Running the Game

VEN6 is a zero-prep game built on the characters’ group and goals. The GM’s job is to facilitate, referee, call for rolls, add complications to scenes, play the parts of the villains and NPCs, and move the story forward. Players set the scene, largely determine who is included in the scene, and do most of the work to play the scene. Everyone is in charge of telling a good story.

If the group decides to play without a GM, any of the GM’s jobs can be picked up by any player at any time. This system was originally intended to create a refereed narrative storytelling experience, but not all games and not all groups require a GM.


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