Friday, September 28, 2018

Suggestions, Please

I need new blogs to follow. Many of the blogs I now follow have either

a.) stopped blogging or are on extended indefinite hiatus
b.) have turned into podcasts or
c.) Blog about something I'm not interested in anymore

So, what are you reading and why should I read it?

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Monsters, Vampires, Etc.

I ran my fourth session of Monster of the Week last night. I feel personally like it was the weakest session on my part. I just didn't seem to gel with the Keeper moves last night. Not a bad session, but I think last week's was better.

I was kind of amped about Vampire: the Masquerade 5th edition, but holy Jesus that cover is fucking awful. The limited edition has maybe the coolest VtM cover I've ever seen, but I don't feel like selling a kidney or taking out a second mortgage just to get a book with a decent cover. C'est la vie.

Monday, September 10, 2018

No News

I ran Monster of the Week again. 
It was great. 
7/7 would monster again. 

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Monster of the Week Continues

Monster of the Week is fucking dope.

I prep the game for less than an hour a week, and I'm able to run 5-6 hour sessions on it.

The game always moves forward. Investigations flow smoothly without stall-outs or navel-gazing. There's generally just one combat.

A story emerges naturally, without me having to plan some course of events. I'm just as surprised as the players about the way things turn out.

It's definitely different than pretty much all other games I've run, but I'm really enjoying it.

Meanwhile, in the other side of my brain, I've been yearning to do a Stars Without Number game, as I haven't had the chance to run it since before I went to grad school. (Except for the one-shot I did at KantCon this past summer) Alternately, a B/X game with weird science fiction shit going on in the background. Sadly, I can't seem to get any local traction on this.