I’m curious, what’s your approach?
At the time I’m running an online game of The Veil
- before the session I’ll write a few lines to read as intro an set the mood. Some weird ambiguous thing that I can incorporate however the session goes.
- I go back and forth with asking and giving summaries of the previous session.
— I prefer the players giving it, but they’ll rarely offer to.
— I’ll give the summary if a player missed a session, and so I feel they “need” specific information I feed to the players. But it feels like I’m retconning the narrative instead of letting the players interpret whatever happened
- I read the intro. I find that reading it, instead of “inventing” it at the moment helps me convey the emotion of the setting
- Sometimes I’ll play a “theme song” after the intro, but music quality over discord is not reliable
So. Do you do an intro? How do you do it?