Hey everyone, here’s a teaser for my FitD game “Vikings: Shields in the Wall.” I’m about to run my first playtest this week nervous squeal, so wish me luck.
Shields in the Wall is a Forged in the Dark Role-Playing Game about a group of Vikings; raiding, warring, and driving their enemies before them… But not really. It’s a game about the bonds and strains of friendship and family, forged in blood. It is about community building, accruing wealth and fame, and upholding or eschewing tradition. Eventually, should your Vikings survive the stress and trauma of The Wall, they will face new challenges: the fraught dangers of politics, the trappings of power, and the horrors of war. It is inspired by Norse history and mythology, but also by modern popular media representations of the Viking life. Although it draws on these touchstones, the moment it enters your hands, its world becomes yours, and is not beholden to canon, ‘authenticity’, or historical accuracy.
The game is designed to be played by 4-6 players, with one taking on the role of the MC (or Master of Ceremonies), with the others playing the protagonists of the story.