Vignette Test: Monster of the Week to Unknown Armies

So, the experiment of taking an Unknown Armies setup and fast-pacing it through Monsters of the Week was a lot of fun.

How things played out was inevitably different as the MOTW hunters had very different motives to the UA cabal. But there were some emotional and situational echoes from the one shot that helped me make better GMing decisions in the campaign episode.

Running For One Night Only at Furnace

Running For One Night Only at Furnace

Well, that was a bit of a rollercoaster! And unsurprisingly, a completely different story unfolded for the Royal Pains using what started out as a bit more of a cautious / risk-averse approach by the cabal.

Despite that, if the scenario had winning conditions, this group had the most ‘successful’ outcome. That’s not necessarily a good thing in Unknown Armies.

Revisiting Bill in Three Persons with the Royal Pains

Revisiting Bill in Three Persons with the Royal Pains

Playtesting of Bill in Three Persons for UA3 took a major step forward. My playing group introduced some excellent enhancements to the cabal, and helped me iron out a couple of other issues. Pacing has improved, but there’s more to be done there.

One more outing before Furnace is planned, which will be online at the end of September.

The One Ring – Reflections after 3 Seasons

The One Ring – Reflections after 3 Seasons

I have the pleasure of playing in an excellent campaign of The One Ring, which has just finished its third season. There are elements to it that I’m really beginning to enjoy, which I didn’t appreciate quite so much when we originaly got started. The long-form play has really let the system and setting shine, in a way that doesn’t happen in one-shots or weekend runs.