There aren't many genres as relevant to our times as economic horror, and the TTRPG environment is severely lacking in quality and quantity in that department.
iHunt is set to change that.
This game boasts thematic strength in spades. Late stage capitalism and its woes resonate with so many of us, especially those of us coming from marginalized communities. #iHunt channels that with heaps of realness. While a lot of TTRPGs with heavy themes struggle to connect emotionally, #iHunt succeeds thanks to the relevance of its subject matter and the amazing way in which it's all conveyed.
And it ain't just the content that is easy to connect with. The no-bullshit, straight-to-the-point writing is not just refreshing, but completely apt for the current, nerve-wracking times we get to live in. Yay.
Yet #iHunt isn't some bleak misery tour of the worst face of our society. It knows when to laugh in the face of true horror, and it has your back by providing proper, violent escapism when you most need it. It understands humor is a necessary weapon against crippling monetary insecurity, and boy does it wield it good.
The use of the FATE system seems very appropriate and the system itself is really well explained. The mix of survival tips and advice, rules and fiction is expertly organized and presented; there was never a point in which I was like "oook I'm tired of this" or whatever. And I have to hammer this down again: in a time in which most TTRPGs end up being coffee table books or as glorified bookshelf filler, this being a more entertaining, engaging and overall just plain fun read than most of the big titles out there makes it an amazing purchase that I can't wait to take to the actual gaming table.
[5 of 5 Stars!]