From the North Pole, with Love (Re-Cap)
The x-mas game was load of fun, and I didn’t even get to play 🙂
First, here’s the 20 characters that were available.
The character writeups worked well, but a lot of people got confused about the secret signs. In the future, I’ll put a picture in the text for every secret sign.
As far as mechanics, I think most of it went smoothly. The playing card mechanic was successful, and I definitely will be re-using it again. The pain points were minor, but included:
- Detect Lie was probably too weak in comparison to the other abilities. I’m not sure how to supplement it directly.
- Steal almost always had to be clarified that the target had their back turned.
- The “disengage” mechanic was the real effect of the “tag-off” effect, at least the way the players used it.
- Some people never really understood that to beat a card, it had to match the value, or match the suit and beat the value. Lots of folks thought an Ace was an auto-win, and it wasn’t supposed to be.