So I just returned from a gathering of friends (not to be mistaken
with an event of similar name) in Columbus Ohio, where I spent a long
weekend (thursday-monday) kibbutzing, yakking and chatting.
I had brought a copy of Wyatt Earp (handy travel-size) and
Traumfabrik, on the off-chance that some folk might be of mind to
learn them, and it paid off to a certain extent.
We had several fun games of Earp, wherein I lost more than I won
(curses!), but didn't manage to get around to teaching Traum, because
there were always too MANY people around to just single out a few to
teach this significantly longer game to.
So I was casting about in my brain for what to do and picked up a
deck of cards, grabbed 2 red 2's, a bunch of black number cards and a
Queen of Clubs, and proceeded to teach all and sundry the wondrous
game of Werewolf.
Suffice to say that the initial group gobbled the game up and we
proceeded to play no less than 12 games in a row (at least, there may
have been more!).
It was definitely a whole cartload of fun, especially as the night
wore on, and many of us became dazed with our imbibement of choice
(either alcohol or sheer exhaustion). At the same time, skill in the
game increased and the defenses and became better and more
That night ended with a final game where everyone finally managed to
build a proper poker face, and it became DAMN hard to figure out who
Of course, the next night, several people from that group and I went
over to someone else's house and we taught a whole new bunch of
people the game. Due to group-size limits that night, we cut things
down a bit. I believe for the most part, we played with one werewolf
and an herbalist (with wolfsbane) instead of the seer. It actually
worked pretty well, though in the 4-6 games we played the herbalist
was of relatively little use.
Oh, and the final tally for the weekend was something along the lines
of Villagers 6, Werewolves 12. About what you'd expect.
All in all, a fun time, and a good weekend.
Just figured I'd mention the new Unity Colony (or is it infection?)
that I've planted in the midwest, with links to several other areas
as well. Heh.