Wouldn’t that be a great title for an RPG? I think I should get to work on that straight away… Actually, the glib title refers to a couple of new role-playing products out there from two aspiring authors plugging away on the independent scene.
First up is Deck Plans for Imperium Chronicles by William Mitchell, a science-fiction game I reviewed some months back. The new supplement, available in print or PDF, is essentially an expansion to the starship creation chapter from the core rulebook. Although the basic rules covered stats for a ship, it didn’t elaborate on the deck plans for said ships. The Deck Plans supplement takes care of that in spades. An almost ridiculous amount of information is offered up here, covering pretty much every starship component I can think of, from the FTL drives to fuel scoops to your ship’s sick bay – it’s all there for you to geek out on. Technobabble is virtually nonexistent, and the artwork (one of the things I criticized in my original IC review) is showing signs of improvement (especially those transparent colors on the sample ship plans -brilliant idea!). Check out Deck Plans on DriveThruRPG, or swing over to the Imperium Chronicles website for more information on the game.
Another expansion I’m delighted to see is The Squared Circle: Lucha Libre, a supplement for The Squared Circle pro-wrestling RPG by Eric Moreau. I reviewed the game back in December, and one of the few things I bemoaned, a lack of pinning combinations, has been addressed and fixed with this book. There’s also a pair of new classes, some new skills, and – given that this is a lucha source book, rules for trios matches and mask vs. mask (or hair vs. mask) matches. The promotion included with this book, the LLS, is arguably more fun to read about than the default promotion that came with the original rulebook (the NEW), thanks to an interesting brother vs. brother feud for control of the promotion. The roster of luchadores are pretty cool too; my early favorite is the rudos El Maestro de Guerra, but then, you know me, I’m always going to be rooting for the heels. If you like your Mexican wrestling, you should have a look at this book. Head over to DriveThruRPG’s The Squared Circle: Lucha Libre page, and let the spinning headscissors commence!