Torchbearer: Stakes for Trials

A funny thing happened in Torchbearer last night: Without any textual suggestion, the players started to set completely explicit stakes for each Trial, like, "If I win this, then I make the demon in Shulin's body manifest," or, "If I lose, then I'm blown off course by the blizzard."

This is totally awesome, I said to myself as I watched them play things out. What a neat and natural place to embed complications!

This might lead somewhere interesting soon. I'll post a fiction this evening, too; I don't feel like this qualified as a real post.


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