New Details on Upcoming Tabletop RPG Carbon Grey Plus Crowdfunding Launch Date

Following hot on the heels of the launch of their new tabletop RPG (TTRPG) publishing label, Magnetic Press Play, graphic novel creator Magnetic Press (a Polarity-owned company) today is pleased to unveil more info about the first title in their tabletop lineup: Carbon Grey.

The Carbon Grey TTRPG, based on the graphic novel series of the same name, sets players in a unique alternate history reminiscent of World War I-era Europe, but with fantastic dieselpunk technologies and elements of the paranormal. In the game, players will explore a war-torn universe filled with mystery, prophecy, and intrigue. The core rulebook is written and overseen by game designer and graphic novelist Andrew E.C. Gaska, an ENnie and UKGE award winner for his work on the recent Alien RPG from Free League and the lead writer of the Terminator RPG from Nightfall Games.

More About Carbon Grey: 
Built upon the classic D6 System developed by West End Games, the Carbon Grey role-playing game will be the first release to use the Magnetic Variant of the popular tabletop role-playing game rules (D6MV). The Magnetic Variant rewinds the D6 system back to its classic roots while streamlining it for a modern audience.

Rules variations unique to the Magnetic Variant of the system include Genre Defined Attributes, Streamlined Skills, and Character Quirks and Obligations. Space/time in Carbon Grey is bent — apply too much pressure and it will snap — so a special Wild Die has been added to the formula representing this element of chaos to the game — chaos that can cause Continuity Surges, Flux Effects, and more.

Along with these new details about the game, Magnetic Press Play has launched a pre-launch registration page for Carbon Grey’s upcoming Kickstarter campaign, which can be found here:

Those who pre-register for the game’s Kickstarter, which launches on Tuesday, August 3rd, will receive a free bonus linen print with their pledge. Additional bonus prints will be awarded on Day-1 and during each week of the campaign, rewarding backers for pledging early.

Additional reward items and stretch goals will be revealed throughout the month-long campaign, including bonus in-world artifacts and items, limited collectible merchandise, new enemy types and miniatures to unlock, additional maps and gameplay scenarios, and an exclusive hardcover omnibus reprinting the complete, sold-out Carbon Grey comic series.

More info about Magnetic Press Play is available on Facebook, Twitter, and the official website.

About Magnetic Press Play
An imprint of the award-winning publishing house Magnetic Press, LLC, Magnetic Press Play seeks to bring interactive experiences to their library of award-winning graphic novels, art books, and periodicals, with a focus on tabletop gaming and new media.

Magnetic Press Play, founded and led by entertainment, comics, and game industry veteran Mike Kennedy (Dark Horse Comics, DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Electronic Arts, Activision, and others), brings several decades of experience and expertise to each and every project.

About Polarity
David Steward II’s Polarity is a diversified global media company with a mission to bring authentic content to a diverse global audience. To create a richer content experience and offering, the company believes in the value of embracing diversity and highlighting previously unheard voices, as well as new and emerging views and voices. In addition to Magnetic Press, the Polarity portfolio also includes Lion Forge Animation, Oni-Lion Forge Publishing Group, and Illustrated Syndicate.

With broad operations in animation, publishing and general media, Polarity has established itself as an impactful force in the entertainment industry. Steward II has been putting resources behind his vision of expanding the market for comics and comic-related pop culture to new age groups and demographics since the early 2010s, building a portfolio of titles and imprints that feature characters and creators from a wide variety of backgrounds. He’s extended that vision and ethic to the larger media landscape with an organization that can orchestrate content development, production, financing and distribution across different channels.

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