The spirit of Old Time Radio lives again with On the Air, the storytelling RPG that faithfully emulates the action, excitement and mystery found in the radio programs of the 1930s and '40s. Construct a series, create a sponsor, whip up characters and you're ready to play. Once the series is created, very little prep time is required to play the game, thanks to the narrative structure of the Intention System.
Get ready to engage in an all-new way of narrating your character's actions... and don't forget to promote your sponsor's products to earn the potent Sponsorship Token! Each episode is allowed only a certain number of die rolls in order to depict the tight time restraints of those old programs, so you'd better make every action count!
According to Cynthia Celeste Miller, “Capturing the essence and nuances of Old Time Radio was a serious challenge. Given our reputation for faithfully emulating various genres, we knew we had to embrace all the aspects of the radio shows of the era, from sound effects, to sponsors to time restrictions. It had to feel authentic and make you step back and say ‘Whoah, this really is like being in an episode of an Old Time Radio show!’ I’m confident that we’ve done that.”
On the Air is best enjoyed by one Director and between one and three players. You'll need d4s, d6s and d8s.
It is available in PDF format here.
The price is $4.95 until Monday, April 2nd. After that, the price will revert to its normal $6.95.
The print-on-demand version will be available soon as well.