Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Far Out! Kickstarter For "Spirit Of 77" RPG Launched! Can You Dig It?

It's time to grab a can of Pabst or Schiltz, jump into your souped-up Firebird, and put the hammer down! A Kickstarter for Monkeyfun Studios' Spirit of 77 RPG is underway!

From the Kickstarter description:
Spirit of 77 is an over-the-top, pedal-to-the-metal, nitro-burning, action adventure role playing game about an alternate history 1977. Richard Nixon has made a deal with aliens, and is still in the White House; renegade rock gods from another galaxy have shared with us the power of Glam; kung-fu bad-asses wander the city streets righting wrongs, and everyone is trying to stick it to The Man.
Spirit of 77 is about recreating all the classic action and adventure TV shows, Movies, and Comic Books of the 1970s. It draws inspiration from movies like Shaft, Smokey and the Bandit, The Warriors, Barbarella, Rocky, and Enter the Dragon; TV shows like The Dukes of Hazard, The Bionic Man, The Rockford Files, and Charlies Angels; and music like James Brown, KISS, David Bowie, Jerry Reed, and Issac Hayes.

Spirit of 77 uses the Apocalypse World engine created by D. Vincent Baker, like a classic hot-rod we've made a number of modifications to amp up the horsepower. The basic mechanics consist of rolling two six sided dice adding a modifier and then narrating the success or failure.
Easy to pick up for novice role players, and with plenty of options for the experienced, the rules of Spirit of 77 are geared towards encouraging over-the-top, pedal-to-the-metal action. You know the type: leaping cars, swinging from rooftops, blowing up tanker trucks, and punching bigfoot right in his hairy face.
Although I'm not a huge fan of the AW engine, I gotta say that the setting and genre has got my mojo boilin' over. I've always wanted to run a Convoy/Smokey and the Bandit/BJ and the Bear 1970's trucker game, and this system could be that on-ramp! Still not convinced? How about a free demo to try out the system and setting?

This looks like it'll be a big 10-4, good buddies. We gone.

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