So, I got this in a super bundle and I'm mega interested in this. I've read the playbooks over and I find the roleplay focused gameplay, something I'm fairly unused to, to be quite interesting. I must also admit I find it a smidge confusing in a few ways and was hoping I could ask some questions.
First, there's the section that talks about the playbooks and the setting elements. The first says there's seven playbooks, then the next says there's four. I assume this is for each section, but it's not super clear.
Second, while I love the concept of the setting elements I'm a tad confused how Authorities, Masks, and Reversed are meant to interact, particularly Reversed becoming Masks. This seems to based on how the Shadows in p5 turn into demons/mythological figures, but some wording is confusing. For example, in the Setting Elements section it says they're the awakened inner feelings of people in The Reversal. And the Masks playbooks says they're 'your inner selves' to paraphrase. But then The Reversed have a move that lets them become masks? I don't entirely understand the intention with this wording, unless it's a reference to P4. In which case, the move list seems short for, say, the reversed version of an Authority figure. I do understand that the system and setting is supposed to be vague enough that, for example, the Authorities could have no reversed in the Reversal in any meaningful way (IE, not having palaces), but if you come from P5 to this it can feel a bit like reading another language due to it essentially having its own language for talking about this kind of game.
Finally, because I am used to dice rolling games like D&D, I'm used to there being a GM or Game Master. Is someone meant to play The Authority and The Masses other than those playing as Arcana characters?
There's also some typos here and there, I think. For example, under the 'lure' for the masses it says, "Whenever makes a change in reality that affects the Reversal, they gain a token." I believe there's a 'someone' missing there.
As a personal request, as someone who's never played a roleplay centered game like this and struggles to get their friends/players to roleplay, an 'example of play' document would be very useful. There's a lot I think I get, but a lack of examples makes it hard to totally wrap my head around and explain to others. Thank you so much for your time!