2019/11/17

OSR: Ultraviolet Grasslands Player Intro

I've tried, and failed, to write a player-facing introduction for Luka's Ultraviolet Grasslands setting.

There's just too much... stuff. "Mad Max: Fury Road meets Zardoz meets this music video." is a start. "A heavy metal psychedelic pointcrawl" is good, but doesn't really tell people what they're doing, or who they are, or why they should care. How can you teach new players to speak the bio-techno Mad Libs of UVG without making them read the book (and losing the joy of discovery).

Instead of a text intro, here's a digital comic book (of sorts) made from bits and pieces of early Heavy Metal magazines. It's all anti-canon. Enjoy.

It is so far into the future that everything that [redacted] made possible has happened three times, even world harmony.
-Ra


Heavy Metal 4 V4 #7 (1980)
Heavy Metal 12 V1 #3 (1978)
Heavy Metal 12 V1 #3 (1978)
Heavy Metal 9 V1 #12 (1977)
Heavy Metal 10 V2 #1 (1979)
Heavy Metal 8 V1 #11 (1977)
Heavy Metal 12 V1 #3 (1978)
Heavy Metal 6 V2 #10 (1978)
Heavy Metal V4 #5 (1980)
Heavy Metal 4 V2 #8 (1978)
Heavy Metal 10 V1 #1 (1978)
Heavy Metal 10 V1 #1 (1978)
Heavy Metal 1 V4 #4 (1980)

The Metabarons - Lair of the Shabda Oud #7 - 2000
Heavy Metal 9 V1 #12 (1977)

Heavy Metal  08 V1 #11 (1977)
Heavy Metal 11 V1 #2 (1978)

Heavy Metal  03 V1 #6 (1977)

Everything will have been done for the first time yet again.
-Heavy Metal 09 V2 #1

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