From Chainmail to D&D Next
Kiss my Axe
This is a great rules light version of a Viking game. Character have a few traits and qualities. Qualities are textual descriptions defining the character. It plays fast and has a great fantasy fiction variation called “Sword Noir”. This games excels in it simple combat mechanic without being tactical. Combat is focused on prowess and style, allowing for over the top craziness with out getting bogged down. Another neat thing critical failures are what get your character advancement points, so failure is reward encouraging player to take risks.
Play when you want a quick game with qualities that define your character. The over the top stylistic combat brings players to the table. A session can be played in a short time, and character creation is quick, 10minutes. It’s a game to have in your bag for a quick fun night.