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bogdanwaz Supporting Member of TMP25 Apr 2016 11:20 a.m. PST

I've posted some pictures for the other game I'll be running at Historicon, The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged):


This one is even stranger than The Sound of Music.

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP25 Apr 2016 11:30 a.m. PST

No Titus Andronicus?

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP25 Apr 2016 11:32 a.m. PST

Ah, what a tangled web you weave!

That – looks – awesome!

bogdanwaz Supporting Member of TMP25 Apr 2016 11:33 a.m. PST

That would have meant cutting hands off of too many figures.

Rogues125 Apr 2016 12:00 p.m. PST

I hope I can get into this game. I hope BoD stuff and my own game doesn't keep me from getting in. It looks great.

bogdanwaz Supporting Member of TMP25 Apr 2016 12:26 p.m. PST

It's scheduled for 1:00 pm on the Saturday of the con. I think I have 12 slot available for pre-registration but I always have extra slots available for walk-ups. This game can accommodate a lot more than 12 players.

Lt Col Pedant Inactive Member25 Apr 2016 12:43 p.m. PST

How can it be 'complete' if 'abridged'?


kallman25 Apr 2016 1:33 p.m. PST

Bloody brilliant!thumbs up

Players should have to speak in iambic pentameter and quote lines from their appropriate faction.

Personal logo capncarp Supporting Member of TMP25 Apr 2016 1:48 p.m. PST

I can see the crew of the C57-D, Morpheus, Altaira, Robby the Robot, and the Id Monster making an appearace!

Terrement Inactive Member25 Apr 2016 1:50 p.m. PST


cloudcaptain25 Apr 2016 2:46 p.m. PST

Now THAT is funny. Looking forward to the aftermath.

Extrabio1947 Supporting Member of TMP25 Apr 2016 4:44 p.m. PST

Kallman +1.

Absolutely brilliant! Perhaps you should have a few umpires with PhD's in English Literature.

Zebcook Supporting Member of TMP25 Apr 2016 7:09 p.m. PST

Dammit, I'll be running a game then.

CeruLucifus25 Apr 2016 9:57 p.m. PST

That is brilliant. Wish I could be there.

Old Wolfman26 Apr 2016 6:53 a.m. PST

Or Laurence Fishburne as Othello. Or James Cagney as Nick Bottom.

Caliban Supporting Member of TMP26 Apr 2016 8:44 a.m. PST

Just don't trust Iago. Ever.

bogdanwaz Supporting Member of TMP26 Apr 2016 9:48 a.m. PST

As Terrement points out, the title is from the stage play and the title is one of the jokes. I performed in it last year, that's what gave me the idea for the game.

I've just updated the blog post to include Laurence Fishburne's Othello – missed putting it in the original post.

The players will get a chance to re-roll for being able to give a Shakespeare quote. No PhD required but a certificate from link could be helpful.

bogdanwaz Supporting Member of TMP26 Apr 2016 10:15 a.m. PST

Another special rule we'll have is that Hamlet, each time his turn comes up, will be controlled by a different player to represent the Melancholy Dane's vacillating nature.

Old Peculiar26 Apr 2016 11:52 a.m. PST


Zebcook Supporting Member of TMP26 Apr 2016 1:38 p.m. PST

You need a bear, so someone can "exit pursued by a bear".

LORDGHEE26 Apr 2016 2:17 p.m. PST

just Brillant, brillant ideal and brillant exicution.

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP26 Apr 2016 4:55 p.m. PST

Dive thoughts, down to my soul. Here Bogdanwaz comes!

bogdanwaz Supporting Member of TMP26 Apr 2016 6:00 p.m. PST

How now my sweet creature of bombast
How long is't ago, Jack, since thou seest thine own knees

Mithmee Supporting Member of TMP27 Apr 2016 2:25 p.m. PST

Here it is even more abridged.

To Be or Not To Be

uglyfatbloke28 Apr 2016 6:02 a.m. PST

Or… 2b/02b.

Zebcook Supporting Member of TMP28 Apr 2016 6:22 a.m. PST

Jeff, if you haven't seen this bit of history trivia, it seems perfectly appropriate:

bogdanwaz Supporting Member of TMP28 Apr 2016 6:32 a.m. PST

Thanks, Zeb. I saw that. People really took their Shakespeare seriously back then!

Personal logo capncarp Supporting Member of TMP28 Apr 2016 10:01 a.m. PST

Or, to be or not.

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