Tuesday, August 8, 2017

RPGaDAY 2017 #8

From the #RPGaDAY2017 challenge (info here):

[as I'm starting this thing a little late, I shall be doubling up on my daily posts until I catch up. Early posts will be post-dated to the date they were originally supposed to appear]

What is a good RPG to play for sessions of 2hrs or less?

If you have time to prep, B/X is a game that runs fairly good in a short session. It depends a bit on how familiar your players are with gaming and the over all concept.

Anyone can grok this one.
But if you don't have time to prep or you're dealing with complete newbies? Jason Morningstar's Fiasco is pretty awesome game that gives you a very cool gaming experience in a very short time. Prep/set-up is part of the play that occurs at table, chargen is a snap, there's no GM, and everyone gets vested in the creation of the story at hand because they're all part of the set-up.

I've only had the chance to play Fiasco on one occasion, but it was quite easy and quite fun. I heartily recommend it. Other games run fast (including both InSpectres and Capes) but few games have the same bite, delivering excellence in such a short period of time. It's a good one to have on the shelf.
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