GWAR’s Dave Brockie Posthumously Releases RPG Book Towers Two
Dave Brockie was an artist through and through, remaining true to his passion until his untimely death. The former art school student designed and built all of GWAR’s costumes and stage props, and he stayed active in the art scene at large, too; for example, I’ve seen some of his work posted at MF Gallery, just a few blocks from the Vince Division of the MS Mansion.
But who knew that RPG enthusiast and writer was on his list of hobbies and accomplishments? Towers Two, an RPG Brockie co-wrote with Jobe Bittman, is the final writing project Brockie ever worked on. Now available through Lamentations of the Flame Princess, the book features color front and back cover art drawn by Brockie himself in addition to two more drawings inside. If you buy the print copy (27.50€, or roughly $30), you’ll get the PDF for free, too.
Judging by the description, it seems as if Towers Two is incredibly Gwarrific:
Dave Brockie (GWAR, Whargoul) and Jobe Bittman (The Monster Alphabet, The One Who Watches from Below) bring you a sordid adventure in a countryside ravaged by unending war!
Featuring the Eloi! The Suck-Thing! The Loi-Goi! Spooks! Osuka the Talkative! The Sea Slut! Pig-Men! Truly unmentionable magic! The two brothers in their Towers Two!
Lavishly illustrated by Jeremy Duncan and Dave Brockie himself, this tome also contains an appendix with the last unabridged, unedited draft submitted by Brockie before his death.
Towers Two is an adventure for use with Lamentations of the Flame Princess Weird Fantasy Role-Playing and other traditional role-playing games.
Honestly I’m a bit out of my element here — I don’t know much about RPGs at all — but, at the very least, I’d think this is something that GWAR completists and fans of Brockie’s art are gonna need to have. If anyone can speak more at length about Lamentations of the Flame Princess, please fill us in in the comments! There’s also some more information, and quotes from Brockie, in this 2012 press release from back when he first started working on it.