Me and Jeff were talking about these ideas we had for a kind of Death Spiral for both WH40K and Bulwark.
The last bits from the WH40K thread:Orly:
I don't see the "madness meter" as a player Move, or even so much as a parallel Harm meter but as a micro-Front. So that the custom moves, countdown clock and description are all compressed into one thing. While the player is getting a few extra moves, it should be constantly providing opportunities for the MC to make hard moves and advance the fiction.
What I like about it is that each PC becomes a Front in their own right. Both to themselves and to the other PCs. Mechanically it's all out in the open but it's more hidden in the fiction. I think it could create the right kind of tension with the group.
said: That would also be an excellent way to run a "dark pact", I think. Make a custom move for the threat (the demon the character strikes a deal with) that provides advantages to the player in exchange for advancing the front, and allow the front to tick forward descriptively as well (like the character does something wicked and evil).
I wanna talk about this mirco-Front dark pact thing more, but I'm pretty exhausted at the moment.
Questions, comments and concerns are invited!
Ima grok it some more first.