Sunday, April 22, 2018

Alpha Blue Influences


I've talked about the sexy, sleazy, late-night, cult classic movies from the 70's and 80's that inspired a lot of the Alpha Blue action we've come to know and love. 

I've also mentioned old school RPGs that had their share of inspiration, like WEG Star Wars, Encounter Critical, Paranoia, and maybe even Toon and Tales from the Floating Vagabond (even though my only exposure to that game was advertisements in Dragon Magazine).

But re-reading the WTF D&D!? section over at Something Awful, I realized the cheesy, silly, inappropriate, Star Wars ripoff, and terrible on purpose actual play reports (pretty sure these aren't actual play reports) most likely influenced me and had an impact on the creation of Alpha Blue - possibly Kort'thalis Publishing's most successful RPG line.

Here is part 1 and this is part 2. Drink in their delicious stupidity, laugh your ass off (as I did, but not everyone is going to find them funny), and become wiser in the knowledge that another piece of the Alpha Blue origin puzzle has been completed!

VS

p.s. Battle Star: Trek Wars is available right now over at DriveThruRPG.  It's 70+ pages of sleazy sci-fi awesomeness!

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Adventure Writing


I've held onto fragments of Adventure Writing Like A Fucking Boss II for months.  I'm almost ready to put the finishing touches on, but want to hear from you one last time before the final edit. 

What about adventure writing, either for yourself or others, makes you nervous, becomes an obstacle, always seems to be a problem? 

Do you have questions that need answers?  If so, please share them with me.

Thanks,

VS

Monday, April 16, 2018

Battle Star: Trek Wars PDF


Seemed to take forever, but at the same time this is, like, a month early...

I'm excited to announce the release of Battle Star: Trek Wars on PDF!!!

Glynn Seal of MonkeyBlood Design did an awesome job with the layout.  It's not just pretty, though - I think you're going to find this book useful, fun, and the perfect resource for that Alpha Blue campaign you've been fantasizing about.  ;)

Thanks to everyone who contributed content, supported this project, backed it on Kickstarter, and goes out and buys it.

VS

p.s. The full-color print version is coming next month!

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Taking a poll


I've been working on a new project that's only tangentially related to RPGs.  The following is a short poll.  I hope you take the time to answer it.  Thanks!

1. If there were a social networking site specifically devoted to causes (anything that someone's passionate about and wants to see action taken or enact change themselves), would you be interested in joining and sharing it with others?

2. Once it's up and running, do you think such a community may become one of your preferred social networking sites?

3. If you were using this website, what feature(s) would you be most interested in using or having available?

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Ok, more RPG news coming soon...

VS