Eric’s Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Idea: steampunk star wars Awesome. Especially Vader.
Linear vs. Gestalt vs. Emergent Play Very interesting post from Brand. One of the reason I really like the “Gestalt” kind of game (as he defines it) is because of the players I know — assuming you’re all setting out to tell a story (granted, not always the case) — what better way to harness […]
Okay, I haven’t done a lot (read: any) gaming of pretty much any kind in the last few weeks, due to a couple important writing deadlines, so instead I’ll tell you what I’m pining for. WoW. Since starting up the Blood and Thunder guild on Farstriders server with Grezzk as a way to group up […]
Have Games Will Travel: Focuses specifically on the responsibilities of players to engage in the game and shout out when they’re not having fun. Long broadcast, but good stuff.
What gets me thinking: 300 movie trailer. What I’m thinking: AGON: Competitive Roleplaying in Ancient Greece Inspiring: Agon: Index of Actual Play threads. Greeks… vikings… I don’t really care about the genre, but damn I’d like to play this. I mean a full-on, full-day run of tactical monster smashing.
Indie Press Revolution: CRN Games, maker of Shadow of Yesterday
The Durham 3 talk about Secrets in Gaming — very specifically, in the first couple minutes they talk about secrets in Shadow of Yesterday, which makes it REALLY relevant for the players in the Petrana game. To whit: if you have a ‘big secret thing’ that you’re character’s all about, and you don’t tell anyone […]
The Mountain Witch vs. BSG: Battlestar Fujiyama
Playing, designing, and respecting other players with kick-butt characters, Using Questions to help your game, and Good Sentences There’s some good stuff in there, especially in the part about making a bad-ass character, giving other people in the group time to shine, and respecting the niches that other people ‘have’ in a game.
PBF Can’t seem to get the momentum back up to pre-holiday rates on the Mountain Witch. Not sure what to do about it, as I’d really like to get that sucker moving again — it’s not like a play by post game needs any help being slow. FtF Got (I’d say) about half of the […]
In brief: No face to face gaming. No CoH. A little progress on Mountain Witch, but I’m still working to get the momentum back up to the pre-holiday level, but for myself and the players. Did some WoW stuff with Grezzk (who’s now level 30 and was ‘halfway’ for about three days… until the new […]
Again, no Face to Face gaming, due to no faces to face with. Holidays are Suck. In the Digital realms: The Mountain With game continues apace. (A slow pace, but apace, nonetheless.) Got Aeric (Bored/WalkingAbout Prince of Niffleheim Ice/Storm Controller) up to level 16. Ran the holy ice crystals out of the Winter Event, finally […]
City of Heroes Official Forums: Winter Event returns. A cold front on the horizon brings back winter to the streets of Paragon and outlying Rogue Isles! On Monday the 8th of January, the Winter Event returns! Cold weather is expected to last through the week, ending on Monday the 15th. So put on your scarves […]
Beat This Caption (Stormtroopers edition) “Luckily for these guys, being in their thirties and still living in their parent’s basement gave them plenty of experience of holding their own poles.”
With the holidays just winding down, there hasn’t been much gaming going on around the Casa, but I’ll mention what there has, and speculate about what’s coming up. Current — and mostly MMOs Kate brought her lappy with her on this trip to get some work done, and with the blizzard confining us for a […]
Geek Omerta: talk about gaming like it’s a normal pass time like golfing or quilting? Perish the thought! Gush effusively with other geeks? Of course! Don’t even bother debating whether or not that’s what 98% of most gamers do. The questions are: “Why is that?” and “How does one get around it and put gaming […]
Son of Kryos Podcast #27: Given everyone screen time (an ongoing concern of mine). Playing RPGs online, such as over IM, E-mail, and Forums (something I’m doing right now with Mountain Witch). Plus what to do when you pick up a game that you’ve not played in a long time (something that comes up alllllll […]
Have you never GM’d? Have you GM’d only a little? Have you just be kinda curious about GMing and, along those lines, GMing indie hippy games like Primetime Adventures or The Mountain Witch? Are you a vet GM with lots of ‘trad’ experience, looking to spread the authority of the GM around a little bit, […]
My RPG flaws… people talking about their personal/gaming flaws in RPG-expressed terms. Funny, and very very recognizable.
Setting Design Jumpstart, from Tony L-B, who take Aria: Worlds and does it in a much more useable format. I’m going to list the questions he suggested you answer about a nascent Game Setting down below the cut, but I think what I might do with it first is use it on the “Petrana” setting […]
Gauntlet (punch-tuant) powers are still not working for Tanks and Brutes. I take up Dave’s bandwidth ranting about it.
City of Heroes Winter Event: Looks fun. 🙂 Noelle should love the Ski Chalet. 🙂 Anyone know what new zone they’re doing next? Is this a text run of code for the Arctic?
Matt sez: We playtested Galactic again and it was awesome! Holy cripes it sounds like he really got the game humming. It barely sounds like the same animal — DEFINITELY sounds like he dropped the less-important cruft.
Story Games for Everybody – Secret Santa! So cool.
Story Games for Everybody – Bang!: A Roleplaying “Gateway” Game: Great discussion, full of observations I agree with. 🙂 Looking forward to some more Bang-play in the future, hopefully pulling in the Dodge City expansion (it’s got Bibles!).
Gametable: shared whiteboard/mapping/tactical space, plus die-rolling. Perfect tool to run alongside Skype, when your players are geographically dispersed.
BibliOdyssey: Illustrations from old books. That’s all it is, and it is mighty.
I haven’t posted any screenies from CoH in awhile, so before I get into a bunch of costume changes with the i8 stuff (Bear is SO getting a kilt), here’s some older ones I’d been meaning to share:
This has nothing to do with why I’m working from home today. Seriously. It’s because of the snow. I didn’t even hear about this until after I got like… whole HOURS worth of work done. I swear.
It’s not entirely true that I didn’t get any gaming time in this weekend: I’ve recently started up Play-by-Forum-Post game of The Mountain Witch, hosted on a new forum install I put up just for this purpose. We’ve been actively doing stuff with the game for about 10 days, and already have all the characters […]