When working with an African coded setting, there’s a lot of biases and temptations that come into play. And from Rifts World Book 4: Africa in 1993 to Tomb of Annihilation in 2017, we see them at work in different ways but with similar results. So how did the creative team behind Lost Omens: The Mwangi Expanse approach the task?
R. Talsorian Games is all about putting info into the hands of the players and GMs and uses their monthly DLC programme to do it. With Cyberpunk RED, the also periodically collect some of the best DLC, bundle it with some exclusive content, and release it as a book in the Interface RED series of supplements. The latest issue is out now, so let’s do a review!
In my last post on the subject of Nomads in the Cyberpunk universe, I outlined some of the issues they’ve had past and present in terms of gameplay. I also touched on the issue of their simultaneous status of being both a full-blown culture and an in game role (read: class). But to dig down into what I think a better approach to Nomads would have been, we need to understand Nomads in the game. So it’s time to go in depth on the lore of Nomads in Cyberpunk.
Back in 2017, I stumbled over Fantasy AGE, a 3d6 based fantasy tabletop RPG by Green Ronin. I was all in. It was the breath of fresh air I needed from D&D and D&D-esque games. I even featured it a few times in articles about games to try or alternatives to D&D. So when I heard there was a 2nd edition coming, I knew that I had to check it out!
Linear campaigns have a bit of a bad wrap, but you can map for them in such a way that it still feels like a whole open world! And that’s what the goal is here. Taking a break from Oasis City, this map is all about tryign to create a full world feeling for a campaign that’s more or less A to B to C!
Mapping in 90 minute blocks is as fun as it is challenging. On day five of the Oasis City map, I got into some gardening and laid out an “old district”. It’s really coming together well and I’m digging how the map is communicating that this isn’t a conventional run of the mill area. More mapping next Tuesday, live on Twitch, Facebook, and YouTube!
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