One Shot: Legend of the Elements – Side A

Hello!

This is Side A of a one shot game of Legend of the Elements by Max Hervieux.  The game is an Apocalypse World hack and is inspired by the Wuxia genre.  This genre is characterized by protagonists who are typically warriors or scholars possessed of mystical powers and usually some romantic notions of the idealized person thrown in for dramatic reasons.  Specifically this game is inspired by Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korra.  The characters are in possession of the ability to shape the elements and there are feelings (some good and some bad) between the different “clans” of elemental controllers.

Kaetlyn and Alex allowed me to MC this game for them.  It was the first time for all of us playing Legend of the Elements.  We had a few rules slip-ups during play and it was Alex’s first time playing a game Powered by the Apocalypse ever.  He took to it really well and we all had a lot of fun with the Apocalypse World play style.

You may notice that this is “Side A” of our recording.  This episode contains our initial rules discussion, character creation, and world building.  The adventure lies on Side B.  You’ll have to flip the cassette over to hear it next week.  😉

The reason for the split up episode?  Well, the recording is over five hours long if we aired it in one go.  I’m all about listening to lots of podcast all in one sitting, but five hours in one broadcast sure is a lot.  So we’re breaking it up into slightly more bite sized pieces for you to digest.  Odds are very good that if we end up with recordings that go longer than four hours in the future we’ll break those up to.  I’ll try to find a good place to break the episodes at roughly the halfway mark wherever possible.

I hope that you enjoy the show!  Thank you for listening.  Remember to always have fun!

-Colin and the Wednesday Night Game Group

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