Tonight is the big start of Power Rangers: Day of Fate at Renegade Con, a weekly play that will feature the new Renegade Power Rangers Rolplay game. Dustin Fletcher runs the game as Gamemaster, while players include Carlos Luna, Erika Fermina, Katie Wilson, Xander Jeanneret, Ahren Gray, and Malika Lim Eubank from Hyper RPG. ComicBook.com had the chance to talk to Fletcher about Day of Destiny ahead of the big premiere, including what excites him most about working with the Power Rangers franchise, what he wants to avoid during the game, and more . First off, we wanted to know if Fletcher is tailoring his GM style to suit the franchise or theme he’s working with. You can watch the premiere live on Twitch here.
“Not really. I would say I adjust the tone of the games depending on the material or the genre of what I’m throwing,” said Fletcher. “The GM approach and style that I’m known for remains pretty much the same in all of the game genres that I talk about. If I step away from the table knowing that my players and I have told an amazing story together and felt my storytelling immerse them not only as a character, but also as a player, then I feel like I’ve done my job as a GM / storyteller. “
Fletcher has worked with some beloved franchises over the years including Marvel, Hunger Games, DC, and more. Still, he has a special place in his heart for the Power Rangers.
“Oh absolutely 100%, I was and still am a HUGE Power Rangers fan. I grew up watching Mighty Morphin Power Rangers every Saturday morning and I honestly played as Rangers long before I knew this. what the role-playing was as my friends and I were running around the neighborhood battling the mastics and the monsters. I also remember going to see the MMPR movie in a drive-in, “said Fletcher.” C ‘was the first drive-in experience I have ever had and this memory of the Rangers meeting on the big screen has been with me ever since! “.
Fletcher looks forward to delving into the world of Power Rangers throughout Day of Destiny, although two particular elements of the franchise excite him the most. “There is one in particular, but I’m going to give you FOIP’s dreaded LARP (Live-Action Roleplay) response, which stands for Find Out In Play, because I don’t want to spoil any of the amazing story we told. But other than that, I was EXTREMELY excited to play with the iconic Power Rangers monsters, ”said Fletcher. “Monsters are a big part of this world and stories told over the years and being able to put these types of monsters on paper and put my players against them was so much fun!”
While these are the elements he is delighted to embrace, there is one element of role playing games that he always seeks to avoid.
“I will always avoid the GM trope against the players. I think everyone at the table is there to tell a cohesive story and that’s one of the reasons I will always ask my players after almost every session, “Hey, what are your characters planning to move on to?” the next session? Do they have goals they would like to achieve? Is there anything that has changed since the last time we spoke? “It’s something my D4 co-DM and I started doing early on in our storytelling and I’ve done it in just about every game I’ve directed since,” Fletcher said. “It’s a way to not only tell the story that I’m writing, but also to make sure it’s the story my players want to be in and help create. There is so much about Day of Destiny that players have created and contributed that just makes this game and this story ten times better. “
Fans can find out more about all of Renegade’s upcoming games at Renegade Con Virtual Special Edition, which started today and ends at 11:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 28.
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