Kickstart The Warren

 Posted by on July 20, 2015  Filed as: Editorial  Add comments  Topic(s):
Jul 202015

Instead of a regular Kickstarter round up, I’m going to focus in on one of the two kickstarters I’m backing this month. The first, which I won’t spend much time on, is the Reaper Miniature Bones III kickstarter. I’ve backed the two previous ones and this one is again looking to be a blockbuster. Check it out if you like minis and have time to paint them (I don’t, but am backing it anyway).

2005106cbc4dcaee6de39f18496103e5_originalThe one I did want to talk about is The Warren.

The Warren is a tabletop role-playing game about intelligent rabbits trying to make the best of a world filled with hazards, predators and, worst of all, other rabbits. It is a game about survival and community.

This game takes inspiration from classic rabbit tales such as Watership DownFifteen Rabbits, and Peter Rabbit. It uses a heavily-modified version of the game mechanics from Vincent Baker’s Apocalypse World.

I first saw The Warren at last year’s Gen Con in the Games on Demand area, but didn’t manage to get into a game of it. I loved Bunnies and Burrows ages ago, running it at least a few times. There’s just something incredibly enticing about playing actual rabbits, not anthropomorphic ones, but real bunnies facing a harsh world without opposable thumbs.

And, it’s Powered by the Apocalypse, one of my favourite game systems. How could I resist?

I found an early playtest and was excited by what I saw, but now this kickstarter is bringing the game to full publication and will also feature at least a couple custom worlds in which to play your furry friends.

I can’t wait, only now I have to figure out which of my gaming groups would be willing to indulge me and play rabbits for a change…

The kickstarter ends on August 4th and just $10 will get you the pdf. Check it out!

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Justin Schmid

Justin started tabletop gaming in 1983 with Basic D&D (red box) and never looked back. He runs and plays in a wide variety of games, including Savage Worlds, Dungeon World, Trail of Cthulhu and many, many more. He also writes professionally for role-playing games, including writing and creating Night's Edge an Alternate Reality Universe for Cyberpunk 2020. He went on to write eight more adventures and sourcebooks in the Night's Edge line, adding vampires and other supernatural perils to the already dangerous world of Cyberpunk. As a freelance writer, he wrote The Bermuda Triangle for Call of Cthulhu, Shadows of the Mind, and Psi Wars for Conspiracy X and contributed to Last Unicorn's Star Trek RPG, as well as to Cybergeneration sourcebooks, and many other games. When he's not creating imaginary worlds for his daughter, he's running games for his friends and writing new adventures or designing new game systems. He currently lives in Vancouver, B.C., Canada.

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