Today I shall direct your attention to Bill Heron’s article “The Other Guys – Supporting Cast (N)PCs in RPGS” at his blog The Mandragora.
The article explains the benefits of running a one-shot RPG featuring the supporting cast as the protagonists. For example, playing a Session as the “red shirts” during a Star Trek campaign.
I am definitely going to steal this idea for the Tales of the Hero Wars. Here is a simple way to shift the focus of the game for a Session. I love how it would add depth to the setting, and colour all future dealings with this group of NPCs.
So, take a look at The Mandragora and discover another option for your storytelling.