sunday

Strange Sunday – who wants to live forever?

highlander queen

This week’s Strange Sunday will be another quick one, since I’m still recovering from an epic Lord of the Rings marathon (including The Hobbit). This week, I want to just raise some questions concerning the odd nature of immortality. What is strange about it? Well, immortality on itself isn’t that great. Unless it comes with some more nifty powers, you just have more time to do whatever you want. While that might be good for some persons, in general you’ll just outlive everyone you ever loved. That’s at best strange, but mostly traumatising.

So, what do you think? Is the wish for immortality strange or cool?

Advertisements

Strange Sunday – Sports

http://mango-addict.deviantart.com/art/Football-77744238

“Football” by Mango-addict

This is gonna be a short one, but it’s gonna be about something strange, and it’s still Sunday in my time zone. What will this be about? Sports, ladies and gentlemen, sports.

As you might have guessed by some of my posts on this blog, I like sports. I’m not some nut who watches every game of his favourite team every damn Sunday, but I like sports. However, I never liked sports games. No matter how often it will be released with a new year number on it, I will never, ever like FIFA. Or Pro Evo. Or even some more simulative games like Football Manager. However, given the amount of role-players out there who also like sports (trust me, there are more than you think), how come we never got a really good sports RPG? I mean, more than just number-juggling, but something with a bit of drama and real personalities. Where’s the game where I also see what troubles and travails my players have outside of the game, where I have to be the uniting coach who is the head of a rag-tag team of professionals with various backgrounds? When will Mass Effect and FIFA be merged into one game?

When, gaming industry, when?

Alright, I’m done. Strange Sunday has just become even stranger!

Strange Sunday – Roman steampunk and other genre mash-ups

“WWII roman steampunk” by Robbiekooljive

I’m lucky enough to be running my first game of Dungeon World next week, with two people that have made this hobby such a blast for me. As a preparation for the session, I have asked my two players to share some ideas for the setting and “feel” of the world, and after stating that I would like to see some kind of Industrial Revolution and drunken dwarves, while shunning the conflict of technology versus nature and evil orcs, my players shared with me their ideas. The final result is both wicked and challenging: our game of DW will take place in an industrialised Roman Empire, fighting a war against both the barbarians at the gates and a race of space dragons, coming from fallen stars that have ravaged a great part of the world.

Yeah, let me claim copyright on that idea right there, ’cause even Hollywood couldn’t think of that!

(more…)