Yes, the title does mean that my next 30 Days of GMing post is delayed. Again. Bit busy finding my illness/work balance, and something had to give. But I wanted to take a moment to promote something cool I worked on.
The Foreign Element RPG is a game for anyone who likes fast-paced, B-movie style fun at the gaming table. Published by Mystic Ages Publishing and written by Nathan J. Hill, the game is set in a dystopian far future, where mankind has reached out into the stars…and discovered the stars don’t really want us. It is a great storytelling game with a fun narrative mechanic, and it really includes the players in constructing the action. It is also straightforward and easy to learn, making it a great game for a one-off, but with enough depth in the setting that you will want to stick around and play your characters a while. At least until the universe catches up to them and their number is up.
And, oh yeah, did I mention I edited the game? Because I did. Nathan contacted me after I posted in the Freelance section at the RPG.net forums, offering my editing services. We exchanged emails, got a good feeling about each other, and I was lucky enough to get the job. Lucky, because it’s wonderful to work on a game you know you’d enjoy playing. also lucky, because while I have been editing a number of supplements for people, this was the first rules set I’ve edited. So I was happy to get that experience, and it’s given me a taste for more of the same.
So please, if you like your sci-fi gaming fast and furious, pick up a PDF copy of Foreign Element. And if you are working on an RPG project and need an editor, drop me a line. My rates are reasonable and I love working on good, new RPG material.