Free League and Stockholm Kartell has announced a publishing partnership for the upcoming DEATH IN SPACE RPG. The game has been penciled in for April 26th.

DEATH IN SPACE is a game about adventure and uncertain journeys out into the darkness of space, where the void whispers to the unlucky and imbues travelers’ bodies with strange powers. It is about you and your crew making a home of your spacecraft or station, your only sanctuary in a dangerous universe. Most of all, it is about surviving in an abandoned frontier system where resources are scarce, and competition is fierce.

Engage in power struggles and build your crew’s reputation. Salvage and steal to endure a ruthless universe. And above all, do anything you can to get that next job. Your life will depend on it.


In DEATH IN SPACE RPG, you and your crew are a rag-tag bunch of hard-working explorers and labourers hoping for a big score. Your only hope of surviving is to take any contract you can find, sometimes having to put your fate in your enemies’ hands.

The default setting is the war-torn Tenebris system, a system of planets and objects revolving around the star Tenebris. It is a stellar system ravaged by war and strife, where the greed-fueled mining of precious gems started a conflict that left the system wrecked into pieces.

The game has its roots in the OSR scene and follows similar design principles. The rules are intended to be easy to use and hack but also meant to support and introduce the game world. As for setting and tone, inspiration comes from the gritty future of early 80’s science fiction movies as well as classic westerns.

DEATH IN SPACE RPG is created by Christian Plogfors and Carl Niblaeus of Stockholm Kartell. Like MÖRK BORG RPG, the game will be printed and distributed by Free League Publishing (ALIEN RPG, Tales from the Loop RPG, The One Ring RPG) under the Free League Workshop sub-label for independently designed games.

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The core gamebook contains everything you need to start playing:

  • Light-weight rules, intended to be easy to use and quick to learn
  • A system for quickly generating player characters & their spacecraft or space-station
  • 60+ different modules to make the spacecraft or space-station your own
  •  An introduction to the Tenebris system, its main locations, and history
  • A system for repairs, where you collect spare parts to repair your stuff
  • 20 cosmic mutations, representing physical manifestations of the void
  • A system for spacecraft confrontations and boarding
  • An introductory scenario to jumpstart your campaign
  • 40+ tables and generators packed with setting flavour

In addition, there is an official soundtrack for the game, available on all the major streaming services. It will be packed with 90 minutes of atmospheric music.  This will set the tone and gives life to the themes present in the game.

There is also an online character generator – the DEATH-BBS. It lets you generate characters for the game in no time, with all the flavour from the core book.

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