Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Earth, Wind, and Fire

I was listening to Earth, Wind and Fire the other day, pulling out one of my favorite EWF songs, "Fantasy". And it made me think about the fact that RPGs tend to favor the rugged individualism of Howardesque pulp fiction and the moralistic grounds of Tolkienian fantasy, but very few RPGs have gone after 70s touchy-feely or new age fantasy. Sure, there's stuff like Green Ronin's Blue Rose, built to emulate the romantic fantasy genre. But where are my multicultural, peace-loving, zodiac-embracing, psychedelic landscape, air ship flying fantasies of people in flowy shirts trying to fight for higher consciousness for mankind?

Some part of me wonders if there was some part of my brain ready to put together a funk soul liberation RPG setting.