Other Magic #1 (now 20% off on DriveThruRPG) focused on folk magic traditions of the real world. Other Magic #2: Monsters of the Americas, currently being offered as part of Kickstarter’s Zine Quest 2 project, supplements the first issue by highlighting the monsters of myth and legend from the broader Americas. It includes creatures from various regions within the United States, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean. They are bizarre, obscure, and distinctly different from the ones found in most roleplaying games.
Since the goal is to present the monsters as they appear within folktales and myths,
Other Magic #2 focuses on their traditional behaviors, abilities, strengths, and weaknesses, without modification. The emphasis is on magic and the supernatural as they are understood by regular people in the real world. Some of the monsters can be defeated or killed, while others can only be driven away or avoided. Most of them are not “I slay it with my sword” or “I shoot it with my gun” types of adversaries, because that is not how they are conceptualized in the real world stories.
The backing period for Other Magic #2 goes through Thursday, March 5, 2020. The estimated delivery for the zine is May 2020.