[generic] Plans

Guvnor

The Guvnor
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#1
One's plans are a mixture of what you want to do and what others are interested.

So I think it's time to reconsider.

My planning has been nominally
More D&D, my Faerun mashup
Mythras, mid 3rd century Syria.. time of Three Emperors.
Traveller, Trojan Reaches
a British 19th-20th century game in a Midlands city with overtones of Ripper Street, Catherine Cookson, but fuzzy
Conan

However, the following have raised their heads:
Space 1889
Castle Falkenstein
All for One (also Ubiquity)

Talking to my young actor friends last night I got a very clear interest coming from them for Trek and Dr.Who roleplaying.

So how do I mash this all up and achieve as much as possible?
 
#2
Well... I would argue that 19thC Midlands/Space 1889/Falkenstein/ All for One are all different aspects of the same itch and they could be amalgamated into one larger idea. The proper quandary is whether there is enough period content in a potential Dr Who game for you to stir that into the mix and get the same result (Pater Noster Gang maybe?)

Clearly you need to run some Star Trek or at least one person is going to have a moment...

For me, the future involves three games. Obviously, our game of Symbaroum continues - that's a given. The game of Monsterhearts I have planned is gathering pace. However, the real bee in my bonnet is running an ongoing game of Blades in the Dark. I'm had my whistle whetted for it. Nothing hacked - just straight up as it comes. I have no idea when it will happen but it will happen.
 

Dom

Administrator
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#4
Well... I would argue that 19thC Midlands/Space 1889/Falkenstein/ All for One are all different aspects of the same itch and they could be amalgamated into one larger idea. The proper quandary is whether there is enough period content in a potential Dr Who game for you to stir that into the mix and get the same result (Pater Noster Gang maybe?)
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I really like the C7 Doctor who game; I really need to get it to the table. Running a Victorian-era game would be simples with it. You could have the Doctor or not. Just have someone steal a component from the Tardis that needs to be located and link the various ideas you have around it. Falkenstein could almost be an alternate reality take.
 

Guvnor

The Guvnor
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#5
I do agree that Midchester/1889/Falkenstein can be one setting/game (or multiple games).

Trek might be a one off or it might grow roots. Trek has time travel or analogues so I could re-use Syria and Midchester.

Mythras Syria would appeal to system capable players; and be a nice change from D&D. Utterly reusable with Who and maybe Trek, and the Traveller but not saying anymore

The Traveller Trojan Reaches seems more difficult to sell.

Work on Midchester and Roman Syria can start in the New Year.
 

First Age

D&D h@ck3r and Hopepunk
Staff member
#6
Scaling back.

More Forbidden Lands Sunday games.
More Coriolis after playing Strahd.
Wordplay 2 book writing after Furnace.
Offer 1 game at Garricons.
Return to Shadows of Esteren next year if I have space.

I'd like to run Pathfinder 2e.
 
#7
I think I'm at the stage of making wish lists of things to run and play rather than actual plans...though in the immediate future there's Curse of Strahd and Ashen Stars to play, and more Cthulhu Apocalypse. Next session of the One Ring might be such a game changer it's the conclusion - or there might be room for a final quest afterwards.

But my wish list?

(1) Run an 11 session campaign of Shadow of the Demon Lord (after my home game of Liminal concludes).
(2) Run a Mythic Babylon campaign of a good length.
(3) A return to Star Trek Adventures - or my game in development that's of a similar style of science fiction. Which needs finishing - but I don't want to talk about writing here.
(4) Some hardish space science fiction. I'm not sure what works for me there though, but more Mindjammer would suit me well.

In a few months I'll have other plans, and other games which catch my fancy. I'm feeling fairly mellow about gaming at the moment. The above lists needs more fantasy, and I fancy something in Saxon England at the time of the Viking invasions.
 
#8
I'm currently planning another instalment of my Empires Rising campaign with my GURPS group. Plus another with my old gaming group using FAE.

My GURPS English Civil War game is currently on hold, but another scenario for it has been prepared.

Additionally, I'm also planning to run a FAE adventure online based on John Christopher's The Tripods.

I'm also working on some material for publication. More news on that later.
 
#9
My only real gaming plan atm is to resume our Mythic Babylon campaign, which has been on hiatus over the summer. Our characters are heading to the city of Eshnunna to argue with their new Elamite overlords that their home city of Kakkulatum (a subject city of Eshnunna before the invasion) should have the right to appoint their own governor. Little do they know a new governor has already been selected for them, and it's someone they've already met...

In my fantasy life, I'm also considering what to run at Book-Club-Con, which will be held in the Lake District sometime in the near future.
 
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