Apocalypse World, Play By Post?

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Fniff

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Apocalypse World, Play By Post?
« on: April 27, 2017, 07:52:53 PM »
If you're playing on a forum or play-by-post, how do you use 'at the start of the session...'-style moves?

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Ebok

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Re: Apocalypse World, Play By Post?
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2017, 09:24:05 AM »
I really don't recommend this style of play, but if you must, you can do it by calms in the action. Think of it like deciding chapters in a book. You can also do it after each participant has made a certain number of moves + the next pause.

Re: Apocalypse World, Play By Post?
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2017, 09:37:25 AM »
Yeah, I think the idea would be to attach that trigger ("at the start of the session") to something else that you do in online play.

Perhaps, "When you skip forward to a future time, days, weeks, or months later..."

(By the way, I know some people who have run some amazing PbP AW games, although I've never participated. So it's definitely doable!)


Re: Apocalypse World, Play By Post?
« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2017, 12:44:45 AM »
Just do it by feel. In my experience, asynchronous online play often benefits from specific resets/breaks already -- activity tends to follow a surge/lull trend, and declaring a 'new session' is a good way to ensure that the lulls do not result in the inactivity-death of the game.