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The AWFULLY CHEERFUL ENGINE! Is Here!

After a year of development and playtests, and more than a few teases and previews, the AWFULLY CHEERFUL ENGINE! is finally live on Kickstarter. An action comedy RPG inspired by frightfully cheerful games of the 80s! With a foreword by Sandy 'Ghostbusters' Petersen & VTT support!


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Part homage, all farce, the AWFULLY CHEERFUL ENGINE! is an irreverent, affectionate parody of pop-culture tropes and a love-letter to 80s roleplaying games in a new, modern comic-book sized format! It’s a wacky roleplaying game of action comedy!

Are you a fan of the Ghostbusters RPG from the 1980s? Danger Mouse or Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles? Bill & Ted or Rick & Morty? Back to the Future, Indiana Jones, Dracula, or sci-fi adventures on the final frontier? Do you enjoy chortling at TV tropes or chuckling at pop-culture parodies? Then the Awfully Cheerful Engine! is here for you!

  • ACE #1: Introducing the Awfully Cheerful Engine! With a foreword by Ghostbusters RPG author Sandy Petersen, this book tells you the rules, how to create your Heroes, and gives you a bunch of Extras (NPCs & monsters) to use. By Russ Morrissey.
  • ACE #2: Spirits of Manhattan. Strap on your Anti-Plasm Particle Thrower, grab your Electromagnetic Field Detector, and jump into your Ghostmobile. New York City needs your help! By Dave Chapman and Russ Morrissey.
  • ACE #3: Montana Drones & The Raiders of the Cutty Sark. At the request of Army Intelligence, Montana Drones and her team travel the globe in search of lost or hidden artefacts, often exploring dangerous sites and racing against hostile enemy agents to keep the objects of their quests from falling into the wrong hands. Striking locations, exciting chases, dangerous enemies and monotonous classroom lectures await! By Marc Langworthy.
  • ACE #4: Strange Science. Welcome to Wilden Falls, your average American town in the heart of the country. Surrounded by trees, nature, and there’s a wonderful waterfall that brings the tourists. It’s a quaint little town. Until weird things start happening at the local research facility, people go missing, and there’s a sudden influx of fitness nuts in the town. That’s before we get to the time travel, bodysnatching, and portals to other dimensions. Maybe ‘strange’ isn’t strong enough a word for it! By Dave Chapman.
  • ACE #5: Beam Me Up! These are the voyages of the starship FSS Brazen. Its continuing mission: to recklessly go where plenty of people have probably been before… and hope a major interstellar incident isn’t sparked in the process. In this highly illogical adventure for the ACE! roleplaying game, you’ll explore frontiers you never thought you had. By Marc Langworthy.
 
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Russ Morrissey

Russ Morrissey


Reef

Explorer
Sorry if this has been asked somewhere already, but is there any sort of character advancement system? I understand it’s not meant to be super crunchy, but wasn’t sure how heavily it was leaning on the one-shot nature. Obviously not expecting support for year-long campaigns, but some sort of options for growth and/or change would be a plus.
 

Morrus

Well, that was fun
Staff member
Sorry if this has been asked somewhere already, but is there any sort of character advancement system? I understand it’s not meant to be super crunchy, but wasn’t sure how heavily it was leaning on the one-shot nature. Obviously not expecting support for year-long campaigns, but some sort of options for growth and/or change would be a plus.
So it is very much geared towards the assumption that you play different characters for each adventure and genre.

The very short advancement rules are literally one sentence.
 



Stacie GmrGrl

Adventurer
I was thinking of backing this but the price of these books is just too high for me. It's a lot of money for 30 pages. Sucks being on Disability.

Have you guys given up on WOIN?
 


Dr. Bull

Explorer
Morrus:

I can't wait to support this... I've supported previous Kickstarters (like Savage Worlds), should I sign in with my Kickstarter username/password or should I use my ENWorld username/password? So far, I can't log in...
 

Morrus

Well, that was fun
Staff member
Morrus:

I can't wait to support this... I've supported previous Kickstarters (like Savage Worlds), should I sign in with my Kickstarter username/password or should I use my ENWorld username/password? So far, I can't log in...
On Kickstarter you’d need to use your Kickstarter username and password.
 






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