I don’t normally cover table-top RPGs here. But something interesting has been funded with $ 25k on Kickstarter: Tremulus…
“Tremulus is a storytelling RPG where you and your friends get together and create a haunting story in the vein of H.P. Lovecraft’s works.”
Ok, so it’s about real storytelling. I’m liking it.
“easy to learn” … “there is nothing to memorize” … “the story isn’t written beforehand” … “You only need a pair of regular old six-sided dice, like you find in most family board games”.
I’m definitely liking it. Sounds like my kind of game. Although I’ve never seen the attraction of table-top RPGs, when there are videogames like Morrowind to be played. But if it’s as easy as the makers claim then Tremulus might even have potential for jump-starting stalled writers, by giving them some parts of a basic plot structure. Since it’s claimed that Tremulus…
“plays exceedingly well, with just one player. This complements weird literature perfectly, as there is often only a central, solitary protagonist.”
And since they now have $ 25k to play with, there’s a chance it could be a fairly sophisticated and Lovecraft-faithful project. Here’s hoping.