There's a book thread and a video game thread but we don't have one for the thing between those, so here we are. Board games, gamebooks, RPGs, let's nerd out. Tell me about your most recent DnD campaign! I mean, before we all had to suspend our campaigns/attempt to do them online now.
On my end: I finally started playing my kickstarter copy of Thousand Year Old Vampire. The idea of an entirely solitaire roleplaying game about
the loneliness of immortality sounded like such a brilliant idea that backing it was a no-brainer, but it'd just been sitting on my shelf til recently. Well, it turns out it's even better than I imagined. I let it take over my week, and when I finished the campaign, all I could think about was starting again. I've held back from doing so, because I think my brain would explode if I did em so close together, but, like, wow. This is probably my favorite RPG of all time.
My vampire this first time started her life in the late 1500s, as a poor, deeply abused farmer's kid. She was bitten by a lady in the forest, as tends to happen, and she immediately went about killing everyone who had ever taken advantage of her, which turned out to be everyone she'd ever met. After declaring this independence, she went solo, eventually met a girl and fell in scandalous love, moved to America, adopted, experienced unofficially-marital bliss, and things generally seemed great.
Theeeennn it turned out that her greatest past abuser had actually been turned into a vampire himself because she hadn't finished eating him, and her obsession with destroying him for good ended up hurting and alienating her family so much that her diary doesn't even mention what happened to them. Like, I as the player have no idea, actually, because she didn't know either. They presumably died, since they were mortal. She became a reeeally fucked up mass murderer for a while who did horrifying and very unique things to her victims, as you do when you have a bad breakup. Then, as she camouflaged among the lady staff of the military in the Mexican-American war, she found a love of cooking. Long story short, it turned out that cooking was what turned her undeath around. She took advantage of being able to keep honing her skills over centuries, and became the head chef of the best restaurant in Mexico City.
Then eventually World War 3 happened, and it was a war between mortals and immortals, and immortals won. So now she serves fancily-prepared human