Masks, Menagerie Actual Play, Session 7, Part 2 – If the Graveyard be My Destiny!

We’re posting our Masks actual play as a podcast… because we can. You can subscribe to the podcast with your preferred podcast app right here. PowerPony is abducted by Ghostheart and his demonic minions and it’s time to throw-down in the cemetery. Intro music by Mikhael Bureau. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/2017-09-26-Masks-Session-7.2-If-the-Graveyard-be-My-Destiny.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple […]

Masks, Menagerie Actual Play, Session 7, Part 1 – If the Graveyard be My Destiny!

We’re posting our Masks actual play as a podcast… because we can. You can subscribe to the podcast with your preferred podcast app right here. PowerPony is abducted by Ghostheart and his demonic minions and it’s time to throw-down in the cemetery. Intro music by Mikhael Bureau. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/2017-09-26-Masks-Session-7.1-If-the-Graveyard-be-My-Destiny.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple […]

Masks, Menagerie Actual Play, Session 6, part 2: A History Divided Cannot Stand!

The team meets up for pizza and then delves into the secrets of the multiverse. As one does. Then they get… distracted by current events. And paperwork. You can subscribe to the podcast with your preferred podcast app right here. Intro music by Mikhael Bureau. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/2017-09-19-Masks-Session-6-A-History-Divided-Cannot-Stand-Part-2.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | […]

Masks, Menagerie Actual Play, Session 6, part 1: A History Divided Cannot Stand!

The team meets up for pizza and then delves into the secrets of the multiverse. As one does. Then they get… distracted by current events. And paperwork. You can subscribe to the podcast with your preferred podcast app right here. Intro music by Mikhael Bureau. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/2017-09-19-Masks-Session-6-A-History-Divided-Cannot-Stand-Part-1.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | […]

Masks, Menagerie Actual Play, Session 5: Whence Comes the Pizza Guy

This session is a GM’s summary of events rather than an Actual Play, because he forgot to record the session. You can subscribe to the podcast with your preferred podcast app right here. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/2017-09-12-Masks-Session-5-Whence-Comes-the-Pizza-Guy.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS

Masks, Menagerie Actual Play, Session 4, part 2: When Talk the Talkmen

Everyone touches base with the important people in their life. It goes about as well as you’d expect. You can subscribe to the podcast with your preferred podcast app right here. Intro music by Mikhael Bureau. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/2017-09-05-Masks-Session-4.2-When-Talk-the-Talkmen.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS

Masks, Menagerie Actual Play, Session 4, part 1: When Talk the Talkmen

Mercury faces off against his greatest foe yet… his super-supportive dad! (Grown-ups are scary.) You can subscribe to the podcast with your preferred podcast app right here. Intro music by Mikhael Bureau. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/2017-09-05-Masks-Session-4.1-When-Talk-the-Talkmen.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS

Masks, Menagerie Actual Play, Session 3, part 2: Into the Sepia Dimension!

The fight with Iconoclast and Troll comes to a clear and definitive … end? Wow. Finally. Also, Jason Quill’s nemesis makes an appearance and accidentally sends Mercury to another dimension. Like ya do… You can subscribe to the podcast with your preferred podcast app right here. Intro music by Mikhael Bureau. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/2017-08-29-Masks-Session-3.2-Into-the-Sepia-Dimension.mp3Podcast: Play in new […]

Masks, Menagerie Actual Play, Session 3, part 1: Into the Sepia Dimension!

The fight with Iconoclast and Troll comes to a clear and definitive … middle. Also, Jason Quill’s nemesis makes an appearance and accidentally sends Mercury to another dimension. Like ya do… You can subscribe to the podcast with your preferred podcast app right here. Intro music by Mikhael Bureau. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/2017-08-29-Masks-Session-3.1-Into-the-Sepia-Dimension.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | […]

Masks, Menagerie Actual Play, Session 2: This Villain… This Troll!

You can subscribe to the podcast with your preferred podcast app right here. Intro music by Mikhael Bureau. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/2017-08-22-Masks-Session-2-This-Villain-this-Troll.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS

Masks, Menagerie Actual Play, Session 1, Part 2 – Iconoclast!

The first real session had some audio problems, which we resolved in session 2. You’ll fight to hear the players sometimes, but hopefully it’s worth it. In this session, the players face off against… a morning television interview! (And a supervillain named Iconoclast, whatever.) You can subscribe to the podcast with your preferred podcast app […]

Masks, Menagerie Actual Play, Session 1, Part 1 – Iconoclast!

The first real session had some audio problems, which we resolved in session 2. You’ll fight to hear the players sometimes, but hopefully it’s worth it. In this session, the players face off against… a morning television interview! (And a supervillain named Iconoclast, whatever.) You can subscribe to the podcast with your preferred podcast app […]

Masks, Menagerie Actual Play, Session 0, Part 2

In Session 0.2, we continue to build the world and the characters, and get into playbook questions. You can subscribe to the podcast with your preferred podcast app right here. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/2017-08-08-Masks0.2-w-music.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS

Masks, Menagerie Actual Play, Session 0, Part 1

In Session 0, we build the world and the characters. You can subscribe to the podcast with your preferred podcast app right here. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/2017-08-08-Masks0.1-w-music.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS

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 […]

Masks, Actual Play Analysis, Sessions 11 to 15

We’re back! It’s another long flight, so let’s run through Masks sessions to the latest and see what to make of them… Issue 11: When Sablestar Strikes! (hell-day part 3) Issue 11 on YouTube AP Report I like when we can start things in media res, if only to skip the fiddly front-loading on a […]

Masks “Menagerie” Campaign – Session 6 to 10

It’s been awhile since I’ve written about our ongoing Masks game (superhero antics in the vein of Young Justice, Teen Titans, or Avengers Academy), but that in no way means the game itself has slowed. Quite the opposite. So, if only for the sake of bragging, I thought I’d catch things up. The last time, […]

Masks Campaign Material – Super-YouTubers

We've had two play sessions of our Masks campaign so far. The game opened with an excruciating interview between the team and morning show host Tasha Starr (of The Morning Starr), in which she asks them about the team, themselves, and the fight against Hannibal Lectric that brought them all together. Things got complicated when […]

Masks, Session 1, Not Exactly Actual Play

For our first real session of Masks, I decided to start off the game[^1] with a super-awkward morning-news-show-style interview with most of the team and the interviewer, Tasha Starr. It was deliciously horrible. When Iconoclast finally blasted in the streetside window and shouted "this interview is over!" the Bull's immediate reaction – over a live […]

Masks, Session 0

The video recording for this session went wonky, so here's the audio for our Masks session 0. https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B5y9JJSSCg1pZnNWNDZGS2NQNUk/view?usp=sharing I'm SUPER excited to see these kids in action. – Link, the power-armored super-genius with a very complicated family life (Bull)– Concord, the way-too-young host of the Powers of Valor (Nova playbook)– Jason Quill, one-time child science […]

Masks AP Resource

The whelmed podcast (located at the nigh-perfect url http://crashingthemode.com/) is basically “Buffering the Vampire Slayer,” but for Young Justice. I’ve just started in on the beginning of the show, and it’s great; if you like podcasts where pop culture love and gaming overlap and/or intersect, I recommend it. But here’s an additional BONUS: the podcast […]

The Art(ist) of the Game

I’m very lucky to have +Michael Williams in my regular Tuesday night (hangouts-based) gaming group. (we’re currently playing Dungeon World and Lady Blackbird, after wrapping up a 30-session pbta-hacked Star Wars campaign.) I’m lucky to have him because he’s a great player. I didn’t even KNOW he could draw until he started turning out these […]

Dungeon World Character Creation Thread

We’re starting up a mini-campaign of Dungeon World, with most of the conversation taking place in a single private Google+ conversation thread. But it was too good, so I’m saving most of it here for posterity. Sorry the formatting is so terrible. Blame G+. Okay, I think the plan I’m going to go with is […]

Thinking about Spaceships and Star Wars because… well, OBVIOUSLY

First, before getting into the “thinking” part, I’ll just embed this silly song with clips from a bunch of spaceship shows. Pop on some headphones and enjoy yourself. Now then… Yesterday, the Evil Hat guys released a new “World of Adventure”; I’m a patron of the project, and thus far I have not in any […]