Hi and welcome to On The Radar, episode 2. I lost my voice toward the end of this week, so I apologise for both my gravel vocals and the length of the show. I am hoping to hit about 15 minutes per OTR episode, so this one is just a little short. Anyway, enough about me – on with the show!
This episode I talk about games with supplements – rules expansions, adventures, setting guides, splat books and whatever else. Supplements are on my radar because of a couple of things I have been working on myself. The first is an expansion for my own game, The Beast of Limfjord. This expansion, which I am calling The Bear King’s Fury, is intended to flesh out the setting a little, provide a couple more pregenerated characters, an outline for a new adventure and some more adversaries. The other thing that has game expansions on my mind is the imminent release of the Fiasco Companion from Bully Pulpit Games. Fiasco is one of my favourite games, and the Companion is going to build on it by providing advice for players, new playsets and a host of suggestions on how to use Fiasco for some more unusual pursuits. I’m really excited about this release because I have contributed to a chapter on using Fiasco as a writing tool. The Fiasco Companion will be available from June 22nd and a free preview is already available on the Bully Pulpit website (check out page four to see my name in print, right above -AHEM – Wil Wheaton’s).
So, I have been checking out indie and small press games that have been supported by the release of additional products. Here are some of my favorites:
- Fiasco from Bully Pulpit Games
- Dungeon Slayers by Christian Kennig
- Trail of Cthulhu from Pelgrane Press
- Icons from Adamant Entertainment
- 1PG Games from Deep7