6d6 RPG: More Mince Pies & Murder Feedback

Just back from a really good day at Chimera (Ripley) running Mince Pies & Murder plus a couple of 6d6 Shootout sessions.

A Proper FLGS

I’ve been to the Ripley branch a few times now and I’m always impressed by the vibrancy of the place. Andy, Heather and Leah have done a fantastic job at building a large local gaming scene out of absolutely nothing. The age range is fantastic, from about 10 years upwards to, well, old gamers like me and they all play together.

With Mince Pies & Murder being a role playing focused, non-combat 1920s style whodunit, I was a bit nervous about how the younger players would cope. My fears were groundless as they grasped the idea and did admirably well at being detectives. Sure the kids are just kids and may miss out on the subtleties of some things but their spirit of gaming – fairness, imagination, excitement – is second to none.

Contrasts

Mince Pies & Murder use the 6d6 RPG Super-lite rule set. This is as rules-lite as I can make the game and not be a straight story telling game. So it was an interesting experience running 6d6 Shootouts straight afterwards. Shootouts is the complete opposite. A one hour PvP pick-up game with battle mat, figures and all the crunch you can handle.

Developing a really flexible game system was a key goal for me and today really showed off its strengths. There are days when I wake up thinking I should give up and get a proper job but then again, there are days like today, when you can see the potential for this system. Days like today keep me going.

Feedback

As ever, I collected player feedback from each and as ever, here they are. Our policy is to publish all the reviews potential players can get a true impression of the game.

How likely are you to recommend the 6d6 RPG to a friend : 9

Why? : “Cos its easy and quick to play.”

How likely are you to recommend the 6d6 RPG to a friend : 9

Why? : “It was good”

How likely are you to recommend the 6d6 RPG to a friend : 8

Why? : “Very interesting, different type of role-playing.”

How likely are you to recommend the 6d6 RPG to a friend : 7.5

Why? : “Because its fun.”

How likely are you to recommend the 6d6 RPG to a friend : 7

Why? : “It was a lot of fun and mechanically it was quick too.”

How likely are you to recommend the 6d6 RPG to a friend : 7

Why? : “Very enjoyable and fun”

How likely are you to recommend the 6d6 RPG to a friend : 7

Why? : “A very enjoyable game. Easy to pick up.”

And from the two 6d6 Shootout sessions.

How likely are you to recommend the 6d6 RPG to a friend : 7

Why? : “Unique system, interesting setting”

How likely are you to recommend the 6d6 RPG to a friend : 7

Why? : “It was a lot of fun and mechanically it was quick too.”

How likely are you to recommend the 6d6 RPG to a friend : 6.5

Why? : “Great, but not quite excellent.”

How likely are you to recommend the 6d6 RPG to a friend : 6

Why? : “Interesting and funny”

Many Thanks

To everyone who played today. I hoped you had as much fun playing as I did running.

And an extra big thanks to Leah for organising the event and rounding up players.