Friday, April 23, 2010

Rivers Run Red

I was flipping through Kingmaker 2 (Rivers Run Red) last night and thought I'd share some of the things that jumped out at me as Paizo continues their experiment in sandbox adventures and kingdom-building.
  • 2 is very much a continuation of 1 in that it mostly expands the sandbox. And adds kingdom building. Aw yeah. Kingdom building.
  • Kingdom building looks awesome.
  • Rome was not build in a day. It will take time for your fledgling kingdom to mature. Once you get settled in years will pass and you will have to think of what you want to do long-term with your character (as well as the kingdom). This is not an Archie comic. Dewey's character will grow up. Larry's character will get old. Be prepared.
  • We may have sessions down the road that mostly or entirely consist of kingdom management. While bean-counting and infrastructure management don't sound like fun in real life, I foresee it being a hootenanny when your capital city (and its residents) are at stake! Be forewarned, it will not all be dungeons and dragons. That's... that other game.
  • "That other stuff that so-called adventurers do" is, of course, always available in sandbox form if you guys just wanna smash some face and get some loot. Cuz who doesn't once in a while?
Interesting times ahead...

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