(The following was written by Stewart McLean)
What would be the most logical career step after the US Marine Corps? We’re doubtful that creating a monster-catching role-playing game would be your first guess, but Stewart McLean is doing just that.
After proudly serving his country, this outstanding Marine is devoting his free time to helping the world reminisce about a simpler time when the most important thing was finding and catching all of the Monsters. Stewart grew up playing videogames with his brother, and eventually graduated to Magic the Gathering, which got him hooked. In college, Stew joined a gaming group where he met lifelong friends that would eventually become the members of Late Knight Games, LLC.
As one of the owners of Late Knight Games, LLC, Stewart is embarking on a new adventure that plans to bring a new and creative spin on the monster-catching genre made popular by such series as Pokemon, Monster Rancher, and Digimon with their debut product MajiMonsters. Stew’s vision will bring monster-catching to new heights in the form of a tabletop role-playing game. This game has gone through more than two years of development, beta-testing, and revision. Late Knight Games recently launched their Kickstarter campaign.
The premise of the game is simple. In a world ruled by Monsters, humans have been driven to the brink of extinction. All that remains of the great empire are ruins and memories. In the game you take on the role of a binder, a unique human that can bind Monsters to themselves, and use them as both weapons and companions. You choose from one of six unique binder classes, each of which uses different approaches to binding, fighting, and training the Monsters of this world. Then, you can explore a savage landscape and encounter a variety of Monsters with combinations of 10 affinities such as fire, mystic, or wind. Binders roam the land for their own reasons, to make a name for themselves, to search out ancient treasures, or possibly just to find a way to survive this harsh world. This survivalist, adventure game is easy enough for novice role-players, and features a depth of customization that will impress the most veteran of gamers.
If you’ve ever loved the monster-catching genre, table-top RPGs, fun, or know someone who likes any of these things, we hope you will check out the MajiMonsters website and their Kickstarter campaign. This is a new and unique spin on an old favorite that will entice fans both young and old.
And if you think you can be caught unaware and unprepared, just remember one simple and ominous truth:
“Monsters are coming.”
Don’t be a Blue Falcon, visit our Kickstarter page today and pledge!