Thursday, April 7, 2011
Here is a preview of the Media Guide and Bibliography as it will appear in the upcoming Otherverse America campaign setting. The following include lots of non-fiction reference I drew upon while writing Otherverse America and works of fiction- books, movies, comics and even other games that I feel capture something that feels like Otherverse America in some intangible way.
As unique a setting as Otherverse America is, running a campaign in it can be difficult. The sourcebooks not only reference this revised corebook and the D20 Modern ruleset, but they also require an understanding not only of neo-paganism but Evangelical Christianity. For readers unfamiliar with either subculture, building the world might seem a bit daunting. Here’s a list of recommended media and partial bibliography of Otherverse America.
Non Fiction (Paganism)
The Goddess: An Illustrated Guide to the Divine Feminine; Shahrukh Husain, 1997
Motherpeace: A Way to the Goddess though Art, Magic and Tarot; Vicki Noble, 1983
Magic in Ancient Egypt, Geraldine Pinch, 1994.
Pagan Rites of Passage; Pauline & Dan Campanelli, 1998
The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Mythology; Arthur Cotterell, Rachel Storm, 1999
The Women’s Encyclopedia of Myths and Secrets: Barbara G. Walker, 1996
Witchcraft Today; Gerald Gardner, 1972
Wiccan Warrior, The Law Enforcement Guide to Wicca; Kerr Cuhulain, 2000
Non Fiction (Abortion and Evangelical Politics)
Caught in the Crossfire: A Year on Abortion’s Front Line; Sue Hertz, 1991
Perfect Enemies; Chris Bull, John Gallagher, 1996
Targets of Hatred: Anti-Abortion Terrorism; Patricia Baird-Windle, Eleanor Bader, 2001
Wrath of Angels: The American Abortion War; James Risen, Judy Thomas, 1998
A Woman’s Book of Choices; Rebecca Chalker, Carol Downer, 1992
Why I Am An Abortion Doctor, Dr. Suzanne Poppema, 1996
Slacktivist Website. http://www.patheos.com/community/slacktivist/
The Burke novel series (Strega, Down in the Zero, ect), Andrew Vachss, 1985-present
The Enigma Variations, John Maddox Roberts, 1989.
The Handmaid’s Tale, Margaret Atwood, 1985
The Mists of Avalon, Marion Zimmer Bradley, 1982
Neuromancer, William Gibson, 1984.
The Night’s Dawn Trilogy; Peter F. Hamilton, 1996.
Rainbow Six and others; Tom Clancy, 1998
Games (Pen and Paper and Electronic)
Aberrant, White Wolf Games, 1999
Final Fantasy X and X-2, Square-Enix, 2001, 2003.
The Metal Gear Solid series, Konami, 1998-2009
Rifts, Palladium Games, 1990
The Street Fighter series, Capcom, 1992-present
Battle Angel Alita and others, Yukito Kishiro, 1994-present
Daredevil vol 1, issues 236-291, Ann Nocenti, Rick Leonardi, John Romita Jr.
Ghost in the Shell, GITS II: Man/Machine Interface, Shirow Masamune, 1991-2004.
Iron Man: Extremis, Warren Ellis, Adi Gradnov, 2003.
Legion of Superheroes vol 4, Tim & Mary Bierbaum, Keith Griffen, 1990-1995
The Life and Times of Martha Washington in the 21st Century, Frank Miller, Dave Gibbons, 2010
Spiderman 2099, Peter David, Rick Leonardi, 1993-1997
The Red Star, Christian Gosssett, 1999-2004
Transmetropolitian (esp Vol. 2: Lust for Life), Warren Ellis, Derrick Robertson, DC Comics
The Ultimates, Volumes I & II; Mark Millar, Brian Hitch, 2000-2003
X-Men: X-Tinction Agenda; Chris Claremont, Jim Lee, Rob Liefeld, ect, 1991
X-Men: God Loves, Man Kills; Chris Claremont, Butch Guice, 1981.
X-Men: Second Coming; various, 2010.
Film and Television
Aeon Flux (film and TV series)
A Few Good Men
The Aliens film series
Battlestar Galactica (Sci-Fi Channel series)
Enemy at the Gates
Final Fantasy: Advent Children
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
The Golden Compass
The Incredible Hulk (2008)
If These Walls Could Talk
La Femme Nikita
The Matrix Trilogy (especially Reloaded)
Repo: The Genetic Opera
Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby
Way of the Gun
The X-Men Trilogy (especially X-3)