When the whole group can't make it to a Spelens Hus session, we typically play something brief and with any luck thought-provoking. I played Zombie Cinema there a couple of years ago, in a very pick-up circumstance, but the regular group hasn't seen it, so that's what we did. You can see in the video that "right here right now" was not only the preferred location by the group but considered obvious. We began play at the Apotek (drugstore) quite close to us.
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Patrons will recognize Zac Porcu as the instigator and interlocutor in the huge discourse on role-playing that made available to them a few years ago, and viewers here may recall the Sorcerer Musik game that he and Jann played in. He and Jann are now working on a role-plyaing game composed of easily-used cards transported in a small, nice-looking box.
There's an enthusiastic bunch at Spelens Hus here! They were even up for a late-night Zombie Cinema game, sight unseen, "Ron has it in his bag? Sure, let's try it." The game is maxed at six players and I was turning people away.
The result was an extremely energetic session, occasionally shouty, with vivid characters and plenty of confrontational or reconciliatory moments.
You’ll see a mention in the video as well as in the comments to one of Robbie’s playtesting posts that I am staying a little hands-off with the Weighting Rooms consulting, which may seem like a “but isn’t getting hands-on the point” question.
The question being, what is the anchoring procedure for playing Tales of Entropy? When it is so easy to go awash and awry when one's character twists into what you didn't anticipate, or when one is now cast as Narrator with no idea of where to go.
Something has to make sense, to begin, to change, and to end. And that is the Grains. Neither "my character" nor "the plot" will work.