Fans of The Witcher are about to get an extension on their favorite world and settings, thanks to a new pen-and-paper game being developed off the hit video games.
On Thursday, developer CD Projekt Red announced on its blog that a pen-and-paper version of the The Witcher RPG will arrive sometime next year.
So start planning your characters now and get to work on your character sheets. Because this time next year, you'll be rolling the d20 dice and seeing if your characters survived an onslaught of monsters — all while taking on missions to save people in the worlds most familiar to Geralt of Rivia, Ciri and Yennifer.
CD Projekt Red announced that it's working on the tabletop version of The Witcher with R. Talsorian Games, the creator of the hit RPG Cyberpunk 2020 (which, interestingly enough, is getting its own CD Projekt Red video game, Cyberpunk 2077).
CD Projekt outlined the upcoming pen-and-paper game in a post on its website:
"The Witcher Role-Playing Game will allow tabletop RPG fans to re-create an array of characters known from the Witcher universe and live out entirely new adventures set within the world of Geralt of Rivia. Powered by Fuzion, the same ruleset that made Cyberpunk 2020 gain worldwide player acclaim, The Witcher Role-Playing Game will feature a myriad of spells, rituals, and curses; favorite gear and items from the entire Witcher series including a bestiary of devilish monsters players can face during their adventures."
CD Projekt Red promises that the system will "provide all the necessary tools to create and play out your own adventures." You can also play a variety of characters, too: from witchers to merchants to everything in between.
Expect The Witcher pen-and-paper tabletop game to arrive mid-2016.
Meanwhile, the current video game installment in the franchise, The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, continues to please gamers with its 100+ hours of gameplay, although its next round of DLC will be the last.