As I mentioned earlier today, I'm spending the weekend at my family's place in the Poconos. I'm a city boy that spent my summers in the country, and for a number of years had 2 gaming groups - one in the outer boroughs of NYC, and one up here in the Poconos. I like to think it kept me in balance during my formative years ;)
In my time in the country I've seen numberless deer (including an albino one), numerous wild turkeys and pheasants, black bear and their young, possums, skunks... not counting owls, hawks, hummingbirds and I'm sure an assortment of animals I've forgotten.
I've never seen a fox until tonight, in my own backyard. I thought it was a very large cat until it stood up and pranced off - and it was f'n cool as all shit! Cause I've never seen one before.
One thing that Raggi definitely got right with his Weird Fantasy rules was the importance of making certain adversaries rare or even unique. It makes the moment special and stand out amongst the mundane. Where he get's it wrong in my opinion, is he leaves out the mundane and fails to provide the rules necessary to create the special and unique.
Tonight's fox sighting was special not just because I'd never seen one in the wild before, but because I'd seen so much of everything else and had yet to see a fox. If everything is special and unique then they fail to be special, and unique loses value.
I just wish I had a camera with me so I could have taken a pic. Eh, my mind took the pic, and that's the same camera I use while gaming. It will have to suffice ;)
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