GM Commentary: Banestorm, 3×01

Recap here.

So, first session is done and … I don’t have a lot to say about it because, honestly, it turned out to be one big fight for pretty much the entire session. As a result, we didn’t get as far as I had planned, even though we played a bit longer than normal. That said, the ending was probably slightly stronger than originally planned.

Some observations noted from the fight:

  • Haruki remains a terrifying beast. Two of my bad guys blocked his attacks and still ended up with broken limbs.
  • Aramis is also going to be a “if I actually connect, you’re basically screwed” kind of character with his TA: Neck/Artery and TA:Eye.
  • We don’t really have a firm grasp on Ismir yet, because the player is still trying to find his footing. He stuck with knives and never pulled his spear, so we don’t yet know how that’s going to actually play out.

But overall, everyone seemed to have fun, even the two players whose characters were not present (though they were intended to be if I hadn’t vastly miscalculated how long the fight would take.) So that’s a net positive, I suppose.