Sep
18
2019
1

Item Seed: Cache AZURE FELLOWSHIP.

Cache AZURE FELLOWSHIP

Description: a zippered, leather travel bag with an old-style handle. It contains the following items:

  • One old-style digital watch. (non-functional)
  • One pair of boots. (Black)
  • One men’s belt. (Black) 
  • One men’s shirt. (Black)
  • One men’s suit. (Black)
  • One men’s fedora. (Black)
  • One pair of black-rimmed sunglasses.
  • One Zippo-style lighter.
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Sep
17
2019
2

Creature Seed: Psionic Crittertech.

Psionic Crittertech

Well, it’s like this.  During the 1970s there was a lot of psionic research that was being done by both the USSR and the USA; the Russians went in for mechanical and electronic methods that went nowhere, and the Americans went in for biological and genetic techniques that went nowhere.  It turned out the problem was fundamentally that human brains are far too complex to successfully activate most psionic powers.  Trying to do so ‘merely’ doesn’t work, at best — and fries the human cerebral cortex, at worst.

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Sep
16
2019
2

Trying to decide what to run NEXT @WashingCon.

So far my list of possibles are:

  • Reverse-Mage: the Ascension (Technocracy as good guys)
  • Delta Chartreuse (Toon-Delta Green hybrid; yes, this exists)
  • New edition Vampire: the Masquerade
  • Unknown Armies’ (Sleepers or The New Inquisition)
  • Rocky & Bullwinkle (ditto)

I suspect that Delta Chartreuse is just gonna happen, period. Assuming that I can find that Pyramid article (it was Volume 2, thus strictly online, and good luck finding it now! You’d think that they’d sell access to that archive, though…

Sep
14
2019
0

In Nomine Revisited: Equinox.

Equinox

The equinoxes are special times for celestials.

Normally, a celestial will recover Essence at either sunrise or sunset, depending on whether they’re an angel or a demon. However, on the days of the vernal and autumnal equinoxes, celestials will instead generate Essence at the precise moment of the equinox, and will regenerate two Essence, not one. This is true for all celestials.  Outcasts, the Celestially Discordant, Renegades, Remnants, those in Limbo: everybody.

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Sep
12
2019
0

The Dam Legion [The Day After Ragnarok]

The Dam Legion

[The Day After Ragnarok]

Type: Mercenary group

Location: The Wood Fort, Missouri

Strength: 450 soldier-engineers, in three companies of 150 troops each.

Total Population, including support staff: 30,000.

Rates: High.  Legionnaires are typically hired on the company or platoon level.

Reputation: Excellent, both on a professional and ethical level.

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Sep
11
2019
1

Location seed: the USS Oriskany Special Consulate.

USS Oriskany Special Consulate

You know, they don’t normally sink upright aircraft carriers with the Oriskany’s combat record.  There’s the matter of all those ghosts that will come along for the ride, you see.  But then, the ghosts are sort of the point.

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Sep
11
2019
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The TORG ETERNITY Bundle of Holding.

I picked up the PDFs for TORG ETERNITY (the TORG RPG reprint) in the Kickstarter a few years ago…

Oh, right. Guess that means I need to run a game in that system next WashingCon.

…Anyway, there’s now a Bundle of Holding for it. Good value. It’s all in color now!

Sep
09
2019
1

Concept Seed: Neomenancy.

Neomenancy

The great secret of the various types of divination is that, at first, they were all pretty absurd ways of going about the business.  After all, really: predicting the future from star patterns?  Entrails of random animals? Throwing sticks in the air? The absolute first time somebody tried any of those techniques, or any of the others, they must have felt like complete and total idiots.  And the divination method almost certainly didn’t work — at least until somebody sat down and made the blessed thing work from sheer force of will.

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Sep
08
2019
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Back from @WashingCon.

Games went well. I had a reader come to play! — but I don’t remember his handle, just his real name, so I don’t want to say that because privacy and stuff. The Ragnarok game went four hours and the Fantasy Trip one finished up a little early; I think that people had a good time.

And I am goram beat. I spent a day being social and whatnot, and I’m apparently an introvert or something, because I feel drained now. I’m gonna eat the cornflake-breaded chicken that my wife is making for me and then I’m going to get the laundry in and then I may go to bed early. Or at least zone out on the couch. I feel that this is an exciting plan that will really cement the weekend for me.

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Sep
07
2019
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Ran today’s first thing at @WashingCon.

Lego escape room. All four of the players were old hands at escape rooms, and I am apparently not; they were figuring out this stuff a lot faster than I would have, so I didn’t have to bother with feeding them hints and stuff. I *believe* that they all had a good time; I did, although it wasn’t the good time that I was expecting. I was expecting to have them chisel through walls and stuff and kill monsters and suchlike, but they didn’t seem into that and one of the GM’s jobs is to not get in the way of other people’s fun.

Besides, if I do it again next year I WILL run a Lego Dungeon; and that will be the body-horror surreal run of my fever-dreams. This, I swear.

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