Our Essentials poll ended up yielding one of our biggest turn-outs ever. 43% of you were very interested in Essentials, 19% of you were mostly positive, and 15% had no particular opinion. 9% are mostly negative, and 8% are totally down on them. Most interestingly, 6% of you said you weren’t 4e players but were going to give Essentials a try. Not a particularly large number, though maybe most of our fans are already up to date on Essentials.
Last week, as you can probably tell, we were all about the Gamma World. I reviewed the game itself and talked about the first game of it I ran. Chris Sims wrote an article about reskinning and how it can help give a different feel to your Gamma World game. Elsewhere, Penny Arcade made a comic about the game and discussed the card aspect. Greg Bilsland wrote about his GW game, and included some random background generation tables. Alphastream posted some awesome GW play-aids, especially for one-shot convention/game day games. Obsidian Portal added it as another supported system. And finally, today, At-Will has revealed that they will be releasing rules for generating random adventures.
There’s probably a bit more to come on the game from us, as I plan on running and playing it plenty more times. I’ve only played in one game and run two others, and it has yet to disappoint a single player in any of those games. I will be running at the Gamma World Game Day this Saturday, and other then what I consider a boneheaded move on requiring the purchase of boosters to play, I’m looking forward to running it for even more new players, as well as other members of my gaming group who haven’t gotten to try it yet.
And just for kicks, let’s find out what kind of mutant you are: