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Heroism! Romance! Wonder!

The Pulp Revolution scene is flat out on fire right now…!

First up… those Sad Pooka guys have gone and memed the thing:

And if you happened to miss it, my Geek Gab appearance is the talk of the town:

Finally, JimFear138 is off the chaintop book blogger Rwale Nyanzi has released his take on the pulp ethos with Sword & Flower.

And I really should add… one of the more striking things about the old pulp stories is the prominent role that grappling plays in them. Tarzan, for instance, re-discovers the Full Nelson in one of his more exciting scenes of his debut novel. As awesome as that is, somehow it never quite made the transition into the tabletop games that were inspired by this stuff….

UNTIL NOW! Douglas Cole has finally pushed the state of the art forward on this longstanding problem in tabletop gaming. Check out his designer’s notes over at Castalia House for the full story!


4 responses to “Heroism! Romance! Wonder!

  1. Robert Eaglestone January 31, 2017 at 11:40 am

    Jeff, anything I can do to help push the JEFFRO label?

    • jeffro January 31, 2017 at 10:05 pm

      I didn’t believe it last year when people tried to tell me I was a brand. But the value of it varies directly to (a) the success of pulp revolution creators and (b) the site traffic of Castalia House blog. That’s a mighty big lunch table, so there’s plenty to choose from if you’re looking for something to boost the signal on!

      (And thanks, by the way…!)

  2. Cane Caldo February 12, 2017 at 8:31 pm

    I didn’t know Gaming Ballistic was associated with CH. Pretty cool.

    • jeffro February 14, 2017 at 9:46 am

      He wrote a series called Violent Resolution over at Castalia House blog. Really awesome, one of the best break downs on rpg design out there. He’s his own publisher, so there’s no professional connection. But the fact that he would (in effect) sit at my lunch table when it wasn’t cool means a lot. That other top tier designers are collaborating him behind the scenes is one of the most awesome things to come out of all this.

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