Greetings Fellow Gamers and Gentle Readers! I hope that this week is going well for you all, and that you have plenty of awesome gaming planned for the coming weekend. Summer really seems to be flying by, and here we are just 8 weeks away from GenCon 2012 – hard to believe the Best Four Days of Gaming is approaching so quickly!
This week, I had the opportunity to check out a new role-playing game from Bedrock Games, which was an honest-to-goodness alternate history fantasy (horror?) role-playing game. It’s been a while since I had the opportunity to check out a historically based RPG, and I don’t think I have sat down to play one since my college days running Man, Myth, & Magic and Timemaster. Servants of Gaius is more MM&M than TM, with characters set in the Roman Empire during the reign of Caligula, but with a Caligula far different than history portrays him. It reminds me a bit of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, offering us a different and horrific alternative timeline in a tiny pocket of the space-time continuum.
To read the full details about this Servants of Gaius, please click the link below and head over to EN World to check out the full review:
Overall, I found this to be a pretty cool RPG, with a really oddball X-Files-esque premise that somehow works, and plenty of details in the game to give players a feeling of immersion in ancient Rome. It’s got a solid and simple system at its core, and definitely worth checking out, especially given the very reasonable price for a complete game product.
So until next blog… I wish you Happy Gaming!