Andy Hopp Surprises Me . . .

Low Life

Last year at Con on the Cob, on a whim, I sat down to play Andy Hopp’s Low Life role-playing game—with Andy as game master. Here’s a confession: As much as I’ve been amused reading the unfolding setting over the years, I didn’t really imagine it was role-play-able. Like HoL, it struck my relatively structured brain as too chaotic and—well—weird to probably hold up in play.

Boy was I wrong.

I played a female smelf (a race that uses stenches to create magical effects), as we wandered from a literal hole-in-the-wall “diner,” across hills and through forests, encountering all sorts of odd and deadly creatures, on our quest to recover stolen abilities. It was delightful!

G'ZoinkLater that weekend, I sat down again with Andy to play G’Zoink, a Memory-style card game set in the same world. Again, I thought, “How good can this really be?” I’m not a big fan of Memory games (in part because my memory is so bad). And again, I was proven delightfully wrong. G’Zoink is a deceptively simple game with lots and lots of depth. Highly recommended!

Having fallen in love with the world of Mutha Oith through these games, I’m thrilled to announce that as a result of a recent conversation at Gen Con, Andy and I will be including Low Life as a free setting chapter in the d6xd6 CORE RPG. So there’s another six pages added to the d6xd6 CORE RPG book, and another chance to experience Andy’s madcap world for yourself.

One thought on “Andy Hopp Surprises Me . . .

  • August 19, 2014 at 10:33 am

    Andy is good people, and Low Life IS delightful. Glad it’s included!

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