Fellowship, Session 5 – Escape from Red Valley

The fellowship makes their way in a Long Journey away from Red Valley. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/2019-08-26-Fellowship-Session-5-Escape-from-Red-Valley.mp3Podcast (randompodcast): Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS

Fellowship, Session 4 – The Fellowship and the General

The Fellowship confronts Siflae, the Overlord’s Ohir general, and Ekki of Bornaer, most-skilled of the Overlord’s harbingers. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/2019-08-12-Fellowship-Session-04-The-Fellowship-and-the-General.mp3Podcast (randompodcast): Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS

Fellowship, Session 3 – The Fellowship and the Red Valley Forges

The Fellowship enters the Forges of Red Valley. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/2019-08-05-Fellowship-Session-03-The-Fellowship-and-the-Descent-into-the-Forges.mp3Podcast (randompodcast): Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS

Fellowship, Session 2 – The Fellowship and the Angry Mob

The Fellowship leads civilians through the city of Red Valley in a bid to escape through the ancient Forges. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/2019-07-29-Fellowship-Session-02-The-Fellowship-and-the-Neighborhood-Mob.mp3Podcast (randompodcast): Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS

Masks: Phoenix Academy – Session 16 – Invictus Sucks / Tater Tots in Space!

The group argues about what to do about Invictus, and finally settles on sunbathing, snacks… and blowing up a space ship. The image for this session goes with events at around 2:15:00, give or take. Also, check out 2:20:45 for a preview of Masks: Phoenix Academy – The Musical! http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/2019-09-15-Masks-PA-Session-16-Screw-Invictus-Tater-Tots-in-Space.mp3Podcast (randompodcast): Play in new window […]

Fellowship, Session 1 – Under a Falling Sky

Stage two of character creation. Everyone starts off in an inn’s common room. Then we drop a thousands of tons of rock on the city. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2019-07-22-Fellowship-Session-1-Under-a-Falling-Sky.mp3Podcast (randompodcast): Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS

Fellowship, Session 0 – The World Fully Formed

We’re off on a new adventure! Time to save the world with Fellowship. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2019-07-15-Fellowship-00.mp3Podcast (randompodcast): Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS

Scum and Villainy post-game analysis, and What’s Next

(Spoilers: what’s next is Fellowship, 2nd Edition.) http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/ScumVillainy-post-game-and-Next-Game.mp3Podcast (randompodcast): Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS

Scum and Villainy, Session 16, Risky Bid-ness

The crew tries to auction off an Ur warship without getting killed by everyone in the sector, simultaneously. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2019-06-24-scum-and-villainy-16-risky-bid-ness.mp3Podcast (randompodcast): Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS

Scum and Villainy, Session 15/16, The Warship

The ancient undersea Ur ruins are not, strictly speaking, ruins. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2019-06-17-Scum-and-Villainy-15-The-Warship.mp3Podcast (randompodcast): Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS

Scum and Villainy, Session 14/16

The crew begins infiltrating the ancient undersea Ur ruins. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2019-06-10-Scum-and-Villainy-14.mp3Podcast (randompodcast): Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS

Masks: Phoenix Academy – Session 15 – Regroup, Fail, Repeat

Intro Video! It’s Kaylee’s birthday, and the end of the first week of REAL LIFE high school for our players, so between birthday cake, rehashing school, decompression, and half the team needing an early bedtime for marching band practice the next morning… … and introducing some totally amazing character art I got commissioned for the […]

Hogwarts RPG

Spent the afternoon playing Hogwarts with the kids. Elici Davies (fifth year Hufflepuff), Emma Quinn (1st year Gryffindor), and Will Finnegan (third year Ravenclaw) are ‘siblings’ fostered by the same magic-friendly muggle family. I asked them for something weird that happens on the train ride (while will studied “A New History of Hogwarts” and ate […]

Masks, Phoenix Academy play-by-posts, Sessions 14.1, 14.2, and 14.3

We’ve had a looooooong stretch where we’ve been unable to play Masks with my daughter’s group. To deal with the withdrawal, I ran solo play-by-post things with each player, both to move some plotlines and, at their request, get some time with their boyfriends. It went really well! (Some players take to PbP better than […]

Scum and Villainy, Session 13/16, Under the Sea

The crew gets memish. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/2019-05-20-Scum-and-Villainy-Session-13-Under-the-Sea.mp3Podcast (randompodcast): Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS

Scum and Villainy, Session 12/16, Breaking Bad

The crew storms a Wrecker’s stronghold, while the Wreckers watch. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/2019-05-06-Scum-and-Villainy-12-Breaking-Bad.mp3Podcast (randompodcast): Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS

Scum and Villainy, Session 11/16, Lend Me Your Ears

The crew brings much-needed parts to the Wreckers’… wreck. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/2019-04-22-Scum-and-Villainy-11-Lend-me-your-Ears.mp3Podcast (randompodcast): Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS

Working on a Thoughtful Representation of Drug Addiction for Masks

Hello! Things have been a little quiet on the Masks RPG front lately, because the end of summer is bananas for all my players. We haven’t been able to play face to face, but each player is getting a little Play-By-Post action in (which I’ll figure out how to share), and in the meantime I’m […]

Scum and Villainy, Session 10/16, Mine, Mine, MINE!

Getting the salvage is a lot easier than getting away with it. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/2019-04-15-Scum-and-Villainy-Session-10-Mine-mine-mine.mp3Podcast (randompodcast): Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS

Scum and Villainy, Session 9/16, Ghost Ship

The Wreckers’ have a salvage job for the crew, if they can get their first… http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/2019-04-08-Scum-and-Villainy-Session-9-Ghost-Ship.mp3Podcast (randompodcast): Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS

Scum and Villainy, Session 8/16, Down Times, Fast Times

The crew relaxes after a crazy job. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/2019-03-25-Scum-and-Villainy-Session-8-Down-Times-Fast-Times.mp3Podcast (randompodcast): Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS

Scum and Villainy, Session 7/16, Escape the Station

The crew gets away from the StarSmith’s darkspace station, and are not eaten by a giant Way creature. Bonus! http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2019-03-04-Scum-and-Villainy-Session-7.mp3Podcast (randompodcast): Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS

Scum and Villainy, Session 06/16, You Spin Me Right Round

We finally get the first real mission after the opening campaign kicker… a little heist in dark space. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2019-02-25-Scum-Villainy-Session-6-You-Spin-Me-Right-Round.mp3Podcast (randompodcast): Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS

Scum and Villainy, Session 05/16, A Dinner Among the Stars

Going twice-a-week on the Scum and Villainy actual play podcasts to get through a game that, ultimately, was not a good match for the group in general and me in particular. The crew finishes up downtime and decompresses at Alor’s bar. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2019-02-11-Scum-and-Villainy-Session-5-A-Dinner-in-the-Stars.mp3Podcast (randompodcast): Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google […]

Scum and Villainy, Session 04/16, Bugs Mister Rico

We delve into our first Downtime, and the ship picks up some hitchhikers. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2019-02-04-Scum-and-Villainy-Session-04-Bugs-in-the-System.mp3Podcast (randompodcast): Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS

More on the Adventures of the Smartwoods

The kids and I played the aforementioned Bikes and Books game a couple times over the weekend and Monday night, getting the Smartwood kids ever closer to figuring out how and why the Assistant Principle is trying to change the town’s history to make an entirely different list of people the heroes of Fayville’s illustrious […]

Scum and Villainy, Session 03, Rising Action

The crew escapes the confines of Warren’s gravity well… and the attentions of the 51st Legion. Then, finally, Kei tells everyone what she thinks the Ur artifact from the case… MIGHT be. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2019-01-21-Scum-and-Villainy-Session-03-Rising-Action.mp3Podcast (randompodcast): Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS

The Smartwood Children (a Lasers and Feelings hack for my kids)

This weekend has been chock-a-block with face to face gaming goodness with cool kids. Friday was the 14th session of Masks: Phoenix Academy game with Kaylee and the Jamies and, I think, possibly one of the best sessions so far. (Which is good, because we’re not going to be able to play again until something […]