Saturday, January 2, 2016

Inspirational reading and watching for The Strange

Hey hey fellow gamers,

        Here are a few of the things in 2015 that fed my gaming interest in The Strange. Your player take on the role of investigators, explorers or agents delving into the bizarre world of recursions and the Strange.  The mechanics of the game revolves around a d20 and various difficulty checks all in the hands of the players. So if you enjoy rolling dice as a GM, you probably won't like the feel of game play in The Strange.
       The group I currently am gaming with are all fantasy gamers who enjoy Dragonquest and it's flow. That game is very much like a mini-wargame with a tactical map, pulses and all kinds of fiddly goodness. I still enjoy it very much.  They have taken to this game rather well and seem to enjoy the feel and play of it.
     Here are three sources of inspiration that give you a feel for the game setting and world that Bruce Cordell and Monte Cook have created in the Strange. It's the first Sci-fi game I been interested in playing since Battletech.

Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year and gaming update

Happy New Year fellow gamers!  Just checking in to say hi and wish all of you a very Happy and Blessed New Year. I have not be absent from gaming, been enjoying The Strange with my old group of Dragonquest Players. Hopefully I will provide some updates on my impressions of the Cypher System and how it facilitates game play.  Overall I enjoy the system - definitely more fluid and less book checking when referencing the rules. Not knocking all the games I enjoy that are more "crunchy" and traditional, it has just been an enjoyable experience playing with the guys again.

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Of Ireland and the Irish

Of Ireland and the Irish