Tuesday, August 4, 2015
#RPGaDay Day 4: Most Surprising Game
Day 4: Most Surprising Game
The game that most surprised me is Servants of Gaius by Bedrock Games. The mechanical aspects didn't surprise me, the theme did. The characters are in a secret organization in the service of the Roman emperor Gaius, aka Caligula, fighting a conspiracy against the Empire. Having studied history a bit I had trouble with Caligula being portrayed as a good guy. His historical reputation stemmed from a negative propaganda campaign by the conspirators.
So, I love the ancient world for gaming, particularly Rome and Greece. What really sold me though was a review by Tommy Brownell and then the conversation I had with Tommy and the game's creator in the comments section. You can read the review and the conversation here. The last thing that really hooked me after I read the rules was that the book doesn't define what the conspirasy actually is. It could be purely man-made or of a supernatural nuture. It's up the the GM. So, now the setting really fires my imagination and is really cool to me. Surprise!