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About a month ago I got some guys together on Skype and ran my first full session of MHRPG. Since then I’ve been intending to do this recap post, but life kept happening to me.
The team consisted of:
Odd combination of characters? Absolutely. Did it work? Yes it did.
Since some of these guys had played through Breakout before, and I had recently gotten the Civil War Event pdf, I decide to start the Road to Civil War story-line I assumed that most of these guys had at least looked through the event book, so I wanted a way to throw them a little curve ball. I liked setting the sequence in Washington D.C., but Titanium Man didn’t do anything for me. I also liked the Doctor Doom action scene that is also in Civil War, but the whole fighting over Mjolnir didn’t crank my tractor. Then I thought: COMBINE THEM! (Yes, I sometimes think in Capslock) My idea was just to replace Titanium Man with Doctor Doom and go, but I decided to run the idea by my buddy Mark Meredith. Mark liked the idea, but kicked it up a notch when he said that Doom needed to be testifying before Congress…in full armor. To which I responded, “Yes. Yes he does.” It also gave a nice tie-in to Secret War, as Doom demanded an audience with Congress to discuss the (unofficial) American involvement in the destruction of Castle Doom and assassination of the Latverian Prime Minister. Doom was there ostensibly to encourage the passage of the SHRA in light of this event, but we all know Doom has plans within plans…
Now, that’s pretty much all I’m going to say about the story-line from the game. Seamus is working on a ‘War Journal” post from Punisher’s POV, which I am very much looking forward to reading.
I wanted to take a little time to give you my “lessons learned” from my first real Watcher session. In the hopes that it might help someone else out there.
Overall I think the game went pretty well. Well enough that everybody said they would like to play with this group again. Hopefully that will happen soon. Since this session I’ve run another game of MHRPG for some friends in person. I think I did a much better job that time around, and really built my confidence a lot.