Monday, July 27, 2009

Contemporary RPG Settings

've not given this blog any love lately for a number of reasons. Mostly because I've been working on several projects that aren't blog-related, and the style of writing is so different than when I start to try and write anything for here it falls apart.

However I've been reading and commenting where ever I feel my mark needs to be made, and I have been paying attention to the other Role-Playing Bloggers that are around. One thing I've noticed in my window-shopping on other Blogs is that there is a bit of a lack of contemporary setting love. Obviously fantasy RPG's are covered to death, science fiction gets some love too, though not nearly as much, from there things get even more sparse.

So I've decided that I want to do a series on contemporary RPG settings. Part of the reason for this is my first Hardkore setting will be a contemporary one. I'm going to try and explore a few of the games that are out there in that genre, and explain some of the pitfalls to contemporary games and discuss some of the potential solutions.

So to start I'm going to list off the various sub-jenres of contemporary settings that I can think of:


Being a Monster

Modern Myth

Spy vs Spy

Cthonic Horror

I'm sure I missed some, if anyone can think of more, please let me know.