Sunday, March 18, 2007

New submissions

Got a submission form today from Evil Hat for their games Spirit of the Century and Don't Rest Your Head. Both games receive a lot of positive feedback, so I imagine they'll be good reads.

What interests me the most about these is that both represent what used to be niche genres that are starting to receive a lot more attention in recent years. Of course, it could be argued that horror became main stream years ago when the World of Darkness was first released, but I don't know, the new generation of games feels different. Every time I've played a WoD game it felt more political, with horror as a back drop, but in the last few years the horror genre has really started to revert to its roots, and I think that is a very good thing.

Similarly pulp games seem to have exploded over the last couple years, probably even more recently than horror. I know Adventure! was put out by White Wolf years ago, and there is no arguing that it is a true pulp game, but now they seem to be popping up on every side. To me this is a blessing. I've always felt that it was an under-explored genre with a lot to offer. Now if I can only convince my group that it'll be as fun and exciting as I know it will be.

2 comments:

Fred Hicks said...

Glad to hear you're looking forward to our stuff! If you've got any questions (is that even allowed?) don't hesitate to drop us a line at feedback AT evilhat DOT com.

Master of the Game said...

Thanks for the comment. It's good to hear from you. Honestly I wasn't even sure if anyone was reading this thing.

I'll be sure to make you aware of any questions I have once I've had a chance to read through your work. If you don't mind, I'd rather keep the questions in the open though, to prevent any appearance of impropriety. So long as anything I have to say is available for anyone to see it seems fair, but side conversations with publishers might put some people off, and I'd hate to be responsible for damaging the reputation of the awards.

That said, I'd be glad to post questions here or on RPG.net if you like, and send you a link to the threads if that seems reasonable. That way you don't have to keep poking your head in here and reading my incoherent ravings if you don't want to.