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Apocalypse World / Re: 1st Session Worksheet to a Front - How?
« on: September 06, 2010, 05:42:51 AM »
Hmm, I listed resources in my actual work (what you see is pretty much word for word what I have in my game notes)  I figure the hold/players will need some resource or other at some point and this lets m see where they need to go on a moments notice.  need water?  Oh man you're going to have to cross the river to Circle Town.  Need some muscle? Maybe you can make a deal with the slaver gangs.  Stuff like that. Again, this is my first time doing this so no gospel here.
I completely agree with your thinking, so no need for excuses. This is why I was so surprised to not see anything about Resources in the Fronts chapter, nor on the actual sheet.

Apocalypse World / Re: 1st Session Worksheet to a Front - How?
« on: September 06, 2010, 04:27:35 AM »
Excellent stuff octoscott (Scott?). The embedded picture worked fine too, thanks for sharing that. I like how you list Resources for each of your Threats, was that something you did just for this exercise, to illustrate how you got from the 1st Session Worksheet to a Front, or do you do this even for brand new Threats that you cook up?

As I mentioned in my third issue in the original post, I'm surprised that Resources aren't referenced again outside the 1st Session chapter, and not used at all for Threats and Fonts. It just seems odd to me.

Apocalypse World / Re: 1st Session Worksheet to a Front - How?
« on: September 05, 2010, 02:52:19 PM »
It's kind of a pain to do! If someone will, that's great. I'll try to get to it myself when I have some time, but it won't be soon.
Thanks Vincent. Yeah I would love to see what Front other people would cook up for a theoretical second session using the completed 1st Session Worksheet (page 133).

I have a related question, for those MCs that have run AW, do your 1st Session Worksheet have about as much info as the one in the book or more/less? Would anyone please share a completed sheet?

You should be able to open the book flat without damaging the spine. The book's spine is hollow, it's a cool and durable binding.
Ah, yeah, it actually seems to work just fine. I guess I was just afraid to give it a try and harm the book.  :)

Apocalypse World / Re: 1st Session Worksheet to a Front - How?
« on: September 04, 2010, 12:17:16 PM »
Would someone please share a completed 1st Session Worksheet, and how they used the Resources and other details to then cook up a Front for their second session?

Apocalypse World / Re: Just Outside the City: In and out of Pole.
« on: September 04, 2010, 12:10:02 PM »
Very cool start Judd. I know that feeling of "ah, no hardholder, shit!"  :)

Apocalypse World / Re: New Playbook: Horseman
« on: September 04, 2010, 07:04:00 AM »
Alright, I'll try the hard way myself then.  :D

Apocalypse World / Re: Just Saying...
« on: September 04, 2010, 07:03:08 AM »
Yeah I got my book a couple of days ago and can only agree, that cover is great!

Apocalypse World / Re: New Playbook: Horseman
« on: September 03, 2010, 02:59:43 AM »
Hey Johnstone, any chance you used some freeware tools to make the PDF, and if so, would you please share the template?

Apocalypse World / Re: Organizing NPCs
« on: September 03, 2010, 02:48:28 AM »
Make your crosshairs nastier. Start re-killing the dead. That should scare the crap out of any weird-sensitive PCs and possibly give you the start of a new Front should you need one.
That is awesome and should be very creepy by proving that there really are NO status quos in AW, not even in its afterlife. Shit!

Apocalypse World / 1st Session Worksheet to a Front - How?
« on: September 02, 2010, 12:12:31 AM »
I love the game, the book looks great, and the multiple PDFs are very useful. There are very few things I'd like to see changed in the game's text, but I would like to share my thoughts and hear your feedback.

#1) The section on how to Fill up your 1st session worksheet on page 130 talks about scarcities, but Fundamental Scarcities are not detailed until the next chapter on page 137.

#2) While I love the sample 1st session worksheet on page 131 and 133 (after the 1st session), it pains me that the same worksheet isn't used as a base for the sample Front on page 149. So there's no easily grasped, "oh, so that's how I go from my 1st session worksheet to creating my first front."

#3) Are resources only relevant After the 1st Session (page 132), when using the 1st session worksheet to create your first threats and fronts? Resources are not mentioned again in the Fronts chapter.

Plea for Help
Would someone please help me by creating a sample front using the sample 1st session worksheet on page 133 of the book? I'd also love it if someone would reverse engineer the 1st session worksheet that might have been used to come up with the sample front on page 149. These documents would be valuable as a supplemental download on this web site.

P.S. As relates to the book as a physical artifact, I would love more narrow margins on the outside of the pages, and instead have wider margins towards the middle of each page spread. I'm afraid I'll break the spine by how much I have to push open the book to properly read it.

Apocalypse World / Re: New Playbook: The Feral Kid
« on: September 01, 2010, 06:57:22 PM »
I think Fast Little Bugger and Harmless are awesome, with the restriction, that you can't act as a Fast Little Bugger if you're trying to act all fucking Harmless. So, it's either that 2-armor and scrap it out, or you try to invoke sympathy.

Apocalypse World / Re: New Playbook: The Feral Kid
« on: September 01, 2010, 05:50:17 PM »
I love it Mike! Will someone please make up a nice trifold version so I can offer it to my players?  :)

Apocalypse World / Re: Extended Mediography
« on: September 01, 2010, 04:34:13 PM »
I just found the Post-Nuke Comic web comic yesterday, and read through the first 9 issues right away. The main protagonist could fit the A Boy and His Dog character, but maybe a Hocus with very few followers would do as well. He's this guy with definite weird abilities for sure.

The comic is written and drawn by the same person. The art's not fantastic, but better than I could manage, the text contains unfortunate mistakes (misspellings and such), but the story is very interesting to me.

The Apocalypse World in the Post-Nuke Comic is a frozen wasteland, with snowmobiles and walking dead mutants. Great stuff.  :)

Apocalypse World / Re: New Playbook: A Boy and His Dog
« on: August 31, 2010, 05:44:37 PM »
Nice work, now I must really watch that movie so I can see how close of a match it is.  :)

Apocalypse World / Re: Organizing NPCs
« on: August 29, 2010, 05:36:53 PM »
Nobody responded to my question, but I'm really wondering now -- are people naming every damn one of the gang members for their PC's, even if they've never appeared in the game so far except as part of the crew?

Not me. What I am doing is grabbing a few names for each group and whenever someone in that group does anything, I say the next one of those names. At the moment there are a few groups with unnamed extras in them, but I as soon as those people do something, I'll name them.
I do it (or intend to do it) just the same way as Mike.

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