You can imagine how excited I was when our fans started telling us about a book series that shares a similar setting with Rotted Capes. This series takes a bunch of superheroes, throws them into a zombie apocalypse, and explores just how human even our best heroes can be. This is the premise of the Ex-Heroes series by Peter Clines. I read all five books within a three week period, and loved every minute. So, much like a hero trying to distract a horde from a group of survivors, let’s dive right in.
The effects of “home” becoming clear, the travelers must escape the city’s clutches before they becomes its newest permanent residents. Longshot Episodes
Stranded in hostile territory and collecting enemies by the second, the Shadowrunners turn to people you can’t exactly call “contacts” for help.
T.S. Eliot once wrote “Good writers borrow, great writers steal.” While it is true that many great ideas are reinterpreted and reimagined in ways that can make them fresh and new, the temptation to lift already-established fiction and place it piecemeal (or entirely) into your own for the purposes of gaming can be a problem….
The travelers discover the city of home and learn what it means to belong. Although, the lesson may require a bit of mental manipulation. Longshot Episodes
As the mystery grows deeper, and Settler’s Day approaches, the teen sleuths discover just how much they’re willing to sacrifice to help a friend. Cooties are nothing when friendship is on the line.
I picked up Bubblegumshoe on a whim earlier this summer. I’d played only a scant handful of Gumshoe games, and while I have a well documented love for coming of age YA fiction, the “teen detective” genre hadn’t left a strong impression on me. But I love Evil Hat’s work in general, and I was intrigued by a game that very explicitly discourages violence as a problem solving method, so into my DriveThruRPG cart it went.
Finding themselves, surprisingly, alive and breathing, the travelers must figure out where they are and what sort of new trouble they are in. Longshot Episodes