Last night, Joann and I had one last opportunity to sit down with Jason Hobbs of Hobbs and Friends and John Polack of Mr. Mean Speaks to play some more Low Fantasy Gaming by Steve Grodzicki of Pickpocket Press. Once again, we were joined by another one of the Meanie Army: Nasser “Superbeast”. Those of you who have been following our blog have probably already seen the review that we did of Low Fantasy Gaming in January and the Low Fantasy Gaming Companion in February. Jason and John and Nasser are all great guys and we enjoyed the heck out of playing with them in this last in a series of episodes. We want to thank Jason for hosting it on his Twitch Channel, and John both once again for graciously consenting to run it for us.
We chatted quite a bit at the end about Low Fantasy gaming itself and our thoughts and impressions. Overall, I was really struck by how different the classes felt and played. I liked the concept behind exploits (Minor, Major, and Rescue), and the diminishing pools added a bit of a subtle tension to your long-term actions that was surprisingly interesting (Luck and Dark and Dangerous Magic). Overall, I think Steve did a really good job with the system and found a pretty good balance between character power and potential danger level. While the dice still can swing hard one way or the other (as they did for us), it still felt like we were in danger because based on past encounters, we knew if it swung back, we were going to be in for a bad time.
For those of you that want to see it, you can head over to to Jason’s Twitch Channel over at the link above or check it out on his YouTube channel below. We look forward to finishing this game and doing more things like it that we can share with you (stay tuned… they’re coming). Happy gaming!
- Josh Walles
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