Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Oh Yeah OpenQuest

 Oh yeah,  said I was going to run OQ3 and went silent. 

I've only run it once, but it was a good session and we're trying to have another next week. 

The system... well, the skills are pretty simple. Percentile, only big modifiers, doubles on a success is critical success, doubles on a failure is a fumble. 

Combat is really similar to Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay, specifically it reminded me of 2nd edition WFRP. (That might also be because 2nd is the one I've run the most- and I haven't actually played WFRP4 yet.) 

There aren't a lot of moving parts to it. I'm only passingly familiar with BRP, Mythras, and the rest of this particular family tree, but I understand they are a lot more complex. I think I might have found the iteration of this system that's right for me, as I become older and less patient. 

I'm going to try to make this a "sandbox, but there are goin's-on-a-transpirin'," to appeal to both types of players that I have. 

My first impression of OQ as a GM is a good one. More on the game as it develops. 

Monday, December 6, 2021

Time to Open some Quest

 My OpenQuest 3rd edition game starts tomorrow. 

I've never run OQ before. My only direct experience with the Chaosium system is a single session of Call of Cthulhu I played at good old Comic World (RIP) sometime during the latter half of my undergrad days. I remember almost nothing about it. 

The session will be hybrid in-person and Discord. This will be the first at-the-table gaming (well, partially at-the-table) I've done since... jeez, I don't even know. Maybe August 2020? I hope I remember how to people. 

(There are those who would argue that I never knew how to people to begin with.) 

 Anyhoo, I'm planning on just a quick introductory scenario, something to get some die rolling and mathing and combat under our belts. I'm going to try to not have it involve killing rats or goblins. 

 I have purchased a book of quests originally intended for RuneQuest 6 before it morphed into Mythras. Mainly I just want to see how a Rune/Open/MythQuest scenario looks on paper, you know? 

 Back in the saddle, I s'pose. Giddyap!