A Legend Reborn – Dragonbane Digitally Released Today

“As sure as night follows day, the time will come again when dragons and demons fight for power over humanity, nature, and the eternal mysteries.”

Stockholm, Sweden (April 17, 2023) — A legend is reborn. Free League Publishing today digitally released the new fantasy RPG Dragonbane the new edition of Sweden’s first and biggest tabletop RPG Drakar och Demoner, recently voted one of the most anticipated RPGs of 2023 at EN World.

The game is now available to pre-order via the Free League website with immediate access to the complete PDF package, ahead of the boxed edition release this fall. The game is also available at DrivethruRPG.

The Dragonbane core set includes the complete Rules book, an Adventures book with no less than eleven adventures connected into an epic campaign, five pre-generated characters, over 70 custom cards for treasure, adventures, initiative, and more, and the beautiful map of the Misty Vale setting, created by the cartographer Francesca Baerald.

Dragonbane, the reimagined version of the classic Swedish fantasy RPG full of magic, mystery, and adventure, was funded in just 4 minutes and raised more than $700k and unlocked 22 stretchgoals during the Kickstarter campaign last fall.

The lead game designer is Tomas Härenstam (Forbidden Lands, Mutant: Year Zero, ALIEN RPG, Blade Runner RPG), leading a team of adventure writers picked from the from the rich legacy of the Swedish RPG scene, from the 1980s until today. The lead illustrator for the game is the acclaimed Johan Egerkrans (Vaesen – Nordic Horror Roleplaying).

Free League also invites creators to design and publish their own supplements for Dragonbane and Drakar och Demoner, using the recently released a third party license for the game.

Find out more about the Dragonbane third party license here

Drakar och Demoner originally launched in 1982 and has been Scandinavias largest and most beloved tabletop RPG brand ever since. Now, Free League celebrates its 40th anniversary with a new edition based on the heritage of decades of Swedish gaming, updated through the innovative game design for which Free League has been praised for worldwide.
Dragonbane invites players to experience fantasy adventures of all kinds. However, it is also a game with room for laughs and a pinch of silliness. Do not, however, mistake it for an easy game, for it will present formidable challenges for all adventurers. Free League call this playstyle “mirth and mayhem roleplaying” – great for long campaigns, but also perfect for a one-shot.
The mythology revolves around the eternal struggle between dragons and demons. The ruins of fallen kingdoms, that once worshipped either of these rival godlike creatures, beckon brave adventurers with the lure of hidden treasures.
The team of contributing writers include the elite of the Swedish tabletop RPG industry as well as acclaimed historical fiction author Niklas Natt och Dag (1793 The Wolf and the Watchman).
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About Free League Publishing
Free League Publishing is a game studio and publisher dedicated to speculative fiction based in Stockholm, Sweden. We have published a wide range of award-winning tabletop roleplaying games and acclaimed art books set in strange and wondrous worlds.
Our upcoming games include The Lord of the Rings™ RoleplayingDragonbanePIRATE BORGThe Walking Dead Universe RPG, and Zone Wars – A Mutant: Year Zero Wargame.
Our current game portfolio includes the official Blade Runner RPG, The One Ring™ roleplaying game, Tales From the Loop – The Board Game, the official ALIEN RPG (Gold ENNIE for Best Game 2020), the Gothic horror game Vaesen (winner of three ENNIE Awards 2021), the pitch-black fantasy RPG MÖRK BORG (winner of four ENNIE Awards 2020), the alternate ’80s Tales From the Loop RPG (winner of five ENNIE Awards 2017, including Best Game), the retro-fantasy Forbidden Lands (winner of four ENNIE Awards 2019), the postapocalyptic Mutant: Year Zero (Silver ENNIE for Best Rules 2015), the science fiction games Coriolis – The Third Horizon (Judge’s Spotlight Award 2017) and Death in Space, the dark fantasy game Symbaroum, the weird-fantasy Into the Odd Remastered, the cyberpunk RPG CY_BORG, and the new edition of the RPG classic Twilight: 2000 (Judges Award for Best RPG at UK Games Expo 2022).

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