I’m considering running a game at (in? for? with respect to?) VirtuaCon, and my inclination is an 8-hour (their max allowed) dungeon crawl. I’m noodling on making the party a rescue mission to find/save a Dwarf archaeologist. The PCs would all be Dwarves, plus one Human scholar.
Dungeon World seems like the perfect system. By grabbing players a few weeks ahead of time, we can customize each character to make it more suitable to the specific setting. DW characters are pretty hardy, but I’m thinking something like 6th level, so that one of the second-tier Moves is available.
Think I’m right that DW is the right call? I’d never considered it in this context before, but man it’s awesome for one-shots….