- Aug 20, 2017
- Reaction score
The first episode of Season 3 dropped, and I have to say it's exactly my jam:
I loved Season 1. I couldn’t get into Season 2. I think it was the system. I’m going to give Season 3 a listen.
Picking a different game system for each season surprised me at the start of S2, but now I think it’s a really smart move.I was the other way. Got into Season 2 and loved it; went back and watched Season 1 and didn't do a huge amount for me, although I still enjoyed it because Trevor's just so damn good at this.
After watching quite a few solo RPG youtube videos recently, as I'm looking at trying my hand at solo play (not vids though!) so wanted tips, it's ridiculous how good Trevor's stuff is. The editing and everything is obviously a cut above but his approach is so much better to solo-gaming and he allows the story to develop and adapt and so forth. It's a travesty (trevorsty?) that he only has the viewers he has; his work deserves far more.
What does Trevor do differently than those other solo-gamers?
I was also motivated to pick up Mythic GM Emulator to use for groups games as well. Watching Trevor think on his feet is very inspiring. I'm enjoying his Sage's Library videos as well. I like reviews that come from a place of real experience with a game. They have motivated me to belatedly contribute to his Patreon.Just a quick shout-out to thank those who pointed me to that channel. I was a bit reluctant at first because actual plays usually bore me and I wasn't especially interested in solo rpg. I thoroughly enjoyed all the videos I watched. It has excellent pacing and mr.Devall enthusiasm is nothing short of contagious.
It's also a great lesson in rpg improv and it made me consider using the Mythic GM emulator for running my regular games. It really makes you wonder why you should ever need to buy a published adventure (and also not rely only on your GM improv super powers). I pimp the show wherever I can because he really deserves more subscribers.
Excellent work, watch his videos and subscribe.
I'm enjoying his Sage's Library videos as well. I like reviews that come from a place of real experience with a game.
I really love the card deck as well. It's a great way to get inspiration in the middle of a session.Mythic GM Emulator is indeed great. I've run two campaigns on nothing but that. But it can't completely replace running games based on pre-made scenarios, at least for me.
I do use it for all my games, in some capacity though. It's great for those times when a question or some other thing, you didn't think of beforehand comes up. It's pretty quick to when use it to get inspiration for an answer. In campaigns with pre-made adventures, I also use it to come up with twists and complications. Sort of like the scene interrups/alterations on Trevor's show.