Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Introducing Guðleifr the útlegð AKA Gleb the Exile

So last Saturday was the character creation session for the new D&D game that inspired my last two character creation manifesto posts (parts 1 and 2).  As previously threatened, I made good on my promise to Citizen Ben to hijack the game, standing before the seven other players and pontificating about what I thought the party goals and game plot should be, as well as shepherding all through the character creation process.   The other players decided on the following:
  • Aldous Kordam - Satyr Skald
  • Alora Aluringcast - Eladrin Arcanist
  • Samir Dastinky - Dwarf Slayer
  • Hyrulan - Elf Sentinel
  • Ichiro Katsou - Half-Elf Swordmage
  • Zarach - Githzerai Avenger
  • ??? - Halfling Storm Sorcerer

And I, of course, went with my plan to play Guðleifr the útlegð AKA Gleb the Exile, Goliath Barbarian.


Sunday, February 10, 2013

2 Vday Mixes

Mostly unrelated to gaming (I started getting into Doom Jazz when looking for good background music for my Noir-influenced Fading Suns game), here are the two mix CDs I am going to foist on friends who will probably never listen to them...

Last.fm post with track previews, links to artist info, etc

Love is Doomed ...a doom jazz valentine...

1 "Black City Skyline" Bohren & Der Club of Gore from Sunset Mission
2 "Mists of Krakatoa" The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble from Here Be Dragons
3 "Your Kicks and What?" Heroin & Your Veins from Regret
4 "Une Petit Cellier" The Dale Cooper Quartet from Metamanoir
5 "The Admiral's Game" The Mount Fuji Doomjazz Corporation from Succubus
6 "Now He Knows Your Name" Barry Adamson from An Album Club Exclusive
7 "Thrill of Romance...?" Nurse With Wound from Huffin' Rag Blues
8 "The First Pain" Heroin & Your Veins from Dead People's Trails
9 "Beileid" Bohren & Der Club of Gore from Beileid
10 "Fifteen Years of Sorrow" Strange Attractor from Everything is Closer
11 "Alice" Sunn O))) from Monoliths and Dimensions



See All the Lonely Children Lose their Minds

1 "Copenhagen" Minor Science from Train Window Girl (avaiable free here)
2 "Ode to Sad Disco" Mark Lanegan Band from Blues Funeral
3 "The Beautiful Dancing Dust (Remixed by Matmos)" Current 93 featuring Antony from Black Ships Heat the Dancefloor
4 "Tagelang Weiß" Einstürzende Neubauten from Strategies Against Architecture IV
5 "1000 Eyes (Film Version)" Alec Empire from Shivers
6 "I Wish I Was a Mole in the Ground" ANBB from Ret Marut Handshake
7 "Youth and Lust" Cold Cave from Love Comes Close
8 "Human Experiment" Al Comet from White Planet
9 "Feeder" Mothman from Mothman
10 "Megahurtz (mindFIELD Aurora Mix)" Chemlab from Rock Whore vs Dance Floor
11 "Lonely Go Go Dancer" Marc Almond from Tragedy



Saturday, February 9, 2013

Character Creation III-Part 2 - 2 Examples


Continuing on my last post, here are two examples of character creation. I worked through creating two PCs in order to apply many of my ideas from that post...

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Character Creation III

I’ve been thinking about character creation and party building as I plan the hijack Citizen Ben’s second D&D group that he’s starting up this month.  I think he thinks that I’m just joking about hijacking the game, but I’m actually deadly serious.  I’m taking the opportunity to apply to this new game what I’ve been thinking about RE: Characters, backgrounds, goals, plots and party cohesion from the two games I’m running, my Gritty Fantasy Last Rest Reign campaign and my Future Noir Fading Suns, plus Citizen Ben’s first D&D game that I’m playing.  If I’m going to disappoint my girlfriend by dedicating time to a fourth RPG game, bringing my monthly RPG sessions that bite into our time from five up to six I intend to get exactly what I want.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Uwain the Betrayed: Speechification

Why, yes, I'm the kind of crazy SOB who'd write up a speech for his D&D character to deliver... I've been waiting for months to have Uwain give this speech, and finally, tomorrow, I shall have that chance...  The game left off last time with my former PC, the now NPC, Sid (referenced below as "That Abomination", sending abominations to kill the PCs, this would be the speech Uwain would give immediately after the fight.

A Bang & then a Whimper - The Final Dispatch from Parcher's

When we left our rag-tag band of PCs and their 50-60 hangers on (in addition to Pinky's gang, Man also decided to take the 'hav...