Steve: Ah, I feel like we could do a 100 page look at just the main book. There's so much stuff we left out.
Zack: Maybe we can do a part two in the future.
Steve: On the main book?
Zack: I don't know. Maybe we can do a source book or something. I don't know, what's out there?
Steve: You have no idea what you're asking.
Zack: How many books are there.
Steve: There are a lot. There are so many they released two source books on South America.
Zack: No way.
Steve: Way, dude. Way. Two on Russia. Japan. Australia. Plus all the adventure books. The war between the Coalition and Tolkeen. And the Coalition sourcebooks. And the Vampires and Mechanoids.
Steve: Canada and Quebec.
Zack: They did a source book on Canada and Quebec?
Steve: No. They did a source book on Canada and then they did a source book on Quebec.
Zack: My god.
Steve: It's a good thing Rifts is just about the sweetest game ever written.
Zack: I bet Dungeons & Dragons' ears are burning right about now.
Steve: No, I didn't mean it's better than D&D. But, like, you can be a wizard flying a jet plane against a dinosaur.
Zack: A skull jet plane?
Steve: Whatever you can imagine! It's Rifts!
Sometimes I dream that I'm sitting in the back of the defunct Weinermobile as it careens driverless down the highway. At first I thought this was symbolic of the powerlessness I feel in life, but then I realized it's actually the Weinermobile's dream of being able to drive again.
Three years ago, when we were burying my uncle, Cleaver and some gross lady dog (Solstice???) showed up at the cemetery and starting going at it really loudly. It ruined everything and we had to have a "re-do" the next day and it cost a fortune. I've hated him ever since for that.
Ignore the hype. Find out how these games will likely go right or wrong.
Zack Parsons, Steve "Malak" Sumner, and friends tackle bizarre role playing game products that make them wonder, "What the fuck!?" From the early days of Gygax to contemporary role playing games, none will be spared.