August 30, 2017
RPGaDay Question #30
Wow, almost forgot to post this one.
Question #30: What is an RPG genre-mashup you would most like to see?
Honestly, most of the genre-mashups I'd like to see have already hit publication.
For instance, Horror+Western is covered by Deadlands, while Horror+Noir is covered by Deadlands: Noir, and Horror+Post-Apoc is addressed by Deadlands: Hell on Earth, so Pinnacle's got my back there.
Lovecraft-themed supernatural horror and anime is addressed by the sadly underrated CthulhuTech.
Then there's just the simple fact that Star Wars, as the embodiment of the space opera genre, is itself a mashup of genres that it covers a lot of bases. Heroic knights with laser swords and quasi-psychic powers squaring off against faceless minions of a cruel tyrant with quick-drawing smartass scoundrels, sassy nobles that can handle themselves in a fight, and non-human mascots at their side goes a long ways.
7th Sea might have a Renaissance-era Pirates and Swashbucklers feel to it, but it can easily be adapted to cover themes of horror and/or exploration, especially in 2nd edition where the Syrenth are far more of an unknown and the mystical elements of the world have much more of a sinister cant to them.
Welp, one final day to go in RPGaDay for 2017. I have to say this has been interesting, and certainly gave this ol' blog of mine a lot more activity in the span of a month than it usually sees over the course of a year. But as for what the future holds? Well, guess we'll just have to see, won't we?