So, I've got this thingy called "Mythic" by Word Mill publishing. You can read their blurb here:http://www.mythic.wordpr.com/page14/page1/page1.html
Obviously, I could poke around at the yahoo group and dig up various people's suggestions there. And I'm starting to sort through the group.
Broadly speaking, it seems like Mythic will be able to handle many of the "duties" of a GM. But, I'm curious to hear from folks that have tried doing something sort of like this, only without having the benefit (?) of Mythic. "This" being: a traditional rpg, and 2 people playing, with neither of them being a "GM". My wife isn't comfortable (or really interested) in running a game, so it seemed to me like a perfect opportunity to try out Mythic (which I picked up a while ago) as well as mess around with Secret of Zir'An.
I'm comfortable running games, and I've done a fair amount of one-on-one play for my wife, with me as the GM. While we both enjoy it, I decided I'd like to actually be able to _play_ with some of the games that I've got. As the group that I run stuff for is a White Wolf/d20 only group, it doesn't leave me much choice.
The core system of SoZ seems a bit fiddly to me, but I tend to like lighter systems these days; Zorcerer of Zo is my "go to" game. My wife likes the fiddly stuff more, so I figure we'll go ahead and try the default system for a while. At some point I plan on using Spirit of the Century to power SoZ for a while. Depending on how the core system of SoZ plays out, the switch to trying SotC might happen sooner rather than later.
What sort of pitfalls might I expect in playing a traditional game, where my wife and I are sharing the same amount of control of the world and game? I realize that the both of us are going to want to be on the same page as far as game expectations, but after that things get a bit hazier for me.
In case anyone is wondering why SoZ (and SotC) instead of something else... I've got a large number of games. So many in fact, that I've sworn off buying anything until Jan/Feb 09. In part it's because I wanted to try and actually _do_ something with all the stuff I've got. I narrowed down the choices to: Monsters and Other Childish Things, Talislanta, Cat, and Secret of Zir'An. My wife made the final pick. For a while it looked like it was going to be Talislanta, but since I've been running a fantasy game for a while (almost a year now?) she decided she wanted something different.
And she likes the idea of being a pirate. Airship pirate is a strong possibility.
SoZ is a nifty enough setting, and I've wanted a chance to take it out for a spin. Plus, I've been wanting to try out Spirit of the Century. Since SoZ is kind of a blend of Sky Captain and The World of Tomorrow mixed with Fantasy Setting, it seems like an easy enough fit with SotC.
Any suggestions? Any other folks with actual experience doing something like this?