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Burning Wheel folks; please talk to me you of experiences

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blakkie:
Have yet to see or hear a firsthand account about of the this bad boy in action.  Please fill tomes telling me what you have found playing it. What kind of games it does well. What you think it might not do so well. Learning curve. Pitfalls. Your favorite meatloaf recipe.

Thankyou in advance.

kanegrundar:
I'm curious about this as well, as I've heard about it a couple time online, but I have yet to hear anyone IRL talk about or even seen it for sale.

Paka:
http://forum.rpg.net/showthread.php?t=244292

The above thread has in it a bunch of actual play posts concerning the fantasy game my weekly group was playing before we started playtesting stuff this past month.

If any of the threads bring up a question or two, let me know here and I'd be happy to answer.

Paka:
Sorry, blakkie, I didn't even notice that there were questions in your original post.

Here we go:


--- Quote from: blakkie ---Please fill tomes telling me what you have found playing it. What kind of games it does well.
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I have found it does intense fantasy well.  The fantasy races included in the book, Orc, Dwarf and Elf are very influenced by Tolkien while the humans have more of a George R.R. Martin vibe to 'em.


--- Quote from: blakkie ---What you think it might not do so well. Learning curve. Pitfalls.
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It is a crunchy game, no doubt and for some people the learning curve is just too intense and they drop it.  But it felt like a breath of fresh air to me and the group I play with.

I'd take some time and go through combat with the group, maybe a Duel of Wits and then jump on a campaign with both feet.


--- Quote from: blakkie ---Your favorite meatloaf recipe.

Thankyou in advance.
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The secret ingredient in the loaf...is love.

You are welcome.  Hope that helped.

blakkie:
Looking through those threads it sounds very cool. Thanks Paka. It seems to do really well handling a full, balanced campaign environment (as in with a solid mix of combat, but not combat dominated).

Any idea if you could use firearms in the system, and how much work it would take someone to whip burn that up?  That probably sounds like a wierd question. I know it is built fantasy orientated, and combat systems not designed for firearms tend to have problems making the jump. But any thoughts you have, and the background you have with firearms in games, would be appreciated.

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