Thursday, January 26, 2006

Slashing the Veil

As you may know, Breaking the Ice is a game about romance and the ups and downs of the start of a relationship. In it you play two characters going on their first three dates. My favorite example is Bringing Up Baby, where the Cary Grant character has as his conflict "getting married to someone else", and the Catherine Hepburn character has as her Conflict "babysitting a leopard". Hijinks ensue, it's romantic comedy and screwball romance in a bottle.

Now, as it happens this game is also well-suited to another huge genre very popular on the internet: slash. Take Legolas and Gimli getting it on, or Kirk & Spok finally speaking of their feelings, and you get the idea. An actual play thread on the Black & Green forum shows how one lost pairing turned out: check out Breaking the Ice between Bruce and Clark for some superheroic slash action.

2 Comments:

Blogger Alexander said...

I hasten to add that we didn't actually set out to write slash... it was all your game design's doing, madam!

8:42 AM  
Blogger ecboss said...

I'll take the full blame for the game, and give you the credit for playing with such a fabulous session. : )

Batman's conflict = "tons of ex's" Brilliance!

best,
Em

10:59 AM  

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