mgb519 wrote:That would be MY vote. TO MIBBIT!
What time, then? I vote sometime today, preferably after I have dinner (say, 4 or 5 hours from now should be good)
That's the middle of the night for me.
Damn time zones.
Anyway, time to get into the actual play. The game is divided into rounds, during which every player gets a turn to add something to the timeline, either a Period, an Event, or a Scene. Remember that Events can only be created inside previously existing Periods, and Scenes can only be created inside previously existing Events.
One player is the Lens for each round. The Lens chooses a Focus for the round, which can be anything: a person, a place, a thing, an institution, a concept, etc. The contributions that every player makes during the round must relate to the Focus. The Lens can create two things on their turn, as long as they are nested inside each other: a Period plus an Event inside that Period, or an Event plus a Scene inside that Event. The other players create one thing each. After that, the Lens gets to go again, and can create another thing, or two nested things. With three players A, B, and C, with A as the Lens, the turn order becomes AA-B-C-AA.
After that, the player to the right of the Lens (C in the above example) gets to make a Legacy. A Legacy is something that came into the history during this round, and the player thinks is interesting and would like to see further explored. It can be a person, a family, an object, a place, a philosophical ideal; just about anything. If the player has created a Legacy earlier in the game, the new Legacy replaces the old one.
Then the same player gets to explore a Legacy, either the one they just created, or one made by another player. You do this by creating either an Event or a Dictated Scene about the Legacy.
After that, the next player (B in the example) becomes the new Lens, and picks a new Focus to start the next round.
Our turn order can be the signup order (Arkbrik-mgb519-Silverdream). The rulebook recommends that the person teaching the rules is the first Lens.
Ok. I declare that the Focus of the first turn is... Starmetals
As the Lens, I get to make two nested things. First an Event in The End Period:The Niordium mines on Scade I are exhausted.
Then a Scene inside that Event:
Question - Why was the population of Scade I doomed when they could not produce more Niordium?
Characters - Required: The head of the Niordium mining corporation, and her husband. Banned: Regular mine workers.
Setting - The evening of the day when the Niordium exhaustion has become public. A quiet restaurant in the capital of Scade I. The corporation head, her husband, and another person are having dinner together.
So when do you have time to get together in the chat? I have a time zone map below that should help. Let's try and refer to all time in GMT (0 on the map). I can play some time tomorrow, GMT 09:00 - 21:00, ish. Yay for summer giving me lots of spare time!
Now I'm going to sleep.