Looks like I have a prospect for the last seat at the Wild Coast campaign. The real issue will be whether or not his playstyle and the kind of game I want to run can find any common ground or not. Stuart is an Exalted man and hangs out at the Forge sometimes. He and I came pretty close to doing a little Sorcerer game a few years back. For a long time he's been on my list of people that I would contact if I were to take another stab at running Nobilis. These qualities hardly suggest the kind of guy who would like some silly dungeoncrawling, but then again I sometimes hang out at the Forge, dig Nobilis, and also enjoy Gygaxian dungeons.
Speaking of Nobilis, it recently occurred to me that if I were to try it again I would want to play up the war against creation. Previously I had tried to approach the game as machiavellian intrigue amongst the gods. That seemed pretty daunting. But coming at it as "you are the protecting the multiverse against the Supersonic Hellnazis from Beyond Space and Time" and suddenly I have a game that just might play in Peoria.
The RETURN!! OR A Hard Lesson About Creativity
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