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Game Review – Last Chance to Tell the Tale of Coyote and Medicine Man by Bryan Hansel

April 25, 2012 2 comments

As mentioned in a previous blogpost, I will be reviewing some games as a part of the Game Chef 2012 contest. This is the fourth and last review.

Introduction

The game is about telling the tales of the creation in the spirit of campfire-stories, using shadow puppets to narrate the story of Coyote and Medicine Man, two figures who are responsible for both the creation and uncreation of the world. Everything is done in a cooperative manner, from character creation to the actual narration. The game resembles more of a play than a game, which is not a bad thing at all.

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Game Review – Beacon of Hope by Shari Corey

April 22, 2012 3 comments

As mentioned in a previous blogpost, I will be reviewing some games as a part of the Game Chef 2012 contest. This is the second review.

Introduction

Beacon of Hope is a roleplaying game about people chosen to travel through space and time to prove that mankind is ready to move on to the Fourth World, after our world ends in December 2012. The Coyote has sabotaged the Beacon of Hope, and it is up to the player characters to fix the damage and confront Coyote to convince him of the worth of mankind. The game has been written for 3-6 players and a GM, who serves as the narrator for the story and comes up with the ideas about how Coyote has tempered with events of past.

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Game Review – Therapy by Charles Boucher

April 21, 2012 1 comment

As mentioned in a previous blogpost, I will be reviewing some games as a part of the Game Chef 2012 contest. This is the first review.

Introduction

Therapy is a text-based roleplaying game for three players, intended to be played in IRC, forums and other text-based media. In fact, the game strongly discourages face to face contact, since the nature of the game involves some secrecy that could be lost with that.

As the title suggests, the game is about therapy sessions between Doctor and Patient. The third player, GM, organizes these sessions and awards points to the players.

Since the game involves some secret elements, such as the nature of the patients condition, this review contains SPOILERS and should not be read if you plan on trying out the game. Unfortunately that also means that you hardly can know what the game is about unless you read it. That being said, the GM has access to all the information on this game.

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Game Chef 2012 – Reviews

April 19, 2012 4 comments

As a part of the Game Chef 2012 contest, us Chefs are expected to give feedback to each other. Each Chef was given four games to review. I will make a separate post for each of review, but for the sake of referencing, here are the games I was chosen to review, with links to the games and a small introductory blurb:

Submission #27: Therapy by Charles Boucher
A game within a game with shared characters and hidden player identity, or else just a way for three people to mess with a fourth at length.

My review on Therapy.

Submission #29: Beacon of Hope by Shari Corey
Travel through time to undo Coyote’s sabotage and save humanity-But Coyote travels with you-Can you prove yourselves worthy?

My review on Beacon fo Hope.

Submission #32: Heist by Theresa Strike
Synchronize your watches, because the police are on their way and time is running out.

My review on Heist.

Submission #36: Last Chance to Tell the Tale of Coyote and Medicine Man by Bryan Hansel
Tell the story of creation in this story telling parlor game told at the end of the world. Includes a fire ring and shadow puppets.

My review on Last Chance to Tell the Tale of Coyote and Medicine Man.

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