So in my Ultimate Game post I think I left out one big thing:
Why haven't you run it?
For me, well, it's a combination of a few things:
- Players: I want at least 4 regular committed players to make it worth doing.
- Opportunity: I have commitments to run other campaigns that we started quite a while back. In general those come first. That also means my players are committed too.
- Timing: I don't want to run it once and then have to wait for months to play a second session. I've run a lot of my superhero stuff that way over the last few years and I hesitate to call it a real campaign. It's more of a series of one-shot runs some of which feature some of the same characters.
So I've done it to myself with a set of minimum standards: I need a good mix of players, time to do it right, and the opportunity to run for a while.
I may finally have the chance to get something going. The day after Thanksgiving we are having a game day and the plan is to take most of the day and play through a Mutants and Masterminds adventure. There are very few published adventures for superhero games that I like pretty much as-written and I am finally going to have a chance to run this one. It's a new mix of players too featuring one of my regulars, a couple of the apprentices, and a couple of new people to our group. I'm looking forward to finally running
If it works, we could do a follow-up in December during the holiday break. After that one of my goals for next year is to carve out some time, maybe a set weekend, to run a supers game regularly and whoever can make it can play. After our Pathfinder ups and downs this year I'm a little tired of seeing a campaign bounce all over due to multiple schedule issues. This adventure will be one of the big events to bond some of these guys as a team and should be something we can reference years from now - perhaps even a "founding moment". After a series of previews and Issue Zeros I'm aiming to make this a regular monthly title - finally!
Regardless, it's going to be a lot of fun. Pressure? What pressure?