Serenity: The Pen and Paper RPG.

Sure the TV series is long canceled and the movie is done and out, but that doesn’t mean exciting adventures in the Serenity universe has to come to an end. Not now that there’s a pen and paper RPG you can play:

The Serenity Role Playing Game lets you re-create the action of the ‘Verse, the science-fiction setting created by writer/director Joss Whedon. Fly a ship out in the black, take jobs as they come, and always make sure you get paid. Everything you need to get started is right here! All you need is dice, friends, and your imagination.

  • A self-contained role playing game. All the rules are provided for both players and Game Masters!
  • Full character creation rules, plus fifteen sample characters—including the crew of Serenity.
  • Complete details on spaceships, guns, and technology.
  • Emphasis on story, action, and character development with easy-to-learn rules.
  • Game details and descriptions of the characters and settings of the film!

I’m always skeptical of RPGs based on licensed series, but occasionally these turn out OK. I’ll bet ***Dave will be happy to hear about this if he hasn’t already.

6 thoughts on “Serenity: The Pen and Paper RPG.

  1. Sepharo,

    Les is correct to refer to it as the Serenity universe. Licensing issues make it so that the RPG and all the other recently released books are related to Serenity not Firefly. Some of the pre-release material that I read seemed to indicate that the RPG could not directly reference episodes by title but could allude to various plot points from the series. For example, they could say “When Mal and his crew robbed the train…” but they could not say “In the episode ‘The Train Job’”…

  2. This game just got added to my Xmas wish list along with the entire Buffy 7-season DVD set.  40 DVDs in one box set…  That’s a looooong weekend in front of the tube!

  3. I’ve always shared the skepticism for “adaptation” RPGs, and have usually avoided buying RPGs even when they were about topics/systems/movies/books I enjoyed.

    That said—sounds fun.  Only wish I was spending more time these days playing any tabletop RPGs.

  4. Just ordered it. Got high hopes, as loved the series … Les, hopefully you get a cut through the Amazon affiliate program. smile

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