Question 8: What’s a good RPG to play for sessions of 2hrs or less?
In most cases I’m not sure ‘good’ would be the word; adequate might be more appropriate.
That said, something like Fiasco doesn’t seem to need too much time to play through, with the right group and the right set-up.
I guess that’s the key. If you’re prepared for a Very Short Game you can do pretty much anything. Maybe a slight new thing, or some specific scenes from a pre-existing game; a day in the life of one of the characters, but ten years previous, for example. Why such-and-such doesn’t like you. That time you robbed that guy/found this thing/buried that security van.
Something else that might work: I recently played in a quick session of Soth (from Steve Hickey Games), which is all about small town cultists doing evil and murder to summon forth their dark and terrible god. It’s one of those games were building up the setting and the character relationships is where (for me) most of the fun lies. It’s good, but can obviously tend to be a tad stark and grim. I guess it depends on your mood. There will be blood.