June 12, 2012

[Preview] Things to come

Sometimes I stumble in games that makes me think: "This looks interesting". Here some of the things I may cover in the future.

Uber RPG: Steampunk 
Because it's steampunk and we need more steampunk in RPGs, cover art is nice and there are already 3 supplements. The bad part is that it can be played also a as a LARP.

Über RPG: Steampunk can be played as a table top roleplaying game or a Live Action Role Playing game, and it provides all the tools and background you need to enter this retro-futuristic universe with just as much potential for light hearted adventure as it has for deep dives into the psyche of a dark and harshly split world.

Hero’s Banner :  The Fury of Free Will
It's a fantasy game, but your hero will last just a session. 
Yeah you heard me.


Hero’s Banner: The Fury of Free Will is a fantasy roleplaying game with a razor sharp premise and elegant mechanics to match. Every character is faced with a choice between three mutually exclusive and world-changing paths to glory. Which will he choose, and what will he forever give up to achieve his goals?

What’s more, Hero’s Banner supports multi-generational epic play. Each character is designed to last a single session. But the game can go on forever as you link one character to the next in a chain of heroes, each one idolizing the previous.

6d6 Core
I brought this baby time ago, but I haven't found the time to read it yet.
Review and, hopefully, interview sooner or later.

I also brought Outbreak! the zombie apocalypse setting and I can't wait to run a zombie game!

The cheerleader, the criminal, the driver, the guard, the punk girl, the cage fighter and the child. Seven lucky survivors of the first day of the zombie apocalypse. As nightfall approaches, can they find some way to survive until dawn?

Blade Rider
A kickstarter campaign of a fantasy RPG. Looks ordinary, but sounds better when you read the perks of the system.

Blade Raiders is similar to the games you know and love in the sense that it utilizes a character sheet and you roll dice to see if you succeed when attempting an action. What sets it apart is that there's a strong focus on roleplaying rewards and a strong focus on natural character progression and development.

You begin your adventure with a clean slate. You don't start with a ton of skills and abilities. In fact, you don't even select a character class -- You select a TALENT. 

Streets of Bedlam
A Savage World setting I backed on Kickstarter and I'm waiting showing at my door.


Streets of Bedlam: A Savage World of Crime + Corruption is equal parts neo-noir, pulp detective fiction, and a bit of the ol' ultraviolence thrown into a cement mixer and poured on top a heap of nameless bodies no one will ever miss.

It's a modern urban setting full of despicable people doing awful things in the name of God, money, politics, or to pay off old debts. The stories shine light on the dark places of the human heart but it's about finding diamonds in the rough, about good people in bad situations. The heroes may have questionable means but they have good intentions.

Of course, you know what they say about good intentions.

Tephra
What I was saying about the need of more steampunk RPG? This baby showed up at my door a week ago and I'm currently reading it. 

Enter a world of gut-wrenching steampunk adventure!

Don your top hat and grab your aether-blasting shotgun – you are about to enter the steam-powered world of Tephra. Enjoy the elegance, poise, and aesthetic of a Victorian world while you’re ripping 50 calibers through airship pirates, sword-fighting with gentlemen swashbucklers, and taking down hulking automatons with nothing but your hunting knife clenched between your gritted teeth.


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