Hey y’all! I had this discussion with @William_Nichols in the car on the way home from this weekend’s DC Metro Area Gauntlet Gathering (if you want to join the next one, pop into #gauntlet-dcmetro on the Gauntlet slack!).
Basically, we agreed that the prompt questions in FtQ are amazing scaffolding for character generation and helping you tell your character’s story through the lens of their fraught relationship with the Queen. But, I’ve played the game five or six times now, and one thing I’ve struggled with is figuring out how to tie all of these amazing individual character arcs into a cohesive narrative - after all, in the fiction, everyone is traveling together as the queen’s retinue, and outside the fiction, I love to “play to lift” other players, but I haven’t really figured out how to do it within the framework of the game. (I suspect this kind of narrative integration is a GM-type skill that I haven’t learned yet!)
Does anyone have anything that’s worked really well to get players working together to tell the story? Or have any suggestions for how to tie my character’s arc into the stories the others are telling, so it’s not like we’re playing five separate but simultaneous games of For The Queen around the same table?