The Beatles Roleplaying Game
Adventures with the Fab Four
- A completely new game system (FAB) which allows you to do anything within the vast scope of Beatles Roleplaying incorporating four special FAB dice – with images of John, Paul, George and Ringo on the 6’s. Roll a Beatle and get additional bonuses!
- Save the world by breaking into song. New game rules allow the power of music to change the outcome of encounters, and full advice (and a backing CD) will allow players to sing their way out of situations with additional effects for convincing harmonies!
- Three distinct eras of play to get you started – A Hard Days Night, Help! and Yellow Submarine. Each with in depth locations from Liverpool to Pepperland, and a host of NPCs from insane death cultists, Paul’s Granddad (he’s very clean), Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band to the Blue Meanies.
- Full colour character sheets for the Fab Four, with the option for a fifth player on later campaigns.
- Complete introductory adventure – Magical Mystery Tour.
Written and Designed by: David F Chapman
For four Fab players and one Manager.
ETA: Spring 2014
An Autocratik Publication
This is, of course, an April Fool's joke. But, like the Think Geek Tauntaun sleeping bag from a couple of years ago, there's a level of hope there. While there is no RPG for The Beatles, and the logistics and costs of securing the rights for the Fab Four would mean such an RPG would be almost impossible (small independent RPG publisher approaches the biggest band in history and says "Hey, I'd like to make a little RPG about the band, based on the madcap adventures seen in the awesome films like Help! and Yellow Submarine"... not really much of a chance there), there's always that dream isn't there.
Yes, I think "The Beatles RPG" could work. Sure you'd be limited to a maximum of four players and a GM (Manager), but the scope of the game would be immense. Just watch Help! and imagine how insane an RPG would be in that universe. Then watch Yellow Submarine and tell me it wouldn't work. Or the opening cinematic to The Beatles: Rock Band and maybe some of the episodes of the old animated series from the sixties, and imagine the possibilities.
It'd be fab.
Almost impossible, but fab.