First Lincon video! With none other than James V. West’s The Pool, which is a signature game for this whole website. It’s also a deliberate comparison with James’ other, related game, The Questing Beast, as I played and posted about at IndieCON.
Briefly: The Pool works from the logic, “What is happening, so that we must now roll the dice?” and The Questing Beast works from the logic, “Given that we are rolling the dice, where does the story go now?” If I were to put it uncharitably, TQB is built to assuage the fears of those who find TP alarming. I hope to assuage those fears in a different way, partly concerning the subset which concerns bugaboos that aren’t even in the game, and partly concerning the subset which concerns things that really are there, but are good-scary.
This particular session rates very high in terms of playing a “first” session that begs for continuance but probably will never see it, as a convention try-it event. That’s always a weird mix of triumph and sadness.
The embedded link is a two-part video, easy viewing & listening. The PDF with the character sheets is attached below.
Make sure to check out The Comics and Art of James V. West and scroll down just a teeny bit to get his RPG materials including the two games being discussed here.