I’m pleased to announce that Team Room Escape Artist will be playing as the government of China in next week’s Rookie Edition of Watch the Skies.
What is a Megagame?
Part RPG and part board game, Watch the Skies brings together 60 players who will play on teams as various nations, news reporters, corporate factions and the alien visitors.
Each nation is made up of a team fulfilling different roles: the Foreign Minister, the Top Scientist, the Military Chief, the Deputy Head of State and the Head of State. The Foreign Minister will hold talks with other countries and the UN. The Top Scientist will research new and alien technologies. The Military Chief will control the military and the spies. The Deputy Heads of State will work with the news organizations and make sure the team’s plans are executing. The Heads of State will listen to his advisers and ultimately call the shots for his nation.
The newspaper reporters will be trying to report the truth using special… methods and compete to receive the coveted Pulitzer Prize. And the aliens… well, you’ll have to play the game to see what they’re up to.
The game is expected to last approximately six hours.
Shut Up & Sit Down
We learned about Watch the Skies last year from our favorite table top gaming blog, Shut Up & Sit Down, and have been trying to get a team registered ever since.
Their video of the experience is hilarious.
We can escape rooms, but can we navigate international and intergalactic politics? Stay tuned.