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Gaming 1: You are likely to be eaten by a grue

A thread for the discussion of games: board, LARP, MMORPG, video, tabletop RPG, game theory etc. etc. and all attendant news, developments and ancillary subjects thereof, as well as coordinating/scheduling games either online or IRL. All are welcome to chime in, talk about their favorite games or learn about gaming of any sort.

PLEASE TO WHITEFONT SPOILERS for video games, RPG modules or anything for which foreknowledge of events might lessen one's enjoyment of whatever gaming experience.


Gudanov - Dec 06, 2020 5:16:54 pm PST #26097 of 26117
Coding and Sleeping

I feel I should do something about all the Red Death around me. If I'm lucky, I might pick up a red card and be ready to distribute some Red Death knowledge.


megan walker - Dec 06, 2020 9:34:18 pm PST #26098 of 26117
"What kind of magical sunshine and lollipop world do you live in? Because you need to be medicated."-SFist

PANDEMIC

I feel I should do something about all the Red Death around me. If I'm lucky, I might pick up a red card and be ready to distribute some Red Death knowledge.

Agreed


billytea - Dec 06, 2020 10:11:58 pm PST #26099 of 26117
You were a wrong baby who grew up wrong. The wrong kind of wrong. It's better you hear it from a friend.

PANDEMIC

That is indeed a lot of Red Death. I think it's a good plan. Maybe then the Medic can bounce around the Blue research stations, clean them out. Could finish in either Chicago or Algiers for maximum curage. Even San Fran if it'd be good to finish close to the Researcher.


chrismg - Dec 07, 2020 7:45:35 am PST #26100 of 26117
"...and then Legolas and the Hulk destroy the entire Greek army." - Penny Arcade

PANDEMIC

Sounds good, but let''s see what happens at the end of this turn....


megan walker - Dec 07, 2020 10:11:53 am PST #26101 of 26117
"What kind of magical sunshine and lollipop world do you live in? Because you need to be medicated."-SFist

PANDEMIC

Depending on what happens this turn, I might go for eradicating black.


billytea - Dec 07, 2020 1:44:43 pm PST #26102 of 26117
You were a wrong baby who grew up wrong. The wrong kind of wrong. It's better you hear it from a friend.

PANDEMIC

Depending on what happens this turn, I might go for eradicating black.

Ooh, that's achievable, isn't it? Yes, if we don't draw any more Black this turn, that's worth considering.


Volans - Dec 22, 2020 11:50:53 am PST #26103 of 26117
move out and draw fire

General random question: a friend of mine is creating a "conspiracy theory" game, which has the players being rewarded for critical thinking, for evidence-based assessment, and/or for being influential.

He says: "It’s adult (like poker is adult - there’s are overt and covert aspects) and pretty abstract (no game board or pieces - people sharing or concealing evidence and trying to argue each other to adopt or deny theories - scenarios are proxies for real or imagined historical conspiracy beliefs)"

He's doing his research to see what's already out there. I suggested Werewolf/Secret Hitler, Illuminati, and BSG, but while those all meet the actions and behaviors they aren't really about conspiracy theories, which are usually multi-threaded and false.

Any thoughts?


billytea - Dec 22, 2020 4:01:22 pm PST #26104 of 26117
You were a wrong baby who grew up wrong. The wrong kind of wrong. It's better you hear it from a friend.

I'm not sure if- it'd be directly applicable, but I think there was a game put out a decade or so ago, Android. It's based around solving a murder. There's also apparently an actual conspiracy that one is trying to uncover, but the main thing that brought it to mind is that you're not really trying to solve the murder. Rather you have a suspect in mind and you're trying to 'prove' it was them, regardless of whether it really was. (I think the conspiracy theory aspect works similarly.)

I haven't played it myself, and overall it's certainly a very different beast; but its notions of the truth being not what is but what you can make plausible, and what you want to make plausible being what benefits you, could have some application.


Volans - Dec 22, 2020 4:57:58 pm PST #26105 of 26117
move out and draw fire

Oh, that sounds likely! Thanks!

(I also just added Paranoia and Dead of Winter to my list for him).


billytea - Dec 22, 2020 9:31:22 pm PST #26106 of 26117
You were a wrong baby who grew up wrong. The wrong kind of wrong. It's better you hear it from a friend.

I also just added Paranoia and Dead of Winter to my list for him

As games, or just brainstorming themes for 2021?