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The Planet of the Apes Role-Playing Game is now on Kickstarter

Magnetic Press has launched the Kickstarter for a new roleplaying game based on the original five-film Planet of the Apes film series under its Magnetic Press Play imprint.

The Planet of the Apes Role-Playing Game will include multiple books, a boxed set, and miniatures.

The Official PLANET OF THE APES RPG will challenge every idea you have ever had about a role-playing game. You will be thrust onto a planet where humans are the lowest order of living things — and the superior beings are apes. It’s the evolutionary process but in reverse.

  • Planet of the Apes Role-Playing Game Core Rulebook, a hardcover of over 300 pages, will feature cover art by famed comic artist Bill Sienkiewicz, and include all the rules, statistics, and lore needed to play the game.
  • The Ansa Files is a separate sourcebook with references and resources specific to the classic films, novels, and comics. A Slipcase Set of the Core Rulebook and The Ansa Files will be available only through the pre-order campaign.
  • Forbidden Zone Campaign Boxed Set will include a campaign and adventure book, unique maps and player markers, a set of 12 thematic “Alpha and Omega” 6-sided dice, a 3-panel Lawgiver Reference Screen with tables, and a deck of game statistic cards.
  • The Ruins of Tomorrow Miniatures Set is a range of plastic gaming miniatures and statistics cards for the various character types, both ape and human.

What else, if not an ape? Be a time-lost astronaut struggling to grasp a world gone insane. Become a mute tribal human forced to scavenge for resources as you are hunted by murderous gorillas on horseback. The rules even allow you to play mutant survivors who use the power of their minds to turn their enemies against each other.

Your adventures in this world of madness will take you to the ruins of a world destroyed—see what remains of the Statue of Liberty, the ostentatious Ape City, the foreboding Forbidden Zone, and the mysterious mutant undercity. It is a world defined by the stark contrasts of brutality and civility. Are you ape enough to handle the truth about the world you live in or will you lose your mind to it?

System Features include:

– Detailed histories and lore from the Planet of the Apes.
– 24-character templates to choose from.
– A menagerie of mutated monstrosities that lurk in the Forbidden Zone.
– Extraordinary Abilities give your PCs an edge.
– Quirks and Expectations help define character motivations.
– SRP Defenses create fast-paced combat.
– Optional Stun and Encumbrance Rules.
– Plus a host of Gear and Weaponry that will help turn this upside-down world right.
– Compatible with all Magnetic Press Play’s West End Games D6 products.

The game is overseen by Andrew E.C. Gaska, whose credits include the Alien RPG and Terminator RPG, and two Planet of the Apes novels.

Other writers and designers on the property include Dayton Ward (Star Trek), Rich Handley (Timeline and Encyclopedia of the Planet of the Apes), Greg Cox (War for the Planet of the Apes movie novelization), David Walker (both Boom! Studios and Marvel’s Planet of the Apes comics), David Avallone (Star Wars RPG), E.L. Thomas (Terminator RPG), Dave Semark (Alien RPG), and Jim Beard (Tales from the Forbidden Zone).

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