*
*
Home
Help
Login
Register
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
August 27, 2014, 11:13:59 AM

Login with username, password and session length
Forum changes: Editing of posts has been turned off until further notice.
Search:     Advanced search
275647 Posts in 27717 Topics by 4283 Members Latest Member: - otto Most online today: 65 - most online ever: 429 (November 03, 2007, 04:35:43 AM)
Pages: [1]
Print
Author Topic: Burning Sand: Jihad  (Read 3538 times)
Thor Olavsrud
Member

Posts: 349


WWW
« on: August 16, 2005, 04:21:58 AM »

For anyone that's interested, we've managed to sneak in a new PDF supplement ahead of GenCon.

It's 88 pages of space opera goodness.
Logged

dunlaing
Member

Posts: 308

My name is Bill


« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2005, 07:40:16 AM »

Cool. I'm definitely interested. At first blush, it seems a little derivative of Dune, but I've only read the first page or two.
Logged
rafial
Member

Posts: 594


WWW
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2005, 08:39:14 AM »

Quote
At first blush, it seems a little derivative of Dune

And that's a bad thing how? :)
Logged
John Harper
Member

Posts: 1054

flip you for real


WWW
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2005, 02:10:06 PM »

Also, the very first page says the game is an homage. So, "a little derivative" is actually a huge understatement. It's a loving re-creation of the Dune 'verse in almost every detail. Very cool too!
Logged

Agon: An ancient Greek RPG. Prove the glory of your name!
rafial
Member

Posts: 594


WWW
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2005, 02:25:09 PM »

It's a loving re-creation of the Dune 'verse in almost every detail.

It's way more subversive than that... It's unashamedly using the tropes of the Duneiverse to comment on contemporary politics.  Never let it be said that the folks at BW HQ aren't prepared to tweak a few noses.

Quote
Very cool too!

That, well it goes without saying...

Logged
John Harper
Member

Posts: 1054

flip you for real


WWW
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2005, 02:35:55 PM »

Yes. I'm really reading it now (just skimmed before) and I'm loving the political stuff. Nice work, folks.
Logged

Agon: An ancient Greek RPG. Prove the glory of your name!
M Jason Parent
Member

Posts: 50

Junk Dreamer


WWW
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2005, 05:34:13 AM »

Bought this at GenCon sight-unseen.

I read the back, said to myself "this sounds vaguely Dune-esque, I love Dune, my wife loves Dune... it may be close enough that I could use it to get her playing Burning Wheel!", and bought it.

Then discovered how Dune-esque it really is. Sweetness.

All that is lacking is a single line on the back cover...

"He who controls the salt controls the universe!"
Logged

M Jason Parent
(not really an Indie publisher, but I like to pretend)

Junk Dreams Design Journal (an archive of old Junk Dreams posts)
Luke
Moderator
Member
*
Posts: 1359

Conventions Forum Moderator, First Thoughts Pest


WWW
« Reply #7 on: August 31, 2005, 07:12:51 AM »

oh it is... but it isn't.

-L
Logged

Pages: [1]
Print
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
Oxygen design by Bloc
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!