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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.


Atropa - Apr 24, 2008 1:40:28 pm PDT #34 of 26131
The artist formerly associated with cupcakes.

So since we have this shiny gaming thread, allow me to link to one of my current favorite games! Unhallowed Metropolis, the gas-mask chic role-playing game of Neo-Victorian horror.

Now yes, I'm slightly biased. Neo-Victorian Gothic, quasi-Steampunk, and zombies and vampires. Plus I know the kids behind it, and they keep taking pictures of me to use in the sourcebooks. But! It's got a great, atmospheric setting. I have no idea how good the mechanics are; I've only played one session of the game so far, and I'm one of those types of players who can't ever remember rules or mechanics. But friends of mine who ARE more mechanics-oriented have made happy noises at the main rule book.

Neo-Victorian zombies and vampires, folks. Really, how can you say no?


Sean K - Apr 24, 2008 1:48:07 pm PDT #35 of 26131
You can't leave me to my own devices; my devices are Nap and Eat. -Zenkitty

That's all the sales pitch I needed, Jilli. Added to the list to check out.


NoiseDesign - Apr 24, 2008 1:52:31 pm PDT #36 of 26131
Our wings are not tired

I know we have Set. I have played Bohnanza but am not sure if we own it. I know it has been on the list so if we don't have it then we might need to get it. We also have fluxx and Zombie Fluxx.


Sean K - Apr 24, 2008 1:56:04 pm PDT #37 of 26131
You can't leave me to my own devices; my devices are Nap and Eat. -Zenkitty

I also desperately want to pick up a copy of the OOTS board game. I know Laga has played it.

Also, Jilli, you wicked, evil temptress. You made me want to buy Unhallowed Metropolis, but I can find it nowhere for sale.


Atropa - Apr 24, 2008 2:00:53 pm PDT #38 of 26131
The artist formerly associated with cupcakes.

Also, Jilli, you wicked, evil temptress. You made me want to buy Unhallowed Metropolis, but I can find it nowhere for sale.

Oh crap, is it out of stock everywhere? I'm sorry, Sean. I know that one of my local gaming stores should have it in stock; want me to pick up a copy for you?

(Notice how I am NOT saying "Sean, you should come to Seattle"? Admire my self-control here, people.)


Sean K - Apr 24, 2008 2:17:06 pm PDT #39 of 26131
You can't leave me to my own devices; my devices are Nap and Eat. -Zenkitty

SO EVIL.

Yeah, maybe you should pick up a copy for me. It's what, about $40?


Atropa - Apr 24, 2008 2:19:04 pm PDT #40 of 26131
The artist formerly associated with cupcakes.

Yeah, maybe you should pick up a copy for me. It's what, about $40?
Something like that. I'm going to see the wife of the store owner tomorrow night, so I'll ask her if she knows if they've got it in stock.


Volans - Apr 24, 2008 2:19:30 pm PDT #41 of 26131
move out and draw fire

What a lovely thread!!! Where are the Cheetoes?

Sean, you might take a look at Savage Worlds for a ruleset before you roll your own. It's not quite levelless, but close. I like it quite a bit.


Connie Neil - Apr 24, 2008 2:22:17 pm PDT #42 of 26131
brillig

I miss DMing--hell, I miss D&D, but the only games around here are Living Greyhawk, which I hate. Yes, yes, the answer to that is to start my own game, but I want to play and hack and slash and snark at a DM who knows what he/she is doing.


libkitty - Apr 24, 2008 2:22:52 pm PDT #43 of 26131
Embrace the idea that we are the leaders we've been looking for. Grace Lee Boggs

And please fear not, libkitty. I know several of the people who started the thread also play Scrabulous, including myself.

So this means we should invite each other, yes? I think I've friended you on Facebook...

::runs off to Facebook to invite Sean to Scrabulous::