Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Kickstarters That Make Me Go: "Holy Sh!t! - I Want This NOW!" - tremulus: a storytelling game of lovecraftian horror

First off, I'm not big on "storytelling" games in general, as I sometimes feel that the "game" gets lost behind the story, and with the games I've been in, there's seems to be a lot of "splitting the party".  I've been blessed to play with really skilled gamers, but storytelling games often don't hit my sweet tooth.

tremulous uses Apocalypse World for it's game engine, and I'll repeat my thoughts on AW for those that might have missed them in the past - best poorly written game I've ever played. That's my personal opinion - some folks really like the AW rulebook. Me? It's a shame such a brilliant system is wrapped in such a piss poor package.

So, if I generally dislike storytelling games, why does tremulous excite me?
tremulus is a storytelling RPG where you and your friends get together and create a haunting story in the vein of HP Lovecraft's works. 
tremulus lets you and your friends make terrifying stories together. No experience necessary. And dice? You only need a pair of regular old six-sided dice, like you find in most family board games. If you've never played any roleplaying games in the past, then this is a great game to start with.

This might be the game to get my wife into RPGs.

Right now, the sweet spots seem to be $20 (rules and all stretch goals in PDF) and $30 (rules in softcover and rules and stretch goals in PDF).

6 days to go.

Base goal was $5,000 - they've hit $44, 511 as I type this.

It's by Reality Blurs, so I have a lot of faith in this, as the do damn good stuff.

1 comment:

  1. First storytelling, then LARPs, I've seen this happen before and unless there are some hot goth babes playing vampire it is going to end badly.


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