Advanced Search

Tales from the Loop RPG Starter SetClick to magnify
Quick Preview
Full‑size Preview

Tales from the Loop RPG Starter Set


Welcome to Christmas in July! In celebration, this digital title has been marked down by up to 40%! For more of Santa's savings, visit our Christmas in July sale page.

As the robot thundered across the rye field towards the police van I realized a line had been crossed, and that it had been crossed many hours earlier that day. Maybe it happened when we broke into the warehouse down at Sätuna, when Olof found that strange backpack. Strange that I didn’t realize it then – when Olof slipped his hand into the big glove and the Thing under the tarp came to life. Or did it happen even earlier, when we ran away from home before lunch? Summer days are so full of events, it’s hard to remember how they all fit together.

Simon Stålenhag is the internationally lauded artist and author of Tales From the Loop and Things From the Flood, narrative art books that stunned the world with a vision of an alternate Scandinavia in the 1980s and ‘90s where technology has invaded the tranquil landscapes to form an entirely new universe of the eerie and the nostalgic.

Now, you can step into the amazing world of the Loop. In this tabletop roleplaying game based on Simon Stålenhag’s books, you’ll play teenagers solving spectacular mysteries connected to the Loop – just make sure you’re home in time for dinner. This Starter Set includes everything you need to begin:

  • An illustrated rulebook explaining how to play the game
  • A complete Mystery called The Recycled Boy by Nils Hintze
  • Five pre-generated characters ready for you play
  • A large, full-color map of land of the Loop
  • Ten engraved custom dice


"RPG Tales from the Loop lets you channel Stranger Things and E.T.”

The Verge

“Tales from the Loop RPG Will Make You Feel Like a Kid Again.”

– IO9

Tales from the Loop is both exciting and emotional, fantastical and realistic, and is unlike any other game on my shelf.”

– Geek & Sundry

"Tales from the Loop is a cool, clever, beautiful book, but I want everyone to know about it because it might also be the easiest experience I’ve ever had being a Games Master."

- Shut Up & Sit Down

 Customers Who Bought this Title also Purchased
Reviews (2)
Discussions (1)
Customer avatar
Tim S June 05, 2020 3:25 am UTC
17-page Adventure and 33-page Rulebook. Is that right? I haven't read it yet, but it looks light.
Customer avatar
kris B June 06, 2020 12:04 pm UTC
the rulebook I have is 197 pages, so my guess is your rulebook is enough to play the starter campaign. but if you want to play the whole game you need the buy the big rulebook. as the rulebook is currently 50% off (12.5$) I suggest to play fast to see if you like it :). if you or your players need to know more of the setting, there is a series made from this, came out last month. really, really worth watching if you picked this up because of the setting.
Customer avatar
Tim S June 06, 2020 7:33 pm UTC
Thanks. I wasn't expecting the 197 pages, I just wasn't sure if the files were complete. I've had issues here before where my files either didn't download completely (slow dsl) or the files weren't fully updated. They should also update the description and remove the part of the dice rather than just copy-paste the text from the back of the box.
Customer avatar
chris D June 08, 2020 9:36 pm UTC
yeah for a "quick start" style rules that would be about the standard, just ignore the page count of the listing on the right-hand side. Definitely not 192 pages.
Customer avatar
James D June 12, 2020 7:51 pm UTC
I was thinking the same thing....
Browse Categories
to €
 Follow Your Favorites!
NotificationsSign in to get custom notifications of new products!

Product Information
Platinum seller
Publisher Stock #
File Size:
21.27 MB
Original electronic Click for more information
Scanned image
These products were created by scanning an original printed edition. Most older books are in scanned image format because original digital layout files never existed or were no longer available from the publisher.

For PDF download editions, each page has been run through Optical Character Recognition (OCR) software to attempt to decipher the printed text. The result of this OCR process is placed invisibly behind the picture of each scanned page, to allow for text searching. However, any text in a given book set on a graphical background or in handwritten fonts would most likely not be picked up by the OCR software, and is therefore not searchable. Also, a few larger books may be resampled to fit into the system, and may not have this searchable text background.

For printed books, we have performed high-resolution scans of an original hardcopy of the book. We essentially digitally re-master the book. Unfortunately, the resulting quality of these books is not as high. It's the problem of making a copy of a copy. The text is fine for reading, but illustration work starts to run dark, pixellating and/or losing shades of grey. Moiré patterns may develop in photos. We mark clearly which print titles come from scanned image books so that you can make an informed purchase decision about the quality of what you will receive.
Original electronic format
These ebooks were created from the original electronic layout files, and therefore are fully text searchable. Also, their file size tends to be smaller than scanned image books. Most newer books are in the original electronic format. Both download and print editions of such books should be high quality.
File Information
Watermarked PDF Click for more information
Watermarked PDF

These PDF files are digitally watermarked to signify that you are the owner. A small message is added to the bottom of each page of the PDF containing your name and the order number of your purchase.

Warning: If any files bearing your information are found being distributed illegally, then your account will be suspended and legal action may be taken against you.

Here is a sample of a page from a watermarked title:

File Last Updated:
March 04, 2020
This title was added to our catalog on June 02, 2020.