I’ve been getting very excited this week about 7TV, inspired by the participation game that we are going to be running at Bonescon in February 2018 (tickets available now)
For those of you who don’t know 7TV describes itself as Inch High Spy Fi and is a game that enables you to basically play in the universes shown in TV shows such as Man from UNCLE and The Avengers. Ever wanted to be James Bond or Our Man Flint? Then this is the game for you. Its in its second edition and its one of my favourite games that I never get to play, though I’m not sure why as whenever we do play it we always have a great time.
Anyway I’ve long wanted to do a dungeon crawl type game using the mechanics so the idea of doing a participation game where I can introduce people to the game has long been bopping around at the back of my head and this week I have started to make it into a reality.
First I’ve built a sewer board using bits from the Terrain Shed Labyrinth range. This is one of 3 boards that the game will be played on (the other two are going to be the evil villain lair and a pretty standard town type layout)
This will be one of the potential starting points for our groups of superspies as they head out to deal with whatever mission they have been sent on. It will be populated with security robots as well as the odd abandoned genetic experiment (or three)
As well as building this out I’ve also started working on the various casts of heros that players will be able to use. At the moment I’m thinking there will be four different groups representing Britain, USA, Russian and some undefined Pan Asian conglomeration (got to get ninjas in somewhere). Of course being a 60’s based show each of these organisations has to have a snappy acronym so I took to Twitter to see what my followers could come up with. After I had filtered out all the sexual ones (amazing the acronyms people can come up with) I’ve so far got these
- T.O.P.H.A.T – The Organisation Preventing Harm And Terror
- S.I.C.K.L.E – Society for the Improvement of Communist Kulture via Liquidation and Espionage
- L.A.S.S.O – League Against Sinister State Organisations
The final one is currently called DRAGON but haven’t managed to turn it into a cool acronym yet. Suggestions on a postcard to ….
I may also have bought hats for the players to wear. Hey if you are going to go for it, really go for it.
So go buy your Bonescon tickets (did I mention there is a 10% early bird discount for September) and I’ll see you in the Butterfly House.