I finally finished it.
I finally helped tell the story that I wanted to, needed to tell. The themes and the conclusions may be grimmer and darker than my usual, but that's just a reflection of what kind of storyteller I've become, for good or ill.
But yeah, "the Wicked Will Burn" is done and Charles is posting part 2 of the chronicle somewhere within the week (because I'm lazy and he wanted the mechanical benefit in-game).
It feels like a burden lifted off of my shoulders, like a cumbersome weight made feather-light and whisked away. It's not that running the game was bad, but GMing 9 to 11 people at the same time was... an interesting experience, to say the least. Seventh Kingdom is similar but different enough that it doesn't count.
I don't think I could do it if (1) any of those people weren't proficient with the rules or playing straightforward characters (on the corollary) or (2) everyone there wasn't a friend of each other. I would like to think that the ultimate goal of everyone having fun, story or not, was accomplished - although that may be more of fulfilled expectations more than exceeding expectations. Perhaps, there was a Me-itch that needed to be scratched... and it got scratched.
But I loved it. Every friggin' minute was like a throwback of simpler, better days when I was far less emotionally convoluted and the world consisted only of me, my friends, my family and my failing grades.
It was great and I'd like to do that again sometime, I thinks.
Current Mood: accomplished
Current Music: Best of You - Foo Fighters