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I thought I'd take a shot at writing up an Arkham Noir: Collector Case #1 – The Real Leeds session report, and it's going well, but it's turned into a real story & rather lengthy. How long & how narrative can a sessions report be?

This has been a very interesting exercise. I've learned a couple of rather disturbing things...what deathgrind music is, & that I'm actually pretty good at writing weird horror. So that's been rather cathartic. And now I think I'll go back to being rather milque toast. laugh
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As narrative as you want it to be.

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scifiantihero wrote:
As narrative as you want it to be.

And as long as you want it to be.

E.g. see the very popular session report A life-altering game deserves this kind of session report. (which currently has 1062 thumbs...)
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russ wrote:
scifiantihero wrote:
As narrative as you want it to be.

And as long as you want it to be.

E.g. see the very popular session report A life-altering game deserves this kind of session report. (which currently has 1062 thumbs...)


Wow, that's amazing!

Fortunately my game wasn't life altering, because in this story that would pr'ly be a BAD thing. zombie zombie zombie
 
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Sometimes the game just gives you the story & you have to run with it
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russ wrote:
scifiantihero wrote:
As narrative as you want it to be.

And as long as you want it to be.

E.g. see the very popular session report A life-altering game deserves this kind of session report. (which currently has 1062 thumbs...)


Wow, I need to read that when I have a free hour to take it all in. Looks epic.
 
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n107 wrote:
russ wrote:
scifiantihero wrote:
As narrative as you want it to be.

And as long as you want it to be.

E.g. see the very popular session report A life-altering game deserves this kind of session report. (which currently has 1062 thumbs...)


Wow, I need to read that when I have a free hour to take it all in. Looks epic.


It definitely sits atop the throne of session reports/reviews. I remember copying it out and it was like 21,000 words or so.

To OP, as someone who enjoys reading session reports, the more cohesive the narrative is to the actual game play the better. As you can see with the aforementioned example, if you tell a compelling enough story, it doesn’t really matter how long your report is.
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DonkeyJay wrote:
How long & how narrative can a sessions report be?

As an analogy, typical commercial movie theater releases are about 1.5 to 2 hours long, and that is what the audience is accustomed to.

Some releases are longer and thrive. Some are shorter ... and shouldn't even be that.

 
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n107 wrote:
russ wrote:
scifiantihero wrote:
As narrative as you want it to be.

And as long as you want it to be.

E.g. see the very popular session report A life-altering game deserves this kind of session report. (which currently has 1062 thumbs...)


Wow, I need to read that when I have a free hour to take it all in. Looks epic.


Read it last night...epic indeed!
 
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WisdomForWizards wrote:
n107 wrote:
russ wrote:
scifiantihero wrote:
As narrative as you want it to be.

And as long as you want it to be.

E.g. see the very popular session report A life-altering game deserves this kind of session report. (which currently has 1062 thumbs...)


Wow, I need to read that when I have a free hour to take it all in. Looks epic.


It definitely sits atop the throne of session reports/reviews. I remember copying it out and it was like 21,000 words or so.

To OP, as someone who enjoys reading session reports, the more cohesive the narrative is to the actual game play the better. As you can see with the aforementioned example, if you tell a compelling enough story, it doesn’t really matter how long your report is.


The story does adhere to the cards as they played. Creating the story to go w/them was a delightful exercise. Once I polish it, I'll post the link here. I hope it's an enjoyable read, tho' I can tell you now, it's not an epic.

Thanks for the encouragement!
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