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Codex - Joy 2 (Nov. 2018)


Codex is the monthly RPG fanzine published by the Gauntlet gaming community! Each issue features a variety of articles organized around a theme, loads of original artwork, and a custom layout.

Inside Codex - Joy 2:

Storm Riders! A game about action hero cartoons of the 1980s and the people who love them. Gameplay alternates between portraying characters from a gonzo fantasy world, portraying a person in the real-world who loves the show those characters exist in, and even participating in meta narratives such as TV commercials airing during the show and meetings with the Broadcast Standards board. Storm Riders was chosen as one of The Gauntlet’s Favorite Games of 2018!

A Feast of Jovial Moments Written for use in Epidiah Ravachol’s Swords Without Master, as ideas for Thunders, Feats Heroic, or even a simple roll. Also useful for inspiring fantastical tales of roguery and adventure.

Grandma’s Drinking Song A role-playing, verse-writing, song-singing game for 4 players about a matriarchal family of bootleggers during Prohibition! It was written by Lucian Kahn, author of the popular story game Dead Friend.

True Beauty A campaign framework for Monsterhearts 2 that sets the game in the middle of the ballroom scene of 1980s Harlem. The story focuses on the members of House Diamante, including a Unicorn who has recently left the world of high fashion. Will the members of House Diamante be able to survive the diabolical machinations of their house mother? And who will win a trophy at the famous Legends Ball?

3 Dozen Local Holidays and Celebrations

6 original illustrations

A custom layout by Jake Householder

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