- Another skipped session
- Interlude prep
- Printing The Happiest Apocalypse on Earth
Once again, there is no roleplaying today. This always makes me sad. Yet I have other responsibilities and today I am caring for the boys. This scenario is not a good one for my writing, so I am using this time for bonus game prep.
The HeroQuest Glorantha game is currently on hold in preparation for the traditional Halloween interlude. This year, this will be run using a beta version of The Happiest Apocalypse on Earth.This game features a lengthy brainstorming process, where the Players help create the theme park home of the sinister Mouse God. I always enjoy these brainstorming sessions and they greatly enhance the Players’ engagement with the game.
Thus, I have assigned next week to the brainstorming and character creation parts of the interlude. This leaves the following Saturday for a dedicated exploration of the game. So often these interludes can be rushed if we combine character creation with the playing of the session. I hope for a more relaxed session next week as we have less to work through. By assigning a whole session to the brainstorming, the Players are free to discuss their options without my having to hurry them along.
So far today, I read more of the rules and printed out the character sheet and several pages of the book. Through the coming week, I must make my notes for running the brainstorming process. I always feel better about these interludes when I have a list to work through. I also need to cut up many of the handouts to create the lists for each Player. Considering how little prep I normally achieve at the weekend, this feels like good progress. I need to maintain this rate through the week.
The Prep in Progress series comprises short summaries of my prep for the ongoing Tales of the Hero Wars campaign.