Monthly Archive: : April 2015



by Delos

City of Judas Quick Start

At the request of Davide Pidgenedoli I’ve written a quick start for City of Judas, an interesting and very crunchy hack for Apocalypse World. City of Judas takes place before and around the Crusades where everyone plays a mercenary for the Iron Fists. This game is a bit different than AW in the sense that the…

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Lady Blackbird Play Report

Last weekend I got the chance to run John Harper’s Lady Blackbird. It’s a really simple system that sets you up with premade characters and a story. You start in media res (my favorite) in the brig of an Imperial ship, trying to break out and get the Lady Blackbird to her one time lover…

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How to Get More Out of Your Players in World Building

I found this while pursuing through the Barf Forth Apocalyptica forums and this is something I usually do, but I’ve never seen this advice written down and Pete did a much better job than I could so here is what he wrote. If you know Pete (or are Pete) let him know this is here,…

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Apocalypse West Quick Start

Last week David Benson asked me to consider doing a quick start for the PbtA hack, Apocalypse West, a pseudo supernatural cowboy spin off. You can find the play books here. Once again, the MC asks the first question to the group, and whoever says “Me!” gets asked the second question. At the end there…

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AW Quick Start: Rage Against the Machine

I wrote an article last week coming up with a quick start to help folks get their Apocalypse World game started quickly. This works great for one shots and cons, but you could use it to help get a longer game running as well, or if you have new players that may be stuck in…

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Apocalypse World Quick Start

So this past weekend I ran a fun AW game and I did playbook selection a bit differently. Instead of just putting a pile of sheets in front of people I instead asked leading questions like “Who is in charge?” and then offered three play books for that person to pick (Hardholder, Hocus, Chopper). The…

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You Do What To The Hoover Dam?

Last week I talked about the AW game I was going to run over the weekend. Here is the play report. Our cast included: Sin Hardholder/Brainer Loved to play the villain and blamed everyone else for when thing go wrong Piper Driver Celebrity of the death races held at the old NASCAR track Smith Battlebabe…

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Apocalypse World One Shot

So this weekend I’ll get to run an Apocalypse World (AW) game for some folks down in Milwaukee. We’re just doing a one shot since I can only make it down once every few months, and I realized that I have never ran AW as just a one shot. So now I was wondering what’s…

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A Post of Blogs

Lately I haven’t had the chance to game as much as I’d like, so I’ve been doing a bit more reading than usual to make up for it. Here are some of my favorite blogs to frequent. Sly Flouish– I’ve been following Mike’s blog for years. He was the reason I played 4th Ed D&D…

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Blades in the Dark: Round Two

So I tried running Blades again this past week. I got to try it with the couple of changes to the quick start rules. Nothing big changed, just a little stream lining. This time ’round we ended up with myself playing a character as well as GMing, and two other players. We end up trying…

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