20 Jun 2012
by Jeffrey Thomas
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It’s official: there’s going to be a Role-Playing Game set in my world of Punktown. The announcement was made by Michael Tresca in his column at Examiner.com, wherein Michael relates:
“I’ve been working on-and-off for the past few years on a secret project that can now be revealed to the world: Jeffrey Thomas’ Lovecraftian sci-fi setting known as Punktown is on track to be published as a Call of Cthulhu-compatible role-playing game by Miskatonic River Press in 2013.”
And working hard he has been. Michael has already created a very meaty core set of rules for the game, detailing much about Punktown. (This book could be as much a travel guide to Punktown as a RPG game!) And Michael’s credentials in the gaming arena are impressive:
“Michael ‘Talien’ Tresca is a game designer, author, communicator, and artist. Michael has authored numerous supplements and adventures for publishers of Open Game License and D20-compatible games, including AEG, MonkeyGod Enterprises, Goodman Games, Otherworld Creations, Privateer Press…”
Our RPG was Mike’s brainchild, in fact, so I am obviously greatly indebted to him.
Also on board is another writer with outstanding credentials: Mr. Brian M. Sammons. Here’s some of his work: http://www.freewebs.com/brian_sammons/mygamework.htm
Brian will be writing one of the book’s game scenarios. And in addition to adding a number of illustrations, I’m slated to pen a couple of original Punktown stories for the book, to get gamers new to the city acclimated to their environment.
As Mike relates, the book is to be released by MISKATONIC RIVER PRESS — and a huge THANK YOU to MRP guru Tom Lynch for giving our project such a fine home. http://miskatonicriverpress.com/
I’m tremendously excited about this project. It’s been fun thus far and promises to be even more fun as it progresses. Best of all, I’m sure fans of Call of Cthulhu, anything and everything HPL, and readers of my Punktown novels and short story collections will find much to enjoy here.
Spread the word, my friends!