Hi Gauntlet Community…
I’m hoping for a recommendation or two (or tell me it’s folly), but there was a French RPG translated to English back in the 90s called “Agone”. No, not “Agon”, the greek odyssey RPG but Agone. It was a setting evolved from a series of novels called the Chronicles of the Twilight Realms by Mathieu Gaborit, and the author was involved in fleshing out the universe.
It’s very “trad” in that there’s a lot of depth and detail to the setting, but I like the idea of taking these kinds of trad settings and using them as a backdrop for a PbtA game. The setting itself doesn’t have to be rigid and just like in any other PbtA game, what we the players create can still collaboratively create and change the world, but it’s like a stepping stone to start with.
Presuming anyone reading this thinks something like that could work (or perhaps if you’ve tried it before), what would PbtA game might work for a game set in a dramatic fantasy one shot or campaign? I’m thinking Stonetop, because the default setting of Agone is based on a specific Domain, where the players play middle-aged beings that hold specific Office with responsibilities in said domain. But the game might also involve some exploration.
I hope it’s not absolute madness, but open to ideas if anyone has any…?