Kickstarter Pick: MASHED: A Korean War MASH RPG

 

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A game about Army personnel working in a Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (MASH) during the Korean War that uses the Powered By The Apocalypse engine is now on Kickstarter and you should definately check it out!

Here is the pitch from the publisher:

MASHED is a tabletop roleplaying game that explores the value of human life and the stresses that war imposes on the people who live through it—but it’s also about relationships. And courage. And laughter. And love. Although your characters spend long hours performing surgery, MASHED compresses these into short events to focus on the most dramatic moments. Most of the game actually occurs outside of the operating tent, at times when the flow of casualties has ebbed. Here you may fall in or out of love, fight the orders of ineffective top brass, set up pranks, help your South Korean allies, pick fights, seduce your way through the unit, pull rank, and much more. Can you find ways to relieve the mental stresses brought on by the war, and make it home with your sanity intact?

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The game seems like it shifts from the drama and comedy of life at the MASH to the life, death and trauma of the operating room. reminiscent of the night missions from Night Witches (an RPG about Female Russian Pilots during WWII) where the players must work together, in this case to save the life of the patient who gets brought in.

The game also seems like it will show the horrors of war and its effect on a person’s personality, which is an interesting aspect to add to the drama of an rpg.

While all this may seem a little heavy for a game that is supposed to fun, I found in games like Night Witches and hopefully MASHED, this all adds to the drama of the game and makes it oddly satisfying when you play it. They have a free preview PDF available so you can check it out first before dropping cash on it.

Want to learn more? Click here for the Kickstarter.