I got sucked back into Adult Swim's delightful Viva Caligula
, and an idea struck me.
- Your character is a resident of ancient Rome. You're either powerful, or connected to powerful people, and tasked with serving such interests by any means available.
- Your default option is to solve problems through violence, intimidation, or "street action": assembling mobs, political graffiti, and unflattering street theater (you know, the kind where masked actors mock the Emperor, etc.)
- If you don't want to directly confront some adversary in this manner, you can carouse with them instead. But, since Romans used leaden cups, your indulgence will make you more prone to aggression, anger, and antisocial behavior. This earns you points of Lead, which make you better at using violence.
- Eventually, you'll have enough Lead points that you die, or go insane. Maybe you could slowly flush them out of your system - maybe deliberately being rebuffed or defeated could speed the process along?
That's what I got. Whatchall think? Bonus points for players who manage to use roofing tiles or chamber pots as weapons.