I haven't been doing too well at updating this blog, but at least I do it when I enter something. Enter the 200 Word RPG for 2017. After many drafts, and much help from others, I've come up with this entry, that weighs in (by the Google Docs word count) at 197 words. The entry has been posted on the 200 Word RPG Site, so I've officially entered!
Detachment 626 is a relic from a time when imaginations believed in threats beyond science. Made up of people fighting to make a difference, tasked with a mission everyone else has abandoned. Slowly Failing.
You might wish you had said no to the recruiter, but now the only way out is feet first.
Narrate your operative's description, background, and recruitment. Decide on a Concept and a Trouble. Choose 5 skills, and assign 1, 2, and 3 between the stats: Mundane (operating in the world), Odd (operating with the supernatural), and Agency (operating in the Detachment).
When the stakes are high, choose a skill and stat. Take 2d6- one positive, one negative. Roll, subtracting the negative from the positive. Add stat, -2 if no skill applies.
Players roll dice. Each success gives the GM Downfall, which can be spent anytime to subtract one from a roll, justified by the operative’s Concept, Trouble, or current situation. The GM tracks operative statuses, and keeps them posted. An operative that takes two hits in the same conflict is in a world of hurt.