This month Arthur bought a copy of The ultimate micro-rpg book which is a collection of two page RPG's edited by James D'amato. One of the games inside is a correspondance game (play by post) and while picking games to play together we found ourselves thinking "this game would rock...if it was set in the medieval times". Both massive fans of the lord of the rings series and other fantasy worlds (mostly high fantasy) we smashed out a new idea in just three hours. The idea is called "Kingdom and Command".
Copied from the K & C Intro:
The excitment at the workplace is bustling as we begin playtesting this alongside Cretacea, our first RPG. We aim to be done playtesting this soon after the Cretacea launch, and we can't wait to bring it to you. We have already commissioned an artist to do a cool drawing for the front cover and are riveted in our expectancy of this to be amazing. The idea is simple, fun and elegant and contains many of our shared interests.
The game uses a selection system (using a pack of cards, a D20 (or dice app) and a coin to narrow down the topic of conversation in each letter. It also encourages tea staining your own writing paper, teaches you how to do so, as well as teaching you how to "wing" a wax seal on the fly and how to fold a letter into it's own envelope!
It's the words of our friend "This is exciting as F***, i would have loved this as a kid"...albeit Arthur and Charles are still giant children (as are most gamers) but yes, it is exciting indeed. See below the beginnings of Arthur's first letter, writing to Charle's new character "Rivas Grimm" Brother of and dual monarch with Arthur character " Pesilious Grimm", monarchs of the kingdom of Pentorae.
Pure joy is abound.
More to come soon.
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