Monday, May 30, 2005

Morpheus put to rest

"So, what did you get up to on the weekend?"
"Me? Oh, I raced through the Matrix trying to defuse terrorist bombs then watched as Morpheus was killed by an assassin. How about you?"
"Just Episode 3 again."

You all know who Morpheus is. Let's not kid ourselves. Well, he's dead. That's right, dead. Shot by an assassin in the Multi-user game "The Matrix: Online"

You can view the animatic trailer for the "episode" here. - Games - News

It's an interesting outcome, but not one that was necessarily a surprise. The idea is that the game's creators run monthly "events" to help drive the ongoing narrative in the game. The players then have the opportunity to get involved or let it wash past their endeavours as background. Either way, the characters feel the effects in their ongoing gameplay.

I did exactly the same sort of thing in a Live Action Camarilla campaign almost ten years ago and I got chided for forcing players to follow a storyline. These guys do it and they're innovative. I tell ya, there's no justice.

By the way, let's not kid ourselves here. In the great tradition of comic book heroes it's only a matter of time before we get a "Morpheus Reborn" or Morpheus Ressurected" event.

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