Friday, July 29, 2011

A long time ago...

So after I get back from Gencon in over a week I will be putting the first "season" of my D&D game to rest with the ending of the Iron Circle arc in my store based game with the players setting in motion the events that will drive the second arc of the story.

I will then recharge my RPG batteries by running Star Wars Saga Edition. I have been looking forward to running a Saga game since my home game died an agonizingly slow death or deathlike trance it is in after it jumped the shark.

I am trying to think of what era to run the game in. Most of the players will know of just the two trilogies and maybe one or two might know KotOR or the expanded universe beyond Return of the Jedi.

Clone Wars or a Classic Trilogy tale?

We are going to do a character creation day and they will discuss their character concepts with each other and that will drive my creation of the series I want to run. I think it will be interesting.

Monday, July 11, 2011

I do not hate it...

I do not hate being a Dungeon Master or a Game Master is you prefer. I have run games way more than I have played and sometimes I think that gives a buzz kill for being a player. I want to quote rules when I know they are wrong, I want to give loop holes in the rules to allow us to do some crazy things.

I am everything I hate about those kinds of players. Yet I still want to play something. I think it is why I do MMO's and why sometimes that is enough for me.

In some games I feel just like a player when I am running especially when I get into the NPC's I am running. I really hated the idea of Geoffrey in my current D&D campaign but I really like running him and with the addition of our new member of the group I can smell roleplaying potential.

In that vein I think I am hitting D&D saturation point. I am running D&D encounters on Wednesday Nights and I am running a D&D campaign on Saturdays. It is not DM burnout more like I have that itch to try something new that I am dying to run.

I have thought of Star Wars, but I have also thought of Mekton and the world of Jovian Chronicles.

I have people at my table that like anime and I think the game might go over well. I do not want to end D&D but I think I need a few weeks without it and I think running a quick campaign will go well with teaching them other game systems.

I would need some prep work so this is a few weeks off and still in the planning stages but I think I will run something completely different. I mean right now I am listening to Fire Bomber from Macross 7 so who knows Giant Aliens and Transforming robots?

I think I will save that to playing it with my friend Dennis as he wants to run a robotech/macross style game.

Jovian Chronicles will get my fix for giant robot and sci-fi combat and tell the stories I also like telling. As for playing? I will have to wait and see where it all takes me.

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I am Regional Coordinator for the Great Lakes Region for D&D Adventurers League. Worked for Best Buy as a Project Team Specialist were I did store remodels, support Vendor displays and set merchandising standards for the stores in the Chicago market. He also enjoys playing games (PC, Console, Board Games, RPGs and Miniature Skirmish Games), reading, watching movies and listening to music.