Frank Herbert & # 39; s Dune have a great comeback with a new movie version, streaming series streaming, more video games in development, and now a great tabletop gaming experience project from Modiphius Entertainment.
The British developer and publisher is at the forefront of licensed tablet games, including Callout: The Battle of Wasteland, Star Trek Adventures, and upcoming pen and paper RPGs based on an anonymous framework with Homeworld. Now partner with Herbert estate and Legendary Pictures Dune: The Arrival of the Imperium.
The game will be based on it Modiphius & # 39; 2d20 program. According to details shared by Polygon, it will invite players to join one of the Great Lakesraad Houses, such as House Atreides and House Harkonnen. Together, players can build their own House inside the Padishah Imperium.
"While the politics of the Great Depression have enough adventure," Modiphius said in an email, "the gameplay will include all kinds of agents, spies, journals and criminals who work for your House's agenda."
The licensing agreement related to that time was created by Genine Entertainment, which owns a master tabletop gaming license in partnership with Legendary and Gale Force Nine, John-Paul Brisigotti. GF9 has just released its own Dune tabletop game, a remake of the 1979 Strategy classic Dune's Frank Herbert
The first novel was released in 1965, and deals with the complex astronomical controversy centered on the planet Arrakis, the only known source of Melange in the galaxy. Also called "spices," the mysterious and addictive substance gives humanity the ability to travel between stars. In the years since its publication, Dune has become a critically acclaimed part of a series of scientific publications. However, it has also been criticized for using Arab themes, its colonial depictions, and the abduction of indigenous peoples.
While recent film adaptations have included Caucasian actors, Legendary's forthcoming dynamic image is noteworthy to divert their stream. French director Denis Villeneuve has assembled a group of stars including Timothée Chalamet, Oscar Isaac, Javier Bardem, Stellan Skarsgård, Zendaya, Jason Momoa, Josh Brolin, Dave Bautista, Rebecca Ferguson and Charlotte Rampling.
Modiphius likewise has thrown a wide net in search of his talent. One key member of the group is the author Khaldoun Khelil, a Palestinian Arab-American with a background working in the oil industry, counterintelligence and political consultation. He now works as a force and security expert, and has been writing for the Vampire: Masquerade franchise since 1999.
“I grew up (in 1984 by David Lynch's program) Dune) and I loved it. This would lead to a series of original books and I really liked it and really experienced the depth of the story, ”Khelil told P Polygon in an email interview.
“To Dune, Spice replaces the oil and the Fremen represent the number of abused people residing in the resource that should be handled by the class and the abusers, as the White House represents that all have great European names and cultural symbols at the beginning of Literature, ”he continued. "Herbert was very concerned about the environment, and his focus on water and desert as a place has a special place in my heart as I am in the middle of Algeria and spend a lot of time in the Sahara desert with my family. Dune is in play today. "
Another notable member of the writing team is Chris Spivey. A veteran of the military and an African-American writer, he is well known Harlem Unbound, to take from H.P. Lovecraft & # 39; s Cthulhu mythology was set in 1920s New York. RPG for pen and paper nominated
"Whatever I write, I remain hopeful that it can work integrated and accessible," Spivey told Polygon in an email interview. “One of my writing challenges has been finding a way to make history accessible and engaging for the reader; understanding history is important in real life and no doubt about it Dune through ever-changing political alliances, power struggles, and knowing the signs that Face Dance can save your life. The books themselves were very white-cis-male-focused. I wanted to try to expand that world, to bring different marginalized groups to the forefront. My aim was to show the history of mankind as large and involved, and to see the struggle as one where we must all work together to succeed. ”
Additional team members include game designer Nathan Dowell (Infinity, Star Trek Adventures), and writers Adam Koebel (Dungeon World), Andrew Peregrine (Doctor Who), Jason Durall (Conan: Adventures in the Age Underwarded Of, Game of Kings), Money To Love (Home: Revelations, Refined), Rachael Cruz (Conan: Adventures in the Age Underwarded Of, Star Trek Adventures), Jack Norris (John Carter, Marvel Heroic, Mutants & Masterminds), Bananas Chan (Dads on Mowers, Terrors Below), Peter Wright (John Carter of MarsHelena Nash followingRunequest), Richard August (John Carter of Mars, Conan: Adventures in the Age Underwarded Of), Ben Woerner (7th Sea, Warhammer 40,000) and Simon Berman (Eclipse section, Iron Kingdoms).
Modiphius could not say at this time how the movie would appreciate the game. Dune will be released in theaters on December 17.