Podcast 92 - RPGs: Story vs. Mechanics
Welcome back to Dragon’s Demize, listeners. This week, Greg and Jakub jump back into tabletop RPGs with a discussion of how different systems balance storytelling versus mechanics. While there’s no reason the two have to be exclusive, it can be a helpful way to describe what a particular system emphasizes. With that in mind, we run through some of the systems we’ve played and where they fall on a spectrum from Pure Storytelling to Pure Numbers.
Rather than what we’ve been playing, this week we talk about some of the games we’re most looking forward to trying. Several Kickstarter games make the list, including Empires of the Void II and Path of Light and Shadow.
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