We are now four sessions into Stormbringer Tales and I am satisfied with out progress. In the beginning I envisioned two sessions per “year” or episode or, what I am now calling series as if it were a BBC show. Turns out it looks like 3 sessions or six hours of play may be the baseline here. Jon and Alan started from session 1 and now Robbie has joined us in session 4.
It has been quite the reminder, re-learning the early system here. So much has been done in terms of design since Stormbringer 1st edition has been published, that there are times when I expect a rule to be one thing but it is another or absent altogether.
The source material takes the characters all over the world and there is more than enough color here to latch onto and then create situations out of. In fact, if I wished I could have them go to places never (or rarely) mentioned in the original stories. But I think that would create even more prep and I am trying to keep preparation from getting out of hand. Over prepping can create expectations and I have been (pleasantly) reminded that players can have their characters chart any damn course they want, within the constraints of the setting and situation.
I will link each session as I get the video. I apologize for how rough these first (8) videos will be. But things should improve as we go forth.