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 […]

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