Saturday, April 23, 2011

Noble's Game

It's an old Dungeons and Dragons staple, the party of plucky adventurers are given a task by a local lord to slay the goblins terrorizing his trade routes, in exchange he offers protection and money. So which role are you? The skilled fighter? The sneaky rogue? The faithful cleric? What about the lord? What does he do once the adventurers have wandered off to do to their own thing? What about court politics and earning the gold he's paying the adventurers with? 

If you've ever wondered about this, or if the above questions piqued your interest at all, you're one of the people I'm writing Noble's Game for. Sure being a noble isn't as classically romantic as the sword wielding hero, but with shows like 'The Tudors' and 'A game of Thrones' becoming so popular there has to be a market for being the posh and privileged lord or lady? I'd considered many different systems for the game, maybe adapting World of Darkness or Legend of the Five Rings, but honestly I think the best way to do it is to build my own.

Oh, if you're just looking for a game to get your girlfriend into role-playing, this just might be it. Who doesn't want to play the princess?

About fluff in Magic cards.

So, like many casual players of Magic, I'm a huge fan of the story and art, also called 'fluff' or 'flavor'. The recent leak of the New Phyrexia godbook has one of my all time favorite wonky bits of fluff. Bludgeon Brawl is a card that lets your creatures use any artifact you have as a weapon. Which is only mildly humorous until you realize they can pick up say, the 'Spine of Ish Sah' a miles long metal tendril and use it to bash your opponent to death. Bonus points if you use an unassuming little myr or goblin to do it. Even better if you use a liquimetal coating on the Bludgeon Brawl and allow your guys to pick up the ENCHANTMENT and hit something with it. That's right, I just hit you with a concept. What're you gonna do about it?

As a side note: This Godbook leak must have Wizards absolutely fuming. I mean, steam coming out the ears mad. This is a whole set spoiled in a handy little package all in one swell foop. I can imagine heads are rolling already. (Hence why I'm not posting the full text of Bludgeon Brawl.)

Friday, April 22, 2011

Hello, hello.

So, a little about me? I'm a gamer, recently moved to a new town and I plan to use this blog to post ideas for a roleplaying game I'm working on currently titled "Noble's Game." Other than that I'll be using this space to post  Magic decklists and just general crap. Whatever comes to mind I guess.

So, to all no one that'll read this, Hi!