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Jun. 2nd, 2012


Changeling the Dreaming

The bug has bit me...

I'm thinking of running a Changeling the Dreaming one-shot for either Queen City Con or UBCon. I've always wanted to run a CtD game set at the time of the Resurgence, but before the war, something about commoners and sidhe having to work together before the crude hit the fan. I'm even thinking about allowing players to (gasp) bring their own characters.

Is this really a good idea? Or am I just refusing to let the dream die?

Apr. 23rd, 2012


Game ideas for Queen City ConQuest

Behind the cut to save space.Collapse )

Comment if any sticks out and appeals to your interest.

Feb. 13th, 2012


Airship Pirates RPG Synopsis

The Derelict

It’s 2150. The world is a vast wilderness, filled with beasts with a taste for human flesh. Most of humanity huddles in ignorance within the massive walled cities of the NeoVictorians, kept in line by clockwork police and the Imperial Air Navy. A handful of brave souls still travel the lands: the NeoBedouins. Above it all fly the Skyfolk, determined to remain free. And you? You’ve thrown your lot in with brigands, exiles, criminals, prostitutes, free-traders, revolutionaries... and one lawyer. Yes, you are a pirate, serving aboard the airship Black Hare. So bring the boilers to steam! Strap on your goggles! Hoist the Jolly Roger! And ready yourself for the mystery to be found aboard... The Derelict.

Jan. 26th, 2011



Can't sleep, clowns will eat me... I was just thinking how it's amazing that I'm not afraid of clowns. I grew up in a house filled with turn of the century toys, including clowns from the Humpty Dumpty Circus. What creeeeeeepy, smiling clowns Schoenhut made.

So less than 4 hours sleep. No nap, well maybe one after youngest gets out of school. Fighting SAD. There needs to be monster movie where the monsters are based on mental disorders and syndromes, something so politically incorrect that censors will actually give a "WTF?" rating instead of PG or R. "Look out! The monster is draining all the sunlight from the world and causing everyone to go emo..." It would probably start out subtle, though, like on a college campus where no one would notice at first.

Where has our attention span gone? Classic and Romantic composers would write songs that went on FOREVER, and even folk songs in the ballad style just never seem to end (Tam Lin comes to mind.) But these days, most songs don't make it past the 4 minute mark. And, and you know what? F**k the TV. That's right, Get a big long one and just plug away at it. And no, I don't know why I wrote that. I'm free associating, darn you! Let me be!

UBCon. Sheesh. Get off your tails, you shiftless gits. I know it's run by students, but really, they do nothing to get themselves out there. People have plans to make, you youngsters! We need to know what's happening. And while we're at it, get the heck off my front lawn! College punks...

A dollar and a dream. That's all you need for the lottery. The chances of winning are more or less the same as being struck by lightening, I heard. That's all I need. With my luck I'll get struck by lightening, and then where will my chances at winning the lottery go? Because, of course, the chances of both being struck by lightening AND winning the lottery are go too great to think of. This is all relatively speaking of course, not respectively as I was originally going to insert somewhere in here.

You know, that's how I need to approach NANOWRIMO! Get a good lack of sleep, and then just let my fingers do the... whatever. Free association... thing... yeah. Nevermind that lack of sleep increases both my blood pressure and the chances of my having a heart attack... but not my chances of winning the lottery or being struck by lightening. Funny, that. I should be working on the last 2 character choices for Changeling or finishing the touches for Sunday's Dragon Age game, but my players might want something comprehensible in terms of storyline and plot. Possibly.

And where the heck is my candy from Japan! Well, my daughter's candy, birthday candy. She wants a birthday party but doesn't know who to invite. Figures.

Sleeeeeeeeeeeeepy, sleepy, sleepy.

Time to go get youngest home from school. Then I can put my head down for a bit.

But still... I wonder... who is Airman Higgs?

Oct. 5th, 2010


Spirit Day

Originally posted by neo_prodigy at Spirit Day

It’s been decided. On October 20th, 2010, we will wear purple in honor of the 6 gay boys who committed suicide in recent weeks/months due to homophobic abuse in their homes at at their schools. Purple represents Spirit on the LGBTQ flag and that’s exactly what we’d like all of you to have with you: spirit. Please know that times will get better and that you will meet people who will love you and respect you for who you are, no matter your sexuality. Please wear purple on October 20th. Tell your friends, family, co-workers, neighbors and schools.

RIP Tyler Clementi, Seth Walsh (top)
RIP Justin Aaberg, Raymond Chase (middle)
RIP Asher Brown and Billy Lucas. (bottom)

REBLOG to spread a message of love, unity and peace.

Sep. 14th, 2010


UBCon is coming

Ah, planning for April! It's probably sad that my "wild weekend" each year consists of Nerf and RPGs, but I like it that way, darn it!

For Saturday afternoon, I'm starting on a Changeling game set in WWI. Herself has been helping me locate background music, and I'm hoping to find a gutted Cathedral Radio to use as a prop. I'm a little fuzzy on what the storyline would be, but I'm getting there. I'll probably start on character creation and packets later this week. My only real worry is what to do for swag; I always give out little gifts to those who come and play, but I'm not sure what to use this time. Perhaps I can get some spent brass cartridges and make some sort of trench art.

Sunday afternoon will be Faery's Tale. I've actually got the characters mostly done. I just need to finish up the baddies and the npcs, and then print it all out. I know what I'm doing for swag (more or less) but I really should start gathering/assembling things.

I'm not sure what's going on Friday night yet. Right now, it's tentatively scheduled to be for herself's graduation night, and if so I'll probably just do the Nerf War overnight. I might even try to do both the overnight Friday and Saturday wars. I've seen/heard that they are looking for enforcers...

Then there are the plans I have for running a Nerf firing range and/or accuracy contest. My only real concern? Who pays for the prizes/awards?? I submitted just such a question on the sarpa forums, but I haven't heard anything back yet. I know it's early days as of yet but I'm also trying to figure out when the best time to run this is; beforehand during one of the regular scheduled slots or during the Nerf War itself...
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Jul. 23rd, 2010


A Shave and A Haircut...

... no longer costs just 2 bits.

But DAMN, it's good to go to an actual barber. I never really ever left those discount places feeling satisfied. This guy's got my business for the foreseeable future.

Jul. 14th, 2010


Those were the days...

I spent some time last night re-reading rowan_academy, and going over the posts under both mopple and spindlenocker. Where did all that come from? And more importantly, where did it go??

Shame I lost the password for Hob's account; I'm pretty sure there were also some friend's only posts as well.

Jul. 9th, 2010


Faces I Have Worn

 I was puttering through iTunes today and came across a song I hadn't played for awhile, "The Loyal Lover."

"I love my love, and I love my love because my love loves me...."

Ah, Hob, how you are missed.

Jul. 7th, 2010


Things I Have Learned

When resting in repose near a hummingbird feeder, refrain from wearing shirts of the red hue.

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