Front Page

Content

Authors

Game Index

Forums

Site Tools

Submissions

About

KK
Kevin Klemme
March 09, 2020
37403 2
Hot
KK
Kevin Klemme
January 27, 2020
22496 0
Hot
KK
Kevin Klemme
August 12, 2019
8622 0
Hot
O
oliverkinne
December 19, 2023
7031 0
Hot
O
oliverkinne
December 14, 2023
6346 0
Hot

Mycelia Board Game Review

Board Game Reviews
O
oliverkinne
December 12, 2023
3836 0
Hot
O
oliverkinne
December 07, 2023
3952 0
Hot

River Wild Board Game Review

Board Game Reviews
O
oliverkinne
December 05, 2023
3524 0
Hot
O
oliverkinne
November 30, 2023
3897 0
Hot
J
Jackwraith
November 29, 2023
4502 0
Hot
O
oliverkinne
November 28, 2023
3254 0
Hot
S
Spitfireixa
October 24, 2023
5379 0
Hot
O
oliverkinne
October 17, 2023
3997 0
Hot
O
oliverkinne
October 10, 2023
3046 0
Hot
O
oliverkinne
October 09, 2023
3282 0
Hot
O
oliverkinne
October 06, 2023
3435 0
Hot

Outback Crossing Review

Board Game Reviews
×
Bugs: Recent Topics Paging, Uploading Images & Preview (11 Dec 2020)

Recent Topics paging, uploading images and preview bugs require a patch which has not yet been released.

× Use the stickied threads for short updates.

Please consider adding your quick impressions and your rating to the game entry in our Board Game Directory after you post your thoughts so others can find them!

Please start new threads in the appropriate category for mini-session reports, discussions of specific games or other discussion starting posts.

What ROLE-PLAYING have you been doing?

More
01 Mar 2024 11:44 #341879 by dysjunct
You're very welcome! They really are stellar games, and I think they represent a sea change in how to approach mysteries in a way that plays into the strengths of RPGs as a medium. (As long as players are on board with the premise that they aren't solving the One True Answer That Is Written In The Scenario, like your typical Call of Cthulhu adventure.)

With literary or television mysteries, the author can make the protagonist exactly as smart as they need to be in the moment, and introduce clues, etc. But I think anyone who's GMed an RPG for any length of time has had the frustrating experience of players who are completely clueless no matter how many hints the GM drops.

They (BB and PA) are also so easy to run. I do maybe ten minutes of prep before introducing a new scenario, then a five-minute refresher each week. Plus the printouts are optimized for GM support at the table. Nothing against GMs who like the "lonely fun" of mapping the fifth level of the dungeon, or creating every NPC for a village, but that doesn't interest me -- I like playing RPGs, not getting ready to play RPGs.

The core system has inspired a bunch of games in development; there's "Beakwood Bay," basically not-DuckTales mysteries; "White Mountain Rescue," about park rangers looking for lost hikers and discovering ever-more creepy stuff deep in the woods; a raygun-and-rockets pulp sci-fi one, and many more.

I did a "Let's Read" of the BB book over on RPGgeek, if you want to check it out:
rpggeek.com/thread/3197857/lets-read-brindlewood-bay

The thread's mostly wrapped up but you're welcome to add questions or comments. Or post them here, of course.

Hope you get it to the table soon!
The following user(s) said Thank You: Gary Sax, allismom3, sornars, Nodens, Mantidman, Dive-Dive-Dive!

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

Moderators: Gary Sax
Time to create page: 0.206 seconds