Go Home! It’s Over!

…and I’m off to bed. When I wake I’ll no doubt think of a dozen other interesting things to say and wish I could take some of these things back… but I’ll slip that banana peel when I come to it.

…and I’m off to bed. When I wake I’ll no doubt think of a dozen other interesting things to say and wish I could take some of these things back… but I’ll slip that banana peel when I come to it.

Illegal Gods: The PCs

I see PCs as playing any of the following kinds of characters…

I see PCs as playing any of the following kinds of characters:

1) God Merchants (selling, buying, trading gods…think a cross between slave trading and missionary work.)

2) Pirates (because every interstellar story ought to have pirates!)

3) Alien Observers (um, see “pirates” above.)

4) Members of the Enemy (particularly Missionaries)

5) Quasi- or decomissioned Military for the “other side.”

6) Scavengers and Salvage Artists (because “Alien” is one of the influences.)

7) Tribal Priests, Demon Summoners, and Shamans being Transported

8) Ex-members of the decomissioned Human Science Experimentation League. (See my gaming fiction for Illegal Gods.)

9) Translators and other professionals.

10) Bureaucrats

Your Very Own Personal Speaker

Get me to a convention, and I can speak eloquently and knowledgeably on the following topics:

Gaming Fiction: Accessible Campaigns or In-Jokes?

Fan Fiction: Crossing the Line Between Flattering and Flat-Out Wrong

Who’s Behind the Wand/Door/Summoning: Does Conspiracy Theory Differ Between Genres?

…and much, much more!

Plus, I eat light, sleep rarely, and I’m a redhead who looks cute in leopard print.

Boiled Down

The ultimate secret to GMing well is revealed…

If you were going to boil down most of the game preparation articles, I think you would probably end up with something gooey, but it might just look like this:

Know what’s going to happen, but let the players take you there.

That sums it up for me.

Red, Green, and 78 mph

Probably one of my favourite revisited threads of all times are the listing of the humorous crossover opportunities between RPGs. The unusual mixture.

Probably one of my favourite revisited threads of all times are the listing of the humorous crossover opportunities between RPGs. This is a good example of humour in the “unexpected revelation;” the clever title (I still think In Anime is my favourite for that), the unusual mixture, or just the idea of Ewoks dressed as Street Samurai.

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Origins

Worlds grow from eggs.

Cities grow from seeds.

See, the process of building a city requires fertile soil to plant it. Cities are harvested from other cities, of course; that’s why suburbs are badly pruned cities.

Worlds grow from eggs. The question there, really, is: what lays these eggs? Is the Milky Way some great deposit of World Sperm?