Dark Souls: The Roleplaying Game, a forthcoming TTRPG based on FromSoftware’s legendary title, has received a teaser from Steamforged Games.
Dark Souls: The Roleplaying Game has been unveiled with a teaser trailer, and tabletop RPG lovers worldwide will soon have the chance to be squished by the Asylum Demon. Steamforged Games, a firm recognized for making board and card games based on popular video game brands, produces the game.
The Dark Souls trilogy and Demon’s Souls were influenced by various franchises, with the manga series Berserk serving as a major influence. Fantasy tabletop RPGs influenced the franchise, with the Mind Flayer monsters in Demon’s Souls being the most blatant tribute. The Mind Flayers are squid-headed humanoids who live in Latria’s Tower. They resemble the Dungeons & Dragons Mind Flayers, which are similarly cephalopod-like monsters who feed on humans and eat their brains.
Groups of adventurers from all over the world will soon be exploring the kingdom of Lothric. A teaser clip for Dark Souls: The Roleplaying Game has been posted to the official Steamforged Games Twitter page. A set of tabletop RPG dice is shown burning amid the bonfire’s flames in the clip. There’s a link to a Dark Souls: The Roleplaying Game website, but it’s simply a mailing list right now. It’s unclear whether or not this game will be crowdfunded or when it will be released. Because it’s a tabletop RPG, it may be offered as a standalone book, eliminating the requirement for crowdfunding.
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— Steamforged Games (@SteamforgedLtd) December 22, 2021
Dark Souls is not a new franchise for Steamforged Games. Dark Souls: The Board Game, as well as a variety of expansions, are already available, each featuring a magnificent array of minis. It also makes Dark Souls: The Card Game and its expansions, so it’s not surprising that a tabletop RPG is next on the list. Steamforged also makes board games based on Devil May Cry, Horizon Zero Dawn, Monster Hunter, Ni No Kuni, and Resident Evil.
The Dark Souls series offers a setting appropriate for a fantasy RPG campaign. The question is whether the book will chronicle the game’s events or whether players will be able to experience the events that are hinted at in Dark Souls’ enormous backstory. Dark Souls’ universe isn’t known for deep character interactions. Thus it might be better suited to groups who enjoy exploring dungeons and slaying monsters. When Dark Souls: The Roleplaying Game is released, only time will tell what adventures await.
Source: Steamforged Games/Twitter