Thursday, March 09, 2006Over at Fair Game, Vincent and Clinton are interviewing each other. It's pretty awesome. At one point, Vincent says:
Nobody I know of has played Dogs and not killed sinners just for sinning.
And I'm like, "Wait one second there, pardner!" I ran a game of Dogs (our freaky Norse thing, Wolves of the North) in which a Dog saved a sinner without violence. The sinner was a bad one, too. Such a bad sinner, in fact, that he had allowed -- on purpose -- demons to posses his body and use him for really evil things.
Anyway, this demon-possesed sinner attacked one of the Dogs using magic and claws and biting and all this nastiness, and you know what the Dog did? She hugged him. She just held him and loved him and forgave him -- all while he clawed and bit her. And this was the Dog with the most badass fighting skills, too, so there was a whole huge pile of conflict-winning dice sitting there for the taking as soon as she went for the kill.
Phil played the Dog in question, and it was his first game of DitV. It was an incredible moment. It completely changed how I look at that game, espeically the "take them into the street and shoot them," style of play. I'm not against it, per se, but I've seen the alternative, and it is powerful, powerful stuff.