karohemd: by LJ user gothindulgence (Dice)
After a long day at work (needed to play catchup from the power cut on Monday) I joined the Tuesday group for the grand finale of our latest "assignment" in The Whispering Vault which involved battling animated churches and monk monkeys (monkey monks?).
Choice quotes that might never have been uttered before:
[livejournal.com profile] devalmont: "I rip the church's nipples off!"
GM: - "The church tries to step on you. It's not the most nimble of buildings."
After the voodoo priest managed to disintegrate the demonic conglomeration of human bodies, the churches weren't possessed anymore:
GM: - "The church realises it's not supposed to stand on one end and collapses."
After several fruitless attempts to find the demon (our dice rolls were abysmal last night), we finally spotted it and even managed to bind it and restore reality back to where it was supposed to be.
karohemd: by LJ user gothindulgence (Dice)
Sorry for the incomplete post, the wireless network died halfway through our session

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karohemd: by LJ user gothindulgence (Dice)
[livejournal.com profile] robinbloke started off his Cyberpunk 2050 campaign last night and we went off on a good start. The characters were inducted into Trauma Team and went through a virtual training mission and it worked! Nobody screwed up, everything went as smoothly as it could. My teenage tech/pilot didn't crash the AV, the hitters only hit the people they were supposed to hit, the med tech saved the victim and the media pranced about filming it all.
Considering the players, this is an unusual accomplishment. ;o)

Twitter was a bit dodgy last night (or it might have been the net connection) so the liveblog is a bit less complete than I wanted it to be. Unfortunately, twittinesis is a bit less customizable than loudtwitter was so I have to edit the subject afterwards and there will be two recap twiitter posts (one from my regular account and one for Cyberpunk) on Wednesday mornings.
karohemd: by LJ user gothindulgence (Rupert - COC)
I collated all the seperate posts into one document, proofread it again, cleaned it up a bit and added a character list.
You can download it as a PDF here (Nicolas' name now fixed in the Dramatis Personae) or read it online here (now finally complete, the file was corrupted somehow during upload).
At over 37,000 words, just over 1,000 words per session, that's the longest piece of original writing I've done, spread over two and a half years. It would be long enough to be published as a novella but my writing isn't good enough for that. If you decide you have time enough to read it, please go ahead and I'd love to hear your thoughts, especially if it makes sense for people outside the group.

Not going to write a diary for Cyberpunk but I'm going to attempt a liveblog thing via twitter. If you're on twitter, follow @Leatherman_TT. If not, it's going to be posted to this LJ via twittinesis.
karohemd: by LJ user gothindulgence (Rupert - COC)
I collated all the seperate posts into one document, proofread it again, cleaned it up a bit and added a character list.
You can download it as a PDF here (Nicolas' name now fixed in the Dramatis Personae) or read it online here (now finally complete, the file was corrupted somehow during upload).
At over 37,000 words, just over 1,000 words per session, that's the longest piece of original writing I've done, spread over two and a half years. It would be long enough to be published as a novella but my writing isn't good enough for that. If you decide you have time enough to read it, please go ahead and I'd love to hear your thoughts, especially if it makes sense for people outside the group.

Not going to write a diary for Cyberpunk but a sort of twitter style liveblog might be an idea...
karohemd: by LJ user gothindulgence (Rupert - COC)
Last night, I collated all the individual posts from Rupert's diary into a single document to be cleaned up, post edited a bit and layed out properly. I'll probably make a PDF and put that online.
The word count at the moment: just under 38,000, that's at the upper end of the requirement for a novella...
karohemd: by LJ user gothindulgence (Rupert - COC)
Previously

In which we are rudely awoken at night )

OOC: A question: I quite often find myself switching back and forth between past and present tense which is highly annoying. Especially when describing fights or action sequences, I tend to use the present tense and in descriptions of facts the past tense.
To those of you who write this sort of thing or fiction in general frequently, does this happen to you as well or is this just something that happens to my untrained brain? Thanks.
karohemd: by LJ user gothindulgence (Rupert - COC)
Previously

After defeating the evil reverend of Plattsburgh and sending the wicked creature back to the hell it came from it was time to relax. Or was it?

in which we find odd things, flee to Canada and encounter yet another archaeologist )
karohemd: by LJ user gothindulgence (Rupert - COC)
Previously

In which we investigate and face our adversary )

Choice quote from the evening:

- I'm going to nail the car into the monster and shove it back into the hell it came from.
- Erm, Robert is in the way.
- Oh well, sacrifices have to be made.

So this was the end of the Chapter. The campaign will continue, possibly with a few new characters but the same player base. It's been a fun ride and I'm looking forward to whatever [livejournal.com profile] robinbloke will come up with next.
In the meantime, O's Warhammer campaign will have priority so getting a little further with that will be cool, too.

Wow

6 Nov 2009 02:58 pm
karohemd: by LJ user gothindulgence (Dice)
Look at this:

Is this the first tabletop wargame ever (made in 1812)? The inscription on the chest translates as "Tactical Wargame". The captions are in German but I think the pictures speak for themselves, it had terrain tiles, miniatures, counters, dice (it had a conflict resolution system not unlike that of modern wargames) and pretty much everything else you'd expect. Full article (in German). It was actually used as training tool for the Prussian military. Most remarkable is this bit: "Their legacy was a concept of playing games in fictitious worlds, using dice, paper and miniatures. This only became a hobby in the 20th century when authors created the first fantasy worlds."
Our hobby isn't as young as you might think! And for once, it wasn't the Chinese but the Germans who thought of it first. Take that, D&D! ;oP

ETA: English article on boardgamegeek
It turns out I'm actually ignorant and this is old news, you can even buy it in a modern version.
Still impressive, though.

Speaking of classic RPGs, "Das Schwarze Auge", the main (but not first) orginal German RPG, is 25.
karohemd: by LJ user gothindulgence (Rupert - COC)
Finally, another session. I missed the last one because I was on holiday and then there were various clashes that prevented us from meeting but Tuesday night we were back on the MS Mauretania on our way to New York with a full complement of PCs. So here's what happened.

In which we apprehend a criminal and witness a 'demonstration of magic' )

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