Red Wedding: The Party Game

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I had a stupid idea for a “party game”, but:

  • I hate parties and all my friends generally do, too, so I can’t ever really playtest it
  • The pieces it requires are so weird, it’d make for a really dumb physical package to buy
  • The idea is so stupid, simple and derivative I’d probably never charge money for it anyway

So I’m just going to post the design here and if any of you feel like trying this out with your friends or something, just lemme know.

It’s basically an attempt to just sliiiiiightly game-ify a normal house party so that there’s something silly and quirky to do midway through the night.

In this case, that silly and quirky thing is pulling out a plastic knife and stabbing someone.

SPOILERS for the Game of Thrones TV show follow, obviously. If you don’t know what “red wedding” refers to, don’t bother reading.

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HAWPcast: A Game of Nets and Runners

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In this episode of the HAWPcast, we talk about HUGE GAME OF THRONES SPOILERS. Do NOT listen unless you’re caught up with the show, at least up to the episode entitled “The Viper and The Mountain.”

We also talk about Netrunner and the Terminal7 podcast, which is really good.

Why I Like Sir, You Are Being Hunted

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A while ago, I said I liked Mark of the Ninja because of how it gave the player complete information. Because the player knows exactly where the guards’ vision cones end and how effective their items will be, the player is empowered to make an execute complicated plans with very little fuss. Mark of the Ninja is about precision. It’s about doing supercool ninja-esque things like jumping into the air, throwing darts at two lightbulbs to bathe a room in darkness, landing directly behind a guard as he looks up in confusion at the light you just shattered, and stabbing that guard in the throat. Precision. Planning. Perfection.

Sir, You Are Being Hunted sits on the opposite end of the stealth spectrum. And it’s really damn good.

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HAWPcast: Board Games and Stuff, Featuring the Board With Life Crew

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In this week’s episode, we talk to the creators of Board With Life about board games and how they’re better than videogames in a lot of ways.

This episode also doesn’t sound like complete ass, because we recorded a big chunk of it at the Okratron5000 recording studio. Yaaay