Here begins my effort to recover the past six months of role-playing into some Actual Play posting. It might go on for a while. This particular event was played last October (2022), consisting of two two-player games played side by side, Showdown by Seth Ben Ezra and Cold Soldier by Bret Gillan.
Most of what I want to say is in my video presentation, but I’d like to focus on the issue of backstory expression. In these games, you happen to make up a lot of the backstory during play, but that isn’t actually what interests me. When something is made up is not especially remarkable, as role-playing procedures go; what really matters is what one says such that backstory is understood to be relevant to and operating in the current situation.