I cannot as yet summarize or eulogize or otherwise “state” my response to Greg’s death. It wasn’t that much of a surprise, yet was as hard as they all have been. He was a grandmaster of this activity we do, and he was my friend.
This five-video discussion is more of a celebration of encountering his work, with a little bit of reminiscence occasionally. I don’t have much to add except for these:
- The modern version of RuneQuest does ‘port in the Passions from Pendragon, which I’d forgotten about when I so-brilliantly suggested doing so. It’s a great fit.
- I did not mention my critique of Pendragon as a play experience at the single-scenario level as far as the highly staged textual adventures are concerned. They are very nearly scripted plays or dinner theater. I could have contrasted them sharply with the highly character-driven qualities of Hero Wars/HeroQuest, with the proviso that I am not too sure that some of the handlers of the latter titles knew those qualities from experience.
I’d love to see anyone “join” the conversation in the comments, chiming in with titles, experiences, and observations – and crucially, what you’ll be playing soon.