop, Things From the Flood, The Electric State and The Labyrinth by internationally acclaimed visual artist Simon Stålenhag, as well as the illustrated edition of the Lovecraft classics At the Mountains of Madness and The Call of Cthulhu by the praised artist François Baranger.