Welcome to Exploding Robot’s newest (and most blasphemous) feature, the cleverly titled JUST GIVE ME THE GOD DAMN GAME.
This series of posts is going to be about games that aren’t out yet. As in, games that we can’t play yet.
But, dear reader, these are games that we desperately want.
Why? Well those reasons will likely change from game to game, so you’ll have to just hang around and read the posts won’t you? Won’t you!? Stop being so bloody impatient. You’re only embarrassing yourself with your petulance.
Anyway, say hello to Exploding Robot’s first JGMTGDG (Catchy, huh?): Mice and Mystics, by Plaid Hat.
In case you can’t read the above, Mice and Mystics is “A cooperative storytelling adventure for 1-4 mice”. Why the hell would you NOT want to play the bloody thing? I mean c’mon; we’ve all read Redwall, and even if you haven’t you have to admit that tiny little mice doing battle with tiny little swords and shields is awesome - especially when the game tells a story.
I’m a big fan of games that allow a group of people to create their own story where winning or losing isn’t that important (or even really possible) - that’s why I’m interested in Risk Legacy (despite myself); I’m incredibly fond of taking a set of rules, throwing it into the pot with the magic ingredient of friends, and watching something memorable come spilling out like thick, pink fungravy.
Oh, and the game has a levelling system that involves hoarding cheese.
Again: How can you not want to play this game?
The premise of the game is thus: You play as a group of brave knights of the king, who have been turned to Mice by an evil wizard, and are now forced to battle their way through his castle while fighting off cockroaches, spiders, and worst of all, Brodie, the resident castle cat. Each game will see you work through a different chapter of the story, and you’ll need the help of all six heroes to do it.
Those are some pretty nice miniatures, I’m sure you’ll agree, and if anyone on the face of this earth tries to stop me from playing a game in which I can be a mouse that carries a hammer, then I’m likely to be… well, very upset indeed. Let’s just say that.
I know nothing else of the game as yet. There’s no rules, very few shots of in game components, and only a brief description of the characters on the game’s website - but I don’t want to have to wait until August. The game is going to cost you $74.95, but if you pre-order it direct from plaid Hat today you can get it for $49.95.
Plaid Hat Games, if you’re listening: JUST GIVE ME THE GOD DAMN GAME.
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