|Monopoly as a hybrid rpg. Who hasn't role-played with their token?|
While there are examples of these hybrid games already (No Thank You Evil), one that is being designed specifically for this is for Trail of Cthulhu. I was listening to an interview with a designer from Pelgrane Press and he was describing the new boxed set for Trail of Cthulhu. The boxed set is being designed to resemble a board game. Players will have stand-up tokens and a board on which they move around. The idea will be to have people play Trail of Cthulhu as a board game while being tricked into role-playing. I am not sure of the status of this project or how much it will change, but I think that this is a great idea to bring new players into the hobby. I think that if people can figure out how to use this idea with card games, apps and social media then the hobby can have a huge potential pool of new players.