Monday, January 31, 2011

The Savage AfterWorld's Games At Gen Con

I've talked a good game, now it's time to run one. Your Friendly Neighborhood Sniderman, Savage AfterWorld blog-meister, has signed up to run three Mutant Future games at Gen Con this year. I'll post times and dates upon approval. To whet your appetite:

RPG1120005 - Gimmee Shelter - Mutant Future - 6 players - 4 hours
Food and shelter are precious commodities in the post-apocalyptic future. When the party finds a recently-unearthed Ancient bomb shelter, the spoils appear ripe for the picking. You're not going to let a few signs emblazoned with radiation symbols and crossbones keep you away, are you?

RPG1120003 - Dead in the Water - Mutant Future - 6 players - 4 hours
Water-logged abominations have been coming ashore, attacking villages along the coast of The Rainbow Sea and dragging victims off to a watery doom. Can a ragtag party of future mutants discover the answers on the Island of Fire?

RPG1120012 - Cult of the Red Band - Mutant Future - 6 players - 4 hours
Marauders armed with unusual handheld weapons are terrorizing the area, led by a powerful mutant the likes of which no one has ever encountered before. Your group has been tasked with stopping these attacks, but how can you defend against brigands armed with unknown Ancient weaponry led by a mysterious overlord?

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Indianapolis, Here I Come

Registration for Gen Con 2011 opened this morning, and I have my confirmation in my Inbox. I've been to many cons throughout my life, but I've never made the trek to The Big One until this year. When Joe Browning of Expeditious Retreat Press announced the OSR booth at this year's Gen Con, I knew I had to get there. Joe envisions the booth as being an "OSR community hub" at the event and, thus far, he has the support and products of some of the biggest guns in the OSR, including Black Blade Publishing, Brave Halfling Publishing, Expeditious Retreat Press, Frog God Games, Goblinoid Games, Pacesetter Games & Simulations, and Lamentations of the Flame Princess. Hope to see you there!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Ia! Ia! Cthulhu Fhtagn!

Dan Proctor of Goblinoid Games announced the imminent release of "Realms of Crawling Chaos" -- Lovecraftian Dark Fantasy -- for Labyrinth Lord. Written with Michael Curtis, this Cthulhuesque supplement is also fully compatible with Mutant Future as well!

Contained within the tome's pages are:

  • New player races from the works of H. P. Lovecraft, including white apes, white ape hybrids, sea blood, and subhumans...
  • New spells...
  • New monsters...
  • New artifacts and a system for designing unique artifacts...
  • Rules for psionics...
How mind-blasting cool is that? Imagine this: During the Ancient Times, the stars WERE right and The Great Old Ones ran rampant across the globe, spreading cosmic destruction as The Ancient World came to an end. Bombs filled with radiation and poisons fell as humanity vainly fought back. Now, thousands of years later, twisted mutants roam this hellscape as Things Better Left Unsaid lurk in the ruinous shadows. The shattered remains of wondrous alien technology lay scattered across the landscape -- some still functional. Mind-bending psionics are wielded by the survivors. Deep Ones have slave camps along the edges of the Toxic Oceans, and Mi-Go watch from the mountaintops. And in the distance, a Great Old One picks through the ruins of a once great civilization.

The next time your Future Mutants complain about "yet another Vomit Fly," see how they fare against Nyarlathotep. That'll shut 'em up. "Realms of Crawling Chaos" is scheduled for release sometime in late winter.