A neat thing you might like

Of late, I’ve found a great deal of fondness for the Fate and Apocalypse World systems. It’s why we used the Fate system for our Atomic Robo RPG.

Did I mention that to you guys? We made an RPG last year, check it out.

Anywho. Fate and AW emphasize fiction over rules. Or maybe it’s more accurate to say rules through fiction. Old school RPGers have a little trouble with them at first, particularly Fate, because they’re so contrary to the The Way Things Have Been Done. But once you have that moment where things click there’s no going back.

My favorite iteration of Apocalypse World is Dungeon World. It’s sorta this amazing simulation of the perfect D&D 1e campaign you (never?) played as a kid but without any of D&D’s clunkiness.

Right now there’s a Kickstarter for what appears to be a pretty neat take on Dungeon World: The Last Days of Anglekite.

From the campaign:

The Last Days of Anglekite is a Dying Earth-style weird fantasy setting for Dungeon World in which you play members of the Anglekite Adventurer’s Guild, the last line of defense for a dying world threatened by catastrophic powers. The Last Days of Anglekite has everything you need to play out an epic struggle to save a world at the end of its time, drawing from weird sword and sorcery tales and over-the-top fantasy by authors like Jack Vance, Clark Ashton Smith, and Michael Moorcock.”

Sounds like fun to me!

Wishing you a Dreadful New Year

Mr. Speroni, the writer, artist, letterer, director, executive producer, and creative consultant for The Dreadful has prepared a holiday themed wallpaper for you folks.

This is the hypertextual “link” that will take you to it.

Oh, no. Not this again.

Hey, hey.

I trust you saw our new Kickstarter campaign for the INFERNAL AFFAIRS webcomic.

But maybe what you didn’t see was the first four pages. Don’t tell no one, but there might be more pages. Pretty crazy.

Hey, guys and gals

Long time no post!

How have you been?

Mmhmm. Yeah. Wow, really?

Okay, shut up.

I’m working on a new comic. A web comic. They’re all the rage. I’m co-writing it with our editor on Atomic Robo, Lee Black. So, y’know, it’s gonna be a fun time. We’ve partnered with Erica Henderson to do the art and color. So, y’know, it’s gonna look great.

It’s called INFERNAL AFFAIRS and the short version is: imagine The X-Files in ancient China.

Twist: the Bureau of Infernal Affairs is just a dumping ground for trouble makers and incompetents because there’s no such thing as the supernatural.

Twist on the Twist: whoops, the supernatural is happening!

We’ve got a nice juicy 96-page storyline worked out, but we can’t take time away from our paying gigs to make them all. BOOO!

So, we’re gonna try this: a Kickstarter to fund the whole thing. If the campaign succeeds, then we’ll release the comic for free online. Two full color pages every week for, uh, almost all of 2015. Backing the campaign gets you exclusive merch, content, and behind-the-scenes access to the making of the comic as well as the whole first chapter. There’s print and digital options available.

Check out the campaign for details and the website for a preview of the characters, setting, and artwork.


Namco High

For those of you who haven’t heard, I’m one of the writers on Namco High along with Ananth Panagariya and Magnolia Porter. These guys did amazing work (mine’s pretty good too I MEAN DUH) and I can’t wait for you to see what we came up with.

Stay tuned!