Tuesday, October 13, 2009

FreeRPG Blog Loses It (Entertainingly)

After a year of enthusing about other people's free games, Rob Lang of the Free RPG Blog can't take it anymore, and chooses a target to let out all the venom he's been holding back:

Icar - a dreadful vat of excrement

Icar by Rob Lang is a free science fiction roleplaying game set in a bland, plagiarised future. The fat of other genres has been scraped off and boiled in a stinking vat to produce a stock kitchen sink Sci Fi. Unintelligible rules, disparate formatting and penis inspired space craft are wrapped in a deceptively colourful cover. As we will discover, if you paint a turd then what you end up with is a painted turd.

2 comments:

Rob Lang said...

Glad you enjoyed it. Most of the things I am complaining about are being fixed in the next version.

Except the penis shaped space craft. They stay.

Ed said...

Can't throw the baby out with the bathwater!