I’ll be repeating this announcement by e-mail so that no one can miss it.
I’m pretty sure that you must have discerned it was coming already.
With deep apologies for getting your hopes up and then letting you down, I’ve decided to fold the Saga of Voluntas. I had great hopes for it but the format of play by post is not one I’ve found friendly.
The experience of playing on line during lockdown has made me aware of the degree to which I am suffering (and probably always have suffered) from nerves and stage fright before running a game. I have found it hard to prepare for games but easy enough to run them once we were all seated and ready to go.
But the start-stop-start-again-and-then-wait nature of the game medium here meant that I was waiting for each fresh posting not with joy but with dread and finding it hard to move the game along with the pace that I now realise was part of my process for running an RPG.
Also there is the problem that the original structure of AM was written so that one person at a time was playing a mage and the others were support characters. Keeping a separate plot line going for each magus proved too hard for me and I was already collapsing the storylines into each other. This I think fails to be fair to the players and to the characters and it would be even more unfair to ask you to spend months waiting for a single magus plotline to resolve while you didn’t get to advance their interests.
Whatever the reasons though, I seem to have over-reached myself and must therefore withdraw.
Again my apologies. I may try to run AM again on line but only as a regular ‘round the table’ game with everyone there and online at the same time.
But not just now I think.