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The Gospel According to Synnibarr: Fun. Is. PAIN.
Posted By Martin Ralya On May 22, 2008 @ 1:21 am In Crock Pot | 10 Comments
Immortal. Classic. Throbbing with manly manhood. Everything a roleplaying game should be. Synnibarr! All others are just pale imitations.
Never heard of World of Synnibarr? You owe it to yourself to buy a copy on eBay (mine was $10), or at the very least to read the classic RPGnet review.
I. Thy character is made of that bamboo from Rambo.
“Never wish to be an Immortal or God, or your character will blow up.” (p. 96)
Can you say “Player trampling”? How about “My word is LAW, because I am the GM and I am LORD”? I thought so. That’ll teach those uppity players to avoid things that sound cool.
II. Killing a PC is worse than killing a basket of three-legged puppies.
The number of steps required before a player character can take any damage whatsoever (p. 184):
I shit you not.
This is a rule written by one of two people (or, given Synnibarr’s two authors, maybe both of them): a player-turned-GM who played under an abusive, fun-throttling GM who killed his characters willy-nilly, or a GM who absolutely, positively cannot face the thought of killing a PC.
Neither of which is a good thing.
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