First, I ask you: what are you playing these days? Anything really. I'm mostly asking about pen-and-paper stuff, but hey, unload your game-flavored goodness upon my head. Board games, video games, whatever. Second, I beseech you: anybody found a way to play without actually sitting across the table from folks?
You have 120 hours to become part of the story. Tweet with the hashtag #pandemic11. Whether with your own account or another of your creation. Tell your tale. Whether it's one tweet or 100, maybe what you tell the world can save it from the spreading sickness.
I continue to dig, build, and explore. Fact is, I want to find another dungeon. The dungeon made me feel like an intrepid hero-architect, a builder of great things but also a slayer of demons, a gatherer of treasure. I find my second cavern opening not far from the first: just a quarter-day's walk.
This, then, is Minecraft. Imagine a game where you build with LEGO. You have 13 minutes to do so. You'd damn well better spend that time building a shelter. Because at the end of those 13 minutes? Night comes. And when night comes, so do the monsters.
This is not the first announcement of the World of Darkness MMO, but I think it is the first confirmation anybody has had that the game is set more in the mode and world of Masquerade rather than Requiem. Plus, it's the first graphical trailer we've had, is it not? Right? Pretty cool stuff.
And, bam. My copy of World of Darkness: Mirrors dropped into my hands today. Exciting to have, because this is one of those books I was most excited to develop. See, more and more I become convinced that while a core book's purpose is to lay down the law, everything that follows should endeavor to bow to no law: in the first book you build the prison, and subsequent books show you how to escape that prison.