Exciting news for metalhead nerds everywhere: Dave Brockie, aka Oderus Urungus of GWAR, will be writing and illustrating (with the help of fellow Slave Pit artist Matt Maguire) the tabletop RPG adventure Towers Two as part of a Crowd Funding campaign for the “Lamentations of the Flame Princess” Weird Fantasy Role-Playing game. Here’s a general overview of the plot:
The mighty ‘Towers Two’ had stood as a symbol of stability and prosperity over a world that was increasingly slipping into chaos. But ever since the difficult birth of the identical twin brothers Rondrel and Zal, a shadow has fallen over the family and the land they had ruled for centuries. The brothers quarreled over the power they had inherited from their father, squandering their wealth, and sending the line into decay. The nearby village of Ham, once happy to call Towers Two and the Family Hune their protectors, now live in fear of the fortress and its inhabitants.
Brockie, a long-time tabletop gamer and dungeonmaster, is understandably excited — “stoked,” as he put it — about the upcoming project. “Lamentations of the Flame Princess” publisher James Edward Raggi IV commented about enlisting Brockie’s help:
“I knew I wanted a metal musician to write an adventure to get the right attitude, and Brockie is the guy. His work with GWAR shows he’s able to come up with memorable characters and situations wrapped up in a package that gets attention, he’s got the twisted imagination that fits the LotFP style, and he’s got the gaming experience to turn it into something playable for the gaming crowd. It’s going to kick ass and blow minds.”
If you want to donate to help get this project off the ground, click here for more details. If you’re more into death and destruction than dungeons and dragons, you can always still see Oderus and the rest of GWAR at the GWAR-B-Q in Richmond, VA. Tickets are still on sale and the GWAR-B-Q will be held on August 18.