Last Updated on April 22, 2020 by Mark P.
There’s nothing quite like playing a tabletop RPG on a digital platform. It almost seems ironic. That said, Modiphius has just recently released Dishonored: The Roleplaying Game Core Rulebook, and it is available as a PDF for about $18. The physical edition of the game is only available for pre-order until June, but this PDF can be ordered right away.
This roleplaying game for the Dishonored universe focused on the Empire of the Isles, filled to the brim with lore and intrigue of the occult variety. The core book contains everything you need to know about rules and background information to dive right into this branch of the universe and its story. It even comes with a mini-campaign called the Oil Trail that involves the city of Dunwall, further expanding its ties to the video game series.
If you’re worried about authenticity and a genuine connection to Dishonored, you can rest easy. The book was designed in collaboration with Dishonored director Harvey Smith, as well as a whole bunch of other artists and writers than worked on the video games. As for the game, it’s going to come in a 300-page hardcover book, and custom dice and cards will be available to use in conjunction with it.
While the physical edition of the game may not be out yet, there is something you can do to improve your situation. If you just can’t wait to play the game, you can buy the PDF version now: as long as you email email@example.com, they’ll provide you with a discount code that you can redeem for the printed purchase. Of course, this is only if you intend to buy the physical copy down the road.
Coincidentally, now is a pretty good time for tabletop RPG fans to invest in digital means of playing their favorite games. With social distancing and quarantine and all that, lots of people that would normally gather to play these types of games can’t, so being able to do so through the internet is a pretty sweet deal. PDFs are actually quite popular as a version of tabletop RPGs these days.
Of course, there is something to be said about being able to feel things in your hands, as the joy of being face to face with your friends while you play a game. But if one has to choose between being able to play the game in any capacity and not being able to play it at all, there’s a pretty easy choice to be made in such a scenario.
At any rate, a rough $18 is not at all a bad price for the ability to play a tabletop RPG, especially since we all know that the physical edition of the game will probably cost a lot more. If what you really care about is the experience, and the physical aspect of the game is lost on you, this is definitely the way to go, in regards to both practicality and cost-effectiveness.