Over in grogs.txt, there was posted a Kickstarter for a game where you play RPG cheesecake art characters. It was pretty sleazy and all, but it also has already been done, and much better, in
MACHO WOMEN WITH GUNS!
Macho Women With Guns! was first released in the late 80s as a 12-page booklet, with two later supplements. We will instead be reviewing the 1994 Second Edition, which consolidated all of the previous products and added adventures, character sheets, and sample cutout figures.
How best to explain Macho Women With Guns! ? Let's let the rulebook speak for itself for a little bit:
Macho Women With Guns is the game of a world twisted beyond the bounds of chauvinism and reason. Where nothing is immune to lethal doses of satire, and nothing is too sacred to be dragged through the mud. Where we are hopefully so biased and contradictory and blatantly offensive that no one in their right minds will take us seriously.
Macho Women makes the assumption that women have been getting the short end of the stick in role-playing games, and it is time to do something about it, in the most satirical, humorous way possible. All the player characters are women, and all the evil creatures that stalk the land are men, male, or at best, without gender at all (however, since most of the people buying and playing it will be men, there will be lots of pictures of these scantily clad radical feminists to help it sell.
Macho Women was conceived, if that's the proper term, as a counter to the blatant use of T&A in game art by a number of large and well-known game companies who shall remain nameless on the advice of our lawyers. I put the two basic elements of this artwork (scantily clad women and long, hard weapons) together, and then said, "there's a game in this somewhere". Over the next few weeks, I gave it some occasional thought, and then sat down one night at the computer and typed it up in one sitting, formatting as I went. I think it was playtested once before production (which gives it an edge over some games I have seen), and a local artist by the name of Darrell Midgette did up the cover and interiors.