Saturday, June 6, 2020
So, I've been re-watching a lot of great stuff during my forced time at home (lockdown), as well as staying the fuck away from major cities during the rioting, looting, arson, and murder-fest that's been going on.
One of those re-watches has been Community. Another, incidentally, is Rick and Morty. Just the other day, something hit me like a ton of Antifa lobbed bricks! The Dan Harmon post-credit scene that either ties up a loose end or just some funny throw-away bit that caps off the episode.
That made me wonder... how many GMs go back to the well, mining that after-the-denouement gold seemingly just beyond reach?
To my recollection, I've never knowingly done that (planned it out before the session began). However, I'm sure that either I or a player mentioned something after the session was pretty much over and it got discussed. And through that discussion, a kind of roleplaying happened.
But in the near future, whenever I start gaming again (face-to-face is my preference), I'm going to consciously initiate a post-credits scene. During the session, I'll casually look for characters and situations ripe for loose-end tying.
Anyways, just wanted your take. Leave me a comment!
p.s. In these sad and frustrating times, who wouldn't want to escape into an eldritch, gonzo, science-fantasy, post-apocalyptic world? Yep, I have just under 150 hardcover Cha'alt books remaining. Want one? Details over here!
p.p.s. Is our 2020 the darkest timeline?
p.p.p.s. I just realized this blog post is #666. Shemhamforash!