Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Prepare to Enter "The World Between"

Okay, so Andrew Shields over at Fictive Fantasies has finished his long-awaited (by me, anyway) book entitled The World Between for Fictive Hack.  It is based on a setting designed by Jack Shear over at Tales of the Grotesque and Dungeonesque and uses rules hacked from the original Old School Hack rules.  A quick look at the map for the game shows that it is a very rough analog of western Europe and north Africa and the various regions are also rough fantasy analogs (or stereotypical analogs) of those regions.  But there are major fantasy differences and twists--it's not an "alternate Earth" type setting.  I've been enjoying watching Andrew's work progress and I love the Old School Hack rules, so I'm excited to see what the final book will look like.

As I've mentioned in earlier posts I'm working on my own campaign world and still searching for the set of rules I'll eventually use.  Old School Hack is high on the list of rules sets and I've found The World Between to be fantastic food for thought in building my campaign world.  My Wednesday gaming group really enjoyed playing Old School Hack and I think I'll run at least a couple short games set in The World Between for them.

1 comment:

  1. I just saw your post here, and I'm really looking forward to seeing how your group likes the setting and rules!