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 […]

Masks, Phoenix Academy, Session 14 – “Personally, I Vote for Monotone Screaming”

Intro Video! The team has a LOT of stuff going on. A LOT. So much happens, you guys. It’s one of those sessions where the most common roll is Take a Powerful Blow. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2019-07-06-Masks-PA-Session-14-Personally-I-Vote-for-Monotone-Screaming.mp3Podcast (randompodcast): Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS

Scum and Villainy, Session 02, Alley Oops

The crew heads back to the Fast Buck to get the hell off Warren. Monster runs into an old friend with a shiny new gun. Drifter has a cool little urbot. Kei is, if nothing else, better at lying to soldiers than Han. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2019-01-14-Scum-and-Villainy-Session-02-Alley-Oops.mp3Podcast (randompodcast): Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android […]

Scum and Villainy, Session 01, “Five Smugglers Walk Into a Bar…”

We get our Scum and Villainy game rolling… with a dead body. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/2019-01-07-Scum-Villainy-Session-01-Five-Smugglers-Walk-Into-a-Bar.mp3Podcast (randompodcast): Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS

Masks, Phoenix Academy, Session 13 – Fifty-five Minutes

The team plays super-powered musical chairs. Amazingly, no one dies. Many chairs were harmed in the filming of this episode. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2019-06-21-Masks-PA-Session-13.mp3Podcast (randompodcast): Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS

Scum and Villainy, Session 00, Actual play

We work out the crew and characters for our new Scum and Villainy game. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/2018-12-17-Scum-and-Villainy-Session-00.mp3Podcast (randompodcast): Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS

Masks, Menagerie Actual Play, Session 63, Lo! There Shall Come an Ending!, part 2

Conclusion to the Menagerie RPG. Part 2. Intro music by Mikhael Bureau. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/2018-12-03-Masks-Season-3-Session-63-Lo-There-Shall-Come-an-Ending-Part-2.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS

Masks, Menagerie Actual Play, Session 63, Lo! There Shall Come an Ending!, part 1

Conclusion to the Menagerie RPG. Part 1. Intro music by Mikhael Bureau. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/2018-12-03-Masks-Season-3-Session-63-Lo-There-Shall-Come-an-Ending-Part-1.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS

Masks, Phoenix Academy, Session 12 – Meet the Parents

The team members each have a sort-of date… to meet their boyfriends’ parents. Oh, and it seem like Vanquish is sneaking secret soldiers onto the planet or something. Whatever. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2019-06-09-Masks-Session-12-Meet-the-Parents.mp3Podcast (randompodcast): Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS

Masks, Menagerie Actual Play, Session 62 – They Who Would Destroy Us

Down and out in the Magic Kingdom. Intro music by Mikhael Bureau. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/2018-11-26-Masks-Season-3-Session-62-They-Who-Would-Destroy-Us.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS

Masks, Phoenix Academy, Session 11 – Whoop Whoop, Whoopity Whoop

The team gets ready for homecoming, deals with adults being adults, faces off against Ember’s mom and, FINALLY, make it to the dance. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/2019-05-29-Masks-PA-Session-11.mp3Podcast (randompodcast): Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS

Masks, Phoenix Academy, Session 10 – Midterms Meltdown

The team deals with midterm drama. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/2019-05-28-Masks-PA-Session-10.mp3Podcast (randompodcast): Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS

Masks, Menagerie Actual Play, Session 61 – We’re Going to DISNEY World…

The team spends two tense days preparing themselves for a prophesied encounter between Magus Everard and Doctor Infinity. As the fight emerges, they activate Leo’s time-space anchor and engage in battle against two powerful foes. Intro music by Mikhael Bureau. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/2018-11-19-Masks-Season-3-Session-61-Were-going-to-DISNEY-World.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | […]

Masks, Menagerie Actual Play, Session 60 – The Peril and the Power

(In memory of Stan Lee.) The team discusses the statue situation and come up with a plan of action, involving a stable time loop. Intro music by Mikhael Bureau. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/2018-11-13-Masks-Season-3-Session-60-The-Peril-and-the-Power.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS

Masks, Menagerie Actual Play, Session 59 – Four Pots on the Stove

Maury Jones hangs out at the team base for awhile. Intro music by Mikhael Bureau. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/2018-11-06-Masks-Season-3-Session-59-Four-Pots-on-the-Stove.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS

Masks, Menagerie Actual Play, Session 58 – For Just One Minute More

The team leaves a building. Intro music by Mikhael Bureau. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/2018-10-29-Masks-Season-3-Session-58-For-Just-One-Minute-More.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS

Masks, Menagerie Actual Play, Session 57 – For Just One Minute

Adam sorts out some family problems. Intro music by Mikhael Bureau. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/2018-10-22-Masks-Season-3-Session-57-For-Just-One-Minute.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS

For the (Lizard) Queen!

Kim can’t make the regular Friday game, so Kate and Amanda and I play For the Queen! http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/2019-04-19-For-the-Lizard-Queen.mp3Podcast (randompodcast): Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS

Masks, Phoenix Academy, Session 9 – Stop Trying to Cauterize My Wounds!

The team faces off against Alias and his crew, INSIDE their base. Also, Palancine pretends to be Ember. It’s goes SUPER. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/2019-04-27-Masks-PA-Session-09.mp3Podcast (randompodcast): Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS

Masks, Menagerie Actual Play, Session 56 – Out of Hand

After some table talk, a bit of punch. Intro music by Mikhael Bureau. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/2018-10-08-Masks-Season-3-Session-56-Out-of-Hand.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS

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