While Backup is definitely not the story to start with if you are interested in Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files series, it’s an excellent addition to the series from a new perspective.
This weekend I got more gaming done in 48 hours than I had in the last 3 months before it, at Williamsburg, Virginia's science-fiction convention, MarsCon.
Unless you've been purposely avoiding bookstores, amazon.com, your library or anyone who pretends to read, even with the book upside down, you've heard of Jim Butcher. That guy who writes about that other guy. The magic one. Who's funny and gritty and kicks faerie ass. It's hard boiled, psuedo-noir detective meets modern urban fantasy.
I've been twitching with anticipation since Evil Hat announced that they were working on a Dresden Files RPG. Last week they started taking pre-orders and I immediately forked over about 100 of my hard earned dollars to get it (I later learned we were getting a review copy. You win this one Evil Hat). I'd like to note that since the pre-order PDFs aren't the final product and that I won't actually be playing the game until I get a physical book, I consider this to be more of a preview than a review.