Playing something between a Choose Your Adventure and an RPG with +Kaylee Testerman via Google+, using the poll function. We tried a more Myst-like thing earlier, and it went dead pretty fast, so we retreated to more familiar grounds and it's been a lot of fun.
Started off with questions about the player's characters (an artificier, immolator, and an elven fighter) and background (elves were cast down from the moon and now live on the surface, unable to bear the moon's light). Once I knew what was up with everyone, we dug into their motivation for seeking the long-abandoned temple at […]
Here's my brain today: "You should finish that story." "But I don't want to write uaaaaaagh too harrrrrrrd. I just want to do game-related thinking." "Good timing: you have a game to run tonight." "… Uaaaaaaaaaaaagh."
… in a different part of the Galaxy.… eighteen months PRIOR to the events of the first six sessions.… with a resistance group that actually isn't part of the Rebellion… We're doing a two err… three session series with a different group of characters, partly to fill in some backstory and partly to test out […]
Meanwhile… … in a different part of the Galaxy.… eighteen months PRIOR to the events of the first six sessions.… with a resistance group that actually isn't part of the Rebellion… We're doing a one– ahem… TWO session series with a different group of characters, partly to fill in some backstory and partly to test […]
Originally shared by +Doyce Testerman Kaylee (10) made up her character for No Thank You, Evil! about a week ago (Laurelai, a Sneaky Kid who Reads Great Books), but I've been traveling for work, so we haven't had a chance to play or get a character set up for Sean (5). We finally took care […]
I got a finished commission from skilled Star Wars-focused artist Lorna-ka, and feel like nerding out and sharing. Dekko will be the guy I want to play in every Star Wars game going forward until whenever. http://doyce.tumblr.com/post/142415693450/i-just-got-my-first-finished-commission-from (Also? We live in the future: Lorna lives in Moscow, I found her stuff on Tumblr, contacted her […]
Mostly the online stuff, systems, genres, et cetera. In no particular order, just stream-of-consciousness stuff. —- I like running Star Wars, and I'm glad I finally got to run/play some version of Tatooine Manhunt, a classic WEG Star Wars scenario but… yeah. I'm kind of done with running modules. Ehn. Much more interesting to grab […]
We wrap up the "Tatooine Manhunt" arc.
My daughter and I have played a lot of RPGs together, but nothing in recent memory has gotten her psyched up like Laurelai, a sneaky kid who reads great books – the character she just made up for No Thank You, Evil! The character concept fired her imagination, as did all of the conversations she's […]
Probably/possibly penultimate session of the current arc of the FAE-based game.
#gaming Originally shared by +Rob Donoghue Have started refining the ruleset I want to try with the little dude. Would have done it this weekend, but we played "Spy or Die Trying" instead (and it was fun!). Tellingly, the rules are refined enough that the real lifting is going to be on the actual game […]
Money quote: "And so help me, if you try to explain the difference between buy-in and immersion and engagement in my comment space, I will find you and I will kill you." I think that's entirely fair. Gaming for Fun (Part 2): Getting Engaged | The Angry GMThe Angry GM delivers advice to players and […]
Definitely looking forward to Part 2, and (of course) I've started looking at my own gaming and that of those close to me to see how they line up to these theories. Gaming for Fun (Part 1): Eight Kinds of Fun | The Angry GMThe Angry GM delivers advice to players and dungeon masters of […]
Meeting my wife.
Eliot and his friends playing D&D in E.T. – it's what got me to talk my mom into buying me the magenta D&D box set from the Sears catalog in 1980. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XH7pABfm1HQ
The Undying rpg kickstarter just funded, so I guess that's my most recent purchase. I don't care much about running a vampire RPG, but a diceless version of the *World system is pretty damned interesting.
http://autocratik.blogspot.com/2015/06/rpgaday2015-this-august-it-is-happening.html August 1 : Forthcoming game you're most looking forward to My daughter +Kaylee Testerman and I are both excited about the Legend of the Elements rpg, for reasons I believe will be obvious. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/686114674/legend-of-the-elements August 2 : Kickstarted game most pleased you backed In terms of a kickstarter that's resulted in the most play-time […]
Nice game day yesterday with +Dave Hill, +Kay Hill, +Margie Kleerup, +Kim Stone, +Tim White, +Kaylee Testerman, +Kate Testerman, +Mary Oswell, +Stan Pedzick, +Izabella Schafer, and roughly a half dozen G- folks in attendance. We played: * Love Letter. Remains a favorite pick-up for me. Quick, light, and fun. Three of four new players and […]
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"So I’ve got this headcanon that Guardians of the Galaxy is really the Avengers playing a table top roleplaying game, where Bucky’s the DM who suffers through heaps and loads of trolling " Mostly from Steve. Especially from Steve. Judd Geeks Outsperari: “ foundloveinbudapest: “ obsessiforge: “ bluandorange: “ so I’ve got this headcanon that […]
So much. Much to be thankful for – Table TitansYou can do eet! This was at the penultimate game of a three year long campaign with ten players. A logistical headache I am not likely to repeat. The players at my table had gathered every army, mercenary, and ally they had to band together to […]
At Kaylee's request, which I count as a success for the "system." This time with a mat and no tape measure. … And no 15-month-old randomly rearranging the battlefield like Batmite on a sugar bender.
Oh dear, that's a good list. Tabletop season 3 – the complete list of games and playersLast night, we wrapped production on the third season of Tabletop. It was bittersweet for me, as always, because I’m so wiped out and teetering on exhaustion, the idea of sleeping until I don’t nee…
Holy crap. Temple Run + Forbidden Island + Cooperative play = TAEK MAH MONEH AND GIVE TO ME NOW!!! Also: Rampage. Totally need that yesterday. HomeEscape Der Fluch des Tempels. Release Oktober 2012. Download von Trailer und Anleitungen
… and yet it can hacked, updated, modified, and otherwise screwed with in many fascinating ways, which is what Zak's doing right now. Following his awesome Old One-ification of the Aboleth, he's on to Angels, and it's good, good stuff. I particularly like ranking the things based on old Hebrew lore. Playing D&D With Porn […]
Yup. Pretty much. The Distance in HandCCP Nullarbor pulled the word cloud for the jump changes thread. It looks like this. In my struggle to separate my CSM from myself, this is the type of change where the two are helplessly intertwined. If I was not on the CS…
via +Lee Kenyon Is there anything a natural 20 can’t do?Fuuuu
I have never wanted a character with stealth abilities more than I do when playing The Secret World. Never ever.