Wednesday, October 24, 2012

A "You Got Your Chocolate in My Peanut Butter" Kickstarter - Base Raiders: The Superpowered Dungeon Crawling RPG

Base Raiders: The Superpowered Dungeon Crawling RPG.

Read the title again.

How does it feel to you?

It's feels like "You got your Supers in my D&D!" to me.

It's either going to be one of the great RPGs of our time or a real mess, but at the very least you have to give it points for being the Peanut Butter Cup of RPGs: Like dungeon crawling, but prefer spandex to your chain mail bikini? Base Raiders may just be the game for you.

In general I'm not big on Supers type games, although this one uses the FATE system as it's core, which is certainly a pretty cool choice.

I may have to support this one, just to see how one "dungeon crawls" in The Legion of Doom's HQ. Besides, "All your base are belong to us!"


  1. As someone who has occasionally played some white wolf games, this is a really interesting concept. Because every time I've played a White Wolf game, I feel like I'm playing a super-hero game that just happens to take place in a fantasy setting (like exalted). While things like Exalted lent themselves to big stupid showdowns with EvilTM villains that play out like something from the X-Men cartoon, when you weren't throwing a million astral hammers at mopey goth death lords (and rolling 33-120 dice to do it), there really wasn't much else to do.

    In any system and setting, a cool impregnable fortress (or maybe a highly impractical Dr. Wily Fortress) can do a lot to build up to the showdown with a big bad. This is an aspect of gaming that a lot of RPGs that feature over-powered individuals as basic starting characters (because let's face it, a 0 xp vampire, god-born or even superhero is going to have a lot more going for them than a 0xp Fighty-man or one spelled squishy-mage) have sorely neglected.

  2. I was excited until I read it's FATE powered. My on-again, off-again interest/loathing for FATE is hard to reconcile with what actually happens at the game table. I like FATE in principle, until I try to actuall engage it. But the idea of a "supers in the dungeon" sounds kind of fun, otherwise!

  3. "Batman is dead!"

    "I loot the body. What do I get?"


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