In an attempt to get my thoughts down while their still fresh from reading the book; it’s time for the review of Mouse Guard by Burning Wheel
Mouse Guard RPG is based upon the graphic novels by David Petersen that follows the tales of a group of mice who serve and protect the local mice communities. As a game the RPG stresses the fact that as mice are so small, it’s pretty much mice against the rest of the world. It also portrays the game as a simple one that can be enjoyed by all ages and abilities, so let’s see how it fairs.
As it is based upon the graphic novel, the RPG takes a lot of its style from the source material. What it does do though is emphasise the struggles that the mice face day to day. One area in particular that seems to be forgotten in most games is the effect of the weather upon the creatures of the land. More on this later but it’s worth thinking about how so many other games miss the natural elements as something that can be a main protagonist to the PC’s.