Friday, August 18, 2017

Husk: Wrath of the Swarm Review

It's review time. Yesterday a friend of mine sent me a message asking if I was going to use Husk to run a game. I said what is this Husk? Then he sent me a link to DriveThruRPG and when I saw the image I said oh yeah I remember seeing Nathan Carmen post this on Google+. I must admit, I was very skeptical about purchasing this product because it seemed a little overpriced from what the product description says. I think the words "This Setting Kit provides an outline of a setting" threw me off more than anything else. At $4.00 for 23 pages the pdf will cost me $0.17 per page which I thought was a little high. So when my friend messaged me, I thought about it more and decided to buy it. I'm glad I did. These 23 pages are really good. Wait, I think I just got tricked into doing a review on this. I won't forget that Eric.

You are resistance fighters and only 30% of the populace is left. It's a dog eat dog world where only the strong survive. The alien bugs have invaded and all but wiped out the world's military organizations. There are 6 factions of resistance groups left and you belong to Unity.  This group seeks to unify the human race against the invaders. You may or may not face off against the other factions. That's up to you and your GM.

Within the pages you get 4 new edges, 2 new hindrances, 2 new setting rules, an adventure generator, and a great bestiary with 7 wildcard human NPC's, 2 human Extras, and 14 alien NPC's (6 of them are wildcards). This product is labeled as a kit for an alien bug invasion setting and it is exactly that. It is a toolbox of great ideas and beasts. I highly recommend buying this pdf if you're interested in any type of science fiction. Best of all, it's for Savage Worlds and it's only $4. Go check out Husk: Wrath of the Swarm.

This product has given me a great idea for FG-Con 11, the online convention for Fantasy Grounds. It happens to be starting on Friday, October 13th and continues to October 15th. Yep, you read that right, its on Friday the 13th this year. Word is that they're trying to do a theme for it. Hopefully I can get into a Trail of Cthulhu game. If not then maybe I'll run it myself. Anyway, I'm going to use this kit to perhaps run a Starship Troopers game. What do you think? Let me know in the comments.

RPGaDay 2017 Day 18

Which RPG have you played the most in your life?

I think the game I've been playing the most in my life is pretending to be a responsible adult. I've been doing that for 20 years now. After that it would have to be Dungeons & Dragons. Take your pick of the system. The only one I haven't played is 4th edition and not because I think it sucked but I was busy with life and didn't play RPG's during the time it was out on the shelves. In fact, I started playing RPG's again when 5th edition had just come out. My most memorable version though is AD&D when my older brother DM'd for my friend Brian and I when we were 8 or 9 years old. I think he was just testing stuff out on us to see how to screw his friends in the dungeons but that's ok because I got to spend time with my big bro. 

Thursday, August 17, 2017

RPGaDay 2017 Day 17

Which RPG have you owned the longest but not played?

Stars Without Number from Sine Nomine Publishing written by Kevin Crawford is most definitely the one I've owned the longest and not yet played. When I was first getting back into RPG's over five years ago, I picked up this free version of the game. I think I fell in love with this game when I saw the RollPlay Swan Song Youtube video live play by itmeJP. Adam Koebel did a fantastic job of bringing his version of the game alive. I've always been a sucker for science fiction and this one really struck a nerve with me. If your'e not familiar with it then I suggest you at least get the free version here and read it. There is also a Kickstarter campaign going on right now for a revised edition which I am a backer.