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Magpie Games to Create Root: A Game of Woodland Might and Right RPG

Sometimes, you play a game and you really wish there was just more. There's a lot going on, but you want to just dive into the deep end and really swim around in the setting. That's happened to a lot of people with Root. Well, you'll be able to do just. Magpie Games has acquired the license from Leder Games to create an RPG.

From the announcement:

Magpie Games has reached a multi-year licensing agreement with Leder Games to produce a tabletop roleplaying game set in the world of Root: A Game of Woodland Might and Right.

“I will always treasure roleplaying as the formative experience for me in gaming,” says Patrick Leder, owner and creative director of Leder Games. “Root is one of my favorite games, and I am delighted Leder Games will be working with Magpie to bring Root to the roleplaying world.”

Root is an asymmetric game of war and adventure in which multiple factions battle for control of a vast woodland. Caught between the invading Marquise de Cat and the established aristocracy of The Eyrie Dynasties, the Woodland Alliance plots revolution, while the Vagabonds of the forest seek fame and fortune for themselves. Root is designed by Cole Wehrle (Pax Pamir, An Infamous Traffic, and John Company) and brought to life by master illustrator Kyle Ferrin (The Vast series, Stitches).

“From the moment we sat down to play Root at Gen Con, we wanted to see more of the woodland,” says Mark Diaz Truman, CEO of Magpie Games. “All of us at Magpie Games love tense, political fiction, and Root immediately stood out as an amazing example of just how emotionally compelling a board game can be. We’re so grateful Leder Games has given us a chance to bring the woodland of Root to roleplaying!”

In the Root RPG, players will take on the role of Vagabonds, adventurers who have come to the woodland seeking riches and adventure. The factions of the forest, however, see the Vagabonds as potential allies against their enemies—or as threats who must be contained or destroyed. Will they join with those who would rule the forest? Or will the Vagabonds pursue fame and fortune on their own terms?

Magpie Games has scheduled a mid-2019 Kickstarter for the Root RPG Core Rulebook, with plans to release the game and further supplements into retail in early 2020.