Take Your Noble House from Humble Start-up to Galactic Fiefdom in Dune: Adventures in the Imperium Tabletop RPG

When religion and politics travel in the same cart, the riders believe nothing can stand in their way. – Frank Herbert

In the new tabletop roleplaying game Dune: Adventures in the Imperium from Modiphius Entertainment, sandworms might be perennially popular and Arrakis a hot spot for political posturing and economic stability, but there’s an entire universe out there to conquer. Inspired by Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ upcoming feature film Dune from director Denis Villeneuve and the acclaimed novel by science fiction author Frank Herbert, players will engage in all manners of scheming, plotting, manipulating, and occasionally backstabbing to take their noble House from scrappy underdog to Patricians of the Galactic Imperium. Based on Modiphius’ award-winning 2D20 game system, Dune: Adventures in the Imperium is the perfect setting for players looking to flex their strategic muscles and edge out the competition to control the spice and, in turn, control the universe!

Dune: Adventures in the Imperium is available now in your friendly local retailers. Core Rulebook Standard Editions run from £44.99 along with the beautiful dice sets, journal, and Gamesmaster screen. The Atreides Collector’s Edition is available for £79.99 from the Modiphius store, while the Corrino Collectors Edition is available in local retailers and Harkonnen Edition from Amazon. Modiphius webstore shoppers can pick up the PDF or print copies of the core book and a variety of bundles on the product home page here.

Dune showcases a universe filled to the brim with cutthroat noble houses and Bismarckian alliances, galactic economics, bureaucratic machinations, imperial soldiers, dastardly assassins, religious zealots, and freedom fighting rebels. Dune: Adventures in the Imperium drops players right in the thick of it, as they take the reins of their own House or act as agents of one of the powerful Houses–like honorable House Atreides, the ruthlessly Machiavellian House Harkonnen–or attempt to hack it solo with a House of their own devising. The system also allows for two styles of play: Architect, for the player who prefers to remain in the shadows and direct the battlefield from the boardroom; and Agent, which caters to the type of player who likes to get their hands dirty, handling business up close and personal.

Key Features of Dune: Adventures in the Imperium

  • Play Anywhere: Thanks to Modiphius’ award-winning 2d20 system, Dune: Adventures in the Imperium requires very little outside of the books themselves and a few dice
  • 20,000 Years of Fun: The Dune Universe stretches waaaaay back, and original author Frank Herbert has crafted a rich world crammed full of fascinating characters, incredible worlds, and a deep, complex political and religious system for players to explore
  • Art Fit for the Emperor’s Throne Room: In typical Modiphius fashion, each book and toolkit features gorgeous visuals, stunning artwork, and a beautiful, hand-crafted design. Spiced-up keeners will also enjoy the thematically appropriate dice sets, in Melange Blue and Arrakis Orange!
  • All-Star Crew: From the writers to the designers, Dune: Adventures in the Imperium came together through the hard work of industry vets with resumes that include Warhammer, Dungeons & Dragons, Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, and many more legendary IPs

For those who would like to try out the game beforehand, a free quickstart version is available here.

About Denis Villeneuve’s Dune film
The film stars Oscar nominee Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Oscar nominee Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Zendaya, Chang Chen, David Dastmalchian, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, with Oscar nominee Charlotte Rampling, with Jason Momoa, and Oscar winner Javier Bardem. Oscar nominee Denis Villeneuve directed Dune from a screenplay by Jon Spaihts and Villeneuve and Eric Roth based on the novel of the same name written by Frank Herbert. Villeneuve also produced the film with Mary Parent, Cale Boyter, and Joe Caracciolo, Jr. The executive producers were Tanya Lapointe, Joshua Grode, Herbert W. Gains, Jon Spaihts, Thomas Tull, Brian Herbert, Byron Merritt, and Kim Herbert, with Kevin J. Anderson as special consultant. Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures Present a Legendary Pictures Production, a Film by Denis Villeneuve, Dune. The film is slated to be released in theaters internationally in Fall 2021.

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