Saturday, July 21, 2012

Hello Again!

Dear V,

I hope this missive finds you well. I apologize for my rather overlong silence. As you know I have spent ages exploring and rummaging through various private and university libraries.  While initially overcome with the breadth of such a task, I am happy to inform you at last my quest is, to a certain extent, complete.

You will remember Reginald's party a few years back? In the far corner a group gathered around a candle lit table with pencils, paper, and oddly shaped polyhedral orbs. They were quietly, and I must say intensely, discussing something.  That loud oaf Garvey was seated among them, and even he was curiously quiet and absorbed in the discussion!  Curiosity got the the better of me and as I edged closer to overhear what was being said, Libby had the misfortune of deciding to regale me with the details of her latest trip to London.

Vexed and distracted I politely paid attention and to my dismay the group managed to break up during Libby's lengthy discourse upon Autumn's fashion.  I managed to find Garvey and though he was reticent to discuss it I did manage to find out this table of companions had in fact played some sort of strange game that evening.  By using polyhedral dice and scraps of paper a story teller presented situations in which the other players declared actions and by rolling these strange dice a result was determined.  No cards nor gambling element took place, it was all of the mind like a living story.

Thus curious and perplexed I began searching for the rules of this game.  I believe I may have finally found the object of my search, and will share it with you soon.

Regards,
C

3 comments:

  1. Sorry, i had to copy paste it into notepad to read it, but from what i gather its an old timey metagame rpg? or is this just a fiction site of an asynchronous rpg?

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  2. Curious, reminds me of those Bavarians and their strange card games that seemed to turn as much or more on the conversation than the hands played. Cheerio # ; -{ )

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