February 27, 2013

Indie Game Wednesdays--You Will Be Missed

For the last few months I was gaming with a great group of guys in Chicago which expanded my gaming knowledge.  Now I have a promotion starting Friday and I don't know if my schedule will align with typical gaming on weeknights, since right now I don't live that close to the city.  But I would like to thank the guys for introducing me to some great games, some of which include:

Apocalypse World: First game I played with them, and I knew I was in for a great time.  The system is simple and flexible, and we were able to create RIDICULOUS characters that had fantastic interactions.  I suggest this game to anyone who's interested in something a little of the standard path.

InSpectres: Only did a one shot, but having an rpg about managing a spy franchise is fun and new.  Also, using confessionals as a saving grace in a pinch is a fantastic mechanic.

Final Girl: Playing multiple characters in a horror story to see who may have a chance to be the final survivor is something so much more exciting (and hilarious) to play than it sounds, and it already sounds awesome!

Everything is Dolphins: A college friend sent this to me (long story) and the group was very willing to try.  Simple but easy to have a light-hearted fun time, because eff it, you're all dolphins!

And so many more I'm not thinking about right now but were super fun (guys if you read this please add if you like!).

So although I am sure I shall game with them again, thank you guys for introducing me to these fantastic games.  I don't think I would have ever had a chance to try out any of the things we played without your help.


  1. I think my favorite moment may have been the dance off in How We Came to Live Here.

  2. My friends and I are starting a fortnightly one-shot series using different systems. So far we're staying pretty close to the norm with World of Darkness, Call of Cthulhu and Pathfinder, but soon we'll branch out. Soon....