RPGs: @bullypulpit_hq Kickstarts Durance, Magpie Games say you’re Our Last Best Hope, and Bulldogs! gets Ports of Call

Durance

Bully Pulpit Games, makers of the fantastic Fiasco (a real RPG industry game-changer), are turning to Kickstarter for their next project: Durance. They are asking for your money through something called a ‘Kickstarter.’ In any case, according to the game’s page, in Durance the player’s control both the guards and inmates in a Fiasco-like storytelling game where everyone is trying to survive on a hostile prison planet. Players create a “Ladder” that shows the hierarchy of convicts and authorities. Players then take turns as the “Guide” who asks the other players questions about your cast. It sounds utterly delightful. I look forward to bringing you more information once it is released. I also look forward to playing the game. Mostly that one.

Our Last Best Hope


Still, Fiasco’s influence doesn’t end with Bully Pulpit’s own games. Last Best Hope is a slightly different take on the Fiasco format where a group of heroes are a planet’s, well, last best hope. Really, the tone change from Fiasco, where a group of ne’er-do-wells (and those who happen to be in the path of their ne’er-do-welling) to a heroic group striving against the odds to save an entire planet is a pretty substantial change . Our Last Best Hope is, as you might have guessed, on Kickstarter. It has already well over doubled its initial goal, so you can get a PDF of both the game and an expansion book for $15.00.

Bulldogs! gets expanded with Ports of Call: The Frontier Zone


Well, I know this was actually announced a while back, but the expansion for Galileo Games’ Bulldogs! (A high action science fiction FATE-based roleplaying game) will be getting its first full expansion titled Ports of Call: The Frontier Zone, a collection of new planets and aliens to use with Bulldogs! The Frontier Zone is currently scheduled to be released on July 15, 2012, and is currently available for pre-order for IPR for $20.00.

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Michael is an enthusiast about a lot of things, including indie games, roleplaying games, board games, and comic books that wanted to help create a place where he could bring things to the attention of those with similar interests. Futile Position is a true labor of labor, which he hopes continues to grow through the support of the great readers who have come upon this page.

12. June 2012 by Michael
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