Shaun Makes is today’s guest on The Segilola Salami Show. Shaun shares with us his journey producing Role Playing Games from how he started to how he has grown as a producer. I assure you, you need to click play now.
About Role Playing Games
Role playing games borrow heavily and are influenced by all manner of fiction. The inception of the hobby (in the 70s) was as a tabletop wargame or tactics game. The creators would play WWII strategy games but wanted to change or create games that would allow them to play as characters from their favourite fantasy fiction. Inspired by books by Tolkein, Lewis, Burroughs, Leiber, and so on, they created a game that would let them do that.
From Shaun Makes
Earlier on in the year, I attended an event where I knew I was going to run a game for 6 people I had never met before. It was a pickup game that needed to have a story arc complete within about three hours, and have a sense of accomplishment for the players. I created 6 quick character sheets for the players (little more than what they needed to mechanically play the game), and wrote myself this blurb:
Zindar, the dockmaster, is concerned about a pirate ship that is constantly harassing merchant ships as they clear the Bay of Chult.
He needs the adventurers to tail the ship, collect information on it, and bring it back to him.
He offers an additional reward for:
sabotage of the pirate’s ability to intercept merchants
recovery of a stolen talisman – The Chain of Savras
Follow the ship/stow away on the ship
Infiltrate the pirate hideout
Survive and get back with information.
“Twisted”, “Babylon”, “Mesmerize”, “Artifact”
Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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