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Two Fisted RPG Review: InSpectres and ICONS

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06 May 2011 12:25 #270705 by Josh Look
InSpectres
InSpectres is a paranormal investigation game, though the system is...

Ghostbusters and comic books.

These two things have had a pretty profound effect on my life.  I've loved them for as long as my memory goes back and they've continued to give me a tremendous amount of enjoyment all throughout my life.  I bet I could make some pretty strong arguments for them being two of the greatest things to ever be crafted by human hands.  Yet they unfortunately don't get along too well with my favorite hobby, that being board gaming.  A Ghostbusters game would be a humorless affair (and what's the point in that?), and I've talked about my displeasure with superhero games [url=http://fortressat.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=2353:superheroes-and-gamingwhats-missing&catid=56&Itemid=100311]before.[/url]

Over the last few weeks, I've made a big return to the world of RPGs.  It all started with a game called InSpectres, a game that not only delivered the perfect combination of elements you'd want in a Ghostbusters game, it had me re-examining what I thought about the RPG genre as a whole.  Eager to find more RPGs that put narrative before heavy, detailed rules, I found ICONS, a superhero game that reminds me of the old Marvel FASERIP game combined with the sensibilities of the indie roleplaying market.

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