Dark Souls – The House Rules!!!

So part 1 I talked about the rulebook that I believed was not up to scratch


For part 2 I’m looking at something else, when a player intentionally removes a rule or reads a rule wrongly (both can happen and I have experience on both).  However I do not see misreading a rule as a bad thing… especially if it means that something comes out of it.

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Dark Souls – Two in One

Image result for dark souls board game

I was having a hard time deciding what to do… however I found that I struggled to decide exactly what I wanted to write.  There were too many ideas…


However I recently played Dark Souls the Board Game and it actually gave me two topics and I think that they are the most interesting; rules and rulebooks.  So we’ll start with Rulebooks.

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Scratchbrew Challenge (-1) – Designer Work Around

By the time of release I will be 1 day away from what can only be the biggest gamble for a GM.  A total Scratchbrew; no published game base, no existing world, everything from the ground up.


Worlds can be complex, and the one for this group will be no exception.  However there are several ways I have set the scales in my favour.

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Scratchbrew Challenge (-3) – Setup for a Fall

By the time of release I will be 3 days away from what can only be the biggest gamble for a GM.  A total Scratchbrew; no published game base, no existing world, everything from the ground up.


What could possibly go wrong?

Well I wouldn’t be writing this if I didn’t have an idea.

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Scratchbrew Challenge (-5) – Designer Work Around

By the time of release I will be 5 days away from what can only be the biggest gamble for a GM.  A total Scratchbrew; no published game base, no existing world, everything from the ground up.


Although this can be a disaster, if you do prepare in advance you can set up situations where you can counter the issues that are created by design.

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RPGs – Fear of the Challenge

So why am I talking about an RPG that I’m not planning to Stream?

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Scratchbrew Challenge (-7) – Setup for a Fall

By the time of release I will be 7 days away from what can only be the biggest gamble for a GM.  A total Scratchbrew; no published game base, no existing world, everything from the ground up.


What could possibly go wrong?

Well I wouldn’t be writing this if I didn’t have an idea.

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