So it’s definitely been a little quiet around the AOP website and office lately, at least as far as new material for our existing lines. It’s been a crazy and frustrating 2014, with a lot of projects getting derailed, taking more time then we had hoped, being hampered by cash-flow issues, etc. Hardly a banner year. And it’s in an effort make sure 2015 is a much better year that I (Hal Mangold, the Overmind) have lent my assistance to my friends over at Atlas Games as they bring back one of the coolest games of the 1990’s, Feng Shui. Feng Shui was the first game I ever wrote for, and it has a place in my gaming heart right next to RuneQuest and Call of Cthulhu as the RPGs that shaped my non F20 gaming experiences. The opportunity to work on it was too good to pass up, both creatively, and in terms of the resources my participation could provide to get Atomic Overmind Press back up and running effectively. We’ve done even better than I could have possibly hoped. The new edition, Feng Shui 2, is already funded, and rolling into the last couple days of its Kickstarter. There are a ton of cool rewards and accessories for whatever level you care to back it at, and I’d personally appreciate the support. Here’s a little more about the game:
Eunuch sorcerers. Slick conspirators. Cyborg apes. Control freak monks. Armed with the secrets of Feng Shui, all aim to conquer the past, present, and future. Only you have the guts, guns, and flying feet to stop them!
It’s back in all its explodey, chi-blasting glory: Feng Shui, the classic game of Hong Kong-inspired cinematic action, refurbished with a fresh bag of ammo for a new roleplaying generation! Original designer Robin D. Laws rushes your way on a bullet-riddled gurney to serve up the thrills fans remember, furiouser and faster than ever.
- Choose between a wide array of action flick archetypes. Be an icy-cool killer, a determined martial artist, a maverick cop, a crusty old master, a clanking cyborg, a highway ronin, or a melancholy ghost.
- Fight with free-flowing bravura! Lay low mooks, foes and bosses with guns, fu, magic, monster powers or the genetic mutations of a blasted future. Deploy smarts and skill to find your next fight!
- Bolster your abilities by capturing special sites of power, the key to the chi war that secretly commands history’s course.
- Journey through time portals from contemporary Hong Kong to the Tang Dynasty, from the rebellion-soaked Opium Wars era to scorched, post-apocalyptic roadways.
Loaded with Game Moderator advice, easier to run than ever, and including a fully fleshed out, mayhem-rich introductory adventure, Feng Shui 2 is more than ready for you. Are you ready for it?
You can find the project page here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/atlasgames/feng-shui-2-action-movie-roleplaying-game-by-robin. The success of this project will have a concretely positive effect on the future of Atomic Overmind Press. Thank you for your support, and don’t worry, there’s a lot more Atomic Overmind Press material to come!