Friday, May 24, 2013

Beyond the Wall: Blog Playtest

I am enamored with the new RPG Beyond the Wall and Other Adventures, published by Flatland Games. They start from the sub-genre of young adult fantasy novels involving characters that have grown up together, best represented by Ursula LeGuin and Lloyd Alexander.

In the character creation process, which the entire party does together, the players will create details of the village they live in, as well as impact the life histories of the other characters. A significant event for one character also involves another character in the group. Each player picks a 'playbook' which contains the character generation process for one character type, such as the Untested Thief or the Witch's Prentice.

A group of other interested bloggers and I are planning on building characters together on our blogs. +Rob Barrett+Henry Wong, and I will sit around a virtual table, pick playbooks, and create characters.

If you are interested in joining the group, you better hurry up and contact +Rob Barrett. We have one or two seats left at the table.


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