Posts Tagged ‘List’

High Concept

Posted: September 3, 2013 in RPG
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Story CubesI’ve been thinking for a while about some scenarios or setups I’d love to play out and see how they go. Some stuff that just isn’t quite what you’d expect from the lettering on the tin, but that could be fun just the same. I realize that these ideas would for the most part require a very mature group, probably with a high level of trust and would require a clever and well prepared GM to be able to pull off properly so as to not loose the group along the way.

Still, I know I’d like to try them, just to see how it goes…and if they were to fail, I’d hope they could fail spectacularly. (“Holy crap, we just killed Luke and Han!”)

James Bond, From the Novels with Love

Okay, first up, one I came up with a couple years ago when I went on my last James Bond kick. Play using the old Victory Games rules, but set the game during the period of the books, and set up the scenario like it’s out of the books rather than the movies. The Ian Fleming books are very different creatures from the movies they made them into. The novels are far more about espionage, undercover work and being a truly 50’s spy. Give Bond his girly Beretta .25 in the chamois holster. Have him tool around 50’s London and everywhere else, fighting SMERSH and the KGB, and where plans are for things like rocket attacks on London, rather than laser satellites blowing up submarines.


The Most Fun I Never Had

Posted: December 26, 2009 in RPG
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I have to admit, I’m a bit of a rules junkie. Very rarely have I passed a set of rules and said “ugh, I would never buy those!” Maybe I look at them like lost puppies or something, that there’s never a set that’s completely irredeemable. Or maybe I’m a sucker. Either way I have far more rules than I’ve ever played.

So to that end, I’m taking a pause from Mars for a post or two and writing up a year ending list of the top ten rule sets I’ve never played but would sorely like to (in no particular order…I could never rank them to find the single most desired unplayed game in my list).  I know I could play each and every one of these with Mythic, and at some point I probably will, but it’s not the same solo as with a group (which can be said for many things!)  For some games, like Cold City for example, group play is almost essential.

So here they are, my top 10 “Games I’d like to play (in a group)”: (more…)