Wow, Gen Con pretty much rocked my world. I learned a lot. I got to playtest Grey Ranks with four young turks who gave me a ton of useful feedback, and I got to meet many friends in person for
I finished a Grey Ranks alpha test tonight and it worked as expected, mechanically – the dice escalated relentlessly and the characters had a hard time keeping up. The first death came during the mission in scene seven. Two more
Here’s a first crack, for playtesting. I’m guessing the version for the actual game will be a beautiful and functional Mad Irishman deal.
The third and final game of the con went better than the other two and was really kicking. I’m not entirely sure why, but I think it helped that all the players were very familiar with narrativist structures and played
Last night I ran an interesting game of the Roach. It was the first time the game didn’t really fire on all cylinders and I’m not sure why. There was not much mayhem (Regina was molested a little but never
I wrote a short game for the “Iron MACE” contest called Grey Ranks, which I think is pretty cool. Thanks to Eric, Lisa and Rami, I also think that it is tragically broken. We kicked it around for an hour