My friend Breandan has published a new roleplaying game, set in the 24th century. It’s a space opera of sorts, and it premiered at Comicpalooza in Houston, Texas, in 2010. The few hardcover copies that were available sold out quickly, and now Breandan and Co. are running a Kickstarter campaign to fund the second print run, and also help with further expansions of the game.
I’ve had the pleasure of helping play test Dark Nova, if only for a weekend, and all I can say is that Breandan knows his stuff. At the time, the game existed mostly in the text form on a hard drive… but it was also deeply imprinted in Breandan’s head. He gave us a run-down of Dark Nova’s background, lecturing at length on the history of each race and the various territories in space.
The next day was a marathon play testing session, and it was a blast. It’s not often that you get to see a roleplaying game grow from the ground up, and I’m hoping that Dark Nova gets funding far above and beyond what the Kickstarter is asking for - because it means that more copies can be let out into the world for gamers to enjoy.