What’s Cool on Kickstarter

There’s many interesting items to be found on Kickstarter, but these are the coolest ones this week.

Reflections
This two person game lets you and the person you’re playing with build up tension as you build up the history of two samurai that were once friends, but now are mortal enemies. It’s a rewrite of the game A Single Moment, but it looks like the changes really help build up the background.

“Reflections is a two-player RPG about samurai that will duel to the death. The game begins with the two players setting the scene of their duel, then flashing back to play through the events that have led them to this moment. The game ends when one, or both, samurai are dead.”
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Mysteries of the Ninth World 16: Stronger Today, Stronger Tomorrow

A varrakith menaces a now headless body. It has long insect like limbs with skulls at it's joints

The party descends into the mysterious caverns, where challenges to their wits might be the most deadly of all. Also, there are monsters.

Featuring Aser, Chuck, Megan, Mike, and Shaunna. Music by Kevin MacLeod, “Decisions”.

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What’s Cool on Kickstarter

There’s many interesting items to be found on Kickstarter, but these are the coolest ones this week.

Mutant Crawl Classics RPG
Goodman Games goes post-apocalyptic with a sci-fi twist on the old school Renaissance in this game full of long lost technology tempting those willing to risk the hazards of an unfriendly world. We’ve been wanting to play Dungeon Crawl Classic for quite a while, but this might just be more up our alley.

“You’re no zero. You’re a wasteland wanderer: a mutant, a seeker, a robot-killer, a stoic shaman guarding forgotten ancient sciences. You seek triumph and technology, winning it with mutations and magic, soaked in the radiation and quantum fields of the mutated, the savage, the semi-sentient, and the artificially intelligent. There are treasures to be won in the taboo lands and ruins, and you shall have them. Return to the glory days of science fiction gaming with the Mutant Crawl Classics Role Playing Game. Adventure like it’s 1978 again, with modern rules grounded in the origins of post-apocalyptic role playing. Fast play, a mysterious future, and 100% compatibility with the DCC RPG system await you — just activate your artifact…

Mutant Crawl Classics (MCC RPG) is a stand-alone setting that applies the DCC RPG rules to a post-apocalyptic setting. You’ll love MCC if you like Gamma World, Metamorphosis Alpha, or DCC RPG. You don’t need to own DCC to play MCC.”
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Lovecraftian Shorts: Into the Mountain

An army  attempting to cross the alps

After their dirigible crashes in the Alps, three strangers need to find a way back to safety.

Featuring Aser, Megan, and Phil. Music by Kevin MacLeod, “Alchemist’s Tower”

Interested in this game? Look it up on DriveThruRPG.

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Mysteries of the Ninth World 15: The Desert Vortex

A lorub, a sea monster that looks like it's from the age of dinosaurs with red skin

With Kellnar’s mind in hand, the adventurers head across the desert to find the mutant city of Nihliesh and their next task.

Featuring Aser, Chuck, Landan, Megan, Mike, and Shaunna. Music by Kevin MacLeod, “Decisions”.

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What’s Cool on Kickstarter

There’s many interesting items to be found on Kickstarter, but these are the coolest ones this week.

Heroes of Red Hook
Unfortunately, a lot of Lovecraft’s writing was racist and based on a fear of the foreign. Fortunately, there’s books like Heroes of Red Hook that delve back into the worlds Lovecraft built and fill it with stories from viewpoints that Lovecraft avoided. Whether it be LGBTQA, women, or other races (or some combination there of!) if you want to read stories that have that same creeping horror with a whole lot less bigotry, this is an anthology worth checking out.

“Heroes of Red Hook is a collection of cosmic horror tales taking place during the Jazz Era with a very important focus. The protagonists of this anthology are members of the various under represented demographic in Lovecraftian fiction. Our heroes and heroines are the outsiders who are most often blamed (wrongly so) for the actions of various alien horrors of the mythos. Our stories put the spotlight on ethnic and religious minorities, immigrants, independent free thinking women, those with special needs, and members of the LGBT community. This collection features people struggling to overcome not only the horrors beyond mankind’s understanding, but an oppressive society seeking to deny them basic human rights.

The vast majority of the fans of Cosmic Horror Fiction struggle to reconcile their love for the genre with inherent racism of the original works of its creator, H.P. Lovecraft. Many of us are disturbed that bigots and hateful groups treat Lovecraftian fiction a manifesto to support their racism. They point to stories like The Horror at Red Hook and say, “See there, that is what’s wrong with the world.” They point to places like Brooklyn, and all they see is taint, corruption, and shadows.

We here at Golden Goblin Press reject their message and their ignorance, as we stand up and try to guide our genre towards a more inclusive future. We see the mixing of races, cultures, genders, and orientations not as a negative, but as mankind’s greatest strength. These are not shadows to be fearful of but our brightest light guiding us to a more enlightened tomorrow. Together we can change the legacy of Lovecraft, from one of blame, fear, and bigotry, into something more representative of our greater humanity. We know that one little book won’t solve the problem in our genre, but maybe it can be a nudge in the direction it needs to move coming into the 21st century.

That might be a lot to ask from one book, but those familiar with cosmic horror know all too well the power one little book can sometimes wield.”
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Not So Strange 8: The Omega Mission

Old Postcard that reads Greetings From Seattle with pictures of the city in the letters

Mission accomplished, our heroes take time to relax and recover. None of them could have predicted what would happen when they were called to join The Omega Mission.

Featuring Aser, Matt, Megan, and Mike. Music by Kevin MacLeod, “Failing Defense”.

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July Release Schedule

The art for the city of Nihliesh

What are we playing this month?

July 3, 2016 Not So Strange 8: The Omega Mission
Mission accomplished, our heroes take time to relax and recover. None of them could have predicted what would happen when The Omega Factor came into play.

July 10, 2016 Mysteries of the Ninth World 15: The Desert Vortex
With Kellnar’s mind in hand, the adventurers head across the desert to find the mutant city of Nihliesh and their next task.

July 17, 2016 Scary on the Choo-Choo 7: We Don’t Need No Stinking Simulacrum
In Milan and off the train, the team decides to go off the tracks to try to save a young opera singer from her fate.

July 24, 2016Mysteries of the Ninth World 16: Stronger Today, Stronger Tomorrow
The party descends into the mysterious caverns, where challenges to their wits might be the most deadly of all. Also, there are monsters.

July 31, 2016 Scary on the Choo-Choo 8: Deranged Degenerates
Tertiary mission completed, the team now focuses on recovering a piece of the simulacrum, and meet up with a familiar face.

What’s Cool on Kickstarter

There’s many interesting items to be found on Kickstarter, but these are the coolest ones this week.

Whelps to Wyrms
This game looks like a lot of fun, you start out as a baby dragon, and as you grow and you start building up your horde of gold. Unfortunately, the townsfolk don’t like you eating them, and you also have to survive a Slayer trying to kill you. The art is really nice, and it sounds like a fun, pretty quick game, lasting 10 rounds.

“Whelps to Wyrms is a limited action tile exploration game designed by Ricky Perez. Each player will play as a recently hatched Dragon whelp and spend the game trying to acquire the largest treasure hoard (gold). Along the way the players will be able to gain experience and grow in size (level up) by eating livestock and even people!

Be warned though – the people of this world will not sit idly by while you consume their livelihood. Every turn at least one mighty Slayer will be hired by the people of the world to stop you from completing your mission.”
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Fishy Business 3: Brought to Light

A view of Lakeview cemetery with the cherry trees blossoming

As the web of who caused the explosion in the U District begins to unravel, the group bands together to take down the cause of their recent trouble.

Featuring Aser, Jonn, Landan, Megan, and Patrick. Music by Kevin MacLeod, “Ramos Theme.”

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