At their best, extended challenges allow the heroes to put their unique traits on display while still working together as a team towards a single common goal.
The fun is in creating small puzzles with the monsters where they show off their unique strategies, allowing the players to be challenged in short but sweet bursts.
The weird contradiction of 7th Sea is a game that in its attempt to give you more freedom instead creates structures that restrict your creative freedom.
Where most RPGs have an experience point system for character advancement, 7th Sea instead focuses on the stories that you tell about your character.
The core struggle of Masks is finding your identity, and that strong focus is what helps to set it apart as unique in the genre of superhero games.
If conquering the challenges of preadolescence and fighting bad guys on the internet sounds like a fun day to you, then NetBattlers may be right up your alley.
I sit down with my Dungeon Master to talk about the challenges we faced when introducing a group of roleplayers to Dungeons and Dragons for the first time!
Chris from the gaming and philosophy podcast Philosophiraga makes a guest appearance to talk about playing RPGs during lunch!
The care that was put into the resources and environmental challenges really does help the game to feel like the party is struggling to survive in a beautiful but harsh wilderness.