Remuz Role-playing game archive. Powered by h5ai v Everway – Character , , KB. file, Everway – Game Master Guide. Like the title says: It is my experience that Everway doesn’t work. If one were able to macro-analyse all instances of RPG play since the. Buy Everway Visionary Roleplaying: Toys & Games – ✓ FREE DELIVERY possible on eligible purchases.

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The general deal was: Neither is wholly effective by itself. Like if John had said: How is that a sucky thing?

Zac in Davis You could say that slaying the monster so quickly was just to establish mood, or tension, or if the player leads it to point out what a badass hero the PC is.

But the first and third go to the heart of my problems with Everway. I agree with Colin’s point about Everway’s overreliance on GM fiat, and if I were to try to play it, I would hack the shit out of it so as to a give players the chance to interpret the cards more often and b regulate and systematize when you consulted Drama, Fortune, or Karma at all.

Many of these cards are based on the “Major Arcana” of tarot divinationsuch as “The Fool” and “Death”, but the deck includes original cards such as “Drowning in Armor” and “Law. Its eevrway echoes for what seems like half everaay hour as it falls! The player does something to change the situation and try to get an advantage. The use of cards with free interpretation as a basis for character generation is pretty cool and functional.

Also, I’m not sure I see the fragility of it though like all interactions based on informal power relationships, they can definitely be abusedbut maybe you’re talking about something else here.

So if I as the GM throw a monster at you, I have to know why it’s there. December edited December in Story Games. There was so much material in those, I never came close to using it all. Drama isn’t the fact of making a choice; the player always gets to make a choice. I bought the box at the Compleat Strategist in New York City when I was in town for a scholarly conference–the same conference I presented a version of my Diplomacy paper at, in fact.


Works fine for me. John Harper 3 Yeah, the GM said there was a crazy huge god-killing spear hanging in the throne room when the PCs were in there earlier. I made this thread for that discussion. I want the GM to have rules, just like the other players do.

That’s how I got my copy. Although the Fortune Deck resembles and can be used as a fortune-telling device, Everway treats the Deck only as a storytelling device and an element of the fictional setting.

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As an Everway GM, give your players lots of authority, use The Mountain Witch trick, and occasionally turn card interpretation over to another player.

Everwsy is some detail on the sphere’s main city, Everway, which contains a stone pyramid, a set of family-oriented guilds, and various exotic events related to the city’s position as an inter-dimensional trading center.

Equipment such as weaponry is handled completely abstractly, with no specific rules for item cost, carrying capacity, or combat statistics.

Roll up a new character! We couldn’t make sense of the stats in the fiction, couldn’t figure out how to make monsters, and couldn’t figure out how to make fighting already-made monsters interesting. Like other works by Jonathan Tweetthe rules are ecerway simple and flexible. What do those numbers mean in the fiction, especially for non-human characters? Drama resolution can also be applied at the meta-level of “Is the story over yet?

Some of these common features are entirely realistic language, artand others plainly related to the game’s fantasy elements magic, knowledge of the Fortune Deck.

For instance, a “Cat Familiar,” a slightly intelligent cat, is arguably worth 2 points for being Frequent usually around and often useful and Versatile able to scout, carry messages, and fight.

[Everway] doesn’t work – Story Games

Scores range from 1 pathetic to 3 average to 10 godlikeso a generic hero would have scores of 5. It is also one of a few diceless role-playing games. Everway also came out before it had a chance to benefit from the lessons learned from games like, well, rrpg.


Like the title says: However, a particularly powerful piece of equipment—for example, a cloak that renders its wearer invisible for a brief period—may be treated as a Power that the hero must spend their initial element points on.

Wouldn’t be much to playing the game if you didn’t make any choices now and then, would there? Drama doesn’t need to equal Color, it’s quite possible to resolve consequential things with Drama. John Harper 4 If you don’t agree about the interpretation rgp a card, you discuss it like adults. We’re gonna go save them. Often, I think people have this mental image of consensus as the entire group sitting down, negotiating out a detailed solution that everyone is totally satisfied with, and accommodating even the slightest bits of discomfort that other players might have.

The cards worked, more or less So don’t necessarily fall for Everway’s GM-centric approach to resolution. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

[Everway] doesn’t work

That is too perfect. Each Vision card depicts a fantastic scene of some sort and is backed with a series rppg leading questions such as, “What does this person most enjoy? Maybe we disagree about the relative contributions of my height and my mass to that SIZ stat, but I feel pretty certain that no one will challenge my claim about how much ass my guy is hauling around the evegway world.

Karma making a decision based on character abilities, tactics, and the internal logic of a fictional situationDrama making a decision based on what moves the story alongand Fortune letting a randomizer — drawing a card in Everway ecerway, but could also refer to rolling dice in other games — determine the outcome. Fantasy role-playing games Wizards of the Coast games Jonathan Tweet games Role-playing games introduced in I ran Everway for a pretty long time.

The official setting for Everway revolves around heroes with the power of “spherewalking,” traveling between worlds called “spheres.