|I miss gaming
||[Aug. 2nd, 2009|10:37 pm]
I miss gaming a lot. I miss the escape into fantasy worlds, the impossible schemes, the feeling of being part of a story. I miss GMing a little more than playing. (Perhaps I'm not-very-secretly a control freak.)|
The school I work at makes it almost impossible to have a regularly scheduled game, because the schedule around here is both intensive and irregular. For instance, last Sunday was the only day I officially had off from early June to mid-late August. I have time to myself, but it's not in nice long blocks, and I often don't know ahead of time when something will happen.
And I have all these freakin' game books! Geez, it's like I've been collecting them since 1990 or something. If I put them all together they'd fill the bottom half of the 4x4 cubbyholes (bless you, Ikea).
I'd like to try some play-by-post gaming. This will be a little tricky, as it requires the right mix of players and system. I can easily set up forums on Wikidot for the games, but first I have to figure out what we'll actually play. I'm considering doing two games, one of them being a diceless version of Sufficiently Advanced. Any requests for the other?
Remember, these will be slow-moving games. We need game systems that resolve quickly, with minimal reliance on dice. The idea of typing out a dozen ticks of combat in Exalted over the course of a week makes me want to shoot myself. That doesn't mean we can't play in the Exalted universe, just not using its rules.
Games I own and am willing to run at the moment:
New WoD: Vampire, Promethean, Changeling, Hunter
Old WoD: Vampire, Dark Ages, Mage, Demon
D&D settings: Planescape, Dark Sun, Spelljammer, Mystara, Al Qadim, Nyambe
Other Fantasy: Talislanta, Exalted, Burning Wheel, Mouse Guard, Ars Magica, Amber, Nobilis, Everway
Superhero: Mutants & Masterminds, Godlike, Aberrant
Sci-Fi: Trinity, Valence, Continuum, Burning Empires
If you have a game you've been dying to play or a favorite system, feel free to suggest it. Heavy preference will be given to rules-light games that require minimal rolling. Hero system is right out.