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Alex Lim
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With quite a few fairytale tabletops recently, I was wondering what compilation of characters do you think would make for an epic game and why?

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I enjoy the Peter Pan, Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Robin Hood.
 
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The ethically challenged and manifestly misunderstood Wolf.
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j_holmes wrote:
The ethically challenged and manifestly misunderstood Wolf.


Has someone been reading Politically Correct Fairy Tales?
 
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ranma8 wrote:
With quite a few fairytale tabletops recently, I was wondering what compilation of characters do you think would make for an epic game and why?

And ..... Go!

Alex Lim


Is there some reason you needed to put a link in your post to your own designer page when the bright orange and blue badge which reads "game designer" and which appears by every post you make leads to your designer page?
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Recently read the Phil Pullman Grimm Fairy Tales update and was quite taken with it, particularly his version of "Six Who Made Their Way in the World." The story is basically retold visually as one of the baron's tales in Terry Gilliam's The Adventures of Baron Munchausen.

The Grimm's nameless, frustrated soldier is a great hero, because he uses his smarts to recruit others more gifted physically than he is. That Gilliam turned him into Munchausen is even better. A great fairy tale hero far too often overlooked.

And how could a game based on the exploits of the six characters in the story NOT make a good game?
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Hmm from classic Grimms it would be:

a brother & sister
an orphaned maiden
a common soldier
Dumbling i.e. the stupid third son
Clever Gretle
fox
the giant/ogre's wife or mother
the insane (and incestuous) king
fairies, both kindly and antagonistic
Mother Holler/Winter
the Sandman
DEATH
TIME
the Devil

These characters although stock are very Classic and often prejudged. They overcome their fantastic problems by applying basic human virtues with optional supernatural guidance. (I despise books that are referred to fairy tales but are just watered down tripe of what people think fairy tales are.)

May I also add Four Skillful Brothers to Six Servants and point out that there are lots of neat artifacts from fairy tales too. How can super hero powers compare to a table/cloth that produces food? bacon Or Donkey Cabbages!
 
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Wow.... Great replies everyone!

@David I think I just got schooled. Those are some pretty good ideas to think about!

Keep them coming and in return.... I'll stop putting a name link at the bottom of future posts
 
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