I’m a huge fan of innovation in game worlds. There’s lots of fantasy RPGs, walking-undead board games, and sci-fi skirmish games out there. What you don’t see a lot of are games where you and the other players are mice who form a club and build their own motorcycles. But that’s what you’ll be doing in Heavy Metal Thunder Mouse, a new RPG that’s up on Kickstarter now.
From the campaign:
Heavy Metal Thunder Mouse (HMTM) is a tabletop roleplaying game where you and your friends make your mice, found your club, and hit the streets. These are mice with the gusto to build their own motorcycles and set off into an intimidating world where they are outsized, but never outclassed.
HMTM uses the rules of Fate to tell stories about the drama of city mice and their motorcycle clubs. It’s an RPG that works best with 2-5 players (plus the GM). It’s fit for episodic play (sessions last about 3-4 hours) and epic campaigns!
Your stories are set in Thunder City, USA, a fictitious city of the real world. For small creatures existing in a place which doesn’t belong to them, these stories will be filled with the drama of their lives, and the trouble, both inside and outside, of a biker gang. Will your gang be Robin Hood-like doers of good, springing cheese from unwatched refrigerators and delivering it to needy widows, or will you be thugs and thieves exploiting the weak? Your mouse, your bike, and your gang all belong to you and the stories you tell at your table.
The game is right around half-funded with still 29 days left to go.