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Hillfolk
Publisher: Pelgrane Press
by Jean N. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 11/15/2014 04:18:22

This is by far the best system I have ever played to build an interesting narrative fiction. When I first read it, it sounds too simple to be true and I was doubtful. Indeed, it is a work of genius, the abstract analysis of what really matters in a good fiction, and what hidden mechanisms lie beyond the flow of a good story. And it brings it into a game, full of suspens, twist, tense relationships, constant evolution. Exactly what makes you want to know more in a good tv serie. I am pretty sure it will spread around quickly. To sum up, it is a very clever way of framing scene and relationships and stakes, that enables to build up a complex and rich background, while keeping roleplay very free-form. Most of the creation and narration power remains in the hand of the players, the GM having mainly a coordination role. There is somewhere (on the publisher site) a free version of the rules themselves. Here I am focusing on the Drama System itself, the rules to simulate drama. Read them and be full of doubts first, as I did, thinking that it is too simple. They try them out. They you'll start to see the huge potential. A system is not good for what it does but it is good for what it allows you to do. It only requires very few simple ideas to make a very good system, but it takes a very sharp, abstract and creative mind to invent them.



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Intrepid: A Storytelling Adventure
Publisher: Kiwi RPG Design
by Jean N. [Verified Purchaser]
Date Added: 11/06/2013 12:08:22

Well, I have never written any review here, but I do believe I must do it for Intrepid. This game is a blast. Plain, simple, makes your imagination run wild, with clever shared narration. There is a short combat system (Showdown at the Falling Blossoms) that is a really well-thought way of boosting atmosphere, full-speed action, based on drawing cards and narrating events.

Very well written, to the point, no useless fluff. It just gives you a clear guide-line, how to frame scenes, and going crescendo, with a wide range of characters to include, clever semi-random way of unfolding plots and twists. Looks like Microscope and Wushu, by some aspects, but more straightforward. Believe me, one of the very best narrative game I have read and played for a very very long time.



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