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Author Topic: HQ and the Mountain Witch setup.  (Read 3735 times)
epweissengruber
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« on: August 13, 2006, 10:10:44 AM »

I love the mechanics of this ronin-meets-Resevoir Dogs game:

http://www.timfire.com/MountainWitch/MW_resources.html

It's a great way to capture the play between trust and betrayal in samurai movies, westerns, and dark action stories.

I wanted to do something comparable but use a stripped down, genericized version of the HQ rules to do it.

I have created a number of character sheets and sticky labels which will allow players to quickly and co-operatively create characters, in the style of Mountain Witch but w. Heroquest mechanics.

The files are here. 

http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/HeroQuest-RPG/message/31203

I will tell you how the game goes.

Erik Weissengruber

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epweissengruber
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« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2006, 04:11:21 PM »

http://www.himeji-castle.gr.jp

I am going to be riffing on the images derived from the virtual tour of Himeji Castle (the Ninja castle from "You Only Live Twice")
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Mike Holmes
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« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2006, 11:17:27 AM »

Riffing how?

BTW, your name came up with a discussion I had at GenCon with Piers and Hans. Say hi for me. :-)

Mike
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« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2006, 03:39:02 AM »

Oh, just using the pictures for inspiration.

I didn't want to simulate by trip through the fortress grounds during my honeymoon

(Castles, Buddhists, and Snow Macaques -- don't let anyone tell you I am not a romantic!)

I was following Robin Law's suggestion in Feng Shui to use pictures rather than maps to stimulate creative fight scenes.  I don't want to count off meters, I want people to say: "OK, I straddle the Well of the Suicide and toss down the goblins that Jai trips during the fight," or "Four disgraced tengu are preparing for ritual suicide in the Suicide Court."
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Mike Holmes
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« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2006, 11:29:41 AM »

Sounds like good technique to me. Do you share the pics with the players? Or is it just for your use?

Mike
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« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2006, 06:15:18 PM »

http://www.indie-rpgs.com/forum/index.php?topic=20981.0

HERE is where discussion of the session last weekend will be taking place.


In response to Mike:
Used 'em during my scene framing spiel(s).
I should have used them to fuel the dark fates (dark fate sequence too compressed to really be satisfying).  No one was jumping to get fates out.  I shoulda just laid down a pic and said: OK: here is an outdoor Noh theatre stage.  A play is being enacted.  The play is telling how a young warrior committed himself to a path of revenge.  Revenge fate guy -- take it.  Describe the play and what you do next."
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