Satirical in tone and tongue-in-cheek in its presentation, the absurdist science-fantasy Dr. Grordbort’s Scientific Experience Violence is a Dungeons & Dragons experience environment and sourcebook, very first devolved by Greg Broadmore, an artist, author, and director at Wētā Workshop of Lord of the Rings fame in Aotearoa. Comprehensive of pulpy, old-school, retro-fiction illustrations or photos and ideas, the textual content lampoons colonizers, sexists, and poisonous masculinity in its pages, producing an too much and exorbitant planet that is created to damage people who seek to demolish it. And now you can go to that planet you.
This stand-on your own, prepared-to-engage in journey module is readily available for free of charge by distributor Exalted Funeral, and through the yr, a lot more supplemental materials and supplemental adventures will be created. And as you may possibly be expecting from a guide that had its basis in prop-producing, the retro-futurism rayguns depicted in the internet pages of the guide are offered in real existence from Wētā Workshop.
Even Guillermo del Toro has called the extremely-violent steampunk worldbuilding of Grordbort “a dazzling ‘Uchronism’ that will work both of those as a satire of our moments and as a convex mirror for a future that never ever was. A violent, vibrant Neverland, witty and brilliantly recognized,” in a blurb he provided for the ebook Dr. Grordbort Provides Victory!, published by Darkish Horse.
Click by to see some of the amazing and fantastically absurd art produced for the new model of Dr. Grordbort. And don’t overlook to down load the io9-exclusive journey module at the finish of the slideshow!