I blame +Timothy Brannan for this one. Just when I thought I'd finally broken my "buying random new RPGS on the hope that I will live for a 100 more years and actually get in a game or two of all of them", he wrote a piece on his blog promoting the fun-looking Ninja High School RPG.
Based on an indie comic that's run for 30 years, produced by Ben Dunn, this new game uses the classic d6 system (which itself dates back to the original Ghostbusters and Star Wars RPGs) is being created by Ben in conjunction with Battlefield Press and game designer Jonathan M. Thompson.
I'd promised myself that from now on I was going to stick to Ubiquity-driven games (there's plenty of high quality material coming out of Exile Games and Triple Ace Games) and old school superhero games (my Marvel Super Heroes collection continues to blossom and Third Edition Villains & Vigilantes can't come soon enough).
However, there's something quirky and charming about Ninja High School (even though I'm not big on manga or anime these days, and I don't really go for 'dice pool' games) that made me think it might tick enough boxes to count as a supers game.
Check out the Ninja High School RPG campaign's Kickstarter page, which is looking to raise $2,850 by July 2, to learn more about the background to the game (and the comic), as well as the incentives and rewards on offer if you back the game.