Scheherazade

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D&D h@ck3r and Hopepunk
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I ran Scheherazade, the One Thousand and One Nights RPG at The Owlbear and Wizard's Staff #OBaWS3 online convention last night. Much fun was had with a great team of players who threw themselves into the magical setting with great gusto.





With thanks to https://twitter.com/OldScouserRPing for capturing a moment in time in the session.

The system is a clever and simple d6 dice pool, with a fate die to nuance, and sixes that trigger equipment keywords. Some light complexities are packed into the game design and, as a system, it has a lot of utility beyond my slightly Disney take on ancient Persia.

The startup was complicated as half the players had either not signed up to the lets-role.com VTT or had struggled to do so, requiring us to play with dice rolls half on the VTT and half on Discord. I tried to front load all this by getting character selections sorted in advance of the session, but we got there in the end. In part, due to this, I also overran, which I really don't like to do. There is probably about 3 online sessions worth of adventure there and though I knowingly streamlined, it proved a bit too much for the sub three hour I had left after the setup shenanigans.

A nice session, enjoyed by all, with the cutest of game engines in a setting full of magic and delight. I shall do more.

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