At Comicpalooza a few weeks back (which I attended as part of Skirmisher Publishing's entourage, which still boggles that they graciously and generously invited this reprobate along), I had the pleasure of hanging out with designer and artiste extraordinaire Andy Hopp, he of the surreal and snazzy Low Life supplement for the Savage Worlds engine.
If you're not familiar with the material, it's a post-post-post-apocalyptic Earth where plural 'ageddons (nukes, pollutants, aliens, comets, returned lost continents—ALL the biggies) turned our pristine blue-green marble into a grey-green glob of gunk.
Gone are the humans, flora, and fauna. Now, "Planet Oith" is ruled by arthropods, annelids, sludges, weirdos, not-so-extra-terrestrials...and sentient snack cakes.
It's goofy. It's giddy. It's delirious. It's diphtherious. And it out-gonzos everything.
The art is what really does it for me. Just check out these Dr.-Seuss-on-LSD beauties:
|The Playable Races|
|The Same...But Now, In Glorious Black & White!|
I've always wanted to do something for Low Life, but didn't think it really fit my oh-so-serious mutant musings. But the delightful, demented, and all-around deranged Mr. Hopp got me off my mental keister, and set my inspirational slops a' slitherin'. So expect to see some Mutant Future-y interpretations soon.
|Seriously. Just look at that guy. THE FACE OF MADNESS.|
(The bastard love-clone of Danny Devito and Dr. Emmett Brown, perhaps...?)
Oh, yeah! There's a Kickstarter available, where you can give money and get cool swag in return; medium of exchange, meet goods and services! AND you're supporting a revised edition of the core sourcebook.
I've pledged, so what more of a recommendation do you need? GIVE THIS PROJECT ALL YOUR MONIES!!!
Do it. Click right here. You know you want to.