For those that know him, Postworldgames Jim Pinto is one of the most prolific game designers out there. If you ask him, he’ll tell you he’s got like a billion games that he’s designed (might be a slight exaggeration on my part there). But he has certainly created a few in his time. And up on Kickstarter, he’s got five more related ones right now. They’re set in a strange Fantasy realm where space is warped and time is bendable. Will you be able to put the pieces together and figure out what’s going on? Only time will tell.
From the campaign:
The Black Monk is a series of five games set in a strange fantasy world where time means nothing anymore. Each game is set in a unique part of a desolate world, with strange characters passing the time until the Black Monk visits.
In between these visits, the character’s lives are interrupted by sometimes trivial and other times confusing events. Everything seems to fit together like an elongated jigsaw puzzle, but no one can see the starter pieces stretching across the horizon.
But they don’t complain. There is always more work. The village needs workers.
Then one evening, the sun stayed in the sky all day. When there should have been night, the sun remained. And now it feels as though it’s been years since the Black Monk came. But perhaps it was yesterday. Nothing is right…
Is that blood?
The first Black Monk game was written a year ago and is available online. For completion’s sake, it is available through this kickstarter as well.
The Kickstarter campaign is more than 8x funded with still 16 days left to go.