If you’re a fan of tabletop RPGs, then you’re in luck: Fantasy Flight Games have revealed a new tabletop RPG out before the end of the year set in a variety of apocalyptic scenarios. Here’s the big twist–your’e the main character struggling to survive the apocalypse. According to io9.com, here’s what players can look forward to:
The End Of The World lets players create personas based on physical, mental and social attributes – as well as personality strengths and flaws – to make as ‘realistic’ a character as you can before placing you in one of a variety of world-ending apocalyptic scenarios: from Zombie outbreaks to Old God horrors, Alien Invasions and robot uprisings. The same sort of approach is taken to the gear your characters start off with during their adventure (as much as we’d all like to, not everyone’s going to find themselves fully prepared kitted out with every weapon and survival tool under the sun in an apocalypse). You might start off with access to a gun, or you might have to fend off hordes of enemies with a Kitchen knife. You could have nothing but your wits about you – and the will to not get yourself killed, of course.
Sounds like quite a bit of fun.
As you start writing your critique, you might find this site helpful. Not only does it list a variety of of logical fallacies, it defines each of them thoroughly and provides examples. You can even download a poster if that’s more your style.
With all of the coverage of the Dallas Ebola cases, we often forget that the real crisis exists in Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia. Here’s a short interview with a journalist currently in Monrovia that discusses the human impact of the disease.
Thanks for the link, EJ!