Cobweb Games, an indie RPG and board game studio based in London, have a new product to tempt us with. It’s called Chronicles of Skin and uses doodles as a mechanism, explores cultures at war and is about tragedy, sympathy and hatred. The game takes about three hours to play and is suitable for 3 to 5 players. Each game requires a player in the role of the Artist, the Scribe and the Other.
I think I like the idea for the game. I say “think” because I can’t draw – not even stickmen – and am therefore jealous of any gamer who can and suspicious of any game that requires the skill.
Cobweb place emphasis on the fact that you can fit the game in to your pocket. I’m not sure why this is. Is this so you can carry it around. If the mood strikes, perhaps while down at the pub, you can pull it out and give it a shot? I’m not sure this is a pub game. I suspect that I would have to be in a particular type of frame of mind to play this. Strangely enough; Chronciles of Skin strikes me a good game to play in a convention.