“I just like saying ‘overthrow the government'” (GMless RPGs, ECCC 2017)

Delving into the secrets of GMless role-playing games at Emerald City Comicon. No that recording is not speeded up, that’s just how fast I talk about these things. I’ve got just one hour and a lot of ground to cover!

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There’s a natural tendency, when examining GMless games, to focus on how the functions performed by a Game Master are divided up and replaced. But I think that’s the wrong question to ask. The real question is, what entirely new ways could we be role-playing if we don’t start from the decades-old assumption that we need a GM at all?

    Ben Robbins | April 10th, 2017 | game theory | show 2 comments