Thursday, March 08, 2007

"Old Skool" Revival

In the last few weeks there have been a couple of outstanding efforts by the gaming community brought to a boil over at RPGNet.

Phil Reed a well known industry name has proposed an Open license version of the FASERIP system. He offered his services in developing such a system and was funded by the gaming community in less than a week. Phil has quite an impressive gaming resume so color me confident. The project is a go and may see completion of the first draft come April. I was happy to see how many people jumped at the chance to pitch in with real cash to get this project started. I did a FASERIP pulp game a few months ago, now I have new incentive to dust it off and finish tweaking it.

Star Frontiers (digitally re-mastered)
Bill Logan has taken the venerable Star Frontiers game and revamped it, giving it a whole new look and feel. Once again a thread at RPGNet has spawned a movement that has snowballed into all the SF rules being given a shiny new look as well as some of the modules. Bill has even started a fanzine with new SF equipment, optional rules, adventures, etc. Check it out here. And by all means contact him with your ideas and article proposals.