Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Bedroom Wall Press. The best free games on the internet.


For those of you whom may have missed a few episodes.
I am a huge fan of +John Berry. His current endeavor seems to be giving away his works for free. So while i would argue that it was better to have picked his games up earlier, there it seems to be no time like the present if you missed the boat.

+Hulks and Horrors and +Arcana Rising are two incredibly well thought out and put together games. Both of them are easy to read, understand and play. Anybody with a passing familiarity to D&D can simply sit down at a table and start exploring the stars.

Hulks and Horrors
Each team of players is part of a Survey and Salvage crew exploring ancient ruins of a long dead race. Except they aren't all dead.

At the height of their galaxy spanning civilization, these aliens were set upon by a virus that destroyed all sentient life in the Milky Way. 3 million years later the players explore the deuterus of this once great civilization and find the wonders, horrors and weird science left behind on millions of worlds.

The Aliens in the setting are very interesting and unique. From Psychic Bearmen, Giant single cell organisms to Floating bags of Gas. Each of these aliens open up different avenues of play. With the powers of SCIENCE! and Psychic energy the game feels a great deal like +Bedroom Wall Press said it would. Hulks and Horrors is the game i would have desperately loved to play as a kid.


Long ago, magic left the world.
With it went the dragons and monsters of lore.
Powerful Wizards withered and died.
The world went into a long period where magic is only a thing of fairytales.
A Russian drilling team has struck an ancient enclosure and magic has once again started covering the Earth.

What i really enjoyed about reading this game was the new take on how magic would affect the modern world. Shortly after releasing AR, Bedroom Wall Press also released a Cyberpunk expansion for it called Welcome To NeuroCity and it further painted the effect on the world.

As with Hulks and Horrors, Arcana Rising has a wonderful DMing section with loads of great and well thought out tables. Everything is organized well and makes creating your very own campaign a great deal of fun.

So if you are in the market for two great games at the unbeatable price of FREE, i can suggest nothing more than i would suggest these. Both games have been a blast to play and to run. So download them today and let John know he's doing a great job.

P.S. A little birdy told me that John is also working on a digital version of Hulks and Horrors. You can check it out here.

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