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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Girl Underground meets the TARDIS?

There’s a game in development called Girl Underground, which focuses on a central Girl (in the vein of Alice in Wonderland, Labyrinth, Mirrormask, Spirited Away, etc) having an adventure in a weird secret world, with her companions. Only The Girl has stats. No one plays the girl. Everyone plays wondrous companions. You roll with The […]

The Hollow, by way of World of Dungeon: Turbo

I’m running a game for my kids, inspired by The Hollow series on Netflix, and for said game I’m basically using a loosey-goosey version of World of Dungeons: Turbo. However, the setup for the game doesn’t closely match the original World of Dungeons: Turbo premise, so I’ve already spent a fair amount of time scribbling […]

Masks Prep: Brainstorming + Random Situation Tables

MOST IMPORTANT BIT – Problems, difficulties, goals, and victims should all have a FACE (or faces): people that the heroes interact with – (Masks moves are about interacting with people – if a situation doesn’t provide that, character will struggle to engage.) PICK A LOCATION – Pick a location one or more of the team […]

How to Train Your Dragon with Risus hacks

I’ve been playing an RPG with my kids set in the Archipelago of How to Train Your Dragon. As a prelude to writing about the play itself, here are the rules I’m using. Dragons: Wanderers of the Archipelago A Risus variation for How to Train Your Dragon Adventures (Based mostly on Risus Guard, a Mouse […]

Masks, Game Advice – On Playbooks

While listening to various sessions, I realized I had some advice for both Masks players and GMs when you’re getting ready to start a new campaign and pick out playbooks. You can subscribe to the Masks podcast series with your preferred podcast app right here. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/2018-01-14-Masks-Game-Advice-On-Playbooks.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | […]

Masks Menagerie Tropes

A couple weeks ago, I joked that I should try to identify the main tropes that show up in our current Masks game. Unfortunately, some part of my brain didn’t know I was joking. So. Adaptive Armor – Jason’s Nanobots Alternate Company Equivalent – The HHL as this world’s Justice League (hopefully the JL and […]

The Real Dark Side of Star Wars: Spoilers

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The Real Dark Side of Star Wars: Spoilers

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The Real Dark Side of Star Wars: Spoilers

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The Real Dark Side of Star Wars: Spoilers

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The Real Dark Side of Star Wars: Spoilers

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The Real Dark Side of Star Wars: Spoilers

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The Real Dark Side of Star Wars: Spoilers

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The Real Dark Side of Star Wars: Spoilers

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The Real Dark Side of Star Wars: Spoilers

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The Real Dark Side of Star Wars: Spoilers

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The Real Dark Side of Star Wars: Spoilers

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The Real Dark Side of Star Wars: Spoilers

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The Real Dark Side of Star Wars: Spoilers

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The Real Dark Side of Star Wars: Spoilers

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The Real Dark Side of Star Wars: Spoilers

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The Real Dark Side of Star Wars: Spoilers

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