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Title: GM-full Trollbabe
Post by: Moreno R. on November 30, 2010, 07:43:58 PM

Recently, my gaming group played Trollbabe again. I wanted to play a trollbabe this time and another player wanted to try play in the GM's role. But to avoid starting having to GM too many trollbabes, he asked another player to be a "second GM" for some of them.

So, we played trollbabe with the usual rules, but with two GM at the table, even if any single trollbabe played only with one of them.

It's too soon to be able to say if this will work reliably or not, but the first couple of sessions went well. And I wanted to ask if anyone has ever played Trollbabe in this way, before, and if someone has some advice to give or experiences to write

And more than this: it would be possible to play Trollbabe having any player be the GM for another player (the one at his left, for example)? Anybody did this?

Title: Re: GM-full Trollbabe
Post by: Ron Edwards on December 01, 2010, 12:31:52 PM
We playtested John Harper's Trollbabe-inspired Stranger Things using a "GM the person sitting to your left" technique, which worked well for that application (see Stranger Things at Forge Midwest ( So there's certainly an indication to try the idea for Trollbabe. However, the design also had a more fixed approach toward the progress and development of each character's adventure, the GMing process was made more uniform across the people. I'm not sure if that would affect things or not.

Best, Ron