Brian managed to show up, and played his super-speedster Fasttrack. Fasttrack was originally created for a Silver Age Sentinels game that never got off the ground (I blame Doug and Paul for breaking the system before we even started), and a version of him became Brian’s main character in City of Heroes. He seemed pleased […]Read More Faster Than A Speeding Recap
Last night we brought my wife’s college roommate and her two kids, ages 14 and 9, to our Sunday night Bumblers gathering, and introduced them to D&D. None of them had ever played RPGs before, so I decided that a straight-on dungeon delve was the ticket. The kids were enthusiastic to try, the mom was […]Read More Introducing New Players to D&D via Stonehell
Here’s a comment I left on an RPG Blog II post about Dwarves with Scottish Accents: eh, it’s amusing and it passes the test for character accents: it’s easy enough for amateurs to produce recognizably. It matters not at all whether it’s authentic, only that the audience can recognize it. The fact that people know […]Read More Out-RAGE-e-ous Accents
We tried Risus for the first time last Sunday, for another round of the episodic space horror game I run when the mood hits me. Even though Risus is officially a humorous game (Risus being Latin for laughter), it’s still a reasonably good fit. Humor and horror have a good deal in common as far […]Read More Quick Thoughts on Risus
For after the first character, there is another Stonehell claimed its first victim in the kids’ game last night, as Charlie’s character Revenge fell to a mighty critical by an orc. The dice weren’t particularly kind to him on his new character, either, which he promptly dubbed Expendable 1401, though really it’s pretty much average: […]Read More Refusal to mourn the death by Orc-blade of a child in a dungeon
I’m going to be running a game for my friend Mac and her three children (ages 7 through 12) in the near future. She’s been playing D&D with them for a few months now, and I’ve been a player for some of the sessions. When I mentioned that even though I sometimes had a hankering […]Read More Thinking of the Children
Concept: A Hazmat Transport & Disposal Droid Agility d4 Smarts d4 Spirit d6 Strength d6 Vigor d10 Pace 6, Parry 4, Toughness 7, Charisma -1 Edges: AB: Super, Power Points +5 (x2), Take the Hit (+2 to Soak rolls) Hindrances: Distinctive Appearance (Waste Disposal Droid), Clueless (-2 to Common Knowledge), Quirk: No Sense of Time […]Read More Tw-0n (key->green): an Elves & Espers Character
Session Summary for 1/4/2009 Elves & Espers campaign This session we had a new addition to our gaming group: Andrew, Elyssa’s step-brother, and his girlfriend Sarah (who had never gamed before, but agreed to come along and watch). Andrew took over playing Tank McSplatter, and Doug switched to a new character he’d come up with […]Read More Descent into the Fetid Depths
Session Summary for 11/30/08: Elves & Espers It’s been a long time since we’ve had a recap around these parts. Let’s fix that. Sunday night’s session picked up from a previous adventure (undocumented, because Ye Olde Recapper wasn’t present). That session was the first in the Elves & Espers campaign, in which the previously introduced […]Read More Pigsies! Why did it have to be Pigsies?!
Sunday we kicked off my new Savage Worlds Sandbox setting with a bang, or at least a whole passle of players: Wendy, Dan, Paul, Elyssa, Russell, Mac, Walter, and Mike M. Russell and I spent a bunch of the afternoon making a variety of pregens for the people who didn’t already have characters (everybody but […]Read More Welcome to The Haunted Realm…Hope You Survive the Experience!