Archive for May 23rd, 2004

May 23, 2004: 4:12 pm: GMing

Over on The Forge, Ron Edwards posted some good ideas about how the Amber DRPG can be drifted to make it more Narrativist. In my opinion, they’d also make many Amber games just plain better.

[via In the Shadow of Greatness, as I’ve fallen behind on keeping up with Forge threads]

: 2:55 pm: GMing

Over on The Masters Council, I started a thread last weekend about one-on-one gaming:

I was wondering what sorts of experiences people here have had with one-on-one gaming, by which I mean one GM and one player. It’s been something I’ve been giving some thought to, due to a lack of local games, and I wanted to get some idea of what I might be getting myself into.

What sorts of challenges does it present for the GM (and the player)? What are the benefits? Are there any game systems or settings that tend to work especially well (or especially poorly) with the one-on-one format?

There have been some good responses so far, but I’d certainly welcome more (either on MC or in comments here).