RollPlay: Nebula Jazz
“Of all of the roleplaying games, of all the shows that I have ever done, this is the one that I feel like I can just throw random things out and you pick them up and run with them.” Adam Koebel
RollPlay: Nebula Jazz takes place as a space opera in an alternate universe where Earth no longer exists (as of the intro actually). The setting that has been created is very imaginative and the flexibility to do that is in part due to the core rule system used, Fate Accelerated. Fate Accelerated is the rule-lighter version of an already rules-light Fate Core. Combined with the right players, it turns out Fate can be perfect for streaming.
Fate is defined as “the development of events beyond a person’s control, regarded as determined by a supernatural power” and in this game, that supernatural power is Spacemaster Koebel (@skinnyghost). He is a veteran game master that is not new to story-driven roleplaying games. He does a good job of setting the scene while letting the players fill in the details of what is happening. Fate encourages players to take control of their story. You have to be prepared for the campaign to go in almost any direction, and Koebel is a pro at handling this.
While this may be one of the most eclectic group of characters in the galaxy, I also felt like they had a lot of chemistry. Fate uses a points system that can be used by the GM and the players to take the scene in a new direction or compel other characters to do things they might not want to do. The cast does a hilarious job of using this to entertain the audience. I have to single-out @dexbonus as a lovable piece of slime (in maybe every sense of the word) that helps lead the group in and out of trouble.
Overall, this is a good introduction to the Fate system, and very entertaining. itMeJP splits the episodes into hour-long sessions making it easy to watch in smaller chunks without having to commit a lot of time all at once. If you’re wondering about how story-driven roleplaying best played, this would be a solid place to start.