A broken world

Hyper Light Drifter: The Roleplaying Game (which we call Drifter for short) is the official tabletop roleplaying game set to explore the world of the popular and award-winning video game, Hyper Light Drifter created by Heart Machine. You are a drifter, one who ventures into the ancient ruins collecting forgotten knowledge, lost technologies and broken histories.

The time has come to assemble your friends, grab some dice, and your phase-shifted sword and embark on a new adventure!

The Game

Easy to learn, run and play!



  • Point the party in the right direction, provide visions or hints, or manifest an observer creature
  • Invoke interventions to raise the stakes!
  • Mechanical flexibility between round-based and cinematic encounters
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The Setting

A whole new world.

Set in a post-apocalyptic, science fantasy—prepare to explore a far off land, distant from the events of the video-game.

For the uninitiated: The remains of an advanced civilization are scattered across the landscape. Between them are a few ‘relatively’ safe havens, called sanctuaries. Below them lie vast networks of underground facilities extending deep into the earth.

Outside of the sanctuaries is a dangerous and unforgiving world full of wild creatures, various mutations and rampant automatons. But where there is danger, there is always much to be gained. The technology to be discovered could be repurposed to rebuild society, make life better, or make a few upgrades to yourself and your equipment. This hidden technology could reveal valuable medicines and food, as well as new materials for crafting and repurposing. The possibilities are endless in such a setting.

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