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NEWS & Discussion : RollPlay One Shot - Tales from the Loop ( June 3rd 2017)

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The next RollPlay one shot will be RollPlay Tales from the Loop which will air on June 3rd 2017 @ 4:00PM Eastern

Adam Koebel
Austin Walker from Rollplay One-Shot: Dogs in the Vineyard and Waypoint
Tycho Brahe from Rollplay One-Shot: Dogs in the Vineyard and Penny Arcade
djWheat from many Rollplay shows (Blades, Mirrorshades, Swan Song, etc.) and Twitch
Aureylian from Rollplay West Marches and Masks and Twitch.

In 1954, the Swedish government ordered the construction of the world’s largest particle accelerator. The facility was complete in 1969, located deep below the pastoral countryside of Mälaröarna. The local population called this marvel of technology The Loop.

For those interested in the book itself:

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This is a double post from the RollPlay News thread and Thanks to @ReginaldXIV for the help with this post

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This cast is stellar and the theme intriguing after what I read the book description. Can’t wait!



Austin is the Tough kid
Wheat is the Weirdo
Tycho is the Popular Kid
Aureylian is the Bookworm

(I dunno any of the other types)


Had to look up the city since I am not familiar with Canadian cities

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I’ve been to Thunder Bay a few times, not a long drive from me.

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I picked Thunder Bay because it’s got some cool industrial sites and a great spot to drop in a Loop, plus it’s where my dad was born.

I just wanna make Ottawa Senators jokes and describe Tim Hortons’ all day.


This setting is like christmas for a heavy metal dork like me (like Adam already knows from twitter). Can’t wait to see how the story unfolds!

Stuff that happened around 86-87:

*The Oilers won the Stanley Cup

*Sweden is the reigning world champions of hockey

*Ted Kaczynsky, aka the Unabomber, is out and about blowing stuff up

*The spacestation MIR is being assembled above earth

*Halley’s Comet went through the solar system

*Aliens, Short Circuit & Stand By Me just went up on the big screen.

*Going Postal just entered the common vernacular

*The Challenger Disaster

*Metallica’s tour bus crashes in Sweden, killing bassist Cliff Burton

*Canada introduces the Loonie


Chris! This stuff is so helpful for like, background flavour. Edmonton jerseys on the streets, news about the comet and Challenger, Aliens up on the marquee. :smiley: Thank you so much.


So, I’m very unfamiliar with Tales from the Loop. What are the canon settings? Is it just like actual canon and fan canon?

Wait, Thunder Bay is a real place name?

God bless North America, if it was named UK style it’d probably be called Wobblebottom Cove or something.

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Hopefully at least one party member will have bug spray in their inventory.

Lots of information about the game, book and artwork can be found on their kickstarter page:

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This is what I used to get inspiration for all the graphics for the one shot :smiley:


It’s a town off of Lake Superior and on the border of CA and the US (Minnesota)

The canonical settings are Mälaröarna (just outside Stockholm, Sweden) and Boulder, Colorado.

As for inspiration for the setting, think ET, Stranger Things, Goonies, WarGames, and Stand By Me.


Glad to help! There’s so much stuff that went down during that time, both pop culturally and in global politics (hello cold war!) that can be piled on for flavor so I just picked some fun stuff that immediately stood out to me. :itmejptip:


Looking forward to this. Love Tales from the Loop. And the cast line-up is fantastic. Love both Walker and Holkins from their various escapades in roleplaying (and on Roleplay); Wheat and Aureylian are always entertaining.

This is gonna be sweet.

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The graphics are :itmejp10: thanks a lot


Know nothing about The Loop, but this smells like a drift of the Road-side picnick. Just without the maybe aliens.

Nobody has any idea why the aliens came, nor why they left. At one point, a Nobel prize winning physicist who works on the Zone technologies admits that the items may have been left behind as garbage. The aliens might have been the equivalent of humans on a picnic leaving behind foil wrap, batteries, motor oil, and other bizarre bits of junk that confuse the local animals.

The fun thing is, Road Side picnic is supposed to be set in a town in Canada, and in 1977 the book was already available in English. This means that the kids, without any anachronisms, could pretend to be stalkers :smiley:

Seriously tho, everybody go read the roadside picnic. It is awesome :slight_smile:


Heh, my best friend lives in Boulder. Weird.