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Tales from the Loop RPG: Rulebook

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Winner of five ENnies in 2017 including Best Game, Best Setting, Best Writing and Product of the Year!

“RPG Tales from the Loop lets you channel Stranger Things and ET.”
The Verge

“Tales From The Loop could very well be the RPG phenomenon of 2017.”
Geek & Sundry

The landscape was full of machines and scrap metal connected to the facility in one way or another. Always present on the horizon were the colossal cooling towers, with their green obstruction lights. If you put your ear to the ground, you could hear the heartbeat of the Loop – the purring of the Gravitron, the central piece of engineering magic that was the focus of the Loop’s experiments. The facility was the largest of its kind in the world, and it was said that its forces could bend space-time itself.

Scifi artist Simon Stålenhag’s paintings of Swedish 1980s suburbia, populated by fantastic machines and strange beasts, have won global acclaim. Now, you can step into the amazing world of the Loop.
In this roleplaying game in the vein of E.T. and Stranger Things, you'll play teenagers solving mysteries connected to the Loop. The game rules are based on Mutant: Year Zero, which was awarded with a Silver ENnie for Best Rules at Gencon 2015. 

Key features:

  • Create your unique player character – including skills, items, prides, problems, and relationships – in mere minutes.
  • Explore the secrets of the Loop in two main game settings – one based on the Swedish Mälaren Islands, the other on Boulder City, Nevada.
  • Investigate mysteries and overcome trouble using fast and effective rules, based on the Mutant: Year Zero game engine.
  • Play the four complete scenarios included, tied together in the campaign named Four Seasons of Mad Science.
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Peter F November 26, 2018 6:32 pm UTC
I'm interested... but what is the watermark? and how intrusive is it? I wish the pdf preview showed the water mark.
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Jesse S October 16, 2018 2:05 am UTC
Still no preview. Looks like this has been an issue for over a year, judging by the comments, with no reply from the publisher. Not a good sign to a prospective buyer if the publisher doesn't respond for over a year....

The requested URL /pdf_previews/210617-sample.pdf was not found on this server.
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Anyone able to see a preview?
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Carter B October 18, 2018 3:00 am UTC
I get the TOC up through page 7.
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John H October 12, 2018 11:49 am UTC
Hi, just bought this. I love the artwork and concept, hope to be trying it out in a session soon.

The purchase seems to include two versions of the rule book; english and english_opt. What is the difference between them?
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Dillard R December 13, 2017 2:08 pm UTC
The setting seems very limited in time and space...does it have good replayability?
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Nathan R October 10, 2017 11:08 pm UTC
Just wish the PDF was not so huge - Cypher System is 22MB for 416 pages, this one is ~200pages and nearly triple the size (66MB). I acknowledge the vast amount of art work in the book, but there must be some way to get this down in size for use on tablets.
I have run 2 sessions so far in different location using quick one-shot concepts.
The mechanics are solid and easy to teach and use.
They key thing is to go over the principles of the setting before each session.
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Darris M July 13, 2017 2:57 pm UTC
Great game, wonderful art, and solid rule set. One of my favorite mechanics for starting a game session.
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Andrew R July 09, 2017 8:17 pm UTC
I purchased a physical copy from my FLGS. This book is lovely, and I am burning to run the game. I certainly have more than enough appropriate background music...
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JD S August 23, 2017 11:39 pm UTC
So you have not played it...
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Matthew W June 22, 2017 4:28 pm UTC
Really interested in this but can't drop 25 bucks on a pdf... price is just too high.
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Allen W May 06, 2017 9:56 pm UTC
The artwork is amazing! The only problem is that it spans two pages in many places-would it be possible to have a two-page PDF?
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Scott M June 01, 2017 10:46 am UTC
Just set your reader to display 2 pages at once? Sumatra PDF does that.
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Jason K May 04, 2017 8:41 pm UTC
Has anyone who purchased this provide a review or feedback please? I'm intrigued by the idea of this game but $25 for ~130 pages is a bit steep. Thanks in advance.
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Todd A May 08, 2017 1:06 pm UTC
I'm not sure where folks are getting the 129 & 130 page count from. The sidebar states it is "Pages 192". I would definitely like to see a full review on this too.
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Todor P May 04, 2017 8:23 am UTC
Bought hardcovers of Mutant and Corliolis from those guys, absolutely STELLAR production quality, great tight rulesets and amazing flavor. The setting of this one is just not to my taste but anyone on the fence about this and interested in it should grab it right away!
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Scott N May 03, 2017 11:51 pm UTC
How about a POD+PDF buy, I really don't like pdf only.
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Chris B May 04, 2017 10:07 am UTC
You can get the print & pdf bundle in the store
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Antonino B O November 27, 2018 6:49 pm UTC
Thanks for the tip. Loved the game. I need a printed version. My life won't be complete without it.
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Chris B May 02, 2017 4:25 pm UTC
Hi we've now added an Alternate preview whilst tech support support the preview that's not working
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steve F April 29, 2017 7:53 pm UTC
the full-size preview is still not working..I tried 3 separate times
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Chris B April 28, 2017 12:51 pm UTC
Hi everyone the file has been updated and you should have received an advice please download again
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Stephen H April 28, 2017 6:01 pm UTC
The full size preview PDF is still 0 bytes. Alas, the quick preview, which does work, doesn't have sufficient resolution to actually read the text ;-(
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Chris B April 29, 2017 8:09 pm UTC
Hi sorry about that we've reported it to tech support, everything seems correct from our end
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Richard T April 28, 2017 8:00 am UTC
Yep PDF preview not working. Did someone test this before deploying? Wakey Wakey
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