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You all know I'm a big fan of items that can help GMs along in their mission of making a good game for their players. Pre-made adventures, maps, and other materials can really cut down the prep-time needed to run a game. Well, J. over at PenguinComics is making it so your sci-fi games are ready to go at a moment's notice. They've launched a Kickstarter campaign for a set of Sci-Fi Mini-adventure cards, as well as aids for coming up with sci-fi corporation names, NPC names, and more.
No, "backwards-told" doesn't mean that you need to read the story while looking into a mirror. That would just be absurd. In this case, it is more like the movie Memento. PenguinComics has created another of their Generic Adventures books. This time it's designed for one player and one GM as the story unfolds in a series of flashbacks. And you can pick up your copy for just $1.
The week rolls along (and I've got Ace of Spades playing), so you know I'm working at a pretty fevered tempo. If I'm going to keep up this pace as I work on TGN stuff and then get busy with some work on (redacted), I need to get a good meal of bite-sized gaming stories. Good thing that's just what we've got here.

On the platter today we have: Free Hearts February From Advanced Deployment, Luxury Hand Crafted Playing Card Holders On Kickstarter, SpecForce Rangers: Outlanders Phase 4 Sci-Fi Minis Up On Kickstarter, Knuckleduster's Latest Wild West Release Now Available, The Third Law Coming to Kickstarter This Spring, Releases Four Horror/Fantasy Fonts for RPG Developers, Renegade Companion App now includes Clank, New Miniatures Released by RBJ Game Company, Battlefront Features Team Yankee East German Gaming Aids, and Sally 4th Releases Sloppy Jalopy 28mm Chieftain kit.

The Generic Adventures that PenguinComics has posted have been rather popular. You get a bit of action and adventure that you can easily fit into whatever game system you're using, all for just $1. Well, if you're into high-seas adventure, there's a new one available. This time it's Pirates.
Well, the world has ended again. Damnit, Carl! You shoudln't've been messing around with that panel during the military base visit we were on! Now, you'd think that living in a post-apocalyptic world would already be pretty rough as it is. But then, the Death Skull Gang came to your little village and... well... killed everyone. Now, you find yourself without food, weapons, or much in the way of shelter. You're gonna have to head out into the wasteland to try and survive. That's the story behind Random Solo Adventure: Post Apocalypse, which is available now.
As you've heard me say before, I'm a big fan of any sort of extra resources a GM can get. As someone who has just started a new campaign with a new group of players, I certainly appreciate having resources at my fingertips to make the planning easier. Well, PenguinComics is here to help you all out with a couple of new generic adventures you can drop into your games.
We've all done it. We've been watching a movie or reading a book and the characters will be about to do something and we'll scream at the screen/pages, "Don't go in there!" or "No! Go right! Go to the right!" or something else like that. Well, since we're not in control of said movie or book, we have to watch helplessly as the character does something we know we would never do. Well, what if you could control which way the character goes in one of your favorite stories? That's what the Random Solo Adventure books allow you to do. They're up on Kickstarter now taking on one of the all-time classic stories: Bram Stoker's Dracula.
Say you find yourself in 1901, as one often does, and you're, say, backpacking through Europe, again as one often does, and you find a nice little inn along the way, as one often does, and you decide to spend the night there, as one would figure one would do. You'd think, "just another night. I can't wait to continue on in the morning." when a scream jolts you from the bed. You rush to the window and see a huge bat carrying off a teenage boy, as one often does. "Well, I guess I'd better do something about this." you say to yourself and your companions. That's the story behind The Monster From the Other Side, a new adventure for Drudge.
It's not uncommon to find setting books for RPGs that don't have a system associated with them. If it's a Fantasy setting, you can use it with any Fantasy RPG you might be playing. Same with Sci-Fi or Steampunk or whatever. Well, Drudge is the reverse of that. It's a new system of core RPG rules that doesn't have a setting associated with it. Want to play a sci-fi game? You can use Drudge. Want a Fantasy game? You can use Drudge. Want a game set entirely within a loaf of bread? You can use Drudge (probably, I guess... but I would like to hear more about this bread-based RPG setting of yours...).
PenguinComics knows some people might be curious about their Solo Adventure books, but might not want to initially spend money on one. It's ok. In this day and age, you've gotta be careful with your money. Well, they're helping you out and giving you a taste of what you can expect in their books by giving away their Ghost Manor book for free online. Well, it's actually "pay what you want" but even their recommended price is $0. But you can give them a couple if you want to.
It's not easy, boating around the South Asian Sea. A storm can come up out of nowhere and get you off-course. There's all sorts of coral reefs that you have to worry about. There's the possibility of just ending up on some island, far from any major civilization. That last one is just what happens to you in PenguinComic's second book in their Random Solo Adventure Book series, Jungle Quest.
The week continues on. How many of you are still working on Thanksgiving leftovers? Tonight will be the last of the sliced turkey and sweet potatoes for me. I do, however, still have many servings of soup left. Most of it went into the freezer for later. It's all good, but I'm reaching my limit on wanting to have it again for a while.

However, this weekend I'm going to be making fruitcake. :D

For other tasty bites, we've got our midweek snippets.

Today's stories include: Major 1p40k/KT Update, Rogue Planet | House Rules and Scenario Generator added, Horcmany Eve - A Flintloque Adventure from a Time before Blackpowder, FREE Interactive Solo Adventure PDF - The Cave & the Treasure, Eternity Dice Regular and Charms Edition on Kickstarter, RONE Card Game Approaches Funding Goal, Massive Awesome Unveil The Biomancer For Shattered Earth, Tail Feathers Downloadable Scenarios Now Available, Viera Sci-Fi Mini Now Available From RN Estudio, New Wolsung SSG releases, and Nexus Miniatures Posts Progress Update. (not to be confused with Penguin Cafe Orchestra. And yes, I do think you should go look them up) has released their first book in a line of new Random Solo Adventures books. Right out of the gate, they're going "classic" with Fantasy Dungeon.

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