There's a lot of collective nostalgia in America for the 1950s. The cars. The leather jackets. The greased-back hair. Poodle skirts. Werewolves. Vampires. Americana, a new RPG from Sandy Pug Games takes you back to those days, but doesn't do it in your standard style. Those vampires and werewolves from old horror movies are real, and you're one of them. But it's ok, you're just like everyone else. You can cruise around in your Chevy Bel-Air just like everyone else. The game's up on Kickstarter now.
From the campaign:
Americana is an RPG set in a fantasy, inclusive 1950s small town, somewhere in the United States. Your best friend is dead, and you think it's murder. Gather their other friends, follow the clues and investigate your town full of magic, wonder, gangs and risks to track down the killer and bring them to justice.
The game takes place in a 50s vastly different than the one we're used to. For a start, the world is full of magic. Orcs and Dwarves are going steady at the drive-in, Elves and Dragons are taking a trip to Look-out Point and your principal is a kindly skeleton that fought against Charlemagne. The world is also massively more progressive than the 50s ever was, systemic oppression of marginalized people is an alien concept in the world of Americana.
For a taste of the world of Americana, and to get a feel for the kind of stories you can tell in this game, check out Tom's Dead, a short audio drama about a gang of kids investigating the death of their friend, juggling their responsibilities and trying to avoid getting grounded.
This project will be using DriveThruRPG PoD Coupons to deliver the final product, please remember to factor in the print and postage costs of the final product when you pledge! We expect the printing costs of the hardcover to be around $15!
The campaign's already really close to its goal with still 23 days left to go.