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by Emmett
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Running and Playing Games
Topic: The Game Master
Replies: 10
Views: 1504

Re: The Game Master

On the term "player" I like the Facilitator/GM to be called a player also. Player is such a broadly applied term, it can be used in sports to theater, so I don't have a problem with it's authority. Still the Facilitator is a unique role within the session so it really helps to have a specific title ...
by Emmett
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Misdirected Mark
Topic: MMP#368 – EP of For the Queen Part 2
Replies: 1
Views: 392

Re: MMP#368 – EP of For the Queen Part 2

A thought on pacing and card numbers in For The Queen. I think there's a level of understanding of the queen that builds as everyone answers. I think each player weighs their own character against the cumulative image of the queen.
by Emmett
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Running and Playing Games
Topic: Cyberpunk Red
Replies: 2
Views: 599

Re: Cyberpunk Red

I think there's improvement in the hacking rules but I feel like there's something missing that I can't put my finger on. I sat in on a session of 2020 that was being run at UB some years back and I loved the way the GM did hacking but I haven't been able to distill what he was doing to replicate it...
by Emmett
Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Running and Playing Games
Topic: The Game Master
Replies: 10
Views: 1504

Re: The Game Master

I was never the greatest GM in the world but I used to have system mastery down. At one point when I was a teen my group had played campaigns in 22 different games and we had a giant stack of books in our game room. I could quote you verbatim the rules to each game and if you didn't think I had it r...
by Emmett
Wed Aug 07, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 29
Views: 3563

Re: What are you reading?

Mostly nonfiction, been reading Universal Principals of Design and The Art of Game Design.

I was reading The Epic of Gilgamesh recently (not nonfiction).

I need to pick up a good Sci-fi novel. I don't think I could work through a whole series like The Expanse.
by Emmett
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: Running and Playing Games
Topic: Ironsworn
Replies: 2
Views: 587

Re: Ironsworn

Haven't played. I think the designer has mainly been active on discord. Maybe you could find out more on the channel? https://discord.gg/m3zRb3u
by Emmett
Wed Jul 31, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: Video Games
Topic: Fez
Replies: 3
Views: 642

Re: Fez

I'm super late coming to it. It was released in 2012! That's even older than I thought. You can find it on Steam still. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fez_(video_game)
by Emmett
Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Running and Playing Games
Topic: In-Game Community
Replies: 4
Views: 727

Re: In-Game Community

Not the same thing, but a lot of my games involve the characters giving communities the chance to escape an advancing threat.
by Emmett
Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rolling vs Role-ing
Replies: 9
Views: 1681

Re: Rolling vs Role-ing

I guess this comes down to if you're interested in playing to find out what happens or if you play to craft a story. I doubt anyone is exclusive in one of those directions. It seems like people fall somewhere in the middle but often drifting to one side. I lean towards playing to find out but I like...
by Emmett
Tue Jul 30, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gamer Aspects
Replies: 4
Views: 1196

Re: Gamer Aspects

I'm almost always the GM but years ago we rotated the position regularly and with my current group we've rotated a few times.

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