We had our first session of Apocalypse World today. I was the MC and everyone loved it, but I feel sort of at a loss for what to do next re: Fronts. Help?
Here are some of the highlights:
Audrey, our driver, having a conversation with Dremmer, the NPC leader of a motorcycle gang:
Dremmer (shotgun aimed at Audrey's car): Pull over!
Dremmer: I want your fuckin' car!
Audrey: What the fuck? No way!
Dremmer: My girlfriend wants to start a family, y'see, and says I can't drive this bike around anymore! We need more room!
Audrey: *7-9 on seize by force: Dremmer's life roll* BOOM (headshot)
The gunfight caused Audrey to lose control of her vehicle, causing it to stop. Dremmer's gang stopped around her:
Ganger: You... you killed our boss! ...That means YOU'RE our new boss.
Gang: Yeah! Woo!
Audrey: Uh... okay? I shall call you Audrey's Angels!
Heron, our skinner, hypnotizing Pierre, a beefhead:
MC: He punches you in the face for 1-harm. It's worse than you thought--your teeth cut deeply into your cheek for 2-harm. There's a lot of blood.
Heron: I hypnotize him. *rolls 10+*
Pierre: I didn't mean it like that baby, honest.
Our Battlebabe, Mar, shoots a man in a barfight:
MC: He rears back to hit you with a barstool.
Mar: I shoot him in the gut.
MC: He falls to the ground after weakly hitting you with the barstool.
Jav, our Angel, heals him. A week later her returns in force:
MC: Balls is back. He has friends. You're sitting at the bar when you hear the gun cock behind your head. It's Balls.
Mar: Jav, see why we don't heal people who SHOOT US?
Jav: He didn't shoot me.
Jav, getting more medical supplies:
Hugo: I have what you need! ...What do you need?
Jav: Medical supplies. I have two suitcases full of fresh dead rats and five-gallons of gas.
Hugo: I have... non-standard drugs that can... work as healing supplies, yes.
Jav: Deal. Let's do it.
Jav apparently got a bag full of hash, which Mar makes use of quite frequently (given that he gets shot a lot). He has 1-stock worth of hash in his medkit. I love this game.
We've established that we're playing in the ruins of Fresno, CA. There is a bustling marketplace run by III and a garage complex run by a Saavyhead named Old Sal. There's a raider's den nearby named... Shitstain. Audrey, the driver, has agreed to run weapons to Shitstain for Dog head, the hardholder of Fresno. The deal seems somewhat... shady. Why is a hardholder selling guns to raiders? Anyway, he's offering a whopping 2-barter worth of old coinage and bills for the job to be done, and sending one of his top men (Twice) to make sure it goes down right. Weird!
There's a bar named Slinky's where Heron hangs out, plying his/her trade. So far s/he's banged at least three NPCs and profited from it, either from hypnotize or getting barter. The hardholder, III, has a lieutenant named Twice who is under Heron's control via hypnotize. Twice and Heron are tagging along with Audrey on the arms deal; so are Jav and Mar.
Mar got shot in a poker game where he was accused of cheating. The guy who shot him, Huge, got away. He's going to mess that motherfucker up, and good, come the next session.
Jav and Audrey roll together often, Jav profiting by healing anyone who ails along the road. Jav is very opportunistic--he follows war and misery wherever it goes, offering his services to anyone who can pay. In his defense, he puts a lot of his profits into keeping his medkit stocked.
So far I have a shady hardholder and his crew, the raiders out in Shitstain, Slinky's, the Saavyhead Old Sal, and a few people Mar has pissed off or who have pissed him off. This seems like a lot to work with, but when I think about it I can't think of anything!
What do you guys think? Help me unstick my brain, please!