Even in the midst of planning for the 4th session of Deadlands, I’ve been given an opportunity to sign up for a game to be run by Rick, the man behind the Illyria homebrew campaign setting. It’ll take place after this round of games, and I have to admit that I’m pretty excited for 2 very important reasons:
- Its Space Opera
- Its going to be using the HERO system
Somehow the gaming gods have graced me with an opportunity to play in a setting I can appreciate (Pulp), with a system I’ve sorely missed playing (HERO). While I’m certain Rick will jettison most of the campy aspects of a Space Opera campaign (more Farscape, less Buck Rogers), my enthusiasm isn’t dampened one bit.
In fact, I’m sudddenly quite inspired to see if I can cobble together a Space Opera Setting of my own and put it into a document like Rick’s Illyria. It’ll be good exercise for my world building skills, and might be amusing to put up on RPGbloggers as a free resource.