Friday, March 13, 2015

Friday Feature: Bizarre Tales

Bizarre Tales comes from the February Mythoard offering, written by +Tim Callahan and +Matt Hildebrand of Moon Dice Games.  They are also the creative muscle behind the zine, Crawljammer.  I had the fortune of being involved in the beta Mythoard.  I wrote an adventure/setting called the Stone Fields of Azoroth (click the link for some quick details), and +Jarrod Shaw, the Mythoard man himself, suggested using Azoroth as the initial piece of an on-going world that would be exclusive through Mythoard.  I thought it was a great idea.

Bizarre Tales is the 2nd offering of the Mythoard collective game world.  Tim and Matt did a fantastic job.  Wow.  First off, re purposing that cover is brilliant.  I don't know how you can not look at it and no be instantly wanting to read what's inside.  Then the titles like, The Day the Bounty Hunters Came to Baulder and Into the Depths of Zurr.    Those titles reek of pulp fiction.  Fantastic stuff.

Aside from the cosmetic beauty and the skillful choice of titles, the damn book is fantastic.  It really it.  I feel sorry for those who did not get a copy because this is a top-notch product.  Matt and Tim put together a truly wonderful setting with colorful characters and places and with events and mysteries permeating the entire area.  I'm going to say it again, Bizarre Tales in fantastic.

When Jarrod first purposed the shared world experience through Mythoard I was excited and when I heard Tim and Matt were next up, I knew it was in fantastic hands.  But they exceeded my expectations. 

Please do not miss out on another Mythoard, each one has gotten better.  Visit the website and grab a subscription.  There are various ways to subscribe, pick one that will fit your budget.  It is well worth it.