Thursday, October 3, 2013

Do You Dare Enter...The Setting Crypt?


While I've got indices for a couple of the settings I've discussed here over the years, there are some that languish in the blog archives--as well as in a still-unfinished state. Several of them I do intend to get back to eventually:

Gods, Demi-gods, and Strangeness is an ongoing concern. It's Greek mythology as science fantasy with a hint of Kirby. It got an index post and later posts here.

Apocalypse Underground is a D&D setting that rationalizes game aspects like increasing hit points and some class abilities, while dwelling on a horror of fighting apocalyptic struggle with monsters in dark, cramped spaces beneath the earth. Here's the first post. Follow the tag for later ones.

Planet of the Elves is post-apocalyptic fantasy where Man is a distant memory. It draws on Bakshi's Wizards and a slew of comics for inspirations: particular the fantasy stylings of Wally Wood and Mike Ploog. Read the first post, then follow the tag.

Pulp Space is a alternate history and an alternate Spelljammer setting. It starts at the end of War of the Worlds and ends in a 1930s where occultism and alien science has taken volatile politics of Earth out into colonies on other planets in the solar system. It starts here and continues with the tag.

There are other setting riffs back there, but these are the big ones.

11 comments:

Jack said...

A man after my own heart: too many setting ideas, most of them not quite polished off.

Trey said...

That's basically the raison d'etre of this whole blog.

Jack said...

Some might say it's the raison d'etre of gaming.

Ben L. said...

I always loved the alternate spelljammer setting. Somehow I missed Apocalypse Underground. It's pretty great. Somehow DCC seems like a good fit.

garrisonjames said...

Cool. This makes it easier to catch up on some of the stuff I missed of late. Now I need to go back and build a few more of these sorts of indexes myself...

Trey said...

BenL - Yeah, I think DCC would work for that.

Jim - If anyone needs an index, you do!

Martin R. Thomas said...

These are all so cool. What drove me to your blog first was your Warlord Wednesday posts, and while I still enjoy this what I've really come to like are your setting posts. And it's awesome that there's more than just one. Thanks for sharing.

Trey said...

Your welcome, Martin. Thanks for sticking around.

Metal Earth said...

When ever I realize how many settings I have in various states of incompleteness, I usually start up one more.

Justin S. Davis said...

You're like the Grant Morrison of RPGs!

(And by that, I mean your innumerable brain-droppings are just as interesting as your "core content".)

Trey said...

Whew! I thought you were implying I was going bald.