My recent request for critique of Comatose's premise had been very fruitful. As I mentioned before, three different games have developed from it. First, Comatose continues with some slight modifications. The original game, Twisted Rhymes, is reborn probably as a hybrid rpg/boardgame. More on this in another post. The last, tentatively called The Gold Rush, [...]
There is an interesting article over on Deeper In The Game on Rules and Fiction in role playing games. It talks about two ways rules interact with the fiction in a game. Those two ways are to declare and to delegate. They propose that declarative rules add directly to the fiction while delegating rules tell [...]
This is the winner of the icon war. I'm going to modify it somewhat though.
I'm almost caught up with my podcast listening. I thought I would summerize the most recent ones. First, Myriad Games Presentations. They covered the game Infinite City. I didn't take notes as usual but I do remember that the podcast was informative and confirmed my interest in this game. Dan and the gang helped get [...]
Z and I have been playing Memoir '44 for at least 2 years now. We really like the WWII theme and the imagined action. I picked up the Eastern Front expansion recently at Hypermind. The Russians have become Z's favorite now. That is until we get the Overlord expansion and Tigers In The Snow. He [...]
My son and I have been playing Heroscape a lot lately. I borrowed it from a friend and it has been Z's game of choice over the last few weeks. We aren't really playing by the actual rules. Z has house rules that he made up that we are going by. Basically, we set up [...]
I've gotten some very good feedback on my two premises for Comatose. The dark fairy tales/nursery rhymes version is still viable but may spawn or morph into a board game. I like the original premise I had from the sight and sound challenge several years ago. I had stopped because there seemed to be an [...]