Bubblegumshoe: A Teen Detective Story Game – RPG News
We donât cover a lot of tabletop RPGâs (and yes, we got your emails, weâre trying to cover more), so today weâre looking at Evil Hatâs upcoming âBubblegumshoeâ tagline: A Teen Detective Story Game. So why did this one catch our eye? Because some of the press have tied it to Veronica Mars, that is to say Pelgrane Press made a point of mentioning Mars in connection to the game way back in 2013 (itâs based on their Gumshoe game) and Evil Hat state:
The second (previously unnamed) one is under the working (and possibly final) title of Bubblegumshoe, with the project team helmed by Kenneth Hite, who will join forces with Lisa Steele (of GURPS Mysteries and others) and Emily Care Boss (of Breaking the Ice and others) to bring you a game of teen girl detectives in the vein of Veronica Mars.
Bubblegumshoe – Take out the Veronica Mars tenuous tie-in and this might be pretty cool.
Now weâre all for latching onto something hugely popular and tying it in, if itâs relevant, but is it? On reading about âBubblegumshoeâ weâd say itâs less connected to Veronica Mars, a smart mouth, witty, intelligent, ass kicking female detective and more inline with say a bubblegum version of Nancy Drew and friends. âBubblegumshoe: A Teen Detective Story Gameâ is a hardback RPG that sees players sleuthing out various cases, starting with introductory case âHey! Thatâs My Bike!â.
We like the sound of this one, itâs honestly only the tie-in to Mars that made us groan a little. In and of itself âBubblegumshoe: A Teen Detective Story Gameâ is neat, itâs got great designers behind it, itâs cheap at $25USD and perhaps most importantly itâs about girls and that doesnât happen often in gaming. Weâll be checking this out when it releases in June this year.
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