I do not particularly find the
labels of “traditional”, “old school” or “story” as applied to various
roleplaying games useful. My primary complaint with these terms is that they do
not adequately describe any of the features of the game. They are vague terms
mostly aligned with a perceived social situation more than any particular
This is a recently inspired character from a bit of transformation-based art that hit my deviantart notifications. The actual art is more than a little NSFW so it won't be linked here (though I did find a good yurei picture by Genzoman). The original idea wasn't all that deep and was mostly a sexy twist on the Japanese ghost lady story. I'm going to take a slightly different tack here.
Not many games statted here yet, all three Powered by the Apocalypse, I may come back to this later with some Hero System and Fate stattings, but it's late.
Update: Added Fate Core - Venture City Stories and D&D 5e Stats, intended based on a modern setting.
Without going too long into it, I’m not
going into anything new here given that the show in question was first aired in
2010 and has produced several seasons to date. However, it is a subject matter
that has occurred to me recently and something I am interested in, hence my
decision to write one of my occasional blog posts aside from the play reports
(of which I now have to write two) and random gaming stuff that usually ends up
here. I will warn that there are likely to be some mention of plot developments
in both Sherlock and Doyle’s original stories though, for the most part, I will
focus on personality issues.
I do very much love the original Holmes as
written in Doyle’s singular style. I have been reading quite a few of the old
stories recently now that my Kindle is operating again (my print collection
being in the States). And this love for the original is probably why I didn’t
watch much of the first season past A Study in Pink until well after the second
season was completed and only really watched the third season in the last
couple of weeks. Cumberbatch’s portrayal threw me off of my expectations and
dropped some facets of Doyle’s Holmes while picking up others.