The third and final game of the con went better than the other two and was really kicking. I’m not entirely sure why, but I think it helped that all the players were very familiar with narrativist structures and played until the wheels fell off. After we finished we discussed the game, particularly the endgame, and came up with some really good ideas for improving it. I got excellent feedback from this and the not-so-hot session Saturday night as well. Good thing layout isn’t locked down!

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  • November 14, 2005 at 12:14 pm

    over the three sessions, what would you say the spread of “new school” (Forge/narrativist) gamers vs. “old school” gamers was?

    Perhaps a cheat sheet for how one plays this style of game would be helpful for new players?

  • November 14, 2005 at 1:51 pm

    Just for my own part, this weekend was the first time I had played any games with scene framing and other Narrativist elements, although I’ve read quite a lot about Narrativist techniques, and a few games that used them. Looking back, I still feel like I’m in the boundary-finding “can-I-do-that” party of the learning curve.

    I know it’s in your notes, Jason, but I’d like to reiterate that it was very lucky that I drew the ‘Numub'(?)/copulation card at the beginning, because it sparked the conversation of ‘how far is this group comfortable going’, which was useful to me. With the general agreement that we were comfortable doing just about anything, it allowed me to bring in the racial/racist elements at the end in relative comfort, where normally I would have avoided the subject.

  • November 14, 2005 at 2:21 pm

    I can tell you exactly: 10 to 3 in favor of “new skool”.

    One comment was to provide copious examples of play, along with tips a la Luke’s rants in BW or Vincents “suggestions” in Dogs. I totally need to do that. People were pulling in techniques from half a dozen nar games yesterday and they all worked fine.

  • November 14, 2005 at 2:32 pm

    That’s MURUB, and yes, it was great that it came up (it was hilariously awful!) and that Clinton recognized the need to take a break to discuss lines and veils.

    For your part I thought you did awesome, Remi.

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