Day 8: What’s a good RPG for a 2 hour session?
Any RPG can be adapted to a two hour time frame. I’m running a two and a half hour game on Mondays and a two hour game on Saturdays. Both are Dungeons & Dragons 5e. Of course, these are also “big campaigns” and our sessions are like tiny slices of a much broader narrative.
So, wrapping my head around this question, I think a game that is sort of tailor made for a two hour session is Robert E. Howard’s Conan: Adventures in an Age Undreamed Of.
Howard’s Conan tales were, for the most part, a series of short stories, written and published between 1932 and 1936. There was a single novel and three novellas among the original twenty-one yarns. The rest are all considered novelettes.
Conan’s world lends itself to lightning-paced narratives and the game mechanics in Modiphius’ adaptation is a terrific match for this, duplicating the same kind of visceral experience that Robert E. Howard wrote so well.
Two hours to kill? Conan fits the bill.