Wednesday, March 19, 2014

March Madness OGBC: Day 19

"What is the fluffiest RPG you have played? Was it enjoyable?"
And here we are, right back at Maid RPG. As explained before, Meido, while not exactly super light on mechanics, is easily explained and played by anyone with a pair of hands, dice, and a general understanding of the words "harem anime."
And, well, it wasn't that great. The intro scenario, "Birthday Party," is kind of the exact wrong thing you want your first time players going through. It's 90% directionless, relying on players to generate plot, objectives, drama, antagonists, protagonists...
It's a sandbox, basically. But a sandbox where your players are roleplaying Japanese Anime Maids. That already rules out 90% of any target demographic, but when you compound this hurdle with a game that is, to put things amicably, essentially aimless, you have a bunch of people sitting around a table wondering why they even give a shit.
There's a million ways to make the intro scenario more interesting, so in lieu of writing any more about players dropping out of that intro game mentally, then waiting about an hour before thanking god we needed to leave before the weather hated us, I'm going to create a simple random die roll generator to make it better.
So, without further ado, here we have:
Maid RPG Intro. It's Master's Birthday, But (roll 1d6)...
1: Master Wants to Go to the Circus But is Terrified of Clowns
2: Aliens Abduct the Birthday Cake
3: A Zombie Bit the Master
4: Master is Missing (Or Did He Ever Exist to Begin With?)
5: All the Master's Guests are Assassins Hired to Kill Him
6: The Rival Master Next Door Ordered All the Jolly Jumps In Town
Welp, that looks fixed.
*drops mic*

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