Wednesday, December 26, 2012

TV in the RPG

You saw the Christmas Day Doctor Who episode yesterday, right? Tell me that the coolest thing about the episode wasn't the menagerie of companions surrounding the Doctor. Dude, I want a whole show just about them. An ultra-violent Sontaran, a Silurian and her wife (they're detectives!), the Doctor's hidden TARDIS...all in a backdrop of Victorian London with the creepy Great Intelligence institute behind the scenes...

You wish your gaming group was that cool.

Look, I want to play that Sontaran in a game. I don't care what the game is...crap, it can be f'in Teenagers From Outer Space. Rolemaster. One Ring. I don't care...I want some goddamn laser monkeys.

Laser monkeys. I'm pissed off I didn't think of those.

I finally got around to watching the rest of Blood and Chrome, the Battlestar Galactica "Young Bill Adama Chronicles" mini web series. Damn fine little show. Gunfights. Cylons. Cool piloting. But tell me that the entire series wasn't a gaming session. The quick come-backs, the one-liners, the antagonism between Bill and his 2-month 'till going home copilot...right up to the very end (which, I imagine, introduces the premise of the new show). It was a damn gaming session.

And that's not a bad thing. I know there are people who say a good gaming group should be the A-Team. I'm not entirely certain I disagree.

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