Don’t Rest Your Head Exhaustion Powers in “Wanted”

Posted in EpicTable Blog on January 27, 2009 at 2:20 am

I recently had 14 hours to kill on a flight to Seoul, and I watched “Wanted”. I really enjoyed it. I don’t even know if I think it was “good” or not, from an objective standpoint. What I was interested in was the similarity between the crazy stuff I saw in the trailers and “exhaustion powers” I was reading about in the game “Don’t Rest Your Head”. In that respect, the movie didn’t disappoint. …continue reading Don’t Rest Your Head Exhaustion Powers in “Wanted”

Shadowrun or World of Darkness on a Virtual Tabletop?

Posted in EpicTable Blog on December 24, 2008 at 2:10 am

As you may know, I’ve been reading lots of different game systems (and playing when I can) in an effort to make sure that EpicTable can support a wide variety of games. I’ve been on a story games kick, having just recently been introduced to them. In the past few weeks, I’ve turned my attention to some more traditional games. Specifically, I picked up Shadowrun (3rd and 4th editions) and World of Darkness (new edition). I have to admit, this is as much motivated by a love for games as by the legitimate need to research these systems for EpicTable. These two in particular have been around for a long time, and I’ve never really looked at them. I’m curious: Are any of you out there playing Shadowrun or World of Darkness (or its various instantiations: Vampire, Werewolf, Mage, etc.)? If so, are you playing face to face or on a virtual tabletop? What issues are you having? So far, while I’m having a good time reading these rulebooks, I’m not seeing anything too unusual with respect to mechanics a VT would need to handle. Is there something that I can do for you that will make these games work better on a virtual tabletop?

Don’t Rest Your Head: Initial Thoughts

Posted in EpicTable Blog on October 16, 2008 at 12:47 am

As part of developing EpicTable, I’m always on the lookout for interesting dice mechanics. I’d heard that Don’t Rest Your Head, from Evil Hat Productions, had some interesting mechanics, so I picked up a copy…and promptly lost several hours to reading and to the sudden compulsion to build white, black, and red dice pools for EpicTable. …continue reading Don’t Rest Your Head: Initial Thoughts

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