One-shots; I’m trying to rap my head around this concept. I’m terrible at them, in the sense they aren’t exactly one-shots. I never conclude them in the first session.
DW is a very free system, and one-shots do seem to require pretty clear goals before the game starts. I’m not exactly sure how to roll with it, but after the characters have been introduced and questions are asked, the players should pretty much be able to say “Bad guy X is going to do Y unless we do Z”.
It just feels wrong to stage things like that to me. I guess I never truly left the sandbox in kindergarten.
What to do? I really want to able to conclude a one-shot session in one session!