If you’ve played in a convention game with me over the last year or so, you might have noticed I’ve been using cut-down and mostly pre-generated playbooks. I made these so that I could run 5-10 minute 1-2 player demos for the Fall 2017 Great Falls Comic Expo in Lewiston, ME. I streamed the process of making these on Twitch; the video is now on YouTube:
Generally I use these with The Downtown Dataheist (PWYW on DTRPG).
Ms. Singh wants you to steal a data file from a downtown research facility. Easy in, easy out, right? It’s all fun and games until the street hears what you’re planning. They’ll find their own uses for you.
A few days ago, a fixer asked you to recover a file from this facility. Who is the fixer and do you trust them?
A corporation is leaning on you to sabotage the mission. Which corporation? What leverage do they have over you?
You are keeping this job secret from your Ecuadine handler. Why?
The Downtown Dataheist is a two-hour quickstart mission for The Sprawl. This mission uses pre-generated corporations and individual mission briefs to entangle the characters, a cut-down version of character creation, an abbreviated Legwork Phase in which the players will quickly create the facility they are about to infiltrate, and a timed planning phase. Then it’s all Action.