Wahoo! My Gamma Worlds arrived today courtesy of DriveThruRPG. I’ve wanted to get my hands on these for yonks, so was delighted to see that they’re available as print-on-demand at last. They only took a week to arrive and that was with 2nd class post. For a print-on-demand service, that’s pretty nippy!
So last night we played Ten Candles, a tragic horror RPG, with 3 MCs and 1 DJ. From my perspective, as a player, it was great. The ritual of the game really helped build the atmosphere and tension.
We started by each recording an audio message for posterity. An unconventional start, but I thought it helped cement who our characters were and what was important to us. The room was lit only with 10 candles. Whenever we faced adversity and failed, our dice pool would dwindle and a candle would be extinguished.
On occasion, it was possible to call on our character traits to get a reroll, or if we had a moment of hope, gain a bonus dice. But any respite was fleeting… the route to the scenario’s conclusion was a downward spiral of doom. Which is what we signed up for!
After our characters died a grisly, lonely death in the dark, we too were sat in the dark and our audio messages were played back. They seemed to have acquired an odd resonance… shaded with our knowledge of the fate that befell those poor souls.
I played ‘Dozer’ MacGarret, a selfish mechanic who got what was coming to him. R.I.P.
During the last session of Epées & Sorcellerie, one of the PCs stripped off his armour to try and rid himself of an infestation of bugs. It struck me that it’d be useful to have a place on the character sheet for unarmoured Armour Class and Movement. So I’ve altered those areas and uploaded a new version of the E&S character sheet to the Downloads page.
Texas man nearly dies after being bitten by severed snake head…
If you feel like some Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay action you could always have a look at ZWEIHÄNDER Grim & Perilous RPG. It’s currently deal of the day on DriveThruRPG.