Masks, Menagerie Actual Play, Session 48 – Time Tumble, part 2

Harry has trouble with a date. Intro music by Mikhael Bureau. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/2018-07-31-Masks-Season-2-Session-48-The-Time-Tumble-part-2.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS

Masks – Phoenix Academy – Session 6 – Date Night in Cloud Cuckoo Land

The team faces off against Oversight’s disapproval, then (finally) gets their date night with the bois. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/2019-02-18-MasksPA-Session06-Date-Night-in-Cloud-Cuckoo-Land.mp3Podcast (randompodcast): Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS

Masks, Menagerie Actual Play, Session 48 – Time Tumble, part 1

Harry has trouble with a date. Intro music by Mikhael Bureau. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/2018-07-31-Masks-Season-2-Session-48-The-Time-Tumble-part-1.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS

Masks, Menagerie Actual Play, Session 47 – #grounded4lyfe, part 2

Jordan got a doggo. Concord returns from the future, and talks to his family. Radiance shows up at the house and is invited in to visit. Intro music by Mikhael Bureau. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/2018-07-16-Masks-Season-2-Session-47-grounded4lyfe-part-2.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS

Masks, Menagerie Actual Play, Session 47 – #grounded4lyfe, part 1

Jordan got a doggo. Concord returns from the future, and talks to his family. Radiance shows up at the house and is invited in to visit. Intro music by Mikhael Bureau. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/2018-07-16-Masks-Season-2-Session-47-grounded4lyfe-part-1.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS

Masks, Menagerie Actual Play, Session 46 – Don’t Crush the Chips!

Members of the Menagerie, and some of their older analogues, exchange personal moments, confessions, and triumphs. Intro music by Mikhael Bureau. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/2018-07-09-Masks-Season-2-Session-46-Dont-Crush-the-Chips.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS

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 […]

Actual Play: MasksEG, Session 5 – Snaking My Way Downtown

The team is in Belize. Ember melts Belize. Palacine snakes one of her palace guards out of a crater. Silhouette bleeds to protect the team. Repeatedly. Also she’s really bad at comfort & support. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/2019-02-02-MasksEG-Session-05-Snaking-My-Way-Downtown.mp3Podcast (randompodcast): Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | RSS

Masks, Menagerie Actual Play, Session 45 – Doctor Infinity is a Purple

The Sepia Squad’s final showdown with Dr. Infinity. Doctor Infinity’s starfish-robot questions Charade about Charlotte Palmer by sending itself through her timeline. Charade deflects attention onto Hecate and the HHL. Mercury rescues her from the object’s subsequent attack. While Link escapes with an older Jason Quill, Concord faces off against an older Sablestar, and manages […]

Masks, Menagerie Actual Play, Session 44 – No One Beats up Jason Like Jason, part 2

Charlotte faces the I of the Storm. Charade is disarming traps around the Wound site. She confronts Doctor Infinity, whose tech is involved in the traps and who intends to send her back to her home time. Charade manages to spring some of the traps on the android. Ghost Girl, Mercury, and Jaysee confront Pandemonium. […]

Masks, Menagerie Actual Play, Session 44 – No One Beats up Jason Like Jason, part 1

Charlotte faces the I of the Storm. Charade is disarming traps around the Wound site. She confronts Doctor Infinity, whose tech is involved in the traps and who intends to send her back to her home time. Charade manages to spring some of the traps on the android. Ghost Girl, Mercury, and Jaysee confront Pandemonium. […]

Masks, Menagerie Actual Play, Session 43 – Our Enemies Revealed, part 2

A shade more difficult than we expected. Ghost Girl, Charade, Mercury, and Jaycee enter the future Sepiaverse. Charlotte confronts her future self, revealed to be Pandemonium. Concord and Link launch to confront Jason Quill, along with a future Facet and Sablestar. Intro music by Mikhael Bureau. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/2018-06-13-Masks-Season-2-Session-43-Our-Enemies-Revealed-part-2.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts […]

Masks, Menagerie Actual Play, Session 43 – Our Enemies Revealed, part 1

A shade more difficult than we expected. Ghost Girl, Charade, Mercury, and Jaycee enter the future Sepiaverse. Charlotte confronts her future self, revealed to be Pandemonium. Concord and Link launch to confront Jason Quill, along with a future Facet and Sablestar. Intro music by Mikhael Bureau. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/2018-06-13-Masks-Season-2-Session-43-Our-Enemies-Revealed-part-1.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts […]

Masks, Menagerie Actual Play, Session 42 – I’m Just Wild About Harrys, part 2

Things get a bit two Harry. Mercury frees his future self, “FTM” (Future Timeline Mercury) from a confinement trap at the Gale estate. FTM returns to the Bot’s home base. The team discuss a plan for closing the rift between worlds, centered on Ghost Girl and Jaycee. Aside from them, Mercury and Charade will go […]

Masks, Menagerie Actual Play, Session 42 – I’m Just Wild About Harrys, part 1

Things get a bit two Harry. Mercury frees his future self, “FTM” (Future Timeline Mercury) from a confinement trap at the Gale estate. FTM returns to the Bot’s home base. The team discuss a plan for closing the rift between worlds, centered on Ghost Girl and Jaycee. Aside from them, Mercury and Charade will go […]

Masks, Menagerie Actual Play, Session 41 – We’re in the Future, Let’s Split the Party!

This session is missing player-audio throughout. You can still pretty much figure out what’s going on. In summary… Ghost Girl and Concord make contact with Jaycee, now a Grail Knight. Charade assembles a dossier on future events: Rook and Jason Quill are in alliance, They are using a rift, centered on a Rook factory, to […]

Masks EG, Session 3 – Why I Hate Gym Class (or: The Secret of Jack-toast)

The team deals with the most horrible of school challenges – a Tuesday morning after a bad Monday. Ember’s mom hates all supers, Palacine is being asked to explain human behavior, and Silhouette may have just told Jack Monday she’s copying his breakfast preferences. Oh, and Alias tries to kill them during gym class or […]

Masks, Menagerie Actual Play, Session Session 40 – Days of Future CRAP, part 2

The team learns that the mysterious “Bot” is a future Leo Snow. This Leo lost Pneuma to Rosa Rook and was depowered by a future Jason Quill, who now allies with Rook. Other members of the Menagerie, such as Concord and Mercury, are now unaccounted for. Our Mercury goes to find his future self. Ghost […]

Masks, Menagerie Actual Play, Session 40 – Days of Future CRAP, part 1

The team learns that the mysterious “Bot” is a future Leo Snow. This Leo lost Pneuma to Rosa Rook and was depowered by a future Jason Quill, who now allies with Rook. Other members of the Menagerie, such as Concord and Mercury, are now unaccounted for. Our Mercury goes to find his future self. Ghost […]

Masks, Menagerie Actual Play, Session 39 – Halycyon Beyond, part 2

A few days pass after the hospital attack. The team persuades AEGIS to release Vector. The Menagerie (including Aria, Otto, and the Phoenix) escorts Vector through a time gate to the future, to interview The Bot. Intro music by Mikhael Bureau. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/2018-05-14-Masks-Season-2-Session-39-Halcyon-Beyond-part-2.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts […]

Masks, Menagerie Actual Play, Session 39 – Halycyon Beyond, part 1

A few days pass after the hospital attack. The team persuades AEGIS to release Vector. The Menagerie (including Aria, Otto, and the Phoenix) escorts Vector through a time gate to the future, to interview The Bot. Intro music by Mikhael Bureau. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/2018-05-14-Masks-Season-2-Session-39-Halcyon-Beyond-part-1.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Google Podcasts […]

Masks, Menagerie Actual Play, Session 38 – In the House of Flying Accusations, part 2

The three Universal Concordance agents open a hole in the hospital wall. Concord leads the charge. Ghost Girl and Mercury protect the hospital and its inhabitants, while Charade and Link counter-attack. The agents beg off, and trade recrimination with the Menagerie. Charade has been injured and will get treatment. Intro music by Mikhael Bureau. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/2018-05-07-Masks-Season-2-Session-38-The-House-of-Flying-Accusations-part-2.mp3Podcast: […]

Masks, Menagerie Actual Play, Session 38 – In the House of Flying Accusations, part 1

The three Universal Concordance agents open a hole in the hospital wall. Concord leads the charge. Ghost Girl and Mercury protect the hospital and its inhabitants, while Charade and Link counter-attack. The agents beg off, and trade recrimination with the Menagerie. Charade has been injured and will get treatment. Intro music by Mikhael Bureau. http://randomaverage.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/2018-05-07-Masks-Season-2-Session-38-The-House-of-Flying-Accusations-part-1.mp3Podcast: […]

Masks, Menagerie Actual Play, Session 37 – In the Mind of Madness, part 2

Concord escorts Link and Mercury into the mind of Silver Streak to help him recover. Things go badly, during which time Concord calls Ghost Girl, who brings Charade along with her. The team reaches Streak and returns him safely to consciousness. Agents of the Universal Concordance appear at the hospital as they re-emerge. Intro music […]

Masks, Menagerie Actual Play, Session 37 – In the Mind of Madness, part 1

Concord escorts Link and Mercury into the mind of Silver Streak to help him recover. Things go badly, during which time Concord calls Ghost Girl, who brings Charade along with her. The team reaches Streak and returns him safely to consciousness. Agents of the Universal Concordance appear at the hospital as they re-emerge. Intro music […]

Masks EG, Actual Play, Session 01 – Comicbook Clickbait

Our first session with Kaylee and her friends as Silhouette, Ember, and Palacine. The team fights Voltaic, recovers in the Phoenix Academy infirmary, and finds their new base. My favorite bits: * Ember rising up above the crowd and denying their Influence, blasting Voltaic and revoking Influence from the whole Phoenix Academy student body. * […]

Masks, Menagerie Actual Play, Session 36, part 3 – Mother and Child

Concord learns that there are additional Concordance agents active. He, Link, and Mercury get Tempest’s permission (with difficulty) and re-enter Silver Streak’s mind to bring him back. Ghost Girl seeks out Charade for more information on her inter-dimensional travel tech, hoping it will be helpful in closing the breaches to the Sepiaverse. Intro music by […]

Masks, Menagerie Actual Play, Session 36, part 2 – Mother and Child

Concord learns that there are additional Concordance agents active. He, Link, and Mercury get Tempest’s permission (with difficulty) and re-enter Silver Streak’s mind to bring him back. Ghost Girl seeks out Charade for more information on her inter-dimensional travel tech, hoping it will be helpful in closing the breaches to the Sepiaverse. Intro music by […]

Thoughts After a Year+ of running Masks

Last night, our Monday-night gaming group wrapped up our Menagerie campaign of Masks, with the 63rd game session. (The podcast is time-shifted quite a bit – it won’t reach the end of the game until early June of 2019.) It’s been a great run; one of my all-time favorite games, not least because we ended […]

Masks, Menagerie Actual Play, Session 36, part 1 – Mother and Child

Concord learns that there are additional Concordance agents active. He, Link, and Mercury get Tempest’s permission (with difficulty) and re-enter Silver Streak’s mind to bring him back. Ghost Girl seeks out Charade for more information on her inter-dimensional travel tech, hoping it will be helpful in closing the breaches to the Sepiaverse. Intro music by […]