It is a tough time to be online right now. We are watching as a whole race rises up against the systematic oppression they have experienced for years. It is hard not to be upset and the urge to help is strong. If you are in Australia you may feel like helping is too hard, the distance too great. Player 2 would like to remind you all though that Australia is by no means innocent. Indigenous Australians have been victimised and silenced by ingrained systemic racism and police brutality for generations. We, as a nation, have treated them in such a bad way for so long their voice is no longer even acknowledged let alone heard. So helping starts at home. Write to your local state or federal MP. Donate or assist a charity that works with the Aboriginal community. Educate yourself about the traditional owners of the land you are now sitting on. These are just some of the small but important steps each and every one of us needs to take to make Australia and, by extension, the world a better place. Player 2 would also like to say it is important to recognise all marginalised voices in this country, from the LGQBT+ community to disabled Australians to other minority ethnic and refugee groups, and work together to make this a truly equal place to live.
Of Wolf And Man – Werewolf: The Apocalypse is Coming
It should surprise no one, the particular type of geek I am, that I am exceedingly familiar with the World of Darkness. I spent years playing in a Vampire: The Masquerade RPG with friends. We even had an overlapping campaign tying in with Werewolf: The Apocalypse and Mage: The Awakening.
So it is another one of those situations where my attention and interest is piqued by any news of the upcoming videogame translation of this venerable tabletop RPG, Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood.
A new cinematic trailer for the game has just dropped and if there is anything that the developers, Cyanide Studios, does right, it is atmosphere and feel. Sadly there is no gameplay featured but it is enough to whet my appetite.
From the press release:
Werewolf: The Apocalypse – Earthblood is the first action-RPG game adapted from the eponymous horror franchise. Mature, brutal, and complex, it invites the player to embody Cahal throughout his quest of bloody redemption. He’ll play an essential role in the great war led by the Garous against Pentex, whose activities are devastating the natural world.
The gameplay trailer will land on 7 July 2020. But in the meantime, feast your eyes on this.