Sunday, July 13, 2014

CHILL-ing Adventures with Cryptworld!

I don't know what it is about bloggers/writers name Tim, but they always seem influence me in my rpg purchases. This time it's Tim Snider at The Savage Afterworld. I know that Tim was one of the writers from Cryptworld and he's posted some great stuff for it over at his blog. If you have the game (or it's predecessor Chill), you should check out his Cryptworld posts for some great monsters.

Since I have two Chill books, Vampires and Creature Feature, I thought I should pick up the core rules. For those of you that don't know the original version of Chill has been out of print since they 80's. However, the game has been resurrected  via Gobliniod Games Cryptworld. Cryptworld uses the same rules as the classic Chill and covers the same genre, it just doesn't have the setting info Chill had, namely S.A.V.E.

I'm not too familiar with the Pacesetter rules system. Overall it doesn't look overly complicated. That being said I can tell it comes from the 80's. Action tables used to make me shy away from games. This one doesn't seem to rough, but it will take some getting used to. The game is complete and includes many iconic "things that go bump in the night." Plus Tim's blog has some great stuff too.

Ultimately, I'm not sure if I'll ever play Cryptworld. The game looks cool. I may be able to pick games up at cons, but I have few players and the ones I have already have horror games that they prefer. Still, perhaps one day

Also, that being said I'm sure after I get a feel for the system I'll take a stab/bite/tentacled slap at some game stats. I think Herbert West needs to make his Cryptworld debut. Also, since Elvira hosted a Chill supplement, I think she needs stats.

You can buy Cryptworld here.

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