Sunday, May 22, 2011

Cajun Elven Ninja Clans (Microscope in Action)

With a low-turnout and lacking time to prepare adequately for our regular Slaying Solomon session, I decided to host a game of Microscope instead. This is something that I had been hoping to do for several months now. I had played the game solo (with the Mythic GME) and online via, but I had no idea how the game would play at a real live table.

I'm happy to report that it went very well. I have some thoughts to share on the experience, but they will have to wait until tomorrow. For now, take a look at the read-only corkboard that assembled from our hand-written notes. Starting from a fairly typical "dawn of mythic history" premise, we quickly veered into unexpected directions. The "Cajun Elven Ninja Clans" clearly was the highlight of the night.


Narmer said...

I'd never heard of this game before. What are the mechanics like?

m.s. jackson said...

Always have to love those elven ninja clans!

Lowell Francis said...

Nice- looking forward to seeing the full write up.

Elbuagnin said...

Looks intriguing. I wonder if that would work for a Change Wars game?

Risus Monkey said...

@Narmer: Not so much mechanics as structure, I talked about it a bit in my previous posts on Microscope. I'll also talk about it a fair bit in my expanded after action report.

@Elbuagnin: Time travel is explicitly discouraged. For a game that can explore an entire history, keeping track of timelines would get crazy really quickly. I don't think it's impossible, but I'm not going to attempt something like that until I have a lot more experience with the system.

Elbuagnin said...

@Risus Monkey.

When I saw this on the Microscope site, I got excited:

"you can defy the limits of time and space, jumping backward or forward to explore the parts of the history that interest you"

So thanks for setting me straight. :)