Masks, Menagerie Actual Play, Session 55 – Grave Repercussions

The team – or at least the individuals within – deal with the aftermath of the destruction from the cemetery fight with the thing they dubbed Pandemonium. Intro music by Mikhael Bureau. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/2018-10-01-Masks-Season-3-Session-55-Grave-Repercussions.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS

Masks, Menagerie Actual Play, Session 54 – Total Pandemonium

The team faces off on multiple fronts against what might be Pandemonium… or might just be Charlotte’s subconscious? Or both? Either? Neither? Intro music by Mikhael Bureau. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/2018-09-24-Masks-Season-3-Session-54-Total-Pandemonium.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS

For the Queen! actual play podcast

Our schedule is crazy, so rather than our regular campaign, we do a one-shot of For the Queen! http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/2019-04-01-For-the-Queen.mp3Podcast (randompodcast): Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS

Masks, Menagerie Actual Play, Session 53 – Graveyard Shift

The team goes looking for Charlotte and finds strange things are afoot down at the cemetery. Intro music by Mikhael Bureau. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/2018-09-17-Masks-Season-3-Session-53-Graveyard-Shift.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS

Masks, Phoenix Academy, Session 8 – Jiggety Jig

The team figures out Alias’s diversion and block his access to the computer servers at their (previously, his) base. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2019-03-31-Masks-PA-Session-08.mp3Podcast (randompodcast): Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS

Masks, Menagerie Actual Play, Session 52 – You have No Idea How Much Damage I can do In Your Bathroom…

It’s been two weeks since the dance, and the team is… not really doing team stuff. Also, something seems weirdly … off … Adam. Maybe? Intro music by Mikhael Bureau. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/2018-09-10-Masks-Season-3-Session-52-…-How-Much-Damage-I-Can-Do-In-Your-Bathroom.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS

Psi*Run – Oneshot Actual play

Palacine’s Jamie is out of town, so we can’t play Masks. Instead Kaylee, Ember-Jamie, and I blast through a one-shot session of Psi-Run, by Meguey Baker. It delivers. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2019-03-16-Psi-run-Oneshot.mp3Podcast (randompodcast): Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS

Masks, Menagerie Actual Play, Session 51 – The Dance, part 3

_Have you seen her?_ The team, and many of their allies, enjoy the Gardner Academy Valentine’s Day dance. Following this, they are introduced to their new secret base, the Twilight Grove. Intro music by Mikhael Bureau. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/2018-08-20-Masks-Season-2-Session-51-The-Dance-part-3.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS

Masks, Menagerie Actual Play, Session 51 – The Dance, part 2

_Have you seen her?_ The team, and many of their allies, enjoy the Gardner Academy Valentine’s Day dance. Following this, they are introduced to their new secret base, the Twilight Grove. Intro music by Mikhael Bureau. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/2018-08-20-Masks-Season-2-Session-51-The-Dance-part-2.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS

Masks, Menagerie Actual Play, Session 51 – The Dance, part 1

_Have you seen her?_ The team, and many of their allies, enjoy the Gardner Academy Valentine’s Day dance. Following this, they are introduced to their new secret base, the Twilight Grove. Intro music by Mikhael Bureau. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/2018-08-20-Masks-Season-2-Session-51-The-Dance-part-1.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS

Apocalypse World, Ironwall, Session 2, Hunter

Serran and January backtrack to the old war museum, run into a ranger from another settlement on the way, find a shiny, and realize they’re in a trap. Guthrie gets mugged by the maelstrom and looses track of Linelle. Kaiwei (and posse) goes after Linelle, and runs into some trouble of the Big Bad kind. […]

Masks, Menagerie Actual Play, Session 50 – Love Me Like it’s Prom Night, part 2

The team prepares for an upcoming school dance and exchanges emotional moments. What could go wrong? Intro music by Mikhael Bureau. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/2018-08-13-Masks-Season-2-Session-50-Love-Me-Like-its-Prom-Night-part-2.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS

Masks, Phoenix Academy, Session 7 – Nice and Broken

Sil catches up with Maria, and gets told. Ember gets lectured by AEGIS a bit. Palacine gets some advice from Collin and… kisses him? Unexpectedly? What? The team meets up in the base and give Patrol a call. After talking with Patrol, the team splits up. Ember has a date with Riptide. Sil has a […]

Apocalypse World, Ironwall, Session 01, Creaturchgoer

Our first session! Serran faces down Kreider and takes January’s shiny new gun back to Grand Central with her. Kreider is not happy. Buck tells Kai there will be repercussions from Kreider… then he tells everyone else in the settlement and gets them all riled up. Guthrie gets a Visitor, catches up on Family Gossip, […]

Masks, Menagerie Actual Play, Session 50 – Love Me Like it’s Prom Night, part 1

The team prepares for an upcoming school dance and exchanges emotional moments. What could go wrong? Intro music by Mikhael Bureau. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/2018-08-13-Masks-Season-2-Session-50-Love-Me-Like-its-Prom-Night-part-1.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS

A Potentially Gaming Heavy Weekend

Tonight, the first proper session of Apocalypse World: Ironwall with Kate and Kim and Amanda. Sunday, Masks: Phoenix Academy with Kaylee and Jaime and Jaime. Monday, Scum & Villainy: The Fast Buck, with the regular crew. (Also possibly boardgame night with coworkers on Saturday.) I’ve got a leeeettle bit of stress about all this, since […]

How to Train Your (Kid to Love Dungeons and) Dragon(s)

I’m probably (definitely) projecting, but the bit in How to Train Your Dragon where Hiccup and Astrid bring their kids to meet Toothless and Stormfly is a kind of “passing on this wonderful, magical secret in an otherwise mundane world” that really makes me think of introducing your kids to tabletop roleplaying. When their daughter’s […]

Masks, Menagerie Actual Play, Session 49 – Are you going to Shoot Jeff Goldblum?, part 2

6 or less, uh, finds a way. Intro music by Mikhael Bureau. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/2018-08-06-Masks-Season-2-Session-49-Are-you-going-to-shoot-Jeff-Goldblum-part-2.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS

Apocalypse World, “Ironwall” Session 0.5, part 2

Kim, Kate, Amanda, and I work out the rest of Session 0 world/character building, and set up the opening scene for session 1. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/2019-02-22-Apocalypse-World-Burned-Over-Ironwall-Session-0-part-2.mp3Podcast (randompodcast): Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS

Masks, Menagerie Actual Play, Session 49 – Are you going to Shoot Jeff Goldblum?, part 1

6 or less, uh, finds a way. Intro music by Mikhael Bureau. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/2018-08-06-Masks-Season-2-Session-49-Are-you-going-to-shoot-Jeff-Goldblum-part-1.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS

Masks, Menagerie Actual Play, Session 48 – Time Tumble, part 2

Harry has trouble with a date. Intro music by Mikhael Bureau. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/2018-07-31-Masks-Season-2-Session-48-The-Time-Tumble-part-2.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS

Masks – Phoenix Academy – Session 6 – Date Night in Cloud Cuckoo Land

The team faces off against Oversight’s disapproval, then (finally) gets their date night with the bois. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/2019-02-18-MasksPA-Session06-Date-Night-in-Cloud-Cuckoo-Land.mp3Podcast (randompodcast): Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS

Masks, Menagerie Actual Play, Session 48 – Time Tumble, part 1

Harry has trouble with a date. Intro music by Mikhael Bureau. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/2018-07-31-Masks-Season-2-Session-48-The-Time-Tumble-part-1.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS

Masks, Menagerie Actual Play, Session 47 – #grounded4lyfe, part 2

Jordan got a doggo. Concord returns from the future, and talks to his family. Radiance shows up at the house and is invited in to visit. Intro music by Mikhael Bureau. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/2018-07-16-Masks-Season-2-Session-47-grounded4lyfe-part-2.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS

Masks, Menagerie Actual Play, Session 47 – #grounded4lyfe, part 1

Jordan got a doggo. Concord returns from the future, and talks to his family. Radiance shows up at the house and is invited in to visit. Intro music by Mikhael Bureau. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/2018-07-16-Masks-Season-2-Session-47-grounded4lyfe-part-1.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS

Masks, Menagerie Actual Play, Session 46 – Don’t Crush the Chips!

Members of the Menagerie, and some of their older analogues, exchange personal moments, confessions, and triumphs. Intro music by Mikhael Bureau. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/2018-07-09-Masks-Season-2-Session-46-Dont-Crush-the-Chips.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS

Looking Back at a Remarkably RPG-heavy Week

I’ve been lucky enough to have a regular gaming group for Some Time Now (thanks, #Roll20 !) – I don’t have the hard numbers, but I think we’re averaging ~48-50 game sessions a year in the main Monday night group. The weekend just past was a bit of a jackpot. On Friday night, I ran […]

Actual Play: MasksEG, Session 5 – Snaking My Way Downtown

The team is in Belize. Ember melts Belize. Palacine snakes one of her palace guards out of a crater. Silhouette bleeds to protect the team. Repeatedly. Also she’s really bad at comfort & support. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/2019-02-02-MasksEG-Session-05-Snaking-My-Way-Downtown.mp3Podcast (randompodcast): Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS

Apocalypse World, Ironwall – Session 00

Kim, Kate, Amanda, and I get together to build an Apocalypse We’re using the new Burned Over playbooks that Vincent’s releasing for “PG13 Apocalypse World. (I don’t care about the rating, I DO care that the moves and playbooks feel more elegant and match much better what I’m looking for out of our relationship with […]

Masks, Menagerie Actual Play, Session 45 – Doctor Infinity is a Purple

The Sepia Squad’s final showdown with Dr. Infinity. Doctor Infinity’s starfish-robot questions Charade about Charlotte Palmer by sending itself through her timeline. Charade deflects attention onto Hecate and the HHL. Mercury rescues her from the object’s subsequent attack. While Link escapes with an older Jason Quill, Concord faces off against an older Sablestar, and manages […]