The annual tradition of Steve Gibson running his excellent CIRCUS MAGICUS race game a week before heading up to run it at GENCON Indy is well known and has been represented in this journal before. I almost always attend these games, as the CM system is hugely fun. Steve has been working on it for about 15 years as far as I can tell, and it gets better every year with the constant feedback of his gaming group (e.g., us). The game plays sort of like a stripped down version of SILENT DEATH (mostly the chariot sheet element of tracking damage) and CIRCUS MAXIMUS (AH’s old chariot game) combined. Even with the mechanics fine-tuned for speed, we rarely finish games of CM if we start later than 7 o’clock. Hey, with some games, it’s the journey, not the destination. As usual, I had a great time.. and I brought Garrett to play in his first race. He LOVED it and got into the spirit of things immediately!!
And on to a little slide show:
Steve Gibson demonstrating his method of Throwing Melee Dice
Steve giving a comprehensive overview of the combat and fighting mechanics.
Katie’s ferocious hobbits say they’ll gut Garret’s Beholder crew “Like a Trout!”