Choosing the RPG
First, choose your favorite RPG, and don't worry about its style or level of complexity. Any RPG will work just ﬁne! The 9Qs will NOT replace any of the rules of the game; rather, the 9Qs will give you opportunities to playwith as many or as few of those rules as you’d like.
Next, select the setting for the adventure. It's strongly recommended thatyou play in a world that is familiar to you because if the world is not fullyrealized in your mind, then you're more likely to get "stuck" interpreting theresults that the random idea generator produces.
Creating the Player Characters
Use the standard rules of the RPG system you’ve chosen to create anynumber of Player Characters, whether it's one lone wolf or an entire teamof heroes. In fact, running a party yourself is a great way to generate anadventure that can be played later with a real group.
Finally, the heroes need a way to be bound together so that the 9Qs engineruns smoothly. Although the PCs may have their own personal goals, theyshould also all share a single
, an explicit purpose or philosophy that clearly articulates why they put themselves in mortaldanger on a regular basis. The heroic motivation, whether world-speciﬁc or classically generic, will become the "target" of the 9Qs.
Identifying the Gaming Goal
When the heroic motivation is determined, the game may begin. Theobjective is to embrace both roles of GM
player at the appropriatemoments as the 9Qs, the random idea generator, and the spontaneousencounters propel the heroes into dangerous and intriguing adventures!