The novels in Brandon Sanderson’s Stormlight Archives series are getting an official tabletop game, the author announced Tuesday on YouTube. While details on the game are scarce at this time, they revealed that it is currently aimed at a 2024 release window and that Sanderson and the team behind it are currently referring to it as a “Stormlight role-playing game.”
Sanderson discussed the game with the project’s art director on his YouTube show, Isaac Stewart, as well as Brotherwise Games’ Johnny O’Neill. Brotherwise Games previously worked on a number of different projects in the Stormlight Archives universe, including card games. Call to Adventure: The Stormlight Archives, The company has several successful crowdfunding campaigns behind it, including its current project — a series of miniatures based on Sanderson characters that has raised more than $2.2 million from backers in a little over a week. The campaign runs through October 13, with deliveries expected by July 2023.
Sanderson didn’t elaborate on what mechanics or rules the new RPG would use, but there is a precedent for this kind of work. Sanderson’s novels were first adapted with a tabletop mistborn adventure game, Published by Crafty Games. While Stormlight Archives and Mistborn both take place inside Sanderson’s sprawling Cosmere universe, Sanderson opted not to return to Crafty for this new game.
The Stormlight Archives is a book series by Sanderson set inside the Cosmere universe, where many of his other books and series are also set. The series started in 2010 with way of kings and since then there have been three entries with the latest, rhythm of warComing in 2020. Sanderson plans to include 10 novels throughout the series. Sanderson also launched a crowdfunding project earlier this year, where he raised $15 million for four mystery novels to come out later.