I have gotten my book (which is incredible btw, has “Incredible” been use to describe the book yet?) and started telling my gaming group about it.
Well I actually scared 2 players away from trying the game. I told them what I know about the rules, World Burning, Character Burning. I said that the game is set up where the GM plays the other side but is limited by the rules as to abuse his position. I think that was too much.
There are traditional RPG’ers how have played a long time but have a hard time with the collaborative storytelling idea I think. Actually a lot of my players are giving me funny looks about this game, but most of them trust me enough to try it.
Any suggestions on how to sell this game to people who have never played anything else but D&D and White Wolf? I am trying to read through the rules as fast as I can (did a marathon reading session yesterday and read about 150 pages which is huge for a slow reader like me.) I only understand the basic idea of the game but not Infection Mechanics very well and I think that is where communication is breaking down.
For those of us that are trying to get player interest is there a good sales pitch for Burning Empires. I know the setting is great and that is easy to bring everyone up to speed on it (I have the graphic novels). What I need is a quick and dirty summation of the rules and why they are so cool. Any help will be welcome.