Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Review & Commentary On Night Shift: Veterans of the Supernatural Wars Quick Start Kit & Kickstarter

I was asked by Jason Vey the author of the Night Shift: Veterans of the Supernatural Wars Quick Start Kit. This is a part of an ongoing kickstarter for the Night Shift: Veterans of the Supernatural Wars rpg.

What  Night Shift: Veterans of the Supernatural Wars is a sort of  beer & horror game that is easy to pick up & run with; 

Debuting the new Elf Lair Games house system, O.G.R.E.S., Night Shift is an urban fantasy, horror, and dark modern supernatural game that uses old-school mechanics derived from the original, basic, expert, and advanced versions of the World's Most Famous Role Playing Game. It allows you to mimic all the tropes of just about any film, TV series, or novels you like.

Over the past couple years, there have been a lot of folks experimenting with different things to do with "old school" rules sets. Many of these have been of the "kids on bikes" variety, but it occurred to us that you could easily use these rules, derived from the earliest forms of tabletop RPGs from the 70s and early 80s, to handle just about any kind of game. We also feel there's a shortage of games on the market dedicated to the kinds of serialized urban fantasy and horror TV shows that are common in what many are calling a Golden Age of TV. Certainly there aren't many licensed games.
Night Shift seeks to fill that gap with a fast, easy-play rules set that gives you old-school style rules which fade into the background and let you focus on archetypal characters and the story at hand. "

The Night Shift: Veterans of the Supernatural Wars Quick Start Kit picks up where the Kickstarter drops off in twenty four pages. This is a 'beer & horror ' ease pick up mini game for a night of entertainment & it does this with a clever, fast, action packed adventure in twenty four pages;"This adventure sees a group of diverse and disparate demon hunters join together to stop a doomsday cult intent on summoning a demon from Hell to unleash on the city. As you play through, you will get a feel for how the O.G.R.E.S. (Oldschool Generic Roleplaying Engine System) works in practice. Throughout the adventure, you will see guidelines for how to use the system and play the game. The intent is not to give you a full breakdown of all of the options and rules of the game, but a taste of how it works, and how it plays out. "This game uses a very simple D20 system & the encounters seem well balanced. There's a lot of Tim Brannan of Otherside of the Blog here & there in the product. But mostly this is pure Jason Vey goodness. The encounters play fast & loose, the action is quick with a movie style, & the layout is solidly done.
I'd say this is a great way to start an evening. If you get a chance then by all means take a look. The whole cloth looks like a fun little game & I hope that the Kickstarter moves forward quickly & with solid race for the finishline.
You Can Grab 
Night Shift: Veterans of the Supernatural Wars Quick Start Kit Here. 

If You Want To Support The
Kickstarter Go Here! 

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