Running an Itras By One-Shot

Itras By is one of my favorite roleplaying games in the history of forever.  It does the surreal/absurdist genre perfectly, yet always ends up telling a relatable, human story.

I have honed my practice of running Itras By down a fairly concrete set of steps and I thought it would be useful to share it out wide. So… here it is!

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Why I love Swords Without Master

Right now, Swords Without Master by Epidiah Ravachol is my favorite roleplaying game and it’s not particularly close. This is super interesting to me, as I think there are those people who wouldn’t even describe Sw/oM as a roleplaying game (more on that later… maybe).

Given my fondness for it (and the fact that I am hacking it left and right) I thought it would be interesting and instructive to see why it works.

So what’s so great about Sw/oM?

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Six Guns Without Master

I’ve had the idea for a Weird West/Western Horror rpg bouncing around in my head for several years. Recently that idea bounced up against a whole passel of ideas brought up by the excellent Swords Without Master. The result is what I am currently calling Six Guns Without Master (clever, right? Well, cleverish). I got a chance to run it last week and was amazed at the story we created. Check it out for yourself below.

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