Image: Into The Motherlands logo and headshots of Tanya DePass and B. Dave Walters of CypherCo, LLC

Green Ronin to Publish Into The Mother Lands Roleplaying Game

Image: Into The Mother Lands logo and headshots of Tanya DePass and B. Dave Walters of CypherCo, LLC. Green Ronin is going to publish the Into The Mother Lands Roleplaying Game!


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April 21, 2023—SEATTLE, WA and CHICAGO, IL: Green Ronin Publishing announced today that it has signed an agreement to publish CypherCo’s Into the Mother Lands Roleplaying Game. Into the Mother Lands began as a critically acclaimed streaming show in 2020, followed by a $360,000 Kickstarter to bring its Afrofuturist vision to the tabletop as a complete, stand-alone roleplaying game.

“We’re delighted to work with Tanya DePass and B. Dave Walters,” said Green Ronin President Chris Pramas. “They’ve created something special with Into the Mother Lands.

The game takes place on Vutoa, a distant world settled by survivors of African Emperor Mansa Munsa’s expedition that left Earth 1,000 years ago. Over the centuries, the descendants of Mansa Munsa have struggled to flourish on Vutoa, a place that was once alien to them but is now home. Players will learn about the diverse cultures of their world, see what terrifying enemies await them, and find out if they can continue to survive on their adopted homeworld.

“Green Ronin is supporting us by bringing the game to new players, retailers and more,” said CypherCo’s Tanya DePass. “Our Kickstarter backers will get the game first, but then it will have a wider release. The IP, world, actual play, and all properties are our crew’s creations but everyone’s to enjoy.”

“To clarify our role,” added Pramas, “we are publishing the game and getting it into bookstores, game stores, and other channels. Into the Mother Lands is POC created and POC owned, and our job is to help the game reach the widest possible audience.”

Into the Mother Lands uses a new system of our design,” said CypherCo’s B. Dave Walters. “We’re ecstatic to work with Green Ronin, a legendary publisher, to bring the game to backers, players, and storytellers.”

More information and previews of Into the Mother Lands will be announced in the coming months.


About Green Ronin Publishing

Green Ronin Publishing is a Seattle based company dedicated to the art of great games. Since the year 2000, Green Ronin has been a force in tabletop roleplaying games, publishing such RPGs as Blue Rose, The Expanse, Dragon Age, and Mutants & Masterminds, and winning over 40 awards for excellence. Green Ronin has also worked as a design house for hobby giants Games Workshop and Wizards of the Coast on such titles as Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay 2nd Edition and the Dungeons & Dragons 5th Edition supplements Out of the Abyss and the Sword Coast Adventurer’s Guide. Green Ronin is publishing three new RPGs in 2023: Fantasy AGE 2nd Edition, Cthulhu Awakens, and the Fifth Season RPG based on N.K. Jemisin’s Broken Earth Trilogy. For press and media inquiries, please submit an email to


About CypherCo

CypherCo LLC is the Chicago based company for Tanya DePass, Creator & Creative Director of Into the Mother Lands RPG, alongside B. Dave Walters, Creative Director and our wonderful team of developers, artists and designers to create and publish our game. To learn more about the crew and the games world, go to:


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