Wow guys, it has been a whirlwind week for us at Legacy! All told, it has been good, but it is time to get back to writing. I asked a group of fellows about this, and I am submitting it you my dear readers. Intrigue or Combat heavy games? I love intrigue more than combat heavy for numerous reasons that I will outline below:

  1. Analytical Mind: I have a really analytical mind. It requires me to think, a lot. This is served in games that make me think on my feet rather than just slaughter my way through problems.
  2. Feel of the game: I always feel like I get more immersed in intrigue games vs combat heavy. When all I have to do is “I swing my sword, the monster dies” then I get bored. There has to be more depth than that.
  3. Growth Opportunities: You see more opportunities to have your character grow when there is RP vs just straight combat.
  4. Expansion: I always find it easier to expand on a game that is more about solving puzzles, finding clues and politics.
  5. Change of Pace: I find that the pace can change much better when there is not repetition.

With all of that being said, these are my favorite games featuring Intrigue/Politics:

  1. Call of Cthulhu
  2. Legend of the Five Rings
  3. World of Darkness
  4. A Song of Ice and Fire
  5. The Dresden Files

What do you think? What are your favorite games featuring intrigue? As always, follow Wheaton’s Law!


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