Mar
19
2019
0

Location Seed: The Azure Caverns.

So I wrote this as my sample text for a RPG that I wanted to write for; they were soliciting material for publication. Didn’t get tapped for it, not-alas. And I hate to say ‘not-alas,’ but it’s the truth: I’m kind of disappointed at how that RPG line turned out. Playtest, playtest, playtest, people.

Moe Lane

PS: Nope, not saying which. Please don’t speculate in comments, either.

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Mar
19
2019
0

In Nomine Revisited: Zachariah, Cherub Angel of Hobos.

Zachariah

Cherub Vassal of Trade

Angel of Hobos

Corporeal Forces: 5 Strength: 9 Agility: 11

Ethereal Forces: 4 Intelligence: 8 Precision: 8

Celestial Forces: 5 Will: 8 Perception: 12

Word-Forces: 8

Vessel: youngish human male/4, +2 Charisma

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Mar
18
2019
2

Group Seed: The Huxley Families.

Huxley Families

  • Town: Windham, Indiana
  • Location: Blackford County, Indiana
  • Number of households: 300
    • Married, With Children: 100
  • Population: 800
  • Adult Population: 600
    • With BA or higher degree: 600
  • Race: Huxleys, 100%
  • Median Household income, 2018: $80,000
  • Poverty Rate: 0%
  • Annual Unemployment Rate, 2018: 0%
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Mar
18
2019
1

Kid’s getting into No Thank You, Evil!

I’ll take No Thank You, Evil! as a gateway game system. Plenty of time to get him on the hard stuff later. I can be patient about it.

Moe Lane

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Mar
16
2019
0

Had a good Call of Cthulhu session at @BFGcon.

Actually ‘won’ the prize for that session, which I was not expecting to be a thing. Played the android on the space station, and things happened… pretty much as you’d expect. I mean, it was Call of Cthulhu, and I got the award by my fellow-players voting (I voted for the guy who set me up with all the fun straight lines), so I figure that I did OK.

I may end up doing another 8 PM game after all, if there’s a spot still free. Although for this one I’ll be much more supporting-cast. Just as long as I get to go mad in the end.

Mar
16
2019
0

Off to BFGcon.

Amusingly, my older kid woke up this morning asking me if I had heard of that ‘RP thing, only with books and paper.’ …I told him that I was aware of them. My wife’s currently got the kids gearing up on No Thank You, Evil! in response while I jump in the shower.

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Mar
15
2019
1

In Nomine Revisited: “N.J.” Saint of War

So, this is one of those situations where, before I can show you something, I have to show you all the things that you need to understand the underlying joke. Which is, yes, a little weird. Then again, it’s me.

“N.J.”

Saint of Michael

Corporeal Forces: 3 Strength: 7 Agility: 5

Ethereal Forces: 4 Intelligence: 7 Precision: 9

Celestial Forces: 3 Will: 6 Perception: 6

Skills: Chemistry/3, Emote/3, Fast Talk/1, Fighting/3, Knowledge (Movie Industry/3, Physics/3), Large Weapon/3 (baseball bat), Lying/1, Move Silently/1, Ranged Weapon/3 (Shotgun), Savoir-Faire/4

Songs: Charm (Celestial/3), Form (Corporeal/2), Healing (Corporeal/2), Light (Celestial/2), Shields (All/2), Thunder/2, Tongues (Ethereal/3)

Attunements: Blessed, Generator, Proficiency (Shotgun)

Artifacts: A shotgun/4 artifact with the Instantly Summonable Feature

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Mar
14
2019
0

So, BFGcon this weekend.

The Saturday night game I signed up for got canceled, so I suppose I’ll be going to that one concert after all. And having a drink or two. That appeals. Getting up early Saturday morning and coming back Sunday afternoon (then going to a SCA baronial meeting), so it’s going to be a light couple of posting days there. Unless I just decide to blog from the con, because why the heck not?

Info for BFGcon can be found here. I’m curious if I’ll like it. If I do, I may sign up to run a game or two there next year. Heck, maybe I should just bring something along anyway.

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Mar
14
2019
0

Betty Sparkle [250 pt] [GURPS 4e]

OK? Can I now work on the thing I’m supposed to be working on, brain?

Betty Sparkle [250 pt]

Attributes [105]: ST 10, DX 11 [20], IQ 14 [80], HT 10, HP 10, Will 14, Per 15 [5], FP 10

Social Background: TL: 8 [0]

Cultural Familiarities: Languages: English (Native/None) [0]; Japanese (Native) [6]; Strine (Accented) [4].

Advantages [172]: Appearance (Attractive) [4], Claim to Hospitality (Swagmen) (3) [5], Contact (in home city) (Effective Skill 18) (9 or less; Somewhat Reliable) [3], Magery (3) [30], Magery 0 [5], Mana Enhancer (2) [100], Smooth Operator (1) [15]

Disadvantages [-95]: Bad Sight (Nearsighted) (Glasses) [-10], Code of Honor (Swagman’s) [-5], Greed (12 or less) [-15], Obsession (The big score) (Short-Term Goal) (12 or less) [-5], Secret (Criminal) (Imprisonment or Exile) [-20], Secret (Mage with Mana Enhancer) (Possible Death) [-30], Sense of Duty (Swagmen) (Large Group) [-10]

Quirks [-5]: Attentive [-1], Careful [-1], Chauvinistic [-1], Imaginative [-1], Nosy [-1]

Skills [56]: Acting IQ/A – IQ+1 15 [2]*, Archaeology IQ/H – IQ-1 13 [2], Area Knowledge (Homeline) IQ/E – IQ+1 15 [2], Carousing HT/E – HT+2 12 [2]*, Connoisseur (Visual Arts) IQ/A – IQ+2 16 [8], Criminology/TL8 IQ/A – IQ+0 14 [2], Detect Lies Per/H – Per-1 14 [1]*, Diplomacy IQ/H – IQ-1 13 [1]*, Fast-Talk IQ/A – IQ+1 15 [2]*, Filch DX/A – DX+1 12 [4], Forgery/TL8 IQ/H – IQ+0 14 [4], Gambling IQ/A – IQ-1 13 [1], Gesture IQ/E – IQ+0 14 [1], Guns/TL8 (Pistol) DX/E – DX+1 12 [2], Hidden Lore (Confidence games) IQ/A – IQ+0 14 [2], Hobby Skill (Comics/Manga) IQ/E – IQ+0 14 [1], Merchant IQ/A – IQ+0 14 [2], Panhandling IQ/E – IQ+1 15 [1]*, Research/TL8 IQ/A – IQ-1 13 [1], Savoir-Faire (Swagmen) IQ/E – IQ+1 15 [1]*, Search Per/A – Per+1 16 [4]

Sex Appeal (Human) HT/A – HT+2 12 [2]*/**, Stealth DX/A – DX+0 11 [2], Streetwise IQ/A – IQ+2 16 [4]*, Urban Survival Per/A – Per+0 15 [2]

  • *Includes: +1 from ‘Smooth Operator’
  • **Includes:  +1 from ‘Appearance’

Spells [17]: Apportation IQ/H – IQ+1 15 [1], Clean IQ/H – IQ+1 15 [1], Colors IQ/H – IQ+1 15 [1], Copy IQ/H – IQ+1 15 [1], Dye IQ/H – IQ+1 15 [1], Find Weakness IQ/H – IQ+1 15 [1], Ignite Fire IQ/H – IQ+1 15 [1], Light IQ/H – IQ+1 15 [1], Purify Air IQ/H – IQ+1 15 [1], Rejoin IQ/H – IQ+1 15 [1], Repair IQ/H – IQ+2 16 [2], Restore IQ/H – IQ+1 15 [1], Seek Earth IQ/H – IQ+1 15 [1], Seek Water IQ/H – IQ+1 15 [1], Soilproof IQ/H – IQ+1 15 [1], Weaken IQ/H – IQ+1 15 [1]

Stats [105] Ads [172] Disads [-95] Quirks [-5] Skills [56] Spells [17] = Total [250]

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Mar
13
2019
0

…Huh. That was a lot of Poisoned Lands write-ups for the Day After Ragnarok.

Easily enough for a The Day After Ragnarok Poisoned Lands Gazetteer. I should really talk to somebody about submitting it, once they start doing TDAR again. I think that it would go over well.

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