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Title: Jonathan Tweet Picks Dogs
Post by: lumpley on September 02, 2004, 11:55:35 AM
Jonathan Tweet's Pick of GenCon (http://www.jonathantweet.com/jotgamesgcpicks.html)

A few of you know just how psyched I am.

Quote from: Jonathan Tweet
I almost didn't pick Dogs because I didn't want a game with characters that the players couldn't respect. They sounded like thugs, Inquisitors in the American style. But it turns out that they're not thugs. They're righteous stalwarts and brave heroes. They root out and face down corruption with their hearts as well as their sidearms. The irony and anti-heroism I expected to find aren't in the game.


-Vincent


Title: Jonathan Tweet Picks Dogs
Post by: Ron Edwards on September 02, 2004, 12:08:57 PM
And if you'd given the characters death-beam eye rays you woulda totally rocked!

Best,
Ron


Title: Jonathan Tweet Picks Dogs
Post by: Judd on September 02, 2004, 01:00:15 PM
Quote from: Ron Edwards
And if you'd given the characters death-beam eye rays you woulda totally rocked!

Best,
Ron


If the Savior Who Has Returned decides that Watchdogs will smite the sinful with death-beam eye rays, then by His will it shall be done.

Congrats on the kudos from Tweet.


Title: Jonathan Tweet Picks Dogs
Post by: ScottM on September 02, 2004, 02:23:41 PM
Congratulations!


Title: Jonathan Tweet Picks Dogs
Post by: Matt Wilson on September 02, 2004, 03:41:46 PM
I can't believe the guy who wrote Everway has a hard time with Dust Devils and HeroQuest.

But still, rock on, Vincent!


Title: Jonathan Tweet Picks Dogs
Post by: bluegargantua on September 03, 2004, 07:05:16 AM
Quote from: Ron Edwards
And if you'd given the characters death-beam eye rays you woulda totally rocked!


  That's it.  My next Dog has "Ride Penny-Farthing bike" and "Death-beam Eye Rays" as Traits.

  Congratulations, Vincent.  It's well-earned praise.

later
Tom


Title: Jonathan Tweet Picks Dogs
Post by: hardcoremoose on September 03, 2004, 10:01:44 AM
Funny, since Battledragons was new two years ago.  

Good for Dogs!

- Scott


Title: Jonathan Tweet Picks Dogs
Post by: DannyK on September 03, 2004, 11:34:42 AM
Kenneth Hite gives Dogs a shout-out too:
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...the always-amazing Forge booth, where my likely hit of the show resided: Vincent (Kill Puppies for Satan) Baker's newest RPG, Dogs in the Vineyard. This is a Western game featuring nigh-Mormon paladins in nigh-Utah, dealing out righteous smackdowns upon the sinful and demonic, and it's a beaut. ("Yes, Ken," Vincent said to me, "you can play Cotton Mather hunting witches with it." Talk about your hard sell.)


He goes on to promise a Dogs review... column after next.