Heckin’ Good Doggos is a game of make believe where players can experience the world from an animal’s point of view. Some things will seem familiar, like protecting their backyard from potential threats and protecting their owners, while others are purely fantastic and whimsical situations they find themselves in like helping a ghost resolve its business so it can leave this world. It is simultaneously serious and silly, with an emphasis on crafting scenarios that make players have a blast while also having to solve the many challenges they will experience in ways that only doggos can.
GROK?! Is deeply inspired by the old-school adventure games of the past, the creator cites that it’s been influenced by greater works such as Cortex Prime, Electric Bastionland, Fate Core, Freeform Universal, Index Card RPG, Knave, Numenera, Savage Worlds, Shadow of the Demon Lord, Technoir, Troika!, and Vagabonds of Dyfed.
The DERELICT is a great big beautiful trash rocket smashing through space and it is jam-packed with ORCS, generations upon generations of them, sporing and scrapping, building murderous idols to their mad gods, and praying for DOOM when the Derelict will crash into heaven and disgorge every dead-hard big-toothed bastard in a glorious green tide.
Roleplaying is good stuff, and it can be a wonderful tool when applied to the education sphere. Especially, when it comes to kids. Children are natural, adept roleplayers given the right situation and 9th Level Games is about to bring their new Venture Village RPG to Kickstarter in February!
A single-session RPG written by Stefano Burchi, and published by Asterico Edizioni has landed on Kickstarter with 157 backers, and pulling in so far £7,048 of their £6,664 goal. It’s a powerful game, set in a turbulent time and the publisher has the talent to pull it off too.
Kids on Brooms, and yes, you can probably guess where I’m going with this one. It’s a delve into wizards, witches, magic, fantastical creatures and more. Written by Jonathan, Doug, and with the talents of Spenser Starke who created the concept of Kids on Booms (and once again illustrated by Heather Vaughan) – it lets you live out those Potter fantasies without throwing a single cent into the vast pockets of Rowling.
Strixhaven: A Curriculum of Chaos is in the news again, and it’s not hard to see why. A lot of the talk around the book is hugely positive, but if you’re looking for a good eyes and hands onto the latest release coming in from the D&D WotC team, then EN World’s own Beth Rimmels has got you covered. Beth’s review is weighty and hits on all the major ups and down of the book in a clear and concise manner.
Steve Kenson is no stranger to Tabletop RPG design, he’s a prolific designer, and an all-round champion of inclusion, diversity, and more. Steve is one of the more prominent queer voices in the industry, and has contributed to RPGs as well as designing one of our favourites: Mutants & Masterminds Superhero RPG. A full bio can be found here from Steve’s site.
As we zero in on Friday, today is the day that I was thinking about a spotlight. What product, Kickstarter or thing could I shine a light on for Exiled News. I was having a conversation with a friend about various roleplaying games, and she suggested that I talk about three of them that I have been having fun with over the last few years.