Monday, September 26, 2016

Friday, September 23, 2016

Gaming Labels and their Limits



I do not particularly find the labels of “traditional”, “old school” or “story” as applied to various roleplaying games useful. My primary complaint with these terms is that they do not adequately describe any of the features of the game. They are vague terms mostly aligned with a perceived social situation more than any particular gameplay mechanics.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Divine Blood - Wasps Among Butterflies - Session Ten - Nibbled by Kittens

 This session includes four characters:
  • Arianrhod Monica Trengrove (aka Aria), the succubus and Perfect Yandere of War who believes Psyche is Doing the Right Thing and is Lost Outside the Hierarchy
  • Sophia Ecks, Voyeuristic Visionary and Virtual Apex Predator who lives on The Bleeding Edge
  • Sarah Gow, a Napoleonic Werepanther from an Urbanized Tribe who's a Practiced Shapeshifter
  • Katherine "Katie" Lally, a Psyche Vampyr with a Sensitive Side who is a Former Police Officer exhibiting Fidelity, Bravery and Integrity and has troubles with Things with Buttons. 
An Apocalypse of Big Bads
Wasps Among Butterflies Campaign Index

Character Statting - Yurei - 5 Games (Updated)

Yurei
This is a recently inspired character from a bit of transformation-based art that hit my deviantart notifications. The actual art is more than a little NSFW so it won't be linked here (though I did find a good yurei picture by Genzoman). The original idea wasn't all that deep and was mostly a sexy twist on the Japanese ghost lady story. I'm going to take a slightly different tack here.

Not many games statted here yet, all three Powered by the Apocalypse, I may come back to this later with some Hero System and Fate stattings, but it's late.

Update: Added Fate Core - Venture City Stories and D&D 5e Stats, intended based on a modern setting.

Monday, September 19, 2016

A Tale of Two Holmes

Without going too long into it, I’m not going into anything new here given that the show in question was first aired in 2010 and has produced several seasons to date. However, it is a subject matter that has occurred to me recently and something I am interested in, hence my decision to write one of my occasional blog posts aside from the play reports (of which I now have to write two) and random gaming stuff that usually ends up here. I will warn that there are likely to be some mention of plot developments in both Sherlock and Doyle’s original stories though, for the most part, I will focus on personality issues.
 
I do very much love the original Holmes as written in Doyle’s singular style. I have been reading quite a few of the old stories recently now that my Kindle is operating again (my print collection being in the States). And this love for the original is probably why I didn’t watch much of the first season past A Study in Pink until well after the second season was completed and only really watched the third season in the last couple of weeks. Cumberbatch’s portrayal threw me off of my expectations and dropped some facets of Doyle’s Holmes while picking up others.

Monday, September 12, 2016

A Round of Surprises - Princes of the Apocaverse - Session Four


The Chapters and Cast of the Ballad



A good morning’s sleep was had by the crew;
Following the previous night’s antics;
Upon waking they took no time to stew;
Not willing to wait too many clock ticks.

Monday, September 5, 2016

Saturday, September 3, 2016

M-Com Encounter Guide

A list of creatures encountered by the team over the course of their missions.


M-Com Campaign

M-Com Suspect List

A list of human villains that M-Com has encountered in their operations


M-Com Campaign

M-Com Public Officials Report

Officials

These are public officials that the team has encountered in their missions.

M-Com Campaign

M-Com Witness and Victim Reports

These are the men and women that witnessed or were attacked by the various monsters hunted by the M-Com team.

M-Com Campaign

M-Com Agents and Staff

Agents 


The player characters, their team and the staff they've interacted with.

M-Com Campaign

M-Com Mission Report - Operation Secret Game - Part One - Monster of the Week Campaign


Summer 2017 One-Shot Scenario Schedule

This summer in August, I'm planning to run seven separate scenarios three times each. The listed times are Japan's timezone (GMT +9)...

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