Day of Massive Gaming

Today Brendan hosted a day of massive gaming at his house.  I think this might be the first day of just gaming for the sake of gaming (not con related) in a long long time.  I used to do that sort of thing all the time in High School, but not so much anymore.  Good times.  We got together around 1 PM, played many many games of Race for the Galaxy, a playtest of Rocket Rummy Race, Brendan ran Awesome Adventures, more games of Race for the Galaxy were played, and then a playtest of the setup and character creation for War for the Throne, and broke around 9 PM.

I posted AP reports about the Awesome Adventures game on Grumbling Dwarf and Rpg.net, in addition to a couple of other places.

The War for the Throne playtest was quite a bit of fun.  The guys came up with a Norse/Beowulf type setting, with druids, raiding fleets, and three sons- a mad druid reformer, a driven angst-filled warrior raider, and a learned scholar.  We had a pretty good conversation about the themes and essential assumptions of the game- I have some very concrete ideas about what play is supposed to be like, and the GM advice really needs to support that.  I think everyone left with a better idea of what the game is supposed to be, and very eager  to playtesting this.  I’m looking forward to starting it up- probably sometime after Gencon.

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2 thoughts on “Day of Massive Gaming

  1. oberonthefool says:

    Sounds like a good time. I do loves me some RftG.

    Oh, yeah, and one of the council members of a “Dream” (user created map/community) on an MMORPSE (that’s massively multiplayer online role playing social environment, which differs from a *G in that it has no built in game) that I hang out on is trying to adapt FATE to run games there. He’s been playtesting his hack of the system but running into troubles- basically he isn’t using any of the stuff that makes FATE better than, say, GURPS. So I told him to check out AA, since it’s way more streamlined and fast. We’ll see if anything comes of it.

  2. Willow says:

    Sweet, thanks for the plug!

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