- 27/08/2017 at 16:24 #70494JozisTinManParticipant
A quick mini playtest of my convention game, enjoy!
http://jozistinman.blogspot.com/27/08/2017 at 19:09 #70507MikeKeymaster28/08/2017 at 22:14 #70600Howard WhitehouseParticipant
As the designer and mad genius behind Astounding Tales, I say you are completely correct to make it dead simple for convention games. I seldom measure moves but say, “Move up to the temple” or “Get to the wall.” I use most of the stats ‘as is’ except for when there are obvious difficulties of the “He’s behind a tombstone in the dark, so let’s say -2 from your GATS.”
The rules are simply mechanisms to support the action. In a con game it’s all about the action and the interplay between characters, so emphasise that and don’t worry about the details.
I do all my own stunts.01/09/2017 at 17:06 #70847JozisTinManParticipant
Thank you! And thank you for all of the great rules you have put out. Getting a response from the master himself is an honor, kind of like writing a short story and having HP Lovecraft or Robert E. Howard tell you they liked it.
I am shamelessly ripping off your philosophy. I have never played in a game you have run, but I have seen them, and I love your approach and style.
Now ordering little plastic Oscar looking trophies from Amazon to hand out as well, to get everyone in the right frame of mind.
I ran another session, you can see it here: http://jozistinman.blogspot.com/2017/08/death-temple-of-sarnath-playtest-2.html
Thanks again and I will post how everything goes, I expect by March I will have run this a half dozen times at 3 conventions.
http://jozistinman.blogspot.com/02/09/2017 at 02:48 #70860Howard WhitehouseParticipant
Now my head is all swollen up.
My approach to running a big convention game is very much the demented ringmaster of a sort of improv comedy circus. At the end we have a few minutes where players take turn to tell what they were planning, how it worked out, and why they deserve an Oscar for, erm, something.
I do all my own stunts.02/09/2017 at 05:38 #70863
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