Masks EG – Session 00 AP Recording

In which our players create their heroes. PLEASE NOTE: This is NOT a great recording – we were in a very active coffee/game shop throughout, and I basically only recorded it so I’d have something to refer back to later, but if you’re interested, here it is. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/2018-11-25-masks-eg-00.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple […]

Masks, Menagerie Actual Play, Session 35, part 2 – The Wrathful Rampage of Rossum!

The Menagerie assaults the Two Rivers Nuclear Plant, where the Rossum clone is holed up. Charade angers (but startles) Rosa Rook by analyzing the situation and locating the plant. Inside, Mercury saves the lives of some tied up guards, at some cost to himself (as some booby traps go off). Charade and Mercury go deeper […]

Masks, Menagerie Actual Play, Session 35, part 1 – The Wrathful Rampage of Rossum!

The Menagerie assaults the Two Rivers Nuclear Plant, where the Rossum clone is holed up. Charade angers (but startles) Rosa Rook by analyzing the situation and locating the plant. Inside, Mercury saves the lives of some tied up guards, at some cost to himself (as some booby traps go off). Charade and Mercury go deeper […]

Masks, Menagerie Actual Play, Session 34, part 3 – Daddy Issues

Mercury and Concord attempt to heal Silver Streak’s mind, and discover a severe guilt complex, possibly amplified by exposure to a Keynome. The attempt is thwarted by the presence of three hostile Concordance agents within the psychic space. Back at Has Beans, Lucius recommends that Ghost Girl recruit Armiger for future cleansing efforts. She witnesses […]

Masks, Menagerie Actual Play, Session 34, part 2 – Daddy Issues

Mercury and Concord attempt to heal Silver Streak’s mind, and discover a severe guilt complex, possibly amplified by exposure to a Keynome. The attempt is thwarted by the presence of three hostile Concordance agents within the psychic space. Back at Has Beans, Lucius recommends that Ghost Girl recruit Armiger for future cleansing efforts. She witnesses […]

Masks, Menagerie Actual Play, Session 34, part 1 – Daddy Issues

Mercury and Concord attempt to heal Silver Streak’s mind, and discover a severe guilt complex, possibly amplified by exposure to a Keynome. The attempt is thwarted by the presence of three hostile Concordance agents within the psychic space. Back at Has Beans, Lucius recommends that Ghost Girl recruit Armiger for future cleansing efforts. She witnesses […]

Masks, Menagerie Actual Play, Session 33, part 3 – A Team Divided

A few days pass, and assorted school shenanigans take place. Mercury talks to Tempest and convinces her to allow Concord to examine the comatose Silver Streak. Concord has a plan. Ghost Girl teams up with Lucius to try closing the hole in Oakland Cemetery. She is partially successful. Mercury manages to secure a date with […]

Masks, Menagerie Actual Play, Session 33, part 2 – A Team Divided

A few days pass, and assorted school shenanigans take place. Mercury talks to Tempest and convinces her to allow Concord to examine the comatose Silver Streak. Concord has a plan. Ghost Girl teams up with Lucius to try closing the hole in Oakland Cemetery. She is partially successful. Mercury manages to secure a date with […]

Masks, Menagerie Actual Play, Session 33, part 1 – A Team Divided

A few days pass, and assorted school shenanigans take place. Mercury talks to Tempest and convinces her to allow Concord to examine the comatose Silver Streak. Concord has a plan. Ghost Girl teams up with Lucius to try closing the hole in Oakland Cemetery. She is partially successful. Mercury manages to secure a date with […]

Masks, Menagerie Actual Play, Session 32, part 3 – Future. Tense.

It’s a Link and Concord session! Link talks with Waters about Rossum and Vyortovia. Adam talks with his folks. Link and Adam actually talk to each other (!?!), give romance advice to Otto (?!??!?), and question the future-speedster who tried to kill everybody. Intro music by Mikhael Bureau. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/2018-03-27-Masks-Season-2-Session-32-Future.-Tense.-part-3.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: […]

Masks, Menagerie Actual Play, Session 32, part 2 – Future. Tense.

It’s a Link and Concord session! Link talks with Waters about Rossum and Vyortovia. Adam talks with his folks. Link and Adam actually talk to each other (!?!), give romance advice to Otto (?!??!?), and question the future-speedster who tried to kill everybody. Intro music by Mikhael Bureau. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/2018-03-27-Masks-Season-2-Session-32-Future.-Tense.-part-2.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: […]

Actual Play snippet: Dungeon World one-shot, Gauntlet Con

I’ve been GMing the same Masks game for over a year. Before that, there was a PBTA-based Star Wars game that ran for over thirty sessions. This isn’t to establish bona fides – I just want to point out I really like running PBTA stuff – as a game system, the mechanics suit me better […]

Masks, Menagerie Actual Play, Session 32, part 1 – Future. Tense.

It’s a Link and Concord session! Link talks with Waters about Rossum and Vyortovia. Adam talks with his folks. Link and Adam actually talk to each other (!?!), give romance advice to Otto (?!??!?), and question the future-speedster who tried to kill everybody. Intro music by Mikhael Bureau. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/2018-03-27-Masks-Season-2-Session-32-Future.-Tense.-part-1.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: […]

Masks, Menagerie Actual Play, Session 31, part 2 – A Moment of Silence

The Team (plus Alycia Chin) is gathered at the Quill Compound. Various talks happen, and someone from the future tries to kill everyone. So basically a normal Monday night. Intro music by Mikhael Bureau. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/2018-03-19-Masks-Season-2-Session-31-Part-2-A-Moment-of-Silence.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS

Masks, Menagerie Actual Play, Session 31, part 1 – A Moment of Silence

The Team (plus Alycia Chin) is gathered at the Quill Compound. Various talks happen, and someone from the future tries to kill everyone. So basically a normal Monday night. Intro music by Mikhael Bureau. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/2018-03-19-Masks-Season-2-Session-31-Part-1-A-Moment-of-Silence.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS

Masks, Menagerie Actual Play, Session 30, part 2 – The Merge

The Team (plus Alycia Chin) gathers at the Quill Compound to repair Jason’s memory. Intro music by Mikhael Bureau. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/2018-03-12-Masks-Season-2-Session-30-part-2-The-Merge.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS

Masks, Menagerie Actual Play, Session 30, part 1 – The Merge

The Team (plus Alycia Chin) gathers at the Quill Compound to repair Jason’s memory. Intro music by Mikhael Bureau. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/2018-03-12-Masks-Season-2-Session-30-part-1-The-Merge.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS

Masks, Menagerie Actual Play, Session 29, part 2 – Back to School

Everyone (except Ghost Girl) is back to school after the holiday break, and all gathered at Gardner Academy. What could go wrong? Intro music by Mikhael Bureau. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/2018-03-05-Masks-Season-2-Session-29-Part-2-Back-to-School.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS

Masks, Menagerie Actual Play, Session 29, part 1 – Back to School

Everyone (except Ghost Girl) is back to school after the holiday break, and all gathered at Gardner Academy. What could go wrong? Intro music by Mikhael Bureau. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/2018-03-05-Masks-Season-2-Session-29-Part-1-Back-to-School.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS

Actual Play of Do: Pilgrims of the Flying Temple — “Swallowed Whole”

Despite crazy schedules and a newborn to deal with, Chris and Tim and I managed to get together last night to for a little gaming. We were looking for something one-shot-like, and *I* was looking for something requiring minimal prep (and possibly minimal brain function; I’m a little short on sleep). After looking at a […]

Mouse Guard: The River at Elmoss, and making players cry

Got a chance to go back and play some Mouse Guard this weekend with Dave and Margie and Kate and Ka(y/therine). This session was a continuation of action that took place in “Not much Use as a Postmouse” and “A New Route to Ivydale”.  Margie’s character Lucia was still Angry from the last session, so […]

[PTA] Ironwall, Episode 1: The Ambassador

Wow, it’s been awhile since this episode aired, but as Episode 2 is playing tonight, I thought I’d better get a summary down. I covered the pilot episode of this post-apocalyptic, fairies-are-back-and-they’re-pissed, survival drama here, in case you’re looking to get caught up. Previously on Ironwall: Shot of Sienna going all black magic scary in […]