Friday, September 7, 2012

Letters to Isabel, Redux

Marcello's impersonation takes a seductive turn in the latest actual play log of Jedediah's 7th Sea campaign.

I hope we're not heading down a path toward Fifty Shades of Don Gabriel.

And I get the feeling we'll be hearing more about the dangerous M. du Doré.

I appreciated the behind-baseball commentary, but I really like seeing the campaign through Marcello's eyes, at least as much of it as he's willing to share with Isabel.

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    1. Thanks for the heads up - should be fixed now.

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  2. Fifty Shades of Don Gabriel - not if I and Marcello can help it. Thank you for that mental image, I'm going to bleach my brain now.

    This time I really struggled with the letter - Marcello tells Isabel a lot and they trust each other, but this is...awkward. But so much fun.

    Saroe: This one should

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    1. "Thank you for that mental image, I'm going to bleach my brain now."

      Then mah werk here iz dun.

      It's a great format for the adventure logs, and Marcello's discomfort comes through. You write very well.

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  3. Valmont is among my favorite characters to play and Hampton's adaptation of de Laclos' epistolary masterwork is delightful.

    That's a movie, like Ridicule, that I think of when I think about the kind of FB game I want to run.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ridicule

    Need to check out all of Le Bossu, too, now that I know about it.

    I wonder if it wouldn't work better as a PbP rather than a face-to-face tabletop game.

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    1. Le Roi Danse is another great movie for inspiration.
      Dangerous Liaisons is brilliant, I never get tired of watching Glenn Close and John Malkovich rip into each other, all while being very elegant and sophisticated. The Colin Firth movie never had a chance (not the fault of Firth, though, he's great as Valmont - but Annette Benning is no Glenn Close)

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