Fiction is a wonderful thing. While there is certainly plenty of strange and wonderful things in our own, real world… we can’t ride around on dinosaurs or own a flying saucer or control lightning with our minds. But in a fictional world, anything is possible. And “anything is possible” is pretty much what’s going on in Dime Adventures, a pulp alternative history RPG that’s up on Kickstarter now.
From the campaign:
Dime Adventures is a pulp alternate history roleplaying game of weirdness and high adventure. It is set on Arth, an alternate Earth at the dawn of the modern age. It is a world of wonder and excitement, and draws on many different historical and fictional sources for inspiration.
Players in Dime Adventures take on the role of cinematic heroes: bold explorers, brilliant scientists, dashing fencers, ineffable mystics, wealthy dilettantes, hardboiled investigators, masked crime fighters and more!
Dime Adventures is inspired by a wide variety of fiction, ranging from the pulp stories of Edgar Rice Burroughs (Tarzan, John Carter), Johnston McCulley (Zorro) and Robert E. Howard (Conan), to Victorian literature such as The Prisoner of Zenda, Dracula and Sherlock Holmes, from the classic science fiction of H. G. Wells (The War of the Worlds, The Island of Doctor Moreau) and Jules Verne (Journey to the Center of the Earth, Around the World in Eighty Days), to more recent works, including Indiana Jones, The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec, The Mummy and The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.
The campaign is doing very well, already surpassing their Kickstarter goal with still 23 days left to go.