This will be the last Renegade Octopus post for 2016; I will likely be too exhausted to post over the next week, given my day job will involve people wildly celebrating without concern for the staff wherever they happen to be. That said, I have a few things to say about this last year.
So last night I came across an article about Paizo’s upcoming game, Starfinder, on Facebook by way of a friend liking someone else’s link. (And if that’s not a sentence that would have been incomprehensible gibberish a decade ago…) On this link, there was a person complaining about how the specific mention of inclusivity and diversity says to him that he’s not valued. Today I’m going to talk a bit about this.
So today, I have to admit that I promised a review that I am unable to deliver on. I promised to review the Polaris system and setting, and at the time I fully intended to deliver on that promise. As it stands, however, I am going to have to break it. Why?
Today I’m going to review an unusual little RPG called Dog Bear, by the folks at Invincible Ink. It’s designed to be one-shot, with no character sheets or dice. You need a deck of playing cards with the jokers taken out and at least three people willing to cooperatively tell a story using the game’s simple rules.
The Octopus is taking the evening after the winter solstice off; I’ll be back in a few days with more gaming-related posts!
Location: 700 ly antispinward of Sol
Atmosphere: Nitrogen-oxygen, heavy volcanic outgassing
Body Type: Tide-locked terrestrial
Name: Per Ardua
Location: 2300 ly antispinward/1300 ly rimward of Sol
Atmosphere: Carbon dioxide primary
Body Type: Super-Mars