I’m excited to share an actual play video of Planetary Convulsionary Evolutionary Dungeons & Dragons 4e, a take on the game totally inspired by Ron’s Barbaric Cataclysmic 4e. The doc I provided to my fellow players before we commenced is attached.
I’m sharing for pure enjoyment, though there are some in-video “annotations” to moments in play that I found instructive to create.
The one thing I’ll note is that I call out the notion of “the Riff” at the beginning because I’ve been thinking about how to dive into games with intricate backdrops. The Riff is 15 minutes of me, well, riffing about the setting, enthusing about the color and sharing details I think are cool.
I gave it a go recently while trying out some new Runequest Glorantha character creation procedures, but because the characters weren’t made yet, it really was me just talking at the other players, and them getting my approval before making contributions.
This time around, Sam and David had authority over elements of the fiction (their characters, their backstories, etc.), and the Riff felt like play, instead of an enthusiastic lecture.