Day 11 – Weirdest RPG Owned
I discovered HoL (Human Occupied Landfill) when I was at Gen Con in Milwaukee back in 1994. I’m not sure if one of the WotC or White Wolf crew pointed me to it or whether it was one I stumbled on during my travels round the Trade Hall. In either case it was a new release from a new indie publisher (Dirt Merchant Games) that was generating some decent chatter.
The game was a fantastic read and very funny. In fact it was one of the best games I’ve actually read (along with the first edition of Kult – but for very different reasons). It was very tongue in cheek and unashamedly poked fun at other RPGs and things.
The ‘Powers That Be’ at White Wolf obviously had the same thoughts as they ended up licensing the game and releasing a larger print-run through their Black Dog Studios imprint a year or so later along with a supplement called Buttery wHolesomeness.
You can read more about HoL here,,, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hol_(role-playing_game)