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Critical: Foundation (Season 1)

Critical: Foundation (Season 1)


2-5 players | 30 min | ages 14+

Role-playing, Campaign, Sci Fi

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It's 2035, and the world has changed a little. Huge multinationals have taken over, and nanotechnologies are part of everyday life. Icarus was created to respond to the new challenges that this new way of life brings. Its goal: Investigate sensitive cases and undertake delicate operations.

Critical: Foundation (Season 1) is constructed like a television series, with each of the nine episodes taking 30 minutes to play. You can take on the role of Gamemaster, who directs the adventure, or play as one of the characters to put yourself in the story. The game provides an RPG-style experience with board game scaffolding via character cards and dice-based combat.


  • 4 Character cards
  • 8 Background cards
  • 19 Equipment cards
  • 34 Episode cards
  • 8 non-player Character cards
  • 10 Clue cards
  • 8 Wound cards
  • 15 Status cards
  • 4 Name cards
  • 32 Narrative tokens
  • 4 Hero tokens
  • 5 Clue tokens
  • 7 dice
  • 1 dry-erase marker
  • 1 Building plan
  • 1 Gamemaster screen
  • 9 Episode sheets
  • What is an RPG booklet
  • 1 Season 1 synopsis booklet
  • 1 rulebook (download here)

Game info

Dimensions: 10.6 x 7.5 x 2.6 in

Weight: 2.43 lbs

Release date: December 6, 2022

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  • Awards

    2023 Best Role-Playing Game winner - UK Games Expo Awards

    Role-Playing Games guide - Comic Book

  • Free RPG Day

    "People have always tried to crack the nut of creating an introductory role-playing experience. This is it. This might be the best thing to address that need."

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  • Watch It Played

    “This might be the role-playing game that I've always been looking for. One that gives me the confidence to run a session for my friends without a lot of prep and commitment, while still delivering a solid story-telling experience."

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  • Nerds on Earth

    "With a thrilling story, streamlined ruleset, and quick-bite episodes, it is a fantastic game for newcomers and seasoned veterans alike."

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