Players: Joe, Megan, Timo, Todd
Mist-Robed Gate is a fun, rules light, GM-less game by Shreyas Sampat that simulates creating
a Wushu movie such as Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon or Iron Monkey. We played a game of it over two sessions and had a blast. Here’s the AP. We’re a little confused about the rules at first, but we contacted Shreyas and he clarified a few things for us by session 2.
Three things to note:
1) We begin with an explanation of the game and character creation. If you want to skip to when we actually start playing, it kicks in at 1:07:10.
2) This game is available as a free .pdf for you to play! You can download it here.
3) Disclaimer: this game does, in fact, prominently feature a knife in the mechanics. We used a real, but very dull, knife for our game. It also features stabbing each other’s character sheets. We did this VERY gently. Having a knife at the table is something that each group should decide on whether or not they’re comfortable with for themselves. Clyde Rhoer, for example told us he was very not into the idea. If there’s someone in your group who you think would not be good with this (you know who they are) or you’re just generally not into it, you can play with a toy knife or something else besides a knife just as easily. In other words: be safe when you game, folks.