Sep 8, 2013

Dawn of Worlds, A World Building Game

Review #07 – Free RPG

Dawn of Worlds, A World Building Game

This is a pretty popular game, so maybe you already knew about it, but it’s so good that I felt it deserved to be here.

Dawn of Worlds lets a group of players design a world from scratch, so it’s not only a game by itself; it’s also a tool you can use when creating a game world or to write a novel; or anything else, really. As a gaming tool, it’s useful because players can make sure that whatever they want does exist in the game world, and it takes a lot of pressure away from the GM.

But enough about that, I want to talk about it as a game, no a design tool. It’s a very fun game, and completely GM-free, so we stressed out GMs can rejoice.
Now, anyone familiar with roleplaying games knows that it’s a serious problem when everyone at the table doesn’t want the same thing. Add to that the fact that messing with someone else’s creation is almost a must here and you have a recipe for disaster.

Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great game and I highly recommend it. Just… try to play it with serious people, because it can get really ugly, really fast.

On a positive note, the worlds created are by far vaster and more complex that what anyone can create by themselves. The stories, the wars, the heroes, everything gets a life of their own pretty fast. You know what they say about too many cooks? Not true when creating a world, at least as far as realism goes.

And something I read a lot while researching for this article: please, don’t be a jerk and cheat a race during the first era with an avatar. That’s cheap, so don’t do it. Anyone who has actually played it must know what I mean.

- The Storeman

Disclaimer: I didn’t upload any of the content in the following link. I have downloaded and checked it as I always do. I have even executed it in my own computer and did not experience any kind of problems. But I can’t ensure that it is free of virus and/or malware that my anti-virus programs couldn’t find. That’s the author’s responsibility.

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