Saturday is a day for playtesting

Tomorrow is the playtest day for the adventure I am submitting to Chaosium’s 2010 adventure contest.  So far, the process is going fine but the deadline for the first draft version is approaching very soon. Little bit over 5000 words for now, I expect final version will be around 7000.

The story is set in the early 11th century in South-East Europe and could be easily described as medieval horror genre (there will be some amusing pagan ritual shit). The funny part is I have very little experience in BRP mechanics with just few played sessions of Call of Cthulhu.  I am not a total newbie  (since I am a huge fan of WFRP that also uses d100), but I will try to play my aces on the story element. We’ll see how will it end…

I am expecting five players to show up tomorrow, but since I am still waiting a respond from two of them, there is a good chance the party will be undermanned. The characters are made around specialist archetypes:  soldier/leader, diplomat/cleric/healer, scout, warrior/fodder etc. Lacking one of them could force me to wing my written material which is not something I am looking forward to. But as most of us learned from our early days in roleplaying – players are a chaotic and unpredictable bunch of cutthroats and vagabonds. Deal with it or leave it.

Anyway, I don’t have any solid ideas how to solve that;  I will probably try to call some friends to jump in or offer players leading two characters. Maybe the easiest way to solve it is to have few party’s NPCs but I am not very thrilled with that perspective.

Come back soon to find out how did it go…

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~ by streebor on May 7, 2010.

2 Responses to “Saturday is a day for playtesting”

  1. […] last Saturday’s playtesting of my contest adventure was interesting albeit a bit hectic. I managed to forget mentioning  an important NPC that party […]

  2. […] Loot #2 Here is a discarded excerpt from my adventure submission to Chaosium’s contest that didn’t enter final version.  I didn’t mention bit […]

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