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TPC 107: The Russian Winter

September 26th, 2010 · David · 3 Comments

* Iron Tyrants pre-orders are still running!

* Approaches to writing fiction, either for sale or play

* Removing One-Shots from the discussions


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3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Doyce // Sep 27, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    The “secrets” thing sounds VERY familiar.

  • 2 Paul // Sep 27, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    I brought this up previously in the forums, where a couple of kind folks pointed out a similarity to the buyoff mechanic in The Shadow of Yesterday and Lady Blackbird.

    I didn’t cop it from anywhere, but it’s definitely not original. I suspect there are mechanics like it in some parlor games and new-wave boardgames.

    Even with its potential for expanded player authorship, its primary use for my group right now is generating a more potent dramatic charge between my players and NPC’s.

  • 3 Sarah Darkmagic // Sep 30, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    Hey, thanks for the mention! Yeah, I very rarely use published adventures for the reasons you mention. I just love when we create our own stories instead. Usually the only time I run something published is when I’m judging for the RPGA or an off-night for our group.

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