Impractical Applications (Big, Powerful, Absent)

I talked earlier this week about reasons why the Big and Powerful character isn’t the one running around saving the world. This happens a lot in my game; both the setting and my own approach to things result in the world being full of the Obligatory Bigger Fish who for various reasons aren’t involved in [...]

Why Can’t THEY Do It?

In most settings—story, RPG, whatever—there tends to be at least one powerful, probably ultra-competent character. This isn’t a problem. No, really, I mean that, their existence alone is not a problem. The problem is when you’ve got some sort of Big Problem and for some completely unspecified reason, the powerful/ultra-competent/whatever character is leaving it to [...]