Review #003 – Mouse Guard

April 4, 2009

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

 

Introduction

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.

 

Style

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.

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Character Library #013 – Mouse Guard

April 3, 2009

Time for the second of this weeks characters. this time its for the new Mouse Guard RPG (review to follow shortly).

Harold is a Patrol leader, elevated to the position after a battle during the Weasel wars of 1149. He takes his responsiblity seriously and tries to protect those in his care, even if it means adding to his scars.

CL013 – Harold – Mouse Guard (PDF – 1.2Mb)