Tuesday, September 5, 2017
Now available: Itras By: The Menagerie
Itras By: The Menagerie is a cabinet of curiosities: new scenarios, setting elements, short games, tools, cards, articles to help your group fine-tune the game for your purposes. An optional card deck is also available.
The book is presented to you by an international team of 40 creators, representing LARP and OSR, professionals and hobbyists, scholars and artists. All share a passion for roleplaying and the strange.
Emily Care Boss from the foreword (abbreviated):
“The game captured something for me. A period, a mind-set, a feeling. Surrealism, German expressionism, dada, modernism, poetry, dreams. All these were there. But also, a slipping feeling, where the ground beneath you becomes sand. The solid pillars of reality pass through your hands like smoke. Meaning comes into question. The realm of creative play in role playing games harnessed to embody that feeling. And yet keep us grounded in the shared story. With the Menagerie, we revisit this ground with new tour guides. They give us tools as players to embrace the surreal in our game, flexing our imaginations and abilities to encompass the unknown. The authors even lead us to look sideways at our own world. Raising prickly questions about the arbitrary nature of what exactly we all may believe to be real and true.”
This wonderful cabinet of curiosities contains stuff such as:
MANILA MYTHOLOGY | RADIO STARS | SEX WORK | CAPYBARAS WITH HATS | FRINGE SCIENCE | NEW CARDS | GERMAN EXPRESSIONISM | A FRENCH CONNECTION | SURREALIST GAMES | MAPPING THE UNREAL | GRIMASQUES | SUBDUERS/THE DARKNESS | DRESS TO IMPRESS | SAYING NØ | AUTISTIC ITRA | RIGHT TOOLS FOR A WEIRD TRADE
The companion book is perfect in enhancing your Itras By sessions.
But can also be used as tools for any other game.
I'm proud to have contributed Imperia Manila, which reimagines many Philippine mythological concepts to fit in the surreal world of Itras By. For those who check it out, do let me know if you recognize the easter eggs I left in there.
Grab it today: