Set in a post apocalyptic world, inspired by the insanity of Saturday morning cartoons Toonpocalypse is what is called a ‘rules-lite’ role playing game. The system is simplified and very flexible, putting an emphasis on fun over having tons of rules.
In this game, you can play anything you want. Really. Magical school girl princess? Sure. Overly affectionate wooly mammoth? Why not. Want to be a talking cheeseburger? That’s up to you!
You can be anything you want, and then use a simple ‘pick from a list’ system to select abilities for your characters, to make things balanced and give a bit of structure. On top of that, the game uses a hilarious ‘keyword’ system. Pick keywords for your character’s special abilities and if they match up to enemy ones you get bonuses!
Fighting a dragon? Sorry, nope, that’s a Sunshine Sparkle Dragon.
Found a weapon? That’s a Laser Puppy Cannon.
The keywords are all kinds of crazy, and you can add your own to make the game truly ridiculous. If you’ve ever been interested in roleplaying games but are put off by the huge number of rules most systems, then this is a perfect place to start.
If you’re an avid role player looking for something that is just crazy and hilarious, this promises to be a unique experience.