My partner recently asked to learn how I play freeform imagination games with her nephews. When the boys and I recount our adventures she is astounded at the levels of detail we explore.
I understand this as a byproduct of playing ttrpgs for over twenty years. Considering her new interest I want to introduce the hobby so we might play together.
- System will be on the rules light / free form.
- Simple oracle system when needed.
- Random spark tables for free association.
- Index cards for everything. No printed sheets.
- Simple location generation.
I want some gamey elements because it’s fun. Currently leaning towards Messerspiel and Recluse for mechanics. Then improving 5 Room Dungeons with the Five Torches Deep puzzle cube random map method.
Essentially, this will end up a gm-less coop game. She is big into architecture, plant-life, physical challenges, and overcoming adversity through relationships.
Let me know your thoughts and experiences. Super interested for feedback from any spark table collectors out there.