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Malcolm



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2007 4:09 pm    Post subject: Playtesting: 2 Games Reply with quote

Hi,

I have two games (not written by me, but by friends back in the UK) that I'd like to get groups together for. These would be casual, one off playtests, but would require a fair bit of serious attention and feedback during the post-game chat.

The games are:

Umlaut (by Rich Stokes): A game of metal, of big hair, blastbeats, 15 minute guitar solos and screeching vocals. Yes, it's a GMless game all about metal bands. each participant takes the role of a band through the ups and downs of their career. I played in an earlier playtest version of this at the start of the year and it was immense fun.

Duty & Honour (by Neil Gow): A game of the Peninsular Wars. In essence, this is 'Sharpe', the game. It incorporates both roleplaying and tactical elements into the structure of play, so I'm keen to see how that works in game.

If you are interested in either of these, please do respond in this thread. No prior playtest experience required, but a willingness to play the game, give it a go and offer feedback are a must.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2007 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm up for Duty and Honour, assuming it is at a time compatible with my life (and chances aren't especially high there, I'm afraid).
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2007 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Duty and Honour sounds cool; what stage of playtesting is it at?


[Edit: If there's still a playtest copy floating around next July/August, I'd love to have a go if there are people keen.]
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2007 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I might be keen depending on when its on.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2007 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MikeSands wrote:
I'm up for Duty and Honour, assuming it is at a time compatible with my life (and chances aren't especially high there, I'm afraid).


Thats no problem. I'm pretty flexible when it comes to timings and places, but I fully understand if things are a bit hectic. Are there any times, say, over the next two or three weeks that are any good for you?

In fact, the same applies to Paul as well.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2007 11:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anarchangel wrote:
Duty and Honour sounds cool; what stage of playtesting is it at?


[Edit: If there's still a playtest copy floating around next July/August, I'd love to have a go if there are people keen.]


I'd say it's in the mid-early stages. You can find out more about it in the discussion that have been happening at The Collective Endeavour

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2007 7:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Malcolm wrote:
Are there any times, say, over the next two or three weeks that are any good for you?


Actually, not really. Sometime after mid-November is much more likely to work out (my family has a lot of birthdays at this time of year).

However, my regular bi-weekly game is due to have a player away for a couple of sessions, and we were planning for something different. If you have no issues with Monday evenings, I can run the idea of you running a guest playtest past the rest of the group. Sound good?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2007 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A playtest draft of Duty and Honour can be downloaded here:

http://www.collective-endeavour.com/node/758

A link to download Umlaut, and some reviews of it (kicking off with Malcolm's) are here:

http://www.indie-rpgs.com/forum/index.php?topic=22982.0;prev_next=next

As for playtesting, I'm in.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2007 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

weekdays are worse than weekends but I could be availibe if I have enought notice
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2007 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would be keen for either of those.

I can do some weeknights and most weekends. Mondays and Fridays are however completely out of the question.

So let me know if you need a player for either of them.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2007 12:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'd be interested in "Duty and Honour."
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2007 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very keen to check out Duty and Honour!
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2007 8:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MikeSands wrote:
Malcolm wrote:
Are there any times, say, over the next two or three weeks that are any good for you?


Actually, not really. Sometime after mid-November is much more likely to work out (my family has a lot of birthdays at this time of year).

However, my regular bi-weekly game is due to have a player away for a couple of sessions, and we were planning for something different. If you have no issues with Monday evenings, I can run the idea of you running a guest playtest past the rest of the group. Sound good?


That sounds excellent, yes. Even just going through the creation of character and place would, I'm sure be beneficial.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2007 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For respondents other than Mike who expressed an interest in Duty & Honour, would a Wednesday, maybe next week or the week after be any good for you?

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2007 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wednesday, next week, is good for me. I've got the day off - so either afternoon or evening gaming will work.
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