It's why I usually play magicians in other systems - they are both powerful and have lots of tools in the toolkit to be creative with. I hate being the dumb brawler - the proverbial man with a hammer looking for a nail to hit.
Which also makes him the world's most nightmarish player;) Just hit the bloody nail damn you!
There's a another side to this April (and thanks for the comments and hope your dad is doing well) It's a blast to run Dogs too:)
Once you have created the town and a few plot points for the Dogs to ride into, you can pretty much sit back and watch the action. It's like having someone create a play or film right before your eyes, very cool.
It has the same advantage as Deadlands too: everyone has seen a Western movie at some point, so pretty much everyone knows what the style of the game is going to be from the get go. That doesn't mean to say the players can't give it some really interesting twists and tweeks, but at least everyone starts on the same page and nobody has to feel out of their depth.
I'm sure it's a game we will come back to at some point. In fact chaps , it might be a good one to take down to the expo in June?