Sometimes (often) players zig when you expect them to zag. Last year, for example, I was prepping a pirate campaign set in Port Blacksand. My players (bless ’em) wanted to play a campaign in Glorantha using the new edition of RuneQuest instead. So, I’ve shelved the Port Blacksand campaign (for now).
It’s my fault, really. I ran a scenario for them using the quickstart rules late last year, thinking we would switch to the Blacksand Nights campaign straight after… but my group (including me!) found itself really enjoying both the world of Glorantha and the RuneQuest system. It’s certainly the crunchiest thing we’ve ever played, which I find both intimidating and refreshing after a couple of years of lighter systems such as Delta Green and Lamentations of the Flame Princess.[Read more…]