When you SHOULD bring a knife to the table.

Mist-Robed Gate. This was released in 2008 or so. I’d heard it was interesting, so I just got around to reading about it.

Game about hearbreak ridden wuxia stories, like Hero, or Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, or House of Flying Daggers; Check, and very cool. Was created by a request for “a game like exalted only without the jackassery;” also something I can get behind.

Resolution system revolves around a knife, brought to the table and initially covered with a cloth. The knife cannot be taken, but only given. You want to kill another character? Once you’re given the unsheathed knife, you stab that players character sheet.

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….um. um? hmmm.

… THAT’S AWESOME! HOLY SHIT, BUT THAT IS FREAKING* AMAZING!

I’m going to get a copy so I can read the rules in action, but this sounds incredibly amazing.

*Some geekery requires the word “freaking,” some “fucking.” Don’t ask my why.

3 thoughts on “When you SHOULD bring a knife to the table.

  1. Ahhh, the joy of discovery. That’s one way to solve the problem of too many dice rolls, Timo – Bring in the knife!

    I played in an Exalted game for a while, but it never really clicked with me; maybe it was the “jackassery”. I would be interested in hearing more about this system if you get a chance to check it out.

  2. Glad to hear you like the game!
    We (Elizabeth, Shreyas and I) are coming out with a revised second edition this year, containing more scenarios, play examples, and such.

    Have you played it yet? Each session usually has a high body-count. 😉

  3. Not as yet, I’m still waiting for the PDF to get to me. I’m pretty excited about reading this one, and will try to set up a one-shot sometime soon.

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