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Author Topic: Burning Empires and Missing Man Play?  (Read 29882 times)
David Artman
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« on: January 17, 2008, 01:55:48 PM »

Our group is pondering running Burning Empires, but we (well, I) have a concern:

There is a fair-to-middling chance that one or two folks (in a four- to six-person group) might occasionally miss a weekly session. From my admittedly incomplete reading of the rules, it seems like BE characters are very integral to play, being such movers and shakers on the galactic stage. As such, I worry that it will be hard-to-impossible to play a session when there's a missing (wo)man.

Is this the case?
Is this partially the case, and folks know some techniques to manage it?
Is this pointless fretting, as an individual PC can painless come or go from scene-to-scene, let alone session-to-session?

Thanks!
David
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Per Fischer
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« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2008, 04:35:20 PM »

Hi David,

This forum has been very quite for a while - all the action happens at the excellent Burning Wheel forums, where you should ask your questions. Loads of people there with BE playing experience, and Luke will pop in as well:

http://burningwheel.org/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=12

FWIW, if you're playing through a maneuver in each session, then it should be possible to leave out a player - the remaining players will set the goal and play it to conclusion - in the big picture, Disposition is independent of this as well, as the most prominent character in the maneuver rolls for it at the end of each maneuver. I haven't heard of anyone trying it, though.

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« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2008, 08:48:35 AM »

*sigh* Just want I need... another gaming forum membership.

I suppose this Forge thread is closed, now that I have made this thread:
http://www.burningwheel.org/forum/showthread.php?t=5390

And, hell... if this is such a slow/dead forum... maybe it's time it went Inactive, with a final Sticky post to point wayward folks like me to the BW/BE forums?
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