[generic] Game planning

Guvnor

The Guvnor
Staff member
#1
I am trying to get my head around what I want to run next, but also what I want to read next
sorry @Maddz and @Ezio and @First Age but Qin is fading from my mind as revisiting.. I don't mean revisiting the Warring States period, but with that ruleset.. we may have fixed it but it may have left too bitter a taste in my mouth
I am loving running D&D in Dolmenwood, and I have 2 groups there, with some shared players, @pedr and @xwingmario in particular.
The timelines are merging and I have a feeling that in 2021 it will become one group, and that the current storyline may reach an epic 8th-9th level conclusion..
So will I run something else.. possible candidates that were discarded were Dragon Warriors (just too similar to my D&D game), and Warlock (ditto but also I hope @Cybergoths will run it.
Our 3 year Symbaroum campaign is ending and then we shall have a burst of FATE Shogun from @Duncan Rowlands , so that slot is also open since I am sure that @Vodkashok wants a rest.. maybe @AndrewW will run us Pathfinder 2?
So what have I said before that I would run that still have my attention?
I have wanted to run Mythras again, and @First Age has drawn me into Syria in 250-260AD, not least due to reading the Warrior of Rome books and my longstanding fascination with the region.
Whilst @First Age has run it beautifully with his light Tripod game on Lets-Role I'd want to run it with Mythras on Roll20. I have run Mythras before and it's medium crunch with an ambiguious relationship to miniatures, but wrangling Qin into shape should help there.
Our/My regular "dark" games have made me wonder if it's time to roll out the sunny happy uplands of Blue Rose using the AGE system. I like the idea of optimism and goodness as the default, and altho some criticize AGE at higher levels for having too many hit points there are known fixes for that and I have enjoyed the few occasions when I have been able to play it.
Or shall I go very very dark? I would like to run the Shadows of the Demon Lord, the fantasy apocalypse, and there is a full conversion of the Freeport Trilogy for it.. which I ran years ago with D&D 3, and that appeals
But why so fantasy Tom? My first love was and actually still is SF when I read, and I have said for a good while that I want to go back to the Trojan Reaches with Mongoose Traveller 2e on Roll20. I have a table all ready to go. I think i'd learn from Coriolis and use a character package for character gen, interlinked PC relationships, a common goal, even a common skill advantage.. i have all the Pirates of Drinax stuff that I have partially run before but I'd probably explore with the players if they want a different arc to explore those systems and cultures.
Other ideas nibbling at my sub conscious include one offs of Punkapocalyptic, Numenera, Usagi Yojimbo, Myriad Songs, and Béthorm.
 

Neil

Lay member
#6
I mentioned Thirsty Sword Lesbians to my Mouse Guard group, and that got lots of interest. So I think I'll be running a three-week game of that in the club's next short block, in a couple of weeks.

At the club AGM a while ago, lots of people were saying nice things about the Tenra Bansho Zero games I ran and wanted another. So I think I'll follow the interest and offer a TBZ game for the club, returning to the excellent Ruined Empires setting and an r-map lifted from a Ross Macdonald novel.
 

First Age

D&D h@ck3r and Hopepunk
Staff member
#7
Today has been testing the Role VTT for Jencon Cyber(https://warhorn.net/events/jencon-cyber) in a couple of weeks. It's a predominantly Paizo Pathfinder based convention.

The VTT is in 'early access' having fairly basic features for now, with sheets for 5e and a few others. I'll be using it as a dice roller and map, graphics and token sharing. Most everything will be driven off our paper character sheets.

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#8
I have an evolving notes doc with possible games to run, as one-offs or maybe longer. Keep getting interested in one for a while then shifting to another (possibly bitten by Graham?) - am treating flickering of enthusiasm as a good sign.

List includes The One Ring (though maybe wait for playtest of edition 2b if that's coming?); Star Trek; Mindjammer; maybe Forbidden Lands if I actually get to reading it. And toying with a few others.

Some appeal in introducing local peeps to a wider range of games, if I could raise interest. Or there's no shortage of online cons - at some point I'll get on the merry-go-round. Especially as virus time is set to run at least a few months more.
 

First Age

D&D h@ck3r and Hopepunk
Staff member
#10
I have an evolving notes doc with possible games to run, as one-offs or maybe longer. Keep getting interested in one for a while then shifting to another (possibly bitten by Graham?) - am treating flickering of enthusiasm as a good sign.
I hope bitten in a good way. :LOL:

Whilst enjoying variety, it's good to get a regular game down. This year it seems to be Pathfinder 2e, with us heading into session 14 next week.

I've also managed to fumble towards an understanding of streaming and linking Twitch to YouTube. Not quite there, but almost. Here's a look at Role, which I'll be using properly in a couple of weeks.

 

Dom

Administrator
Staff member
#16
I'm now involved in a game planning session in preparation for 'Eternal Lies' next year. It's been a campaign I've come close to running twice, but now parts of our old Esoterrorists group are ready to engage it, and Richard Lock is going to take us on the journey towards insanity.
 
#17
Definitely planning The Dracula Dossier under Savage Worlds. Toying with the idea of either straight-up Scum and Villainy or a 5150/Bulldogs/Savage Worlds mashup, Scum and Villainy because I like the character and ship playbooks, and the mashup because all of the bits have been fun individually, so could they somehow work together?
 
#18
I'm thinking about games in 2021.
The last two years have been strange and I've not gamed as much as I should.

2019 was work and more work. 2020 has been lock-down and learning to accept that virtual gaming is a key way to get gaming in when there are obstructions of time and distance.

I'm hoping that the Cthulhu by Gaslight campaign that I'm running over skype continues through next year. We play fortnightly and I have a tonne of scenarios (Chaosium, Cubicle Seven, Stygian Fox) that I would love to get to the table. It's also quite likely that a classic Traveller campaign will return for me to play in. I hope to play around more with roll20 and maybe offer some old fashioned dungeon crawling - whether that's Labyrinth Lord, 13th Age, or The Black Hack, I've not decided. Maybe the Forbidden Age campaign from @First Age could re-surface either physically or on-line?

I'll try and run a game or two at Continuum or Furnace if they happen; these could be an opportunity to get out some of the many new games I've bought in the last five years....
 

First Age

D&D h@ck3r and Hopepunk
Staff member
#19
Pathfinder 2e is my hit game of the year. I’m now running a campaign, an actual proper campaign. I had wondered if I would ever be able to do that again. I’ve still got it in me. It will continue for a good while yet I think.

The Coriolis Mercy of the Icons game beckons for a return, and there seems to be good enthusiasm for more, so I am looking forward to running the game again. There's even a Season two campaign book on its way.

Having said that I am intrigued by other things too for my other Wednesday game slot, which I might like to run something in the future:

Blade and Spell (my Tal5/Omni/Omega based fantasy game) in Greyhawk or Wilderlands. It’s a wacky mix and notion, but each might complement and encourage the other and I will need to get some playtest in once I get the core elements of the game down. I have Trilemma adventures and a disk of gubbins to weave a Shield Land series. Chaos and War and 101 stories of heroism. There’s also a Wiki thing for online collaboration, which might form into something that would hold a good game.

Tripod will get some kind of release when I can get out of convention commitments. A freewheeling game using this simple rule set would be a nice contrast to the more voluminous Pathfinder.

More Pathfinder 2e with Aegis of Empire and off to the Lost Lands. I don’t know, but there is certainly a game there and I rather like the core game engine.

Conan 2d20 is being demanding, but I might save that for the Wave 3 party later this year.

Cypher is later next year.

Mostly I have Fantasy and SF on my shelves. For SF there is Coriolis as above, but I also have some hankerings for Traveller to rediscover my old flame. There is a growing consensus that a Traveller game will happen, so I’m interested to see what emerges. Traveller would be very easy to put into a generic sheet on Lets Role and a Foreven game beyond the Imperium and in the shadow of the Zhodane Consulate is something I’ve always wanted a go at.

VTT will either be Lets Role or Role (especially if it is a less tactical map kind of game). I’ll use Roll20 if I have to use some weird dice that it supports.
 
#20
Blade and Spell (my Tal5/Omni/Omega based fantasy game) in Greyhawk or Wilderlands. It’s a wacky mix and notion, but each might complement and encourage the other and I will need to get some playtest in once I get the core elements of the game down. I have Trilemma adventures and a disk of gubbins to weave a Shield Land series. Chaos and War and 101 stories of heroism. There’s also a Wiki thing for online collaboration, which might form into something that would hold a good game.
I've not been following your Omni adventures - and I don't really know anything about the system - but if you're running things in Greyhawk I'd be interested to find out more!
 
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