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Thursday, August 13, 2009

[RPG] James Hargrove's UWoM (p)review-

The following is an unsolicited (p)review of Urutsk: World of Mystery (Autumn Garden Vol. I), as blogged by James Hargrove, author of the Simple 20, and the ZIP! game systems (among others).

Friday, July 24, 2009

Urutsk: Petal Thrones For The New Millenium?

I stumbled across this the other day and committed to blog about it when I had some free time, so here I am. The brainchild of Kyrinn S. Eis, Urutsk is a strange, alien, fantasy world that isn't easily compared to simple medieval analogues such as Greyhawk or The Forgotten Realms. Characters play mutated humans (the product of eugenics) in a strange world populated by giant bugs and other beasties more befitting a Science Fiction novel than Medieval Europe.

While Urutsk isn't yet finished, the naming conventions of the setting, the mechanics, and the flavor text all combine to create an offering unlike anything else to have risen from the Old School Renaissance. Urutsk isn't just another clone. It manages to be fresh, exciting, and new — while also harkening back to the strange, alien, wonder of TSR's second oldest role playing game. If you get a chance, you simply must give Urutsk a look.

I chanced upon the post and was rather cheered by it.