Fictional (at least, now) RPG
produced by Hard 8
. It seems to be a mish-mash
of Advanced Dungeons and Dragons
. Two related games are Spacehack
, the Hackmaster space opera
game, and Cattlepunk
, the Wild West
It's also the name of a class of swords in Garweeze World: see hackmaster +12, also Knights of the Dinner Table.
July 20, 2001: The Hackmaster RPG is no longer fictional. The game as released is a parody of AD&D 1st edition, but knowing that, at the heart, the game is all about meeting stranger new monsters in exotic lands, killing them, and taking their stuff, and throws many pretenses of being a "dramatic" game out the window.