Wednesday, March 5, 2014

The Clay that Woke: Minotaurs and...well, more minotaurs!

Well? Shouldn't you?
Hey all! Just wanted to give a heads-up for an awesome Kickstarter campaign going on right now. It's for a game called The Clay that Woke, designed by Paul Czege of My Life with Master fame, and it's all about...Minotaurs! (if you hadn't figured that out already...)

Here's the introductory blurb:
Generations ago four infant minotaurs, a lost species, were pulled from the mud of the eternal river. Over centuries they develop a cultural philosophy to help them live among men: be contemplative, do not want, do not express your emotions, for breaking Silence in such a way is an expression of need. Be courageous. Act with wisdom. Work for justice. Do not use the names of women.

We employ them for menial and dangerous work. Pulling plows. Guarding wealthy estates. And for brutal entertainments.


I was lucky enough to be part of the playtesting for this game, and it's completely unique. The mechanics are "indie" in that they're focused on helping drive whatever narrative the players want to create, but it's also focused on long-term, campaign-style play in a completely intriguing setting: Minotaurs as the working-class in a gigantic, decaying, once-great city; the surrounding jungle, filled with strange powers, a secret war, and more. Silence to be broken; boundaries trespassed; desperate battles, betrayals, pain, joy, and scores of instantly memorable NPC with goals of their own. Just enough detail to set your mind on fire and make you want to fill in the rest through play.

The art is fantastic and prolific, custom-drawn by Nate Marcel in order to project the mood and surroundings; the picture at the top of this post is only the most recent example.

There's fiction, too, and while I know that many of us developed an acute allergy to game fiction in the 90s, trust me, this stuff is good, and truly contributes to the actual play of the game.

Check it out, ask Paul questions, and I'm happy to answer what questions I can as well.



Oh, and I'm quoted in the video... :)


9 comments:

  1. Generations ago four infant minotaurs, a lost species

    dallas seo consultant

    ReplyDelete
  2. Zobaczcie sobie http://wiedza-bez-tajemnic.pl. Tam też poruszyli też ten temat tylko w odświeżonej wersji. Polecam zapoznać się bo wiedzy nigdy za wiele. Pozdro!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Compare electric rates USA Making an energy choice that is efficient can make a big difference in the cost of your energy bill. No need of a major investment in time or money to make sure you’re wasting less energy and saving more. Commercial Texas electric rates If your dryer isn’t providing enough heat or moving air sufficiently through the clothes, then you might have noticed they are taking longer to dry, and at times, not dry at all. Compare Electric Rates Making an energy choice that is efficient can make a big difference in the cost of your energy bill. No need of a major investment in time or money to make sure you’re wasting less energy and saving more. Texas Electric Rates place heat-resistant reflectors between radiators and walls. In the winter, this will help heat the room instead of the wall. Texas Electric Company To keep out the heat of the summer sun, close window shades, and drapes in warm weather and also pay less for power in turn. Power to Choose but also to save water by scraping dishes instead of rinsing them before loading in the dishwasher.Compare Electric Plans Most dishwashers are designed to thoroughly clean dishes that have food scraps, as compared to rinsing off. Commercial Electric Rates Texas If your dryer isn’t providing enough heat or moving air sufficiently through the clothes, then you might have noticed they are taking longer to dry, and at times, not dry at all. Compare electric plans Texas summaries the inevitable bill shock into four stages! Best electric providers Texas its energy-efficiency and also to what kind of weather the home normally sees during the heat. So, choose energy, wisely!Compare electric TX

    ReplyDelete