Hot tip: the Kickstarter for a ttrpg based on this starts tomorrow.
It’s north African flavored sci-fi adventure built on the Mutant: Year Zero engine.
Read that again.
I’m hyperventilating into a paper bag.
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An interesting forum discussion about the rules: http://frialigan.se/forum/viewtopic.php?f=50&t=2214&sid=06483207620f78b2d5ef6269430be707
I think it sounds great for all the reasons the OP hates MYZ.
Om. Nom. Feckin’. Nom.
So Google’s translation is leaving me a bit confused: is this a pen and paper product or is it a video game? Either works for me, but I’m getting conflicting signals from the website and from the forum post.
Right up my alley!
Adam Day ttrpg.
I couldn’t read the forum. Read the OP and thought…please never buy an RPG again, fuck right the hell off, you and the munchkin shits you play with.
I’m in a super cranky mood tonight….
Seems like all the cool RPGs are coming from Northern Europe these days.
Paul Beakley so short term game depression then? 😛
Ralph Mazza right? I had a good chuckle from that post.
Dark Between the Stars is a beloved Fading Suns book, so immediately I’m interested/cursing Paul Beakley for enticing me.
I don’t want another RPG. I don’t want another RPG. If you get it/run it, I’ll play in your RPG.
jeff fearnow make the drive and you can have a seat.
name the night, I promise to try my best.
To not be THAT GUY
Paul Beakley what’s so good about Mutant: Year Zero? I’ve only really heard about the game from your posts.
Timothy Stanbrough it’s a long list! If you’ve been reading my posts about it you should have a pretty good idea. 🙂
I must have followed you some after the bulk of the posting. I’ll do some digging and check it out.
I’m almost nervously excited for this. Greatly looking forward to the kickstarter launching.
Paul Beakley I can’t find anything about an English version yet. I’m not saying it won’t be here eventually but the Swedish (new) version is just going to print.
The link above is for a novel, not a game. It’s an ebook you can buy through amazon.
The Swedish one was a tabletop rpg. The setting’s neat, the art is too. The rules didn’t do anything for me (in that they were pretty similar to other rule set, yet different enough that I couldn’t rely on my nerd schemata).
This looks really intriguing. Your post has also led me in the direction of Mutant: Year Zero which looks like it could be just my thing; I’d disregarded it before thinking it basically the same as Mutant Chronicles which isn’t my cup of tea.
Also: Link to the Kickstarter…
All I can say is “wow!”
Ahhhh there it is! Brilliant! Thanks Paul Mitchener
Paul Mitchener oh yeah it’s verrry didn’t even if they share some old publishing history.
Paul Beakley have you read any more on the change from pushing to praying?
Within the context of the MYZ mechanism, what is the remit of the GM with regard to the push/pray points, as in are you (GM) obligated to expend them at some rate or can you hold onto them for the Civilization Ending Event (for TPK obvs)?
In MYZ the push mechanic meant that certain bad results on the dice could damage / exhaust you, but only activated if you pushed. Don’t push — safe, do push — possibly tire yourself.
The pray mechanic apparently gives the GM points to play with, but I’ve seen nothing as to how that works. Seems to be a completely different mechanic…ideally reflecting the change in theme.
I backed it!
Now I have to be sure that Pillar of Fire is categorically different as a game from this, while still being a far-future RPG inspired by African, Mesopotamian, Hindu, and Semitic mythology and traditions.
Probably by having you play FRICKING DEMIGODS, but I’ll come up with other things too.