Friday, February 19, 2021

Where the Wheat Grows Tall zine on Kickstarter

Gaming Zine Quest Kickstarter post #2: 

Where the Wheat Grows Tall is an old-school fantasy adventure for low level characters inspired by Slavic myth. The adventure starts at an abandoned farm, and from there the player characters have a variety of options involving ancient spirits, long forgotten tunnels, and more across a map with twenty keyed locations.

I remember first seeing Evlyn's art on gaming blogs and the early days of G+, and I really like it. It has a whimsical look at first glance, although there is always much more under the surface and in all that detail work.

This zine will be unlike the usual Dungeons & Dragons adventure and well worth your time. I recommend that you check it out.

Thursday, February 18, 2021

GRIDSHOCK zines are now on Kickstarter

GRIDSHOCK is a Post-Apocalyptic Superhero Road Movie.

My friend Paul has been working on a tabletop RPG setting for several years now. I remember reading the bits that he would share back on G+, and how I looked forward to seeing it arrive in its final form. 

Now, you can help bring it into the world as a finished product by checking out the Kickstarter for GRIDSHOCK 20XX, a part of Kickstarter's ZineQuest 3 gaming zine extravaganza.

GRIDSHOCK 20XX describes a superhero world where something went very wrong in 1986. Reality was warped, civilization collapsed, and the world as we knew it was turned upside down. Now the bad guys are in charge of what's left – but a new breed of superhumans called Vectors strive to restore freedom to their ravaged world.

Art by Steven De Waele

Because of its influences GRIDSHOCK 20XX will seem familiar, yet it is a original and creative world with its own unique backstory. Fans of Akira, 80s action figures and cartoons, Final Fight and similar arcade games, and synthwave music will find a lot to love here. 

It's ready for any supers RPG rules you want to use, although the stats present in the book are powered by ICONS under the OGL. If you've familiar with the original Marvel Super Heroes from TSR, it will be a snap to get started or convert to another system.

I can't wait to see this in print, and if you are a fan of post-apocalyptic sci-fi or superheroes (or both!) I urge you to check it out