Running AW at a Convention with Zero Experience

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Re: Running AW at a Convention with Zero Experience
« Reply #15 on: March 08, 2013, 04:47:40 PM »
When does this happen Tiresias? Let us know how it goes.

Re: Running AW at a Convention with Zero Experience
« Reply #16 on: March 11, 2013, 11:34:01 PM »
It happened yesterday, and it went splendidly, largely due to the excellent advice and preparation I received from kind Apocalypse World players on the Internet. Thank you!

It was also crucial that I had the chance to run it a week before.  That game also went well, so well that it is becoming an ongoing game. We'll be playing again this Thursday.

I was amazed at how well asking lots of questions works with enthusiastic role players. I presented each player with a few questions about the world and their place in it, gave them "love letters" with moves to kick start the action... and it all just snowballed.

I did not consult the moves list often.I studied it in advance, though, and it helped me think of interesting failure results.

Directly addressing characters has a power greater than anticipated. I had always tried to do that, but I used tent cards to ensure I addressed the character every time, and it really enhanced engagement.

It was everything I hoped for. Thanks for all the assistance!