Fallout’s upcoming open-world sandbox RPG will use the most powerful engine of all – your imagination

Fallout, unlike war, regularly changes. Games in the franchise range from the sublime to the ridiculous. According to Modiphius Entertainment, our next foray into the post-nuclear wastelands could be in the form of an officially licensed pen and paper RPG.

If this sounds vaguely familiar to long-term fans, it should. Fallout’s roots are in a pen and pencil RPG that made use of the GURPS (Generic Universal RolePlaying System). This informed the game’s repercussion-heavy, multi-optional play style that we knew and loved, right up until Fallout 4.

FUN FACT: The infamous and panic-inducing Deathclaw was based on the Tarrasque, a monster from D&D.

The new tabletop RPG doesn’t have a name yet, but it will use Modiphius’s 2d20 “cinematic action orientated system”, meaning gameplay “is built around a core mechanic of rolling under an Attribute plus Skill total on two twenty sided dice. Multiple successes are possible and can be used to create the cinematic action”.

So, now we can all pretend that Fallout 76 never happened and just make up whatever wasteland shenanigans we want. The unnamed tabletop Fallout game is set for release in 2020.

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