Hi, we’re trying something a little different so please indulge us!
This is the first in an irregular series of actual play podcasts that we will be airing. We are planning on recording some of our experiences as we begin a campaign using the Fantasy Craft rules from Crafty Games. Actual play podcasts aren’t everyone’s cup-of-tea and we totally understand if you don’t want to listen to this bonus episode. Also, this is raw, as we did it, so there is explicit language, particularly from me, so be warned!
In this first episode Marty, Duff and I discuss the setting. As the GM I came to the table with some broad strokes, but not a lot else. I think this session is interesting because you get to see our ideas evolve, grow and coalesce into something firm over the course of about forty minutes. There is a short portion, near the beginning, where we look at pictures to help get our imaginations firing, and so everyone is on the same page. Some of these pictures can be found on our forum, under the Hidden Kingdoms topic. Let us know what you think, and if you would like to hear more actual play episodes. I hope you enjoy the episode.
What the heck is an “actual play podcast”?
An actual play is a recount of the events that occurred during a game session. They can be written (often in the forms of blogs or forum posts) or recorded with video or audio. The purpose of an actual play is to reveal information about a game or a group of players, or both. They are often useful in the playtesting of a game, to show a designer how other people are using their rule text or other material. They are also sometimes used as a form of game review, showing how the game mechanics work in actual play. Our purpose is many;
- We want to share how we play a little, perhaps giving some insight into what occurs during our game sessions and therefore better informing you about all the things we review.
- We also want to show a game and campaign in development, perhaps providing some tips or ideas for you tp take away for your own games.
- Finally, we are show casing a great game, Fantasy Craft.
Let us know what you think in all the usual places!