Tim36D, The Wordsmith
Just your average silly motherfucker.
Noir story in a cyberpunk dystopia. Four types of endings: deaths, bad endings, good endings, and one perfect ending. See if you can find them all, it shouldn't be too hard. Endings are tracked using the score variable: zero means death, one means bad, two means good, three means perfect.
Special thanks to:
Tim36D - For listening to me ramble on about the idea, making suggestions, and writing a few pages.
ISentinelPenguinI - For playtesting.
Finally, if you notice any bugs, please PM me and I'll get to work on them as soon as I can (though I do believe they've all been worked out, can never be too sure).
UPDATE 6/20/2018: Replaced the link for the music due to the video being pulled from YouTube.
UPDATE 2/3/2019: Minor edits, original link for music is back up so I changed it back. Added the Anti-Hero tag.
Recent PostsBoardgame Thread on 4/20/2020 6:44:04 PM
I had a friend who always used to bring board games to play with the friend group. A lot of games he brought are on here, like Coup, Codenames, Sheriff of Nottingham, etc, but here's a couple of Asymmetric multiplayer games that I didn't see mention that I myself enjoyed:
Both in the sense that you have your fellow explorers and also that there is a murderous beast after you.
In this game, one player plays The Creature, and the other player play The Hunted, who have crash landed on the Creature's planet. The Creature has Hunt cards and Creature Tokens that they can use to harm, kill or otherwise disable The Hunted. The Hunted have Survival cards which they can use to confuse, distract, or otherwise stall the creature until a rescue ship arrives. If The Hunted successfully last until the the cavalry comes, they win. If The Creature kills everyone, it wins.
I had some pretty good times with that one, and some big brain plays were involved both on both sides in tricking and baiting the Hunted into danger, or bamboozling the Creature into making a stupid move. Pretty fun times with friends. 8/10 would play again.
DECEPTION:MURDER IN HONG KONG
A classic neo-noir murder mystery.
As with the name of the game, there has been a murder in Hong Kong, and all players are part of the Hong Kong police force. The catch is, one of the players has committed the murder, and utilized their police resources to cover their tracks. Unfortunately for them, another player has witnessed this murder, and knows who the murderer is. The final major role is that of the forensic scientist, who is investigating the crime and giving players clues, and is pretty much the GM. The goal of the murderer is to either wait out the investigation, or, if caught, to deduce the identity of the witness.
Now that the summary is out of the way, let's get into detail:
At the start of the game, Everyone gets 4 Evidence cards and 4 Means cards. after the roles are handed out, everyone covers their eyes but the murderer and the forensic scientist. The murderer chooses one Evidence card and one Means card (ex. Letter, Sledgehammer), then closes their eyes. The witness then opens their eyes and the forensic scientist points out the murderer. The witness closes their eyes, then everyone opens their eyes, and the forensic scientist gives out clues.
The clues always start with Location and Cause of Death (ex. home, severe injury). The next 5 clues are random cards, which can be helpful (ex. Duration of crime) to situational (ex. Weather). every round, one clue is switched for another random one (or a random event happens that may help or hurt the investigation), allowing the investigators to narrow the evidence.
Investigators are trying to find the murderer. They have use of a police badge which allows them one guess at a single person's Evidence and Means. Guess correctly both cards, and the murderer is caught. Guess wrong, and their badge is taken away.
The Witness knows who the murderer is, but not his cards. They are trying to shift suspicion onto the murderer, without being blatantly obvious that they are the witness, waiting for an opportune time to use their badge.
The Murderer is attempting to shift the blame onto others but themselves. They may even use their badge to do so, giving the illusion of cooperation. If they are caught, they can guess who the witness was, and if they do, the witness is killed and they still win.
An optional role is The Accomplice, who knows who the murderer is and how they killed, and likewise tries to support the murderer in the facade and will win if the murderer gets away.
An expansion, Deception: Undercover Allies, adds in more Evidence and Means cards, more Clues and Events for the Forensic Scientist, and 3 new roles: Protection Detail (An Investigator who knows who the witness is), Lab Technician (Who can secretly test ONE Evidence/Means card), and Inside Man (Who, working for the murderer, has the ability to take a badge from a player. Even the murderer himself, to dispel suspicion.)
Anyway, pretty fun game. I liked being the Forensic Scientist and helping to rationalize a story, like why the heck would a t-shirt be evidence for a death ray murder. It's sort of like mafia but with extra steps. Pretty fun watching people realize what happened, though. 9/10, would play again a lot.
Art Suggestions on 4/15/2020 9:31:23 PM
There you go
Offsite Writing Jam? on 4/14/2020 1:33:25 PM
I see your parents like predatory business practices
Offsite Writing Jam? on 4/14/2020 12:42:09 PM
I see that you like predatory business practices
Totally not an Easter post don't go searching for on 4/12/2020 3:24:56 PM
That looks pretty cool.
I also like the other thing as well.
Hatter's Sketchbook on 4/11/2020 8:21:17 PM
Art Suggestions on 4/11/2020 8:14:51 PM
Hm... then why the HECC is it showing up as a webp...
this is weird
Art Suggestions on 4/11/2020 7:53:59 PM
... What is this... "webp" extension...? Instead of having something like "BabyYoda.jpg" or "BabyYoda.png" it's something like "BabyYoda.webp".
A few questions:
Are you using a computer, or a tablet, or a phone or something to draw these?
What app do you use to draw these?
If you can, can you walk me through the process of uploading them?
(sorry if I sound mean, just trying to help)
Art Suggestions on 4/11/2020 12:49:08 PM
The image should be at full resolution when you've finished drawing. There shouldn't be a problem. Unless, y'know, you're resizing them after you've finished drawing.
Art Suggestions on 4/11/2020 11:53:20 AM
I'm not sure what you can still be confused about. You draw the picture, you post the picture to imgur or something, and you show the picture here. There's no resizing or anything needed.