Friday, October 4, 2013

Smoke From The New Fire

Readers who know of The Everwayan's involvement with the Heirs to the Lost World RPG, and our own Xeno-Meso setting will not be surprised to learn that we keep a vigilant eye open for other Mesoamerican-inspired RPGs.

Over the last year, we've been very intrigued by the tell-tale smoke from the New Fire, an Aztec/Mesoamerican RPG recently released and now available in PDF and different print formats through DriveThruRPG. The New Fire's PDF is simply beautiful, and we are looking forward to the arrival of our copy of the full color hardcover.

I find reading PDFs much more challenging than books, but I have been flipping around in my PDF copy while I wait for the book. This game is clearly written by someone who has learned a great deal about Mesoamerican culture and has thought through how to make an Aztec-centered game that is faithful to the source material, respectful of contemporary Nahuatl speakers, and an interesting set-up for roleplaying adventures.

Here is the most in-depth review of the game I have found so far. If you go to the New Fire website, you can also connect to the game's Facebook page, which is the most active online community for the game.

We'll have more to say once the hard copy arrives and we have a chance to digest it!

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