You know when you just can’t get enough gaming in? So many ideas bouncing around, just itching to roll up some characters and get playing. Andrew Clark and I had the same thought and concocted a devilish solution – lunchtime RPG sessions in Liverpool city centre. We brainstormed the format and batted it backwards and forwards narrowing our ideas down to this finely tuned formula:
- A 12-2 slot, one hour just wasn’t enough. We know not everyone can take a two lunch break, but hopefully enough people can.
- A generic fantasy setting. All adventures would start and end in a port city which will be fleshed out by players and GM’s as we go along.
- The system had to be simple, easy to pickup and fast in play. We settled on The Black Hack because not only does it meet those criteria, but it has lots of variants for other genres.
- GM responsibilities should not just come down to me and Andrew. Anyone can take a pop. For that to work adventures must be short so anyone can take on the GM role the following week.
Then we just needed a venue. Just Play were very accommodating with free gaming tables; their new store is ideal with plenty of space and a small cafe. A date was set, 18th April, plans were made and fingers were crossed. This is what happened…