March 15th, 2004

coffee frog

Game Update 14 March

System: HARP Setting: Iron Age Pseudo-Vikings!

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(edit - corrected some spelling and grammar. May have left some for the observant! Check it out! LOL)
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Game Session Aftermath


It wasn't the longest session, but it was one of the most intense.

Still, afterwards the players' feedback indicated that they found the big battle a little anti-climactic.

Although I see their point, the lethality of the system didn't lend itself to tossing the group into the hurly-burly for too long.

There was a fair amount of combat in the session, those who didn't get stuck-in did so because they preferred to be "in the rear with the gear."

One of the difficult challenges I faced was relaying battle scenes without giving over to narration.

I dealth with it by using conversation. The guy next to a player in the shield wall would comment. Ask questions: "Do you see how few of them there are? Why do we fear them?" I think it worked well-enough, it kept the players role-playing instead of sitting still for a ten minute presentation on the battle, my worst option.

Story wise they were well-pleased.

The players have a fair bit of mutual antagonism due to the nature of the last session and some decisions made in this session. I think the next session will mend those fences. Pirating down the coast, trying to seize enough vessels to effectively rescue the group of refugees.

Oh well. Always stuff to work on!


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Does anyone else have group problems where communcation about where and when game is breaks down?

The reason I ask is game that we were suppose to have last week got moved to this week (though we all knew about it) but the person who was hosting it has a friend in town and we found out tonight that there would be no game Wed. This isn't as bad as it has been. A couple of months ago, for a game on Sunday, we (my fince and I) had been told that there would be game, no one called us to let us know otherwise. For some odd reason I decided to get on AIM a couple of min before heading out. At that point I AIMed one of the players about game, where he informed me that there would be none. Two min before we were set to leave.

Sorry for the rant, but I just wanted to know if this was just my group or if others were like this too. And if any are, how do you go about fixing the problem?

Thank you
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