Tales from the Loop
Tales From the Loop on Foundry VTT
About the adventure
“The landscape was full of machines and scrap metal connected to the facility in one way or another. Always present on the horizon were the colossal cooling towers, with their green obstruction lights. If you put your ear to the ground, you could hear the heartbeat of the Loop – the purring of the Gravitron, the central piece of engineering magic that was the focus of the Loop’s experiments. The facility was the largest of its kind in the world, and it was said that its forces could bend space-time itself.” It's the 1980s and you are in your early teens, you’ve got friends, a bicycle, and a cheap knock-off Walkman, you also have mind-bending mysteries to confront, relationships to explore, and somehow you’ve still got to pass that biology exam. Tales from the Loop has its origins in scifi artist Simon Stålenhag’s paintings of Swedish 1980s suburbia, populated by fantastic machines and strange beasts. The beautiful, but haunting pictures sparked the imagination of millions of viewers and became the inspiration for an Amazon series and this innovative role playing game in the spirit of E.T. and Stranger Things. Key features: • Create your unique player character – including skills, items, prides, problems, and relationships – in mere minutes. • Explore the campaign named Four Seasons of Mad Science. • Explore the secrets of the Loop, a secret research facility near your neighborhood. • Investigate mysteries and overcome trouble using fast and effective rules, based on the Mutant: Year Zero game engine. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FzSpOAhgCf8
How to prepare
Players must have a computer with a modern web browser that is compatible with Foundry VTT and a broadband internet connection for that computer. Players will need a free account for Syrinscape to be able to download the free online player we use for game sounds, and you’ll need a Discord account to communicate during and between games.
What I provide
I bring the Foundry VTT and Syrinscape licenses as well as the official ruleset and adventure.
Tales from the Loop uses the Year Zero Engine by Fria Ligan; it is a dynamic and fast system, but is also amazingly easy to learn and never treads on the narrative. During the campaign, players will take the role of teenagers in the 1980s, where nostalgia and the promise of a high-tech future collide with emerging existential dilemmas.
Safety tools used
- Open Door
- Session 0
- X, N, and O Cards
How will character creation work
We will create characters together during session zero then those characters will be played through the campaign which will span several years of their teen-age lives. Characters will be friends and rivals from a small community based around a secret research facility, where their parents all have important jobs and mostly leave the kids to their own devices.
Players can expect
- Combat/Tactics: Low
- Roleplay: High
- Puzzles: Medium
- Experience Level: Open to all
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