February 10, 2022 – Publisher Osprey announces 2022 TTRPG lineup. This year is going to be huge for tabletop roleplaying games! Whether you’re looking for something dark and gritty, colorful and exciting, or deep and thematic, Osprey have books for newcomers and seasoned GMs alike.
Below is a video the company released to go over their 2022 lineup with specific details on each project under that.
GRAN MECCANISMO: CLOCKPUNK RENAISSANCE ROLEPLAYING
A roleplaying game of fantastical inventions and Machiavellian politics in Renaissance Italy.
It is the Year of Our Lord 1510, and one has to wonder how different history could have played out if Niccolò Machiavelli, the military commissioner of the Republic of Florence, had not understood the true scale of Leonardo da Vinci’s genius. In such a world, the visionary might simply have wasted his time painting portraits of women and doodling in a sketchbook. Instead, he unleashed a technological revolution where primitive computers, decorated with delicately painted cupids, run on water clocks; spring-powered tanks whir across the battlefield, with cannons thundering from their flanks; and gliders flit across perfectly blue Tuscan skies.
Gran Meccanismo is a roleplaying game of swashbuckling swordplay where Florence’s winding alleys swarm with sinister Venetian spies and Milanese mercenaries, as an army of robot knights marches past on their way to the Vatican. Players are patricians, mercenaries, spies, and inventors amidst a Renaissance Italy where they may find themselves crossing wits with Machiavelli, avoiding the charms of Lucretia Borgia, and hearing Christopher Columbus tell you about the new world he has discovered…
CRESCENDO OF VIOLENCE
An action-packed neon-noir roleplaying game set in the Neo York of 2093.
2093, Neo York. A dystopian technological marvel, where concrete high-rises brim with holographic neon, as gilded mob bosses, flashy CEOs, and famous vid-stars all strive to consolidate their power over the masses. And while the rain reflects the neon, it never washes away the grim and filth of the streets.
Welcome to a world of synth-jazz and cybernetics, where the status quo grinds down the hardworking man and vat-grown clone alike. Whether you’re the redemption-seeking gangster, the one good cop in a corrupt system, or the gene-modded musician trying to make it big, you’ll be trying to get by in a city that just doesn’t care.
Epic fight scenes take center stage in this game of stylized, high-octane bloodshed. Jump straight into the action with a unique ruleset designed to deliver a cinematic, neon-noir experience, as the spotlight focuses on the brutal showdowns that will define you – or leave you face-down in the dirt. So get ready to give them hell, as the sultry notes of the saxophone build into a crescendo of violence.
A roleplaying game of mystery and hardboiled action in a city that never sleeps.
I woke with a start, my mouth tasting like an old glove and my head pounding from the events of the previous evening, though I wasn’t sure if it was the beating from Benny’s boys or the bottle of whiskey that had done the most damage. I lifted my eyelids like stubborn blinds to find my gaze fall on a dame with a hundred-dollar purse in one hand and a cheap bean-shooter in the other. I groaned and cursed myself for ever getting involved in this mess…
In Hard City, character creation is swift and simple, generating competent yet flawed individuals and focusing on what sets them apart as they walk the fine line between right and wrong. Fast action resolution places the emphasis on the momentum of the plot, while the sandbox setting provides evocative hooks for adventures – fight crooks, rescue the innocent, thwart blackmail plots (or start them!), or uncover corruption in the Mayor’s office.
Stalk the mean streets of a world filled with two-bit thugs, hard-nosed gumshoes, gangsters, and femme Fatales, all trying to survive in the concrete jungle. With trouble around every corner, a secret on every lip, and a gun in every pocket, danger is never far away in the hard city.
TRAVELERS ON THE WAR ROAD
A supplement for Jackals, introducing new rites, talents, and virtues for players as well as an exploration of the history and cultures of the Zaharets.
Jackals: Travelers on the War Road is a supplement exploring the regions of the Zaharets and the cultures established in Jackals. It expands the lore for each of the four cultures introduced in the core book – Luathi, Gerwa, Melkoni, and Trauj – describing their various tribes, clans, and city-states, their beliefs, strongholds, and day-to-day lives, adding more nuance and depth to the world and giving players more ways to personalize their characters.
New rites, virtues, and talents provide further customization options, while adventure hooks scattered throughout the book hint at new menaces to be battled, new challenges to be overcome… and new glories to be won!