Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Axes, Hammers, and Runes - Oh My!

As the self-appointed chronicler of Risus awesome, I am hereby obligated to point you towards Brent Wolke's latest 8-page setting. Head over to the engine of thwaak for Axe, Hammer, & Rune. According to his designer's notes, it was originally 40+ pages of material for D20 and then D6. At 8 pages (and with the minimal space required for Risus stats) the setting is *tight*. It details a decadent dwarven society in exile where a mysterious benefactor recruits a secret team of specialists to take back the homeland. It would make for a great little fantasy campaign with a different focus that your typical dungeon fantasy. It's a little bit like Warhammer crossed with the A-Team with some Dirty Dozen thrown in for good measure.

3 comments:

Trey said...

"It's a little bit like Warhammer crossed with the A-Team with some Dirty Dozen thrown in for good measure."

Now that's an elevator pitch I can get behind. ;)

Risus Monkey said...

It really writes itself, doesn't it?

m.s. jackson said...

HA! That is awesome. Now, if I could only find someone to run a Risus game....