Not a mod, not your momma.
- Nov 14, 2018
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As an aside, only one of the four teens had ever seen Aliens. Apparently, they no longer bother to teach the classics these days.
I hope it wasn't just a mindless killing spree, but that you taught them the valuable lesson of doing hard core narcotics.
Oh yeah, this is pure collaborative storytelling with no resolution system. Just a bunch of prompts and insanity. It is a party game where you do some roleplaying. And the actual insanity described is the results of the players, not the playset. The playset just sets the tone and the relationships between the characters.Pity this is for Fiasco because it sounds hilarious but I don't think Fiasco is for us.
Why didn't they block a corridor and face them with a shieldwall?My AS&SH game came to a horrible death last night - well, most of the party did anyway.
Nothing to blame here but terrible tactics. Kind of bewildering honestly. A party of 4 level 3 characters along with 3 men-at-arms runs into a crowd of 10 zombies. Should be able to dispatch them easily enough. Zombies are slow and exhibit zero tactical thinking. You can count on them to just shuffle forward and try to overwhelm. But the whole party just ran into the room, into the midst of them, to engage them in melee, allowing themselves to be immediately surrounded. And zombies in AS&SH are no joke in that situation. Swarming, they were quickly able to overbear a couple characters, one of the men-at-arms got eaten causing the other two to flee, the prone characters were bitten and contracted zombiism, and it all went to hell so quickly.
Well, I was needing a break from Hyperborea anyway I suppose.
Looking forward to you posting in the Ravenloft thread. I'm eager to soak up as much Ravenloft as I can, I'm catching up on the last 30yrs that I avoided it!Haven't been posting much here lately, alas. My Ravenloft campaign is in full swing and my job has returned to full-time, in-person teaching, so I've been overwhelmed with pre-work and work-work. I'll try to be back soon.
If you want to characters to feel like they are proactive types in a rollicking B-grade adventure movie, then I would go with Fate Core or Thrilling Tales.Not actually playing this, but something in another thread has made me want to work up a game based on a cross between the film Anaconda and Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World. The PCs would be scientists, film crew people, riverboat captain and crew, native guides, porters, maybe a couple of government officials or soldiers sent along, and so on, on an expedition up a river to investigate some National Enquirer-type claim or to locate a crashed plane to rescue important survivors or experimental equipment or something like that. I'd probably have players roll up two or three characters apiece so one can replace another as they get eaten and killed by overgrown snakes, headhunters, dinosaurs, man-hating Amazons, carnivorous apes, rival expeditions, whatever. I'd probably set it in the 1970s and run it like a cheap Roger Corman movie. What RPG do you all think would be good for such an endeavor? It should be fairly light as the game would be mock-serious and tongue-in-cheek.
Our kids just started today. Preschool for the youngest is in person under emergency childcare provisions with a very experienced teacher. 1st grader is fully virtual with a new to the school but experienced teacher (who also came with the most tech savvy out of just about all the teachers and staff at the school).Virtual school for the kids starts today! One of the kids has a teacher fresh out of college. That could be awesome or horrible. We shall see.
She sent a video ahead of time and there were enough "and, um" lines in it that i just had a hard time taking her too seriously. It's a bit petty but I didn't fill me with confidence I was dealing with an adult. If you're not dealing with an adult then any eye candy aspect to a gal just disappearsSpeaking as a professional when assessing the skills of a teacher the very first question should be "Is she cute?"
Update: Baron and Ayu have confirmed their availability for tomorrow, as well as Zera who is my Reliable One that I can count on every Thursday, so we get to have a game after all!!! YAY!!! I've been pretty excited to run this session, and also, it's really helpful that Ayu will be there, because one of the encounters is based on her backstory.Probably going to have to postpone this week's SWADE game, since only one player has confirmed their availability.
My wife spent about a year as a member of Toastmasters. It helped her immensely. She went from a total scared neophyte to something pretty close to a professional speaker. Highly recommended!The ability to deliver voice in a video presentation without the 'ums' is not a base part of the teacher skill set. It's some thing you learn (or not) on the job. IMO anyway. Slowing down your delivery and learning to pause instead of 'um' takes some practice.