The Weekend

Dec. 8th, 2008 08:34 am
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On Saturday got to see Santa at Intel. It was nice and Landon liked everything except sitting next to the large scary man in the red suit. Also on Saturday I got to get some role playing in with Houses of the Blooded http://www.housesoftheblooded.net/ This game was designed by the guy who did L5R and 7th sea John Wick. Played for a good 4 hours and will say that if you like high intrigue and political maneuvering combined with romance you will probably really like this game. To summarize the game the group was attending an arranged wedding in the capital city right before it was about to be hit by the living storm shanri. By the end of the game the bride had been murdered her husband convicted and then blackmailed. The big bad confronted and with a little luck sucked out a window into a hurricane. It was fun to play the game with they guy who created it as that gave me a good idea of what the original intent for the game was. Also having the creator of the game play your in game body guard is a very big advantage. The GM was good and overall was a blast. Then met up with Rick for some Thai and watched a few episodes of Hellsing (anime) which was bloody. Sunday had a sick baby who really likes the show KungFu Panda.

Date: 2008-12-08 07:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] brokenallbroken.livejournal.com
Glad to hear HotB is good from someone I actually know! I had heard mutterings online that it would be a good system for Dune, but didn't know how well it actually played. Now to find a like-minded gaming group...

Date: 2008-12-09 04:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] firesion.livejournal.com
I think you will like it as will most people who like a story based approach to gaming. I think power gamers and those gamers that need everything to happen in their favor may not like it as much. I would personally take Spirit of the Century if your group needs more structure on individual actions. However, the book does have some good management systems for stuff that would seem to fit well for a lord or baron based dune game.

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