We are physically moving at the end of month. The d’Arsenal game table has been packed. As per usual, my table will re-open in the new location in the garage. Games at the ‘Arsenal’ will continue Thursday Nights: SCRaTs, Call of Cthulhu, Down Darker Trails. Leave a message for online access.
Our FLGS had a deep dark secret (negative cashflow). They would order anything for you at the regular price, if you knew to ask, but the ‘display books’ were marked-up 80%. This was to ‘keep them in stock’, but he seems not to have a very good background in Maths. He went into the Yugi […]
Personally, I just haven’t had a good experience playing online at all. That’s on me, I’m playing a boardgame with maps, while most of the others are ‘acting’ roles and have forgotten to move on the board altogether. As a DM, I try to offer both stage-like moments to accept the game-hook, transitional moments for […]
[SPOILER] Cleaning up and looking for a title: “A Time For Ice” “Icy Errand”“Ship” “Pyramid cap” “Mummy” “Spacegirl” “Fungi” “Race” “Glacier”? -I am working on a scenario design that I thought of [’20 during convalescence]: mystery based on a glacier, The team must a) stop a madman; b) secure the macguffin; c) collect items from […]
There have been many ways to play ‘the game’. Not just different settings and systems. Some flat-out sucked [5e,PF,VtM]. Some were beautiful, but unplayable as long-term. The longest was Traveller Classic Black Empire Strikes Back – 2yr I’m not saying all have been bad. Online has differed greatly from the FLGS. And IRL suffered during […]
Lengthy research into ‘carrying cash’ for science fiction. I was going to hand out gold coins and plutonium as treasure, but after several articles, I can see other forms of bullion being used. A substantial number of video games also provide larger, bulky items that are sort of ‘coin of the realm’. I think the […]
Owen invited me to a game, ran session 0, cancelled. Ghosted. Nicole joined and never spoke. Ghosted. Edward ghosted. Amber never ran a game. Ghosted. Dave was no drugs in a druggie game and refused all traps and dungeons. King rolled a character and no showed. Ghosted. Bob was I do drugs, I drug you, […]
I may be a Catholic meat-eating American, but I understood the subject matter very well. It’s not like Superman was nuanced. It just put forward the idea that a fair-dealing plain-speaking person was valued and that lying, cheating, and bias are not constructive.
Alf decided to help me by finding players. Alf is 9 hours away from me. Alf is as welcome as a headcold but he consistently ‘wins’. He sent me an application from a prospective player. I wrote a nicely worded letter of invitation. He said he wasn’t nor ever had been interested in my game […]
This is OSR SciFi gaming with some extensions for RP. That’s shorthand for “Old School Renaissance”, meaning that the book only covers the mechanics of making a character and the mechanics of combat, survival and skills. The book doesn’t bother defining roleplaying, that’s just the chatter created by the background. The book[s] don’t define a […]