I know, I know. My love affair for the One Ring is no secret. But it continues to give me great joy that I work for the publisher of this game. The Adventurer’s Companion is a brilliant piece of work. I wish I had a version of the “Crafting a Companion” section to hand to every player for every game that I ever run.
My Origins Awards notes are in the final stretch, as I await deliveries of a few last titles. In the meantime, I’m refining my scores I’ve already completed. No Thank You, Evil may be the perfect kids-level introduction to RPGs. It’s at least as good as Adventure Maximus! but NTYE might edge it out simply for accessibility alone. Not putting the words “roleplaying game” on the box hurts me a little bit, but it was a stroke of genius.
The massive project that is reviewing piles of RPG books for Origins Awards consideration continues with this gem.
Dragon’s Hoard is a sprawling campaign for ASOIF, just the kind of thing that I thought the line was lacking. It’s even got a bit of “what if?” that allows you to interact with Game of Thrones canon from an unexpected sideways angle. It’s quite good.
Getting a jump on the release of the main book set later this week. The setting seems very interesting, although it’s one of those games that I’ll be eager to see what exactly the characters DO in the game, ya know? The rules are a bit crunchy for my personal taste, but they’re certainly lighter than something like Pathfinder. Will the $89.90 price point sink this thing before it launches? (ooh, bad puns) We shall see.