When you don’t want to pitch a setting to your group, or you want to nail the group’s motivation from session zero, here is a neat trick.
In this retrospective, Mr. Vekyl is searching his inner self trying to unravel a mystery on why exactly he turned perfectly good session into a mediocre one.
What are the necessary low-effort ingredients that, when aligned, create a well-paced RPG session?
Most of the time we resolve tasks in a binary fashion - it is either success or a failure. Cypher gives an option to graduate the success on failed rolls, aka failing forward technique.
OSR and Cypher walk into a bar and the bartender asks them: “What do you do now?”