This is an example of Vincent Baker running an Apocalypse World combat.
DW and AW are not the same thing but i want to talk about one of the used techniques here.
When I (and a lot of other people, i am sure) run combats in DW we cut to different characters, follow them for a while and then go to the next character. Sometimes we have 2 or 3 characters acting at once but that is rather not typical for me, especially because i run via hangout.
What Vincent does however is get what everyone is doing, letting everyone roll at the same time and then handling all of that “at once” and then going to a next volley or round.
I think the “follow single character around” comes mostly from advice in the guide. And it is good advice.
Reading this just makes me want to try the other way.
How do you feel about this?
Instead of going
Setupmove to character A
Next setup move for A
Swap to character B.
Setupmove to character B
Swap to character C.
Setupmove to character C
Setupmove for A
Setupmove for B
Setupmove for C
Everyone rolls their move
We resolve all of it at once
Originally shared by T. Franzke
Reading the Apocalypse World fight scene example (again) makes me so want to play/MC this game again.
Example with commentary: