Thursday, August 06, 2009

Rippin' on Rifts, pt.2

Zack and Steve are back at it with Rifts Japan.

Best line:
"I remember suggesting the Rifts Quebec book so we could make fun of French-Canadians, the worst Canadians."




Obiri said...

Rifts actually had some pretty cool books. This was not one of them.If an area had an obvious theme, Simbeieda did it to death.

Egypt - Egytian gods
Britain - bad Arthur remake
Japan - Ninjas and Samurai

I did like most of the Coalition books as well as Mexico and Atlantis. A good rule of thumb is that the further away from the USA you got, the worse (and in many cases rascist) the books got.

Rognar said...

One of the big problems with Rifts is there is just too much of everything. After reading the statblock for the 67th different (yet, virtually indistinguishable)mech or the 17th incarnation of the humble laser pistol, your eyes start to glaze over.

Some of the dimensional sourcebooks, like Phase World and Wormwood, are pretty interesting though. They don't feel like more the same thing over and over again.

Obiri said...

Interesting. I didn't really care for that book at all. Its been ages since I've read it so I don't really recall why I didn't like it. Maybe the world was just too alien.