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Many games require the GM to impose complications or harm into the fiction. In play, this is can be a common point of going blank. The following is a crib sheet of prompts to improvise ways in which the situation can develop.

This is part of my own reusable prep for running The Between, an excellent and innovative system developed by the inimitable Jason Cordova. But is is of use for any of the Powered by the Apocalypse or Blades in the Dark family of games which use the "fail forward" philosophy.

Suggestions for improvements or inclusions are very welcome.


harm-cost-and-complications.pdf 171 kB


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Levi Kornelsen did something like Harm & Complications. Maybe you’ll want to check his work. He publishes on itch but mostly on DriveThru :