Hi folks, I'm delighted the demo is available here, but are there plans to sell the full game now that it's out here as well?
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I've always been a big fan of "Cat: A Little Game About Little Heroes" by John wick, and The Secret Of Cats scratches a very similar itch with style and panache within the Fate Core system.
It features a ritual magic system that will be eerily familiar to anyone with cats in their lives, and is chock full of adventure.
Basically if you or your players look at this comic - http://www.asofterworld.com/index.php?id=6 - and think "Hell. Yes." then this is a good game for you.
I love the whole premise of Save Game: a world of videogames invaded by a virus, where the famous heroes of the age rise up to fight the invader... only to fall to it and be corrupted. It's about the old, weird and forgotten 8-bit heroes banding together against foes they cannot possibly defeat to play one... last... game... with the fate of the world at stake.
I love that kind of vibe. I'm also impressed that mechanically the game folds videogame-esque ability unlock mechanics into Fate Core play, and the random character generation (emphasis on random) is also wonderful.
This is an imaginative and ambitious module of alternate history speculative fiction, exploring life in a collectivist future that escapes the totalitarianism that the USSR collapsed into. The USSR *and* the USA are both presented as antagonists, and the setting is an interesting place for characters to grow.
My only complaint is minor and largely stylistic: the game features a sidebar discussing the atrocities committed under theoretically-leftwing totalitarianism. I'd have preferred to also see a comparative sidebar about the numbers of people who are killed and displaced under capitalism and the 'normal' totalitarianism of the present day, precisely because we as the audience have more practice understanding collectivism as Bad than we do evaluating how Bad the capitalist status quo is. Given that power differential in representation, having both would potentially give this module even more impact.
Rich and interesting undersea setting with lots of techno-punk elements and corporate skulduggery.
I was also delighted to see such diversity in the sample characters, including folks with disabilities: that's not often something included in RPGs, so the visibility is appreciated.
I've been wanting the "Uranium Chef" setting ever since the random art pages of cooks battling monsters on-set appeared in the Fate System Toolkit, and it doesn't disappoint.
It's a hilarious and energetic romp through reality television, science fiction, competition cooking and interpersonal shenanigans. Highly recommended, and fun to read all by itself even if you don't wind up playing it. Plus, it's full of fun inspiration that could be used in other Fate Core + Fate Accelerated games.
Fantastic, high energy module designed to make creating adventures very easy. It's also very flexible for a wide variety of characters and stories, as long as high-energy adventure is the theme you want: I've even used its random character generator to make a companion in a Fate Accelerated Edition "Doctor Who" campaign. Highly recommended.
Hello folks, and sorry to bother you:
In the wake of the tumblrpocalypse, a lot of people have been discussing Pillowfort.io as an alternative - but discussion discovered that .io domains may 'not be used, directly or indirectly, for any purpose that is sexual or pornographic' per https://www.nic.io/rules.htm . Pillowfort have since announced they'll need to change their hosting to account for this.
Given that there's a bunch of great adult content on itch.io might this cause problems in future? It sounds like it might not have been noticed as a problem by anyone who might complain so far, but Pillowfort had been hosting adult content without an issue too, and were concerned that visibility might result in someone complaining.
There's a bunch of assholes out there attacking the income streams of anything they consider progressive, and they've been active for a while. I figured it was worth mentioning just in case this could cause itch.io problems, and that getting in ahead of complaints might make life simpler for anybody?
Anyway, thanks for your time, and for the great site. You're pretty much the only game store I use any more.