John Harper of One Seven Design is currently pitching Blades in the Dark on Kickstarter. If you like “Powered by the Apocalypse” style games or you don’t want to miss out on the next big thing, stop reading this, head straight over there and pledge.
I’ve you want some flavour, check out this great Actual Play post on Sean Nittner’s blog. There’s also a couple of videos of the same session linked from there.
The Kickstarter campaign finishes on 10 April 2015.
Spirit of 77 is a Funky 1970’s Tabletop Role-Playing Game being pitched on Kickstarter by Bob Richardson and Dave Kizzia of Monkeyfun Studios. The game is set in an alternate pedal-to-the-metal, nitro-burning 1970’s that combines over-the-top action, kung-fu films, glam music and classic sci-fi.
It’s also powered by D. Vincent Baker’s Apocalypse World engine, with modifications to encourage amped up action – leaping cars, swinging from rooftops, blowing up tanker trucks, and punching bigfoot right in his hairy face. Can you dig it!
Nathan couldn’t make it to last Friday’s session of John H’s Legend of the Five Rings game, so I ran a one-shot of John Harper‘s Lasers & Feelings instead. And Wow! As usual, Mr Harper has packed an awesome amount of fun-filled goodness into less than a page of A4. I heartily recommend it!
Ben, Emma, John H and I had a blast and, though the rules are extremely compact, they were never found wanting. Everything we needed was right there on the sheet. Hats off to Mr Harper! He really knows what he’s doing.
The evening’s adventure went like this…
Jason Lutes is currently kickstarting Servants of the Cinder Queen, an adventure for Dungeon World that attempts to capture the flavour of classic Old School AD&D adventure modules. According to the text it gives the GM all of the building blocks; an oppressed village, a ruined monastery, a mad sorcerer, a lost tome, warring gods, an active volcano and a plane of elemental fire; with the freedom to combine and create connections between all of these according to how things unfold at the table. As one would expect from Mr Lutes, it looks really nicely done. There are some very neat ideas here!
The Hero’s Journey Kickstarter campaign, currently being run by Anne and John Ruthven, offers a tabletop roleplaying game set in a world almost identical to our own except that ancient polytheistic pantheons are all still actively and vibrantly worshiped and the gods’ power remains as strong as it ever was.
Gillian Fraser and John Wick are currently running a Kickstarter campaign for Wield, a tabletop Fantasy Roleplaying Game in which you play an ancient, powerful weapon and the heroes you wield are disposable hit points.
Having first stumbled upon James D’Amato’s One Shot podcast through the actual play he did with Will Hindmarch during the Project: Dark kickstarter, I tried listening to a few more episodes and discovered these hugely enjoyable Dungeon World sessions played by James, Kat Murphy, Maggie Dempsey, Alex Manich and Tricia Bobeda. It has to be the funniest actual play I’ve ever heard!.