Mad scientists. Radioactive monsters. Mutated sea creatures. Aliens in flying saucers. All of these are staples of old B-Movies from the 50s, and they're all part of what makes They Came From Beneath The Sea its own brand of campy fun and excitement on the tabletop. This new retro-RPG is up on Kickstarter now.
From the campaign:
THEY CAME FROM BENEATH THE SEA! is a new tabletop roleplaying game encompassing the wonder, horror, thrills, and hilarity of 1950s science fiction. This game evokes all that is great in the B-movies of decades ago, and provides a dynamic, fun experience at the table.
THEY CAME FROM BENEATH THE SEA! is a tabletop roleplaying game in which the players, as humans, live in a world under increasing attack. The attackers? Aliens from beneath the sea, obviously!
Adventures can range from the one-shot defense of small coastal town, to the lengthier liberation of a cruise ship invested with gill-kin, all the way to a campaign in which characters seize an alien submarine and ride it all the way down to the sea bed to take the fight to the invaders.
In this game, the protagonists are strong-jawed war veterans, cunning and resourceful explorers, utterly insane scientists, and blue-collar heroes, just looking to defend their patches of land. Each appears as in the B-movie classics of the era, providing a wealth of inspiration for the kinds of characters you'll play in this game.
The campaign's well over its funding goal with still 17 days left to go.