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.