Though it came out in September, I’ve had limited time to look through We Are All Mad Here, the fairytale sourcebook for Monte Cook Game’s Cypher system. This isn’t because I wasn’t interested in it, but more because I wanted some time to give it the attention it deserved. Today, let me tell you what I think about this beautiful book by the amazing Shanna Germain.Continue reading “We Are All Mad Here Review”
I’m continuing my campaign-building for my hypothetical City of Mist campaign and this time I’m delving into the antagonistic side of things. I established early on that Alexis had an enemy in the criminal known as the Red Queen, but I am thinking that’s not the ultimate threat here. It’s actually interesting (and super-noir) to have a criminal that the protagonists might end up working with. So that’s what we ended up with!
The upcoming Fate game, A Far Off Land is a modern take on fairy tales with characters spanning both the magical world and the mundane. This is similar to games like City of Mist and Bloodlines & Black Magic but it hits that nice sweet spot that so many Fate games do. It’s straightforward and accessible for an alternative jaunt but rich enough for a deep campaign if you want to go that route. A Far Off Land is available right now as a pre-order on DriveThru RPG and us Kickstarter backers have already gotten our copies, but I’ve got a sneak preview for all of you right now with the book’s talented author, Megan Bennett-Burks.
Here is the first of my City of Mist characters for the game I outlined last time. I’ve decided not to do a walkthrough of how I created this character but let me sum it up by saying that this process (in true PbtA fashion) is so fun. It is pretty much a storytelling session where you make up a genius character complete with powers, allies, foes, faults, and a life outside of being a living legend. So great.