thread: 2014-09-29 : AW:Dark Age: Conclusions from the First Playtest

On 2014-10-05, Vincent wrote:

You always ask me questions that are hard to answer!

Apocalypse World, basically nobody says "we didn't really get what this game is about." Too many people have said this about the Dark Age. When they've tried to play anyway, they've had trouble with different parts of the design - often the rights, but not always; sometimes the peoples.

My theory for why this is, is hard for me to explain in words. Something like, the game's approach is currently too oblique to what I find riveting in the genre. The implicit missile of the design hits people who are accidentally primed for it, and glances unnoticed off of everyone else.


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