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Forbidden Lands: The Bitter Reach RPG Expansion Up On Kickstarter

Winter is coming.

I realize that's the tag line for an entirely different fantasy world, but it's what's going on here, too. Free League Publishing is running a Kickstarter campaign for The Bitter Reach, their new (and massive) expansion for the Forbidden Lands RPG. What does it have in its 200+ pages? New rules, new monsters, new encounters, and an entire campaign set in the cold reaches of a new region. The new book is up on Kickstarter now.

From the campaign:

Get ready for a long, cold winter. The Bitter Reach is a huge expansion to our multiple award-winning sandbox survival retro fantasy roleplaying game Forbidden Lands. The book is written by Magnus Seter and illustrated by Alvaro Tapia, with maps by Tobias Tranell and Niklas Brandt.

In its 200+ pages, the book will expand the game world and includes new rules, monsters and encounters, as well as the complete Wake of the Winter King campaign. Beneath the ice and snow in the cursed lands north of Ravenland, an ancient power is stirring…

This Kickstarter is also for a second printing of the core Forbidden Lands game box, which is completely sold out. The second printing will include rules updates and clarifications as well as some new art, and you can opt to have it shipped to you shortly after the end of this Kickstarter. If you are new to Forbidden Lands, this Kickstarter is the perfect place to start – the game is available here at a discounted price, and you can get all previous supplements as addons.

Forbidden Lands, released last December, won four ENnie Awards this year, among them Gold ENnies for Best Production Values and Best Cartography, and Silver ENnies for Best Rules and Product of the Year, and was voted Best RPG at the UK Game Expo.

The campaign's more than 8x funded with 19 days left to go.