I've been playing a weird postal game of S/lay w/ Me
with Petteri Hannila since 2016, and while it took us a year and a half to get back in the saddle, it seems that we're doing yet another episode of that this winter at our blog Writin' with Games
. The gameplay happens blow-by-blow at the blog, as we play in the form of straight prose; what it amounts to is a pulp adventure novella that we write in turns, by following the game's rules. It's proved to be a surprisingly entertaining way to play over the last two times we've done it.
If you want to check out the new story, you might want to start here, with "Uneasy Homecoming"
. At this writing the game has gotten the preliminaries out of the way and we've moved into the "Match" stage where the players amass dice to set up for the eventual climax. We don't know yet for use, but right now the new episode seems like some sort of cyberpunk-ish redemption story, with a guilty assassin and a hooker-with-a-heart-of-gold as the main cast.