Posted on 01/22/01 @ 12:00 AM (updated 01/28/01
Running Man is a multi-player scenario created by Enrique Orduno.
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You can view the pre-game screen here.
To download the Sound pack(5 megs), click here.
Running Man is a multi-player scenario for 2 to 7 players. In this scenario, roles are the key. One running man, alone against the other players who want to catch and kill him. He will have to survive 15 minutes in a town where everyone tries to kill him. Will you be the Running man(a red THS who has to avoid any other players and survive 15 minutes), the Hunter(1 janissary and 2 militias who have to hunt and kill the Running Man) or one of the Civilians(6 villagers per player, they can build outposts and palisades and find the Running Man to give his location to the Hunter) ? It's your choice.
Running Man is based on Stephen King's book : The Running Man. The scenario takes place in a small city with many special areas.
Read all the text files in the Zip file, look at how a pre-game screen should look like and test the scenario before playing it on the zone. Also read the Objectives, Scouts and Hints. You should explain carefully to the players how to play before the beginning of the game.
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this is fun if you're the running man or the hunter, but it can get boring if you're the civilians. my favorite part is that you don't have to play it online(even though it works best then)
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Run, run as fast as you can you can't catch me i am the Two Handed Swordsman. Running Man is all about running fast and far. This game is for 7 players. Player 1 becomes he prey (the hunter) player 2 is the hunter and everyone else is civilians. The object of the game is to kill the prey anyway you can, if your the hunter. If your the prey you want to run fast and far.
This scenario has the promise of being extremly fun, but sadly that rarely happens. Generally the game takes about 3-4 minutes to play. Now starting a game in the zone can take hours. Its just not worth it, an hour of waiting for 3 or 4 minutes of play time. Being the prey (running man) can be a lot of fun. There are lots of places to hide and secrets to be found. Being the Hunter is also a lot of fun, tracking the running man down, following the clues and then when you find him openning up a can of whop-ass on him. However being the civilian is extremly boring. You rarely get a situation where the civilians skills are useful.
-Instead of having 5 civilians there could be two running men and 2 hunters, and making the game only for 6 players.
-make the game longer, allow the host to choose how many rounds the game will go for and allow people to switch teams after every round
The Balance between the running man and the hunter is generally good, although the running man could have more places to hide, or the map could be larger. The balance of fun and enjoyment in this scenario is terrible. Only the Hunter and the running man get to have fun, the others basically just wait for the game to end, how boring.
-Things could be made better for the civilians so they could have more fun
Overall this scenario is pretty creative, but when you boil it down its just your basic hunter and prey game. The idea of having civilians is something new however. The only problem is that the civilians really don't do much and the options they have been given really don't help them that much.
-Your department, not mine (sorry)
Map design 3
The map design is overall clean and crisp. You feel like your in a city, and your suppose to feel that way. I did feel that this scenario really lacked in eye candy and some parts of the map looked blocky and plain.
Map design Improvements
-Jazz things up, why does everything have to be so desolate and bleak
-The addition of some eye candy would also help
The Story/Instructions are exellent everything is explained clearly and it is concise. The only problem is there is not time to read them. The game takes only 3-4 mins and so by the time your done reading the game can be over, because there is a lot to read.
-Give the people some time to read at the start before the game begins.
Personally I don't think this scenario is that good (i hate to say that because now i feel like a jerk), but its the truth. This scenario has a good backbone it just needs some work. I would not recomend this scenario be downloaded (still feel like a jerk, sorry).
This was a very delightful game. It entertained me for many a good hour. I have tried bieng both runner and hunter they are both enjoyable. Ahh, but being a civilian is a bit tiresome. Oh yes, and i read the book too!
Three words: 5 out of 5
thats 4 words
and your comment is 2 years past the other comment
and mine is 1 year after yours :p