I have a group of friends that have been playing Open Legend together off and on - some of us since before the kickstarter began (the first game for some of us was an early version of Star Once Fallen with @brianfeister himself GMing!). We are all middle-aged guys with families - we love playing OL/RPGs and can be serious about game play and story, but we aren’t hard-core-serious role players - we want to have fun and crack the occasional (or not so occasional) joke, so a sense of humor is definitely needed
I was running our most recent game, and trying to do an ambitious homegrown post-apocalyptic world/campaign. I was really struggling to find the time I wanted to to prepare for each session. I’m not experienced enough of a GM to improvise a ton, and the time it took to prep locations, characters, and potential plot lines was overwhelming, so our game petered out. I felt I needed a really good idea of what was going on in the world, and pre-rolled characters to run a smooth game, and I didn’t have the time to prep all that. A lot of big picture ideas, not a lot of fleshed-out detail.
Problem is - we all miss playing. We are usually able to stick to a bi-weekly schedule, usually a weeknight from 8-10:30 (EDT) or so. We are geographically relatively close so if someone is in the Philadelphia suburban area, an occasional in-person game is not out of the question.
I would love to try something outside the classical fantasy realm, but really I think we would have fun in any setting that made for good game play.
Is there anyone out there who wants to take us on? We would even consider compensating an experienced GM for their time, as long as it’s affordable on an ongoing basis…
Open to homegrown or prefab translated from another system, or whatever. Would love to stick with OpenLegend as we all have a good understanding of the system (and love it), which is why I came here first!