Sandy Writes Intro to New RPG Action Comedy

Sandy Writes Intro to New RPG Action Comedy

Sandy is one of the authors of 1986’s award-winning Ghostbusters roleplaying game. Not only was that frightfully cheerful roleplaying game the first ever RPG to use a dice pool mechanic, it was also one of the main inspirations for the Awfully Cheerful Engine — a new action comedy role playing game. We thought you’d like to see what Sandy has to say …

“I decided that before sitting down to the gruesome endeavor of writing the Awfully Cheerful Engine! foreword, I’d stop by the store and get some snacks. You know  pork rinds, crappy 7-11 nachos, diet Dr Pepper. To fortify the inner man for the task. Before I left, I called to my wife upstairs. “Hey, you want something from the store?” She was in the shower, and all I heard was “garble garble Red Monkeys burble.” Red monkeys? Must be some new thing. Maybe a brand of glue for one of her projects? Who knew. 

Anyway, I walked into the store, and, having no idea what red monkeys were, walked over to the proprietor and asked, ‘Do you have any red monkeys?’ 

“WHAT did you ask?!” he shouted, his face turning as red as a monkey.” 

What happened next?

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Final 24 Hours to Join the Monster Invasion!

Final 24 Hours to Join the Monster Invasion!

The Monster Invasion ends tomorrow! Check-out the campaign page with scores of information including videos, reviews, game play of our FOUR NEW GAMES plus links to “test drive” the games on Tabletopia!

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April Fools Day is Just Around the Corner!

April Fools Day is Just Around the Corner!

If you’ve been a Petersen Games fan for some time, you know that we always have a special surprise on April Fools Day. For this year, we are going to do it a little differently. Instead of launching a Kickstarter that can take months to receive, we will be releasing a brand new, exclusive product for preorder on our website. 

The mystery product is already designed and ready print, we just need to know how many of this exclusive item to order and ship! It will only be available directly from Petersen Gamesand your preorder period is only April 1-10.

So be ready this Thursday! We’ll send a special announcement with the details and link to order.