Scalabilty of free-form RPG games – what tools and groups exist?

My introduction to role playing took place years ago with friends. We had no idea of ​​throwing dice or character ability levels. A person would invent a small screenplay and others would live and act in it. The problem is scalability.

Example

Escape from the castle. Your character is trapped in an imaginary world and you must escape. The castle is supposed to be realistic in earthly terms and you and all the others are humans without magic. The game starts with movie-like actions (like hiding behind the door, calling the guard, and knocking on the head with a gnawed bone.) Note: This is not GN as I understand it. unfolds in the imagination.

In general, the idea is that the hero is a problem solver similar to MacGyver. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MacGyver

For this to work, it takes a lot of mental agility on the part of the GM. They can not anticipate all the smart moves that MacG will make. Maybe MacG digs an evacuation tunnel – Then, the MJ will have to invent the foundations of the castle and their depth.

The problem with this is the scalability. The mental ability to create large and consistent worlds on the fly to accommodate players' movements would be divine.

Question about scalabilty

Are there well-established and well-known groups that play this type of game without rules and rules, based on Earth physics and general knowledge. Who are they? How is such a game called? (Edit: Since I ask, I now know that this is called 'free form').

Is there a large free game like this online that I could participate in?

Are there preconceived scenarios that would save most of the work at GM, while providing the necessary flexibility? Who makes them?

Thank you


  • There are simply obvious rules of the real world such as the impossibility of drilling stone walls or jumping in the air at an altitude of 20 feet.