Saturday, November 26, 2016

Rabeleis is my Dungeon Master

Over on the Unseen Servant, I'm running a new game:

We're using Chris McDowall's Into the Odd for Patrice 'Kabuki Kaiser' Crespy's Castle Gargantua.

It's early, yet, but so far it's been a lot of fun. The procedural generation of Castle Gargantua keeps everything low-prep, and Into the Odd is extremely good for play-by-post.

For flavor-enhancement, I'm keeping a copy of The Life of Gargantua and Pantagruel close at hand. This is a collection of late Renaissance novels by François Rabelais. It's bawdy, violent, scatological, profane, and unrelentingly dismissive of every pretension that society has to offer, then or now. Right in line with the mindset of your average dungeon party.

So far, the party has conversed with a door that recited "Antidotal Jokes," viciously dispatched the first living thing they encountered, and poked their heads through a couple doors.

If you're curious about how any of these elements play out, feel free to pop over and check out our campaign forum. If you think you'd like to join, get in touch and I'll let you know when a good time to hop in rolls around.