Saturday Morning Gaming: Crash Pandas
One of the big problems with having a gaming group with more than one person in it is the whole “getting everybody together at the same time” thing. With every additional person, it gets tougher and tougher for everybody to show up at once. The sweet spot is probably around four or five people. You can probably get four or five people to all show up around 75% of the time. More than that, you’re going to need games for when somebody is away on a trip or sick or the kids have a play or something like that.
We’ve got this one lined up for tonight. It’s a one-shot called “Crash Pandas” (download the pdf for free!).
Here’s the basic idea (from the page itself):
You’re a raccoon and you’re involved in the dangerous world of illegal LA street racing. Except: you can’t drive a car on your own, so you need to team up to do it. But no conferring.
Your raccoon has a backstory and a rival and all of that and you are part of a team of raccoons that also have backstories. For any given thing you have to do, you do it without talking to your teammates about what you’re going to do beforehand. Turn the car, maybe. Speed up, maybe. Use the lead pipe you happen to have, maybe. And go on to win the race. Maybe.
It’s not a “we need to play this every week!” game, but it’s a good game for when your gaming group gets together and someone on the team, for whatever reason, can’t show up.
So… what are you playing?
(Featured image is “Raccoon Invasion!” by Penh. Used under a creative commons license.)