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Kitchen Sink Gaming is “The Best Gaming Evar!” Gaming

A reader writes in:

One of the best games I ever ran was deliberately crazy; I literally made up most of the setting itself on the fly, and I did whatever sounded fun and ridiculous and crazy. There were airships flying over seas of mist that were inhabited by daemons to get to cities on plateaus and tepuis that poked up out the mist. There were wars between sentient gorillas and Amazon warriors from Opar (La even made a brief appearance.) There was a gun that could kill almost anything (ripped straight from the first season of Supernatural.) There was an extended riff on Freaky Friday where two characters got their bodies swapped with nearby dead NPCs—the groups misogynistic Don Juan was stuck in the body of Fast Times era Phoebe Cates and the slimy used car salesman slash pirate hobgoblin was stuck in the body of a gorilla with a hook for one hand. There was a caper involving a noblewoman that was not terribly unlike the issue the Three Musketeers had to resolve between Queen Anne and the Duke of Buckingham. Later, I borrowed the basic plot of The Hangover and had them realize that they’d somehow “lost” a few days from their memory, during which all kinds of crazy things happened, including the hobgoblin getting married to a half fiend spy.

You know… this guy is making the point that the stuff that makes for great gaming is not what you’d want for great fiction. But I think a whole lot of people would actually want to read something this awesome.

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3 responses to “Kitchen Sink Gaming is “The Best Gaming Evar!” Gaming

  1. jddyalblog September 22, 2016 at 9:43 am

    Well, sure and I also really enjoyed watching Kung Fury. I’m not sure how much of that I can endure before it gets tiresome, though.

  2. jddyalblog September 22, 2016 at 9:46 am

    On the other hand… maybe I should adapt that game and write it all down, edited for some clarity and pacing, and sell it as a Kindle novella…

  3. The Mixed GM September 27, 2016 at 10:13 pm

    I would play the heck out of that setting! In a weird sort of way, the “kitchen sink” setting helps preserve wonder. When anything can happen… ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN!!!

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