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Want to Do Something New w/ Gaming

I am feeling an usually strong desire for novelty in gaming this weekend. I want to do something that is not d20-based, that has a bit of story behind it (but not necessarily super-intricate plottiness), and takes us at least slightly out of our usual routine.

My first thought was a new scenario for my sporadic Call of Cthulhu game. The last scenario got rather bogged down and we never finished it, but fortunately w/ CoC you can always say "It was horrible, just horrible! You've blocked the memories of what happened that terrible night, but you occasionally still hear the screams in your nightmares. As for today, you're hanging out at the Miskatonic Library when an ill-smelling personage shambles up to you..." and just move on. But ... well ... I'm not really in the mood, and mood is the one thing you really need to do CoC right.

So what else is out there? I'm not really interested in the CRPG but I've heard some good things about the system behind the Dragon Age RPG, so I might give that a try. I have a copy on order, but I don't know if it'll come in time for this weekend. I also have my own little quickie-design 3d6-based system I've been noodling around with during mathy moments (hard to believe I get mathy moments, but it does happen). Again, don't know if I'd be able to have anything ready to go this weekend with it, tho.

Hmm. Must continue pondering. I wonder if I can manage to fit in a trip to Game Parlor today or tomorrow...




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Apr. 14th, 2011 05:09 pm (UTC)
You could always try a console or computer game. :)
Apr. 14th, 2011 05:16 pm (UTC)
I play enough LotRO as it is! I need some tabletop time.

Apr. 14th, 2011 05:22 pm (UTC)
Board games are tabletop. ;)
Apr. 14th, 2011 05:58 pm (UTC)
It might count as unwanted super-intricate plottiness, but if you want something out of your ordinary routine, and might be interested in something more storytelling based, take a look at Fiasco, at least if the whole concept of an RPG all about the shit hitting the fan in horrible, hilarious ways sounds amusing.


I picked it up recently; I can't say I've had the chance to actually play yet, but the rules look immensely fun, if you have a creative enough group to go nuts with it.

It's definitely novel, anyway.

Apr. 15th, 2011 12:15 am (UTC)
Play something relatively related, but not really. A good game of Munchkin or Three Dragon Ante can go all night, or several short games can be just as satisfying.
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