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WHEN THE WOLF COMES Is a Rip-Roaring Space Viking RPG

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Need an escape from the drudgery of day to day life? How about a complete table top role playing game that reimagines the Norse apocalypse with a sci-fi twist? Sound up your alley? Well you’re in luck as Outland Entertainment’s new Kickstarter for their new Vikingverse RPG When Comes the Wolf is now live! 

A gorgeous image from When Comes the Wolf shows a giant wolf with flaming eyes looking out under a giant saturn
Outland Entertainment
When The Wolf Comes is a game of storytelling, heroism, and epic struggle set during a reimagined Norse End of Days. A complete tabletop role playing game in one 250 page, 8.5″ x 11″ hardcover book, When The Wolf Comes provides everything you need to create and play characters, form warbands in pursuit of fame and plunder, and tell sci-fi sagas with your friends. The book also gives Game Masters all the tools they need to create adventures, a bestiary full of deadly creatures, a detailed history of the Níu Heimar, and extensive advice to help run the game.

Based on Ian Stuart Sharpe’s Vikingverse, “a parallel timeline where the Norse rule seas and stars with restless fleets and Christianity has been put to the Viking sword,” When the Wolf Comes looks to be a rip-roaring RPG. You might recognize Sharpe from his work on that sprawling series. He’s also worked on the exceedingly fun Norse quotations book, Old Norse for Modern Times. When the Wolf Comes is a collaboration, not just between Sharpe Outland Entertainment, but also with D&D legend Robert Schwalb. The game uses his Shadow of the Demon Lord game system. 

A mock up of the final When the Wolf Comes book shows a wolf with flaming eyes on the cover in front of a bright yellow saturn
Outland Entertainment

Both creators were effusive about the collaboration and final game, sharing their thoughts in a press release. “I couldn’t be more excited to work with Rob’s rules to help people battle against my reimagined Ragnarök. He is the perfect partner with whom to face the end of all things.” Sharpe said. “The Norse setting is so timeless, it really is the wellspring of all modern fantasy. I love the way the Vikingverse setting takes archetypes we know and love, and holds up a dark mirror to the genre,” Schwalb adds.

An image from When the Wolf Comes shows a group of sci-fi Norse figures
Outland Entertainment

Jeremy Mohler, Publisher at Outland Entertainment said, “We are delighted to continue to build out the Vikingverse Worlds project with the support of such a respected name as the legendary Rob Schwalb. I’d say that the future is bright, but apparently it’s all going to be over any day now what with all the demon lords and ravenous wolves.”

Sounds like exactly the kind of cosmic Norse escape that we need in our lives! 

The When the Wolf Comes Kickstarter is live now

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