"Yaruki Zero" is Japanese for "Zero Motivation." It’s also the name of Ewen Cluney’s blog about games. Ewen (which is pronounced like "Aaron" for reasons his parents have never fully explained) is the translator of Maid: The Role-Playing Game, and the designer of Channel A, Magical Burst, and entirely too many weird things that mix anime and tabletop role-playing... [click here for more]
In 1990, Palladium Books launched Rifts, a post-apocalyptic-science-fantasy-horror-mecha-role-playing game using a game system from 1981.
In 2021, two guys who played it a bunch revisited the game and, armed with hindsight, set about mocking, parodying, and critiquing the game. It turned into this embarrassingly long book.
Coverage of the basic rules, the nearly 30 (i.e. 27) classes, psionics,... [click here for more]