Something happened last night in my 1on1 game with my son that I’ve never seen in a tapletop RPG before. I was describing a scene in a tavern where my son’s wizard was to make a contact when, as a throw away line, I mentioned a pair of men in the corner playing a card game.
“Oh?! Is it like Gwent (the minigame in Witcher III) or Caravan (the minigame in Fallout New Vegas)?”
I’m used to having a minigame in CRPG’s (The two above are excellent, as is my favorite: Triple Triad from Final Fantasy VIII), but I’ve never seen or done it in tabletop.
I told him “No, these fellows are just playing poker. But there is a game that people play called Kazu (I totally made it up) that is collectible, and they have tournaments sometimes. Someone here may be able to tell you where to find a game.”
That gave me time to think, and when he asked one of the poker guys if anyone in town played, I was able to tell him that they didn’t anyone here that played it, but they knew some guys in Slovinsk (a nearby town that we had already established) that did.
I see how I can use Kazu players for quests, information, and other things… BUT now I have to invent a small collectible card game called Kazu!!
I really need some help with this everyone!! I have a ton of games at home. Exploding Kittens (look it up, don’t judge it by the name) is quite fun and hilarious really, and I can absolutely see how I can make it “collectible”, and I have Magic: The Gathering cards from every set from 3rd Edition to Dragon’s Maze (The final set in the Return to Ravnica Block). But I am TOTALLY open to suggestions so that when my son tracks down J’Zargo in Slovinsk they have a game to play!