For you Faith No More fans out there, you might be interested to know that a Faith No More Pen-And-Paper Role-Playing Game has been announced!
The is being created by fans of the band, with Faith No More themselves having provided their support of the game. The game is titled The Real Thing, which comes from the band’s 1989 album of the same name. The game pulls inspiration from the story elements of the record. This Tabletop Role-Playing Game (TTRPG) sounds like it’ll play in a similar way to that of the classic TTRPG Dungeons & Dragons.
The team behind The Real Thing game have shared the following description about their TTRPG:
“Faith No More is officially backing this project? Yeah, that’s right, we’ve partnered with the band to make this whole thing happen!
“The Real Thing is a self-contained, story-driven, pen-and-paper tabletop role-playing game (TTRPG) inspired by the music of Faith No More. Specifically, we have drawn significant story elements and inspiration from Faith No More’s album from 1989 entitled The Real Thing. It was groundbreaking at the time and remains one of the best albums ever created, in our humble opinions. More to the point, however, is the fact that many of the songs revolve around similar themes and ideas, making it a perfect album around which to craft a concept RPG.
“As fans of Faith No More and their music, we have poured our whole hearts into this project. We have received official backing from the band to use their material and to present our interpretations of their content and themes in this first-ever Faith No More role-playing game. We couldn’t be more excited!
“While the concept for the story is grounded in the music and words from the album of the same name, it also pulls in themes and other elements from other Faith No More titles. Song titles and lyrics from every Faith No More album are included judiciously as a gesture of fandom and respect for one of our favorite artists.
“Our plan is for this to be the first of a five-part series. The subsequent releases will follow the themes from Angeldust, King for a Day Fool for a Lifetime, Album of the Year, and Sol Invictus, in that order. We anticipate, each of these zines expanding on the stories and characters presented in The Real Thing.”
If you are interested in learning more about the game or want to back it yourself, you can check out The Real Thing Kickstarter page here!
What is your favorite Faith No More album?
You survived another Ides of March, Motherf***er! To celebrate, check out The Real Thing RPG on #Kickstarter. It's the first-ever official FNM game. @thingrpg @fnmfollowers
— Faith No More (@FaithNoMore) March 16, 2022
Words by: Michael Pementel