This sums up our RIFTS game I think….

You know how the song goes….if you can’t play the games you want, play the games you got. Or something like that. Who cares it freaking fits here!

So while everyone else (it seems) got to play Gamma World in the RPG Bloggosphere, I had to remain in my “just a hobbyist blogger” corner and watch everyone else post about playing the game. I got to read everyone else’s review, take part in some discussions and debates about whether it’s “true Gamma World”, “true D&D/4E material” etc etc. In the end, I’m already losing interest in the game and it hasn’t even gone on sale for mere mortals like me (and most of my readers.) Funds are fleeting, and while I’d love to pick up a copy on sale I couldn’t justify shelling the dough at for it right now. Cest la vie.

That said, a while before the Gee-Dub hooplah hit…I had purchased for my fiancee a copy of the classic Palladium RPG Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and Other Strangeness. Part of why I love her so much is because she’s such a huge Ninja Turtle fan. Yeah, we were those kids. And when she want on a kick of ordering an autographed reprint of the first issue of the comic (to go along with her copy of the final comic being published), I thought it’d be cool to snag her a copy of RPG nostalgia. Of course, once she found out the damn thing was Palladium, the first words that came out of her mouth: “I want to play a Muskrat Glitter-Boy!”

How can I say no to that?

The idea screams so many levels of awesome.

Of course, playing games aren’t as much fun as they are when you add friends to the mix. I suckered our buddy Josh into trying RIFTS, and the end result with him is a Burster. A Burster in cheap Northern Gun POWER ARMOR!

Yeah, it's kinda like that.

You guys enjoy the half plant, half rat swarm with a stop sign for a shield and a baseball bat in Far-Go.  We’re blowing up entire chunks of Lone Star with Mega-Damage weapons.  And it’s only going to get weirder.