6d6 Shootouts: Christmas At the OK Corral

Our extended Christmas break was interrupted by two demonstration days and a first for 6d6, a bad review.

Chimera Magic

On Monday the 27th, Chimera Beeston open their doors for a day of free play. Both free in the £0 sense but also free in the play-anything-you-want sense. I dropped round in the afternoon to find a bunch of Magic players just finishing a tournament.

This was a great chance to try something I have been pondering for sometime – How will Magic players and other non-RPGers react to the system?

It turns out, very well. We had a great session of pure PvP violence.

The average age of the players was about sixteen and it turn into a rowdy, lively and funny game. Players were dying thick and fast as they went for the spectacular kills and the chance to settle scores rather than focusing on carefully thought out tactics. The great atmosphere in the game and the younger nature of the players certainly helped with the reviews.

How likely are you to recommend the 6d6 RPG to a friend : 9.5 (the scale only goes up to 9).

Why? : “Just a crazy laugh.”

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

Why? : “Very fun”

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

Why? : “Laughter and good fun.”

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

Why? : “Friendly and humorous. Well balanced.”

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

Why? : “Very fun”

A big thanks to Andy for hosting the free-day and encouraging the Magic players in my direction.

Raiders of Burton-on-Trent

A couple of days later I was in Burton-on-Trent for Raiders of the Game Cupboard, a quarterly games day for RPGs, board games and pretty much anything else. This was my first visit to this event and I was impressed by the friendly, welcoming atmosphere of the organisers. They helped me find players through out the day and ran a great event.

I ran three different sessions for eleven players in total. None had played 6d6 before and they were a wide range of ages and gaming backgrounds.

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

Why? : “A little slow”

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

Why? : “A simple and quick skirmish game. Like the flow and card mechanics.”

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

Why? : “It’s an enjoyable skirmish game though for RPGs I personally tend to prefer less involved combat systems.”

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

Why? : “Exciting, fast, fun. Good for 1-2 hours of gaming. Range of Winchester too small.”

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

Why? : “It’s very fun, east and simple to play”

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

Why? : “Interesting game. Might simplify the cards a bit.”

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

Why? : “Prefer a fantasy setting (or SF) Maybe sniper [range] could be reduced to 5? Very original mechanic.”

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

Why? : “Many thanks. Prefer mechanics like ‘The Rules With No Name’ foundry.”

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

Why? : “Pro’s – Quick Rounds. Con’s – Movement too slow.”

How likely are you to recommend the 6d6 RPG to a friend : 5

Why? : “Because its a fun game but I have a mix of friends”

And the lowest ever score we have had…

How likely are you to recommend the 6d6 RPG to a friend : 2

Why? : “Very derivative of games + mechanics from the 1980s”

Onwards & Upwards

Bad reviews are an inevitability with any game because some games simply don’t appeal to some people. When asking for feedback I always ask for people to be honest. If players politely put down something vague so not to hurt my feeling then the feedback is useless so oddly I’m pleased to get the occasional bad write-up. It puts the large amount of highly positive feedback we get into context.