Monday, October 7, 2019

GM Drafted!

I have been unexpectedly asked to DM/GM for a group of people I used to play with a few years ago. (Well, most of them...there is a new face or two in the present configuration.) Back in the day it was a 5e group, and that's mostly what they've played, but they're open to a new game. Right now I'm trying to steer them toward White Box FMAG, Castles & Crusades, or perhaps White Star. (One player wanted to do the Star Wars RPG, mainly to be a Jedi, and White Star has a Star Knight class.)

I'm pretty sure I'm going to do it. First off, they seem willing to do retro-clones, whereas I can't get my present home group to play anything even remotely similar to old D&D. I've also been running nothing but PbtA games set in the same setting since August 2018, with my only breaks being a one-shot of Little Fears I ran on Halloween and my KantCon 2019 lineup. I'm ready for something different in terms of mechanics, genre, setting, and play style. I'll still be running my home group game, but it'll be nice to have a different direction to go in for awhile.

I was rethinking my idea for a game loosely based on the Dungeon novels, and it might work with Castles & Crusades... I have Troll Lord's other game, Amazing Adventures, and could run a mixed party with the game. I'm still leaning toward doing it with Savage Worlds, since my home group will actually try that.

This is a welcome twist after my previous weekend disappointment with Nuke-Con and just kind of a craptacular week overall.


  1. Perfect time to fire up the edition of YOUR choice. Good luck!
    : )

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