I posted these to the Facebook page last week but see they never quite made it here. So, without further adieu…
While our program is largely about getting together every couple of weeks, solving puzzles and striking a blow against the fictitious spawn of evil, I have always hoped that you would continue enjoying the roleplaying hobby outside the confines of the library. Gather a group of your friends, roll some dice, and come back with stories and worlds of your own. With that in mind, here are a pair of games on the horizon that should be on your radar.
So you want vampires vs dragons vs giant mechs vs crazy daredevils vs…
Well here is a world(s!) just for you. A legacy setting rebuilt from the ground up for the Savage Worlds game (yes, the game we’ve been playing for years before we started this dungeoncrawling business). All indications are it will be HUGE! The books should be available in store in June or July, but if you want to get in on the ground floor and at a discount, you can get on board with the Kickstarter campaign.
Be sure to check with your parents on this one. Kickstarters aren’t like your typical pre-order process. But the way Pinnacle does them, they might as well be.
Savage Rifts Kickstarter
And speaking of Kickstarters, here’s where I blew my gaming budget for the year. 7th Sea may not be the grand daddy of swashbuckling RPGs, but it is the 800 lb gorilla in the field. It promises over-the-top, cinematic, high-flying cinematic adventure and boy does it deliver! You want pirates? It’s in there. Musketeers? Those too. Anarchist bombers. Sure. Mysterious Fae? Yup. Scheming, mustache twirling villians? Absolutely! Eldritch dungeoncrawls? Sur…wait, what? Extra-dimensional Elder beings? What kind of game is this again? Only the coolest swashbuckling fantasy game ever to grace the shores of Not-Quite Europe. Now with over 60% of the rest of the world, too!
This Kickstarter is put to bed, and the books are due to hit the shelves until mid-October. So now we wait. But, interesting tidbit, when the game is released, the core rules will be available free online! So anyone can play. But start saving your pennies today because you WILL fall in love with this game.
(And it may well be the next world we visit! Giant mech robots and vampires and dragons aside.)
7th Sea 2nd edition Kickstarter