Friday, May 9, 2014

Gaming Style: Improv vs High Prep Games.

How important is quick prep and low investment in your gaming style?

Falling in love with *World games I've grown accustomed to, no expect, games to be fun and easy to pick up and understand on day one. Things like: play to find out, player buy in, and being a fan of the characters, are dear to my heart. In addition, I see games like these being made for busy adults (like myself) who still love gaming, but don't have the time to read up on massive amounts of lore, history, and backgrounds.

On the other side of the coin, "established" games like D&D, Warhammer, and Pathfinder have dominated the market for some time. In these games value is placed on the setting creator's ideas, GM prep and familiarity, and a very rich and vibrant history of lands, people, and events.

Where do you fall on this spectrum?

Can they be brought together or are they by nature, opposites?

Just some thoughts.