wow, what a busy week, meant to post this ages ago but here it goes now:
So I’m planning to run Apocalypse World, for 3 or 4 players. I’m basically aiming for about a session per month, or one every 3 weeks, something like that.
Thing is, we already started an AW game some time ago (only got one session in), but there were 6 players in it, and that’s definitely too much for that system… So there are a couple of ways I can see this working:
- Two players from the original cast choose to step down volontarily, leaving a workable number of players remaining, and we could continue with the same game, just two characters lighter…
Simon has already said to me that, if number of characters is a problem, he wouldn’t mind to step down, apocalyptic settings not really being his thing and such… There would still have to be one more volontary decline to make this option workable, though.
- We split the party, and I’m running two AW games alternatingly, for 3-4 people each. In this case, one group could get to play in the existing (i.e. already started) setting, and one would start again, from scratch, probably resulting in a wildly different Apocalypse from the first group.
Or both groups start anew, that’s also workable, according to everyone’s preferences…
This way, we could also add a few new players, GJ and (I believe) Tam have also already expressed interest but weren’t there for the original session.
- Third option: some of you could play AW run by me, and others could join Alrik’s planned game of Dungeon World. (an AW hack designed to emulate old-school dungeon crawls in a heroic fantasy setting). Because that’s also happening, although it may not be starting still within this year (Alrik’s timetable will decide)
In all of these cases/options, I’m aiming at a game that will go on for about 3-5 (or maybe 3-7) sessions before wrapping up (either with a grand finale, or with a season-ending cliffhanger )
So we won’t be tied up for more than half a year (if even that), before a new constellation of players can try out a new game. Still, we’re looking for players who are willing and able to make a bit of a commitment - you should have time to play at least once a month, and we’ll frown on stuff like being absent every other session…
(that kind of stuff really hurts storygames more than your traditional dungeoncrawl game, I’m afraid)
finally, in the future, we’re planning to play such elusive indie gems as Primetime Adventures, Polaris, Fiasco, Dogs in the Vinyard and others.
We will likely announce any such plans in this thread, and see whether there is enough interest for it to come together.
Which brings me to the essential question for this post:
Who is interested in joining us for this?
What games interest you the most?
Any other thoughts/feedback/criticism?