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#83642 Cover Art: "Just when I thought I was out... they pull me back in."

Posted by Slartibartfast on 03 August 2013 - 04:10 PM

I have a soft spot for the Mutant Chronicles wrap-around cover:




Everyone looks so keen!

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#83615 Did HG Wells invent War Gaming?

Posted by Slartibartfast on 03 August 2013 - 02:46 AM

H.G.Wells' Little Wars is still being published apparently (SkirmisherPublishing).  Has anyone given it a go?


I've just scanned the preview of the pdf on RPGnow and there a some wonderful lines from Wells' intro about gaming in general and the sorts of people who play his games.

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#83345 Runepunk Session 24

Posted by Slartibartfast on 30 July 2013 - 03:06 PM

Just re-listened to this episode.  I had forgotten the stunned silence, the feats of ontological gymnatics and the frenzied search for libraries and pubs afterwards...



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#83081 Rogue417 Session 01

Posted by Slartibartfast on 25 July 2013 - 04:35 PM

Yes, there are a number of criticisms one can level at the system, but I think that the adventure is perfectly adaptable to other sets of rules, I just decided to give it a try with the original Fringeworthy game.


Whilst not wanting to get into an elongated discussion about different systems I think your hands off approach to it appeared to make up for any over-crunchy rules.  It was great to listen to the Aethernauts again :)

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#83080 Knightmare on YouTube Geek Week

Posted by Slartibartfast on 25 July 2013 - 04:27 PM

Reminded me of this:



Never played it but the only thing I can picture in my head now is 32 blindfolded LARPers in a two-tone carpet-tiled room with two people on chairs shouting instructions at them...

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#61512 Fighting Fantasy is back!

Posted by Slartibartfast on 12 February 2010 - 11:31 AM

EDITED TO CLARIFY: Regarding the slow combat and rolls - it is slow, but you can tap the screen and jump to the result of the roll rather than sit through the laborious animated maths :D

I recently kept my DnD group on their toes by trying them out on the Advanced Fighting Fantasy system. It worked well - they've never really been able to keep up with 3.5 - but the thing that I'd forgotten was the sluggish combat even with the advanced rules for damage. So it doesn't altogether surprise me that iPhone has the same problem :(

Great memories though :)
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