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Lonesome trollbabes riding off into the sunset The sessions went smoothly, and the mechanics are certainly easy to use.

Perhaps trollbabes can bear human or troll children, but would they themselves fit into either community? A long time ago when I was running a lot of The Pool and The Questing Beast one of the things I did that finally got my games humming was to require that every character have at least one relationship trait.

I’ve never played a non-CRPG. This has been changed in the new rules, see below. You’re good to go! You’re in a Social Conflict with the local ruler and your Goal is to climb the tower. Make sure you have Action Types that cover those kinds of conflicts. Trollbabe requires a gamemaster and one or more other players.

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Or you could just point out that things will get more engaging automatically as we develop more relationships for the trollbabes. So Baldur was the stakes somehow, not whether the religion spread.

It’s not quite a one-to-one rendering of the rule-book, but it’s pretty close. Hey David, I’m on board with everything you said!

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July edited July in Story Games. I like Eero’s suggestion. The formation of relationships is one of the central elements of the game. One NPC might work if they have a really interesting relationship with the moral problem, but I think things might have gone better if there’d been two NPCs with conflicting agendas whom Lida had been able to build connections with. It’s unclear how the trollbabe’s goal could be stated in terms of doing something to the mage.


A good game text — like the edition of Trollbabe — can be very, very important in setting things right. These zombies are not really “characters,” they’re mostly furniture. I hope that helps! Everyone else in the game is an advisor, but in the end it’s up to me to decide what’s fee and what happens. James Bond is totally a Lone Badass, even though he’s supported by the intelligence services of a major government, because the primary narrative function of those services is to enable his badassery.

I’m not sure how that plays against the moral complexity suggestion, though: Two of them are in balance by default, increasing Gree decreases Magic. Mechanically, Trollbabe is a fine-tuned Story Now sports car. Here are the critical features of a re-roll item: Can one choose to stop there and the other reroll if both fail? So that is definitely one way to spice up the game. Use the mechanics for what they were designed for, and as initially described: That’s not, whether a single person makes a great change across a large region which is what happened heretrollbabr whether that single person’s life is improved or changed in some way.

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Arica tracks him down and calls for a Social conflict to convince him to stop. The typical and effective “story game” approaches I’ve seen have been “what is it worth to you?

You’re in a Fighting Conflict with the local ruler troollbabe your Goal is to climb the tower. There was also an extended discussion about my own trollbabe, Arica, where we are all stumped about what to roll in order to handle a “lead the zombies off into the woods so the other guy can escape” type situation.


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Your only option for conflict with them is to destroy them with Fighting or Magic, if you have time. In Dogs in the Vineyardthe GM will build a town where if the dogs don’t intervene, everything will become steadily worse.

Adam Myers 28 October at To put it another way, if we just freeform we’re going to get something good. There are no modifiers on rolls.

The character’s relationships and the 5 hrollbabe re-roll items will be present in narrations whenever fere character fails a die-roll in conflict and re-rolls it, which means re-roll items will be present more often in conflicts that hit a character’s weak number.

Now that you’ve corrected me I think I remember you correcting someone else, trollbave may well be where I got mixed up in the first place. Part of the reason this issue arises is because the rules say that the character’s goal must be stated transitively – the character does something to someone – but also say that trolbabe action type can be used either offensively or defensively which I take to mean “reactively,” i.

Languages Italiano Nederlands Edit links. But while he’s a nice boy, he is not really Lida’s type, and things don’t proceed beyond this stage. It was a fine story; but at no point were we particularly engaged. Note that there are no male trollbabes; the prospects of your character ever settling down to form a family are slim.

Various circumstances give modifiers to the roll. So I’ll just try to describe what I want.

Defeated and incapacited, I used a final reroll “a found item” to get to describe my own defeat: