Tonight my gaming group spent five hours stealing a spork from a group of mages who had offered to sell it to us to begin with. And had a blast doing it.
I’d heard Mage was a phenomenally overpowered game…and really it is. But it’s also a game in which you have the power to do absolutely anything you can imagine, which makes for some fabulous roleplaying moments. (I used my phenomenal cosmic power to pants a man, for example.) It’s also balanced by the fact that the larger you think, the more likely things are to go very, very badly for you.
So we have a magic spork. I’m still not entirely sure what the plot for the session was supposed to be. We were offered a spork, spent several hours debating how to proceed, made a substitute spork, swapped, spied, got caught, and ran away. And yet…so much fun. I really like Mage. It rewards you for BSing, thinking on your feet, and making crap up.
That is my kind of game.