Play Unsafe: Putting On A Show

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Adje

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Play Unsafe: Putting On A Show
« on: October 31, 2011, 12:53:12 PM »
In the excellent "Play Unsafe" the author suggests some showmanship tricks - GMing with a ticking clock, vital points being beads counted into a glass.

I immediately had an idea to use in a game with an irrevocable sanity loss mechanic - a card of numbered squares to be torn off and handed to the GM, whose hand is outstretched going "Too late, gimme!" (maybe if you do get them back later you have to tape them on. How's that for metaphor for recovery...)

Has anyone done anything like this in AW? Are there mechanics that lend themselves to this sort of theatricality?

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Re: Play Unsafe: Putting On A Show
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2011, 05:19:48 AM »
My first session is this Wednesday. And I've not GM'd for over two years (and as I'm the only of my friends that suggests RPGs, not RP'd).

Having scoured the boards, I'm going to make up +1 -1 and so on tokens for people who take them forward, probably Hold tokens too to stop people forgetting they've got Hold (which I can see them doing if it's only noted on the sheets).

In terms of looks, I've also found my oldest most-missmatched d6s. (c: I may also see if I can find some stubby well worn pencils.

My usual "new game" routine is to buy fresh stationery, and amusingly it's fun to do it this way too...