And now for something completely different…

insight

Insight Fantasy RPG is currently kickstarting. Made by fellow Nørwegian Even V. Røssland. A bit different to the fare we usually serve up at this blog, but who knows? Even writes:

“What the GM knows is not always the truth. Change the story as you play, and complete your quests in a way no one could have predicted.”

Guess that sounds like us, after all…

Couldn’t make WordPress talk to the Kickstarter embed right now, but there’s a video and everything over there. Stretch goals, I’m sure. 

Reviewers say of the previous incarnation, The Insight RPG System:

RPG.net
Style: 5 (Excellent!)
Substance: 4 (Meaty)

“An interesting, simple universal RPG system that’s worth the intro price.”

GMSMagazine review video (YouTube)

“What I hope is gonna happen is somebody – please – approach the designer and have a Kickstarter campaign, to get it out. Because this is an absolutely brilliant RPG system, and it’s flexible enough that you’ll be able to use it for pretty much any game.”

Guess this is your lucky day, YouTube review person!

The game’s homepage and Facebook page

 

 

Itras By in English!

If there’s one game I want you all to check out, it’s this one.

Itras By is a surrealistic game. It started out as a piece of automatic writing by one of the authors. Together they wrote back and forth, developing a setting along the way – a setting at times coherent, at times completely unhinged.

It is yours to play with. No, really: This book is made for you to build, rearrange, cut up, mutate and do what you want with it. It is, in fact, one of the specific exercises written in there.

This is my most-loved game. And I didn’t even write it myself.

Read more here!

La Máscara de la Muerte Roja – an Archipelago scenario

José Carlos de Diego Guerrero has written a scenario using Archipelago. My Spanish isn’t very good, but the game seems to have an interesting take on scenario setup, with several decks of cards describing characters (Ada Lovelace, Robur el Conquistador), elements (the Babbage machine, the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen), locations (Hyde Park, Buckingham Palace), connections, motivations and destinies.

This looks like a very fun and interesting setup – check it out here!