I have exciting news about a new RPG on Kickstarter! I am helping a friend of mine fund and publish a RPG called Papers and Paychecks.
He's written the game for a non-profit gaming club (RPG Review Cooperative) and all the proceeds will go to that club - check us out if you are in Australia!
However with all Kickstarters, if the target isn't reached no money is paid or received.
We have 25 days to raise about AU$3000!
With your help we can reach that target.
"Papers & Paychecks" of course comes from the classic cartoon by Will McLean in the Advanced Dungeons & Dragons Dungeon Masters Guide from 1979. It features a group of fantasy characters speculating that they are in "workers and students in an industrialized and technological society".
Inspired by the cartoon, the game posits a comic of modern working life where what can go wrong, will go wrong, and at the worst possible time. If
you like TV series such as 'Drop The Dead Donkey', 'Corner Gas', 'The IT Crowd', 'The Office', 'Utopia', 'Interns' and anything by Armando Iannucci then this game is for you.
Using a well-known traditional core mechanics, the game system also has a number of novel features from contemporary design, and inverts some
traditional tropes. It is easy to pick up to those new to RPGs and yet contains intricacies which will delight the experienced gamer.
The game is funny, insightful, and a pledge would make a great gift for the festive season.
However most importantly it will raise funds for a local gaming club which provides for a number of different gaming groups, a online magazine, a
substantial gaming library and more.
There's a petition on change.orgfor WotC to get D&D 4th ed the same open game licence that 3.5 and 5th edition enjoy. Please have a look and sign it. This is not so much about personal preferences with editions but about allowing third party publishers access to create new material to support the game.
The Riddling Reaver is a LOT of fun! I have used his ship the Twice Shy in a number of different games and the random table of riddles is pretty cool too for those of us who are riddling compromised and would have been eaten by Gollum.
Yahaaar me maties! Hoist the mainsail and full steam ahead!
It is all things nautical as the twenty-sixth and twenty-seventh issue of RPG Review have been released! RPG Review is a quarterly online magazine with industry news, interviews and reviews of tabletop RPGS. This double issue has reviews of Jupiter Ascending, 7th Seas Freiburg, the Shab-al-Hiri Roach and the Wheel of Time as well as many pirate flavoured RPGs!
Jake the Peg gives his take on the Life of a Pyrate and the Thai influences on Gamandria are discussed.
There is much much more on all things pirate in a variety of settings, scenarios and pre-generated characters as well as an interview* with Matt Pettigrew! (the author of the swashbuckling Flashing Blades RPG)
*Entire interview may have been conducted whilst swinging from chandeliers!
Well if I may offer a humble opinion. It is a very thoughtlful book. ry reading it when you're in the mood to ponder. It's certainly no an action thriller although it doesn't shy away from the action certainly.
I agree. Certainly read it before watching the film, it would make a lot more sense.