Running Burning Wheel at Gameday this weekend reminded me that I have a tendency to try and cram complex, long-form games into four-hour one-shots. And I was just catching up on Paul Beakley’s post about his notes for running The One Ring, and, like a dog to kibble, I was immediately thinking about doing similar research so that maybe I could try running TOR at Gameday again someday. Which, of course, is insane.
What’s funny is that I am more than happy to play tight, simple, short-form games at cons, but when it comes to time for me to choose a game to run, I zip right past digestible options like Best Friends or Fiasco and go straight for “Oh, I’ll just read all 29 titles for GURPS Transhuman Space and condense it into a tight little con event.”
I am nuts.