2013-01-10 : The Annotated Sorcerer Kickstarter
Probably most of you already know about this, and the Kickstarter's already well past its goals, but just in case you didn't know and you want in:
Ron's offering some fun and unusual pledge bennies: videos, one-sheets, drink recipes, interesting stuff. But mostly it's just exciting because Sorcerer is a really good game.
Several years ago - have I told you all about this? - I ran a Pokemon game for Meg and the kids using Sorcerer, and it was brilliant. I told the kids right up front, "okay, kids, I'll run a Pokemon game for you, but I'm warning you, you're going to have to train your Pokemon, and you really are going to have to train them, no fooling. If you don't do a good job training them, they aren't going to train themselves!"
Sebastian's Pokemon was a cat-type called Darkit, and she was awful. Sebastian just couldn't get her to behave. She won her first bout only when Sebastian threw up his hands and let her do it her way, and try as he might, he never managed to establish a good working relationship with her after.
At one point, after Darkit won a bout in a particularly malicious and catlike way, the NPC Poketrainer yelled at Sebastian's character: "you're the WORST POKETRAINER I'VE EVER MET!" Sebastian sank his head in his hands. "I know I am! I know I am! What am I going to do?"
Elliot's favorite Pokemon was a rodent-type called Shroyal, like a king shrew, or something. All I remember is that Shroyal had an ongoing battle with the islands' populations of Crabites, culminating in the party coming under hilarious attack from A GIANT CRABITE MADE OF CRABITES. It rose out of the ocean, blocked out the sun, and said in a booming voice made of a bajillion tiny voices: "CRAAAAABITE!"
Shroyal was like, uh oh. Elliot was laughing so hard he fell out of his chair.
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