A strange sounding game, possibly not even really role-playing in the classic sense; but likely to prove an amusing diversion...
Publisher's blurb: "Quite the best game of competitive boasting that has ever been written, based on the exploits of a real-life German aristocrat, soldier and adventurer in the eighteenth century, whose after-dinner tales of his extraordinary exploits were immortalised in a book by Rudolph Raspe, and turned into several films.
"An extradordinary game that takes an hour to play and there?s an actual winner. You can start playing three minutes after starting to read it, it?s so easy to learn. Instead of dice or cards, its system of mechanics uses money and fine wines. And you don?t need a GM.
"The players all play eighteenth-century noblemen, and challenge each other to tell stories of their amazing adventures. For example, if it was my go, I might turn to you and say, 'My dear Baron, do tell us the story of how you defeated the entire Turkish army with only the aid of two rabbits and a piece of cheese.'"
More when I get hold of a copy!
Author: James Wallis
Publishers' Reference: HOG400
Paperback, 24 pages
Date: August 1998
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