I am giving serious thought to running a BE game over VoIP. However, I have but a single player in mind. A few trawls through BWHQ and the net at large reveal some comments about the process*, but seemingly no APs or hard advice. Since this issue last raised its ugly head, have there been advances in the field?
Anecdotes or schoolin’ from those with better search-fu humbly accepted.
*Some of which were so old I had to decode them from Clickwise.
I have no experience with this, but I can tell you that with 5 players in my game I sometimes wish I had fewer so we could blaze through stuff! (But all my players are awesome and I the game wouldn’t be the same without each of them.)
I would limit the GM to the same number of scenes as the player, so if you go with Conflict and Building each Maneuver that’s 8 scenes per phase - most of them very short. I think you could do 3 or more Maneuvers per session! That would rock.
Now that? That seems like an interesting idea. Off the top of my head, the only potential problem is that it’s harder for the GM to divide the PC FONs against each other (due to them all being controlled by 1 player), but maybe if you instituted some small tweaks to make 1 player running 3 PC FONs more like the GM running GM FONs, it’d even things up. Hm.