Eldest wants to play some D&D or Murphy’s World Role Playing Game this Tuesday evening. I’m leaning towards Murphy’s World for the true silliness and pop culturesque setting.
My friends and I signed up for a new role playing game that was being premiered at a convention a few years back where the GM had these beautiful maps of the city and towns that I thought we were going to venture forth in but no they where there just for show to get us to by the game. So as we sat down and picked our character the GM proceed to explain the game to us which took 30-45 minutes and then he told us an introduction where he role played the npcs for 50 minutes explain the whole adventure for us.
The game slot was 4 hours long and he we were an hour and half into the session and not seeing any action yet… the explanation of the game and the mechanics and the lavished role-playing introduction to the adventure.
We thought we were going on an epic adventure!
We did proceed, our characters walked and walked and walked to the area, meeting villagers and farmers and a little skirmish of goblins and then we walked and walked and walked some more… by the time we made it to where we going we hit a small contingent of orcs and did battle and that was it. The GM said if we wanted to continue on with the adventure at 7 we should sign up.
Though we had already signed up to play another game at that time. I walked away from the table with a disdain for the system (which I rarely do since I love me some role playing games).