A Maze of Games ... RPG?
Last month, after bribing me with cupcakes, campaign manager Liz Smith said, "I know this is very hard to do, but would you write a Maze of Games RPG?" Then she had to get the paramedics to revive me.
But when I came to, I realized she had a staggeringly good idea. What if we designed, from an 1890s perspective, the very first "roles-performing game" and included it in the Conundrucopia section of the book? Certainly all roles-performers... um, I mean, role-players... would like to see the antiquated origins of the great hobby we know and love. Y'know, after we made them up.
But I realized that I couldn't do that alone. I hadn't written an RPG in over a decade. And for that authentic touch, I needed a co-designer, one who could deftly pen a short RPG in the style of The Extraordinary Adventures of Baron Munchhausen, that brilliant James Wallis storytelling game drawn from tales of that period. You know, the one where you expound your way through a series of heroic and mostly fabricated exploits.
So I said, "Why not James Wallis himself?"
Why not indeed! Fresh from the stellar Kickstarter success of his first RPG in 15 years, ALAS VEGAS, the very British Mr. James Wallis will be bringing his talents to the Maze. If we reach the remarkable pledge level of $150,000, James and I will write a playable section of the book that allows you to match wits with the Gatekeeper and his cavalcade of monsters. Gird your knucklebones -- for adventure!
Maze of Games Kickstarter Update Puzzle #20
Your journey continues! Here is the next part of your adventure through the maze.
20. "O," says the monster, "you are in quite the fix, are you n2? 4 1n earth awaits you if you offend me!"
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Mike and the Sharks