What’s the best way to handle chase scenes in DW? I can’t find anything in the book or here in the Tavern to give me a clue to run an exciting chase scene.
In situations like:
1) The opponent tries to flee combat. I’ve used a hard move to say he escapes and a soft move to show him trying to retreat.
2) A prisoner has escaped the PCs camp during the night. She has a head start on foot but PCs have a druid. In this example, the druid turned into a cougar and spent a hold to “run down my prey.” Sounded good to me – a large cat chasing a human on foot through the wilderness in the dark of night. Cat wins.
But in other situations, I don’t really know how to use the game mechanics to help inform the chase. Is there a good way, or should it just be narrated? What do you do?