In an alternate, dystopian 1980s, the US is taken over by fascists. These thugs look to stamp out all forms of freedom. But there are those that fight back, and they have a secret weapon. When in range of FM towers broadcasting a specific signal, certain people turn into superhumans, letting them fight against the oppressive regime. But when not around those signals, they’re just regular people. How will they be able to fight on? That’s what you’ll have to figure out in SIGMATA: This Signal Kills Fascists, a new RPG that’s up on Kickstarter now.
From the campaign:
“SIGMATA: This Signal Kills Fascists” is a cyberpunk tabletop role-playing game about ethical insurgency against a fascist regime, taking place in a dystopian vision of 1980’s America.
Players assume the role of Receivers, the superheroic vanguard of the Resistance, who possess incredible powers when in range of FM radio towers emitting a mysterious number sequence called “The Signal.” When the Signal is up, Receivers lead the charge against battalions of Regime infantry and armor or serve as the People’s Shield, protecting mass demonstrations from the brutality of a militarized police force and neo-Nazi hooligans. When the Signal is down, however, Receivers are mere mortals, desperately fleeing from a powerful state that senses their weakness.
It’s called the Sigmata, a Signal-induced stigmata, because it is a both a blessing and a curse. At least when you’re marked by the state, you can’t sit on the sidelines anymore.
The campaign is more than 2x funded and still has 22 days left on the clock.