Tuesday, October 22, 2013

A Return of Pacesetter RPG Style Horror - Christian Lindke

"Goblinoid Games has resurrected Pacesetter style horror just in time for Halloween with CRYPTWORLD. This game is the latest in Goblinoid’s Pacesetter line of games. The company cannot use the Chill name, as that belongs to Mayfair Games, but they have turned what could have been a drawback into a strength. CRYPTWORLD brings the rules and some of the thematic elements that made Chill successful and updates them to include elements of the horror movies of the 1980s…a film era as far removed from today as the Hammer movies of the 60s were from 1984. Daniel Proctor has hired Jim Holloway, the cover artist of the original Chill, to illustrate the cover and provide a full page illustration on the inside cover. These illustrations demonstrate that the game has a tone similar to that of Chill, but also highlight how CRYPTWORLD is more than a sequel… it is a successor. Where Chill was a game that was played best when simulating the horror of the Hammer Films, any kind of horror is possible with CRYPTWORLD. According to Dan Proctor," 4.5 out of 5 http://www.blackgate.com/2013/10/07/a-return-of-pacesetter-rpg-style-horror/