MODIPHIUS ADVENT CALENDAR - 23rd DECEMBER
It's always great making new friends and this particular story started last December when Rita and I were at our warehouse which happens to be also Wayland Games Centre in the UK. They had a HUGE wargame display of Infinity along with several metres of racked up boxes and blisters in their store. You can't help but think WOW when you see the packaging and painted minis and my first thought was, "these look like roleplaying figures". Well it turns out the whole Infinity universe was inspired by the roleplaying adventures of Alberto, Fernando, Carlos, Gutier and others (pictured right) from Corvus Belli. For various reasons they ended up producing the miniatures game we know and the RPG concept had not been developed.
Cut a long story short - we got introduced to the Corvus Belli team by Chris at Wayland in the spring and presented our ideas for an official Infinity roleplaying game, chatted on email about what the concept behind the RPG would be, who you would play and finally struck a deal.
London-based Modiphius Entertainment has announced a licensing deal withCorvus Belli to create a line of roleplaying games based on INFINITY, their top-selling miniatures skirmish game.
Announcing it was another matter though, I had this idea for a tease that would excite the community and get everyone talking. There's a big secret in the Infinity universe and lots more to reveal, so I came up with the idea for Are You Ready For The Truth - a mysterious webpage that Corvus Belli announced with a countdown to the 31st October and a series of images being revealed which caused hotly debated discussion in the community. Was it a graphic novel, a new faction, a new army box, a movie or a video game? Quite a few people suggested it might be a roleplaying game but the news wasn't sussed until the final reveal. It was great fun watching the discussion every day, and then finally, on the 31st October at about 11.50 emailing everyone who signed up with news of the roleplaying game. Literally thousands had signed up to find out and nearly all of them descended on the RPG page clamouring to pre-order the roleplaying game.
Now, the gaming world is poised to discover the truth behind Infinity. The newly-announced roleplaying game will give players the freedom to adventure in the Human Sphere and beyond, learning a myriad of never-seen-before secrets about the Infinity universe and its strange alien races.
We were lucky to spend a long weekend in Galicia with the Corvus Belli team, not just eating the amazing food but downloading all their original stories, the characters they have played in their roleplaying games and asking endless questions about the world so we could start the process of assembling the roleplaying game world. It was great to get to know the different minds behind the Infinity universe!
The exciting thing for us is being able to work with such a passionate team and create another amazing roleplaying game around our new 2d20 system developed for Mutant Chronicles. We have several more major roleplaying games announcing in 2015 which will also use the 2d20 system so expect a lot of news in the new year.
So as you see meeting new friends can lead to amazing things. We'll soon be launching the playtest for Infinity which you can sign up for here and stay tuned for the launch of the pre-order for the Infinity Roleplaying Game core book in the spring!