Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Burning RPGs

A few weeks ago, a fire broke out in my house. Even when you don't lose everything it's incredibly disruptive. I used to think that those who burnt their own homes for money were miscreants. Now, I think that there's something very, very wrong with them - miscreants still.

It hits a gamer and book lover right in the heart when he has to sift through the damaged items to identify anything salvageable.

Writing off old books like the Robotech RDF Manual that I carried around back in junior high is tough. A lot of great memories linger with that one. But I was able to salvage the Zentraedi Sourcebook.

I was hoping that the restoration company misidentified my 1st edition WEG Star Wars Sourcebook's rough appearance from use as damage from the fire but, no luck. It was soaked through and through. Some others got put on the damaged items list but these are the ones that really stand out for me right now.

New games also made the list. The big gold BRP book got soaked as did my copy of Diaspora. As much as I love them, they can be easily replaced. Unfortunately, my signed and stamped copy of The Magic Burner was consumed by the flames. There's an opportunity for some serious word play here but I'm not really up to it.

Aw, heck...

This has been one heck of an adventure burner.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Crimson Exodus Kickstarter

Have you all seen the Crimson Exodus Kickstarter?

A while back I mentioned Fantasy Dice, the 'generic' fantasy game that was extrapolated and updated from the standalone Crimson Exodus rpg. Well, the Radical Approach team is back to not only fold Fantasy Dice back into the mix but to make Crimson Exodus itself even better.

Crimson Exodus is a great setting already. With the polish that Claus is envisioning, it'll be even better.

I believe in the project enough that I'm blogging about it from temporary housing after a house fire.