Woah! Nerdery uber-site Geek & Sundry did a follow-up article to their list of classic non-D&D roleplaying games, and they gave a shout-out to my own Little Fears! Despite the original being 15 years old and the Nightmare Edition heading toward the seven-year mark, the game of childhood terror was usually flown under the radar, thriving on word of mouth. It stuns me every time Little Fears pops up in the mainish-stream press (such as when the Escapist did a piece on it).
Huge thanks to Jessica Fisher and Geek & Sundry for the love!
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Over at Brainhouse Studios, Kirkimus Prime reviews the first three installments of Campfire Tales. If you’ve been thinking about picking up the series so far but wanted to know just a bit more before pressing “Buy Now” check out his reviews. (And if you’ve had a chance to read—and hopefully play!—any of the Campfire Tales episodes I’d love to know what you think, either via email or by leaving a review on the episode’s DriveThruRPG sales page.)
Speaking of DriveThruRPG, less than four days remain to pick up Little Fears Nightmare Edition along with dozens of other great games for just $11 each. I’m very happy with the response to the sale so far. Lots of new folks are picking up the core book, which I hope means lots of you are playing it or will be playing it soon.
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About a month and a half ago, the good folks at the Jank Cast interviewed me about Little Fears Nightmare Edition. They just posted the interview along with a review of the new edition. If you’re interested in hearing me ramble, check it out!
ReviewsJason L Blair05 November 2009
It’s odd hearing another person talk critically about your work. By “critically” I don’t mean criticizing it necessarily but putting it under a lens and examining the parts, possibly in a way I never did. In the eight years since the original Little Fears’ release, I’ve heard and read a lot of different opinions about it. Folks came away from the game with their own ideas of what it was about, what it did right, what it did wrong, and whether it was a game they wanted to play.
Arnold Cassell talks on all these points in the latest episode of the RPG-focused podcast Canon Puncture. I balked some at the idea of listening to a 40 minute dissection of my very first game but I’m glad that’s exactly what I did. Arnold paints a very fair portrait of the game and certainly enlightened me to aspects and ideas within its pages that, if they were intentional, were the result of me outsmarting myself.
So, if you’re someone interested in the history of Little Fears or if you haven’t had a chance to read the original and wonder what it was all about back then, check out Canon Puncture 79: Game Advocates – Little Fears.