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?
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?
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? Or Donkey Cabbages!
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