Monday, April 11, 2016

Monday Morning Blues

Nah, not really.  I actually like my job, it's just sometimes tough to get back into the groove of work after a weekend.  Non-work time today was spent working one some characters for this Saturday's Cypher System superheroics one shot, then creating Roll20 dice rolling macros for The Black Hack as I'd like to run a one shot of it on Roll20 in the near future.  Also received the GM screen and mini-adventure rewards from The Back Hack Kickstarter and purchased a PDF from a 3rd party with several additional character classes for the The Black Hack that looked interesting.

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Final Fantasy AGE

Well, Saturday ended up being a lighter gaming day than planned.  Ended up only running the Fantasy AGE game and pushing the Cypher System game back to next Saturday. The Fantasy AGE game came near being a TPK, but a lucky roll by one of the players managed to save the day.  The morale of the session is that 3 1st level adventurers should think twice about taking on a giant spider when their healer is out of magic points.  Anyway, I suspect this will be the last Fantasy AGE game I run as while I like several of the games individual mechanics they just don't seem to gel together in a way that I like and also it looks like the game system is only going to get lackluster support from Green Ronin.

Friday, April 8, 2016

It's Friday!

I really like Fridays, it generally means the work week is over and it's time for gaming.  This time however the gaming will have to wait until Saturday afternoon.  Have a small belated birthday dinner planned for this evening and had to opt out of Jason's Dog Eat Dog game to take Shelby to the groomers tomorrow morning, but that will give me some time to get some more details worked out for the Cypher System supers game.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Superheros, Cyphers, and McEurope

I've been reading though the Cypher System Rulebook and the Bulletproof Blues 2nd Edition rulebook and decided that I really don't want run Bulletproof Blues after all, but a superhero games does sound fun, so after bouncing it off of the prospective players I'm changing Saturday evening's Roll20 game to be a Cypher System game taking place in the Bulletproof Blues/Kalos Comics universe.  I'm looking forward to GMing the Cypher System.

The other Roll20 game I'm running for Saturday afternoon will be the continue of a Fantasy AGE one shot, which I'm not really looking forward to, but several of the players did ask and I've already had to push it back a week.

I really want to like the Fantasy AGE system, the rulebook was certainly a good read, but it just feels kinda blah to me in actual play and I think D&D 5th Edition does a much better job of the traditional McEurope fantasy genre for a game with some crunch to it. I'm looking forward to giving The Black Hack a try in the not to distant future to see how it stacks up.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Day 2 - Savage Worlds & Cypher System

A new day brings new things.

Received the PDF reward from the Codex Infernus: The Savage Guide to Hell Kickstarter today. A quick look though uncovered several typos, but this unfortunately seems more an more common with RPG products these days, however it's a nice looking book and whenever I decide to get back to running a Savage Worlds game will hopefully make use of it.

In other thoughts, I've been thinking about using the Cypher System to run a B/X D&D-like game using the Race as Class trope based around B2 The Keep on the Borderlands module, so the roles would be:
  • Cleric - Speaker flavored with magic
  • Fighter - Warrior
  • Magic-User - Adept
  • Thief - Explorer flavored with stealth
  • Dwarf - Warrior
  • Elf - Warrior flavored with magic
  • Halfling - Explorer flavored with stealth
As I want to capture some of the old school dungeoncrawl goodness with this game I'm also thinking of coming up with some basic movement rules, say character movement is equal their SPEED in 5ft squares.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Let's try this again.

Blogging that is. I never seem to follow trough with them. But hey, it's my birthday and I feel like giving it another go. The intent behind this attempt is that it will be a blog about tabletop gaming, one of my favorite hobbies. I'm currently running games on Saturdays on Roll20 and having fun doing so. I also play the occasional game via Roll20 or face to face with a group from work on Fridays. This coming Saturday I'm going to be playing in a Dog Eat Dog game which I'm looking forward to as it sounds like an interesting system, then running the continuation of what was supposed to just be a Fantasy AGE one shot and finishing the day up running a one shot of Bulletproof Blues.