Thursday, April 11, 2019
I’ve been wanting to write a sample scenario to include in the Game Master’s Handbook for a long time now. It’s always easier to get into a role-playing game when you have a sample of what a scenario might look like and see what your players should have to deal with. Well, I’ve finally taken the time to sit down and flesh out the first one-off session I ran with my friends and put it online for anyone who needs help coming up with a situation for their first game!
The situation is a science fiction setting that takes place in zero gravity. Your players are the crew of a supply ship returning with essential supplies for the asteroid colony they live on. They are awoken by an alert about pressure loss in the cargo bay, and are tasked with figuring out what’s wrong and solving the problem while still being able to make it back to their colony on schedule! It includes all information about the scenario, maps of the ship, and 5 roles for your players to choose from with pre-defined Qualities and a unique tool for the role.
The sample situation is free to use and modify under a CC-BY-NC-SA license, so check it out if you’d like an example one-off GUTS+ session! I hope it’s helpful and (if you use it) enjoyable for you and your players!