Monday, November 15, 2010

NPC Tracker

Matt from Mid-Level Crisis has started doing his LARP Thing a Week (LTAW) segment, and This Week's Piece is a pretty sweet idea.

I've run plot for multiple games, and I can tell you that NPC continuity is one of the most difficult things to keep track of. The biggest benefit of this is keeping the look of the NPC the same, in order to keep people from asking "Do I recognize...?" This is especially true in games where the costume options vary less, like Exiles.

Adding the table to something like Google Docs also helps when running a campaign on a grand scale, where the NPC may not be able to make it to all the games. This way, you could potentially run the same NPC at two camps on opposite sides of the US and still maintain some semblance of continuity.

Nice one, Matt!

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