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Current status: writing for my game 🧙‍♂️👨‍🎨

I'm having the best time playing #ApocalypseWorld twice a month.

The rules feel incredibly open ended but at the same time it is incredibly amenable to WRITING and I think that's important, it hits me right in the creative guts

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One of the things I've always enjoyed about P&P games, and the reason I have spent most of my RPG hours as a DM, is because I love storytelling, and the writing and creation that goes with it.

I've played mostly D&D, some Pathfinder, a few other odd RPGs. Most
of the games I'm talking about are very mechanics-heavy.

As a longtime lover of strategy gaming (everything from Smallworld to Starcraft) I thought tactical combat mechanics were essential, but that wasn't why I put in 1000s of hours doing GM prep--
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Been running #ApocalypseWorld for 2 mo.

While I like the game a lot, I'm finding the system itself challenging, coming from a #MasksRPG background.

Thoughts:
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The basic moves are...both complicated and simple. They give me ability to do what I want, but there aren't really any fail-condition suggestions, and it doesn't steer me toward anything, so I find myself floundering.
I'm having trouble with stakes, because it feels like it's only built for physical fallout?

By nature of our group's style, emotional fallout is far more valuable, which means I'm kind of toothless in terms of consequences.
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