New release tuesday…

Posted on April 1, 2009 by

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Went down to my FLGS yesterday to see what new releases they had in, and I was pleasantly surprised.  Being a TV guy when I’m not busy being the NewbieDM, these games caught my eye, and I had to pick them up.

The first game is based on a favorite show of mine from the late 70’s – mid 80’s:

A game for blacks, whites, and everyone in between!

A game for blacks, whites, and everyone in between!

Everyone knows the story of Arnold Jackson.  He and his brother Willis were adopted by rich Mr. Drummond after their mother died, and lived a life of luxury on Park Avenue.   The familiar d20 mechanics are simple, and the different classes are great.  You can be Rich Middle Aged White Guy, Cute Little Black Kid, Spontaneous Dancin’ Bro, or Spoiled White Rich Girl.  It includes an introductory adventure called “Inappropriate Hot Tubbing with, eh… dad”, based on the show’s pilot.

Go get this game now.

The game belongs on every gamer's shelf.

The game belongs on every gamer's shelf.

I also picked up this gem:

mlrpgIf you’ve ever wanted to play in the worlds of Bonanza, Little House on the Prairie, or Highway to Heaven, then this is the game for you.

I’m not too crazy about the genre, but I know the game is making a huge splash on the convention scene:

These guys played all through the night

These guys played all through the night

It seems people love being an Ingall in the late 19th century, or an angel finding passage to heaven in the 80’s.  The combat mechanics are a bit wonky, as all that’s available for weapons are fists and sticks, but the game is decent enough.

So there you go.  Two great games you shouldn’t miss out on.  Available now at your FLGS!

Happy April Fools’!

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