No, seriously, this is a real RPG:
Time Cellist! is a role-playing game, and an undeniably silly one at that. However, if you’re the kind of person who thinks the idea of helping a heroic cellist save the known universe from Tchaikovsky and his evil army of ninjas sounds like fun, you might as well keep reading.
It's on Drive Thru RPG here. I have not purchased it but I did read the preview section and I think it's really cool that people are creating games like this. Another benefit of the Electronic Age and PDF rules.
Review-wise I am completely comfortable saying that the mechanics don't really matter that much - you look at that cover and read that intro and you're either on board or you're not. I don't think it's something that my players and I are going to jump on but I like that this exists. Oh, and this:
Optional: While not required, we strongly suggest that you come up with a Time Cellist!theme song that you sing regularly during play, perhaps in between acts. If you can’t come up with anything, might we suggest:
SAVIN’ THE WORLD!!
ROCKIN’ THROUGH TIME!
HERE SHE COMES!
I like this a lot. more RPG's should have theme songs you can sing. I've talked about music in RPGs before but I think it's an under-utilized element.
It may not be me, but I'm sure someone out there is going to become aware of this game and immediately try to get a group together to play it. Heck, they funded it with a Kickstarter so someone out there likes it! That's a good thing.