The first good thing is another update from Eloy Lasanta about his game system book “The Pip System” soon to be on RPGnow.com and soon to be in my hands as a Kickstarter backer.
The next good thing is an update that a new revision of preliminary rules will be out from Green Ronin’s Cortex Prime system book. I backed that one, too so I get to see it Wednesday or soonish after.
And then to cap it all off, I went over to RPG.net and ran across a very funny comic called Fuzzy Thinking and then got my resident 14 year old boy in here to see it and a few pages more back issues of it, and not only did I get to laugh a lot, but it kind of made me feel like I could get out there and game a bit once again. It has been rather a while since I played with friends. Instead I have finished an Associates in the Applied Science of IT Services with honors, and I played a lot of computer games, mostly Subnautica these last few months.
So good things happen when you go looking for them. Has that ever happened to you? Comment below or on your favorite media platform, and tell how something funny has brought back your gamer mojo.
The author has a good experience with the previous versions of the engine.
Will Cortex Prime light our darkest hour?
Yeah, I just backed Cortex Prime: A Multi-Genre Modular Roleplaying Game on @Kickstarter https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/530352392/cortex-prime-a-multi-genre-modular-roleplaying-gam
I have fond memories of the system from the first Serenity book. Not that I actually got to play that either. I believe I will always be a sucker for another universal game system.
And now there is a contest, or a drawing, connected with another Kickstarter. This one for expansions to the Leagues of Gothic Horror game, which uses the Ubiquity gaming engine. The setting is the world of 1900, and things go bump in the night. Go look it up and back it if it appeals to you.
The Ubiquity system uses any dice, and you have a pool of dice for each skill, the dice are rolled, and the even dice are counted and the odd ones are ignored. This is compared to a target number to determine the outcome. It was first released in Hollow Earth Expedition, and has since been used in games from all sorts of angles.
I love Kickstarters. I don’t often get to invest in them, but I think they are a great thing to happen to the creative communities, and especially for role-playing games. As I have said, I recently backed the KS for Eloy Lasanta’s creation, the Pip System, which was seen in earlier works such as Mermaid Adventures RPG. The system has been updated, refined and is now, since the KS did succeed, going to be published as a stand alone system book, but also in a new edition of Mermaid Adventures and one or two other settings. I signed up for the main book and two settings. I will probably forego my usual practice of printing and binding the books myself and buy POD copies from RPGNow.com.
Increasingly, I see new games being launched using crowdfunding platforms to advertise and get off the starting block. I have participated to several Kickstarter campaigns, and I would very much like to support several Patreon campaigns for various artists and writers but cannot afford to.
Of note at this time, the Pip System Kickstarter ends in a few days, but has crossed the line and will be published. I am sure the game will be fun and easy to play, and I have enjoyed what I have bought thus far from Third Eye Games, so I know their production quality will be great.
And then there is the campaign to make adorable plush owlbears.