March 14th, 2002

barometric waffle linguists (pic by me)

For clairaide and jinian

Thank you for the link to the "World of Synnibar" review. Ye gods, that was hilarious.

In return -- in case you didn't research the issue a little deeper -- I'd like to offer a link to a second review that showed a little more mercy, and contained significantly more detail on Just How Bad the rules are. Sample passage:


Don't think you can tell the munchkin to bugger off if he cites this. McCracken successfully instituted the only Game Police in the industry by writing the following: "Players may attempt what is known as "calling Fate." This means that if a ruling is disputed by a player and he challenges [the GM] and is found to be absolutely correct, the player may receive double gaming points ("XP"- BCW) for the entire adventure."


After reading through that, if you are still insufficiently amused, check out the rules for The Timecube RPG. (You have read timecube.com, right?) I'll be running a one-shot adventure this weekend at my place -- six hours of heavy drinking followed by two minutes of random dice rolling.