24 September 2012
A Mystery Fan Schools Us All
Apologies if this is old news to all of you, but this is absolutely new to me: JD Corley's insightful post on the story-games.com forum.
A quick bit to whet your whistle, and then I'm out:
"...a lot of people make posts like "well, Sherlock Holmes could never be a good gaming character, he's right about everything, good at everything, and anyhow nobody could make the deductive leaps he could".
I proved everyone wrong by playing Sherlock Holmes online for a good 4 years.
It was a superhero game.
Pick up any game system you like, so long as it has a power called 'Clarivoyance' in it. You now have a game that can handle Sherlock Holmes, no problem.
This leads me to my first mystery subgenre discussion. "
It's borderline brilliant, and I have no idea why I've never heard of this before. A great read for a rainy day.