Tales from the Loop

SKU: 8136
UPC: 9781910132753
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The landscape was full of machines and scrap metal connected to the facility in one way or another. Always present on the horizon were the colossal cooling towers, with their green obstruction lights. If you put your ear to the ground, you could hear the heartbeat of the Loop – the purring of the Gravitron, the central piece of engineering magic that was the focus of the Loop’s experiments. The facility was the largest of its kind in the world, and it was said that its forces could bend space-time itself.

Scifi artist Simon Stålenhag's paintings of Swedish 1980s suburbia, populated by fantastic machines and strange beasts, have won global acclaim. Get ready to step into the amazing world of the Loop.

This roleplaying game is in the vein of E.T. and Stranger Things; you play teenagers solving mysteries connected to the Loop.

The game rules are based on Mutant: Year Zero, winner of a Silver ENnie for Best Rules at Gencon 2015.

Key Features:

  • Create your unique player character – including skills, items, prides, problems, and relationships – in mere minutes.
  • Explore the secrets of the Loop in two main game settings – one based on the Swedish Mälaren Islands, the other on Boulder City, Nevada.
  • Investigate mysteries and overcome trouble using fast and effective rules, based on the Mutant: Year Zero game engine.
  • Play the four complete scenarios included, tied together in the campaign named Four SeasonsofMad Science.

Winner of five ENnies in 2017 including Best Game, Best Setting, Best Writing, Best Internal Art and Product of the Year.


System:  Year Zero Engine
Mechanic: GM & Dice
Number of Players: 3 - 6
Genre: Sci Fi, Modern
Tone: Serious
Themes: Friendship, Coming of Age, Reality, The Unknown Similar to: E.T., Stranger Things


Tales from the Loop Character Sheets