Monthly Archives: March 2008

Feeling Planetary Love

OMG, I’m feeling the love for Planetary all over again. I’m itching to run a Planetary-like game using Wild Talents. Soooo much….

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222 years ago

“Blood running in the streets. Mobs of rioters and demonstrators threatening banks and legislatures. Looting of shop and home. Strikes and unemployment. Trade and distribution paralyzed. Shortages of food. Bankruptcies everywhere. Court dockets overloaded. Kidnappings for heavy ransom. Sexual perversion, … Continue reading

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WP upgraded to 2.5

And things seem okay. Still somewhat frustrated that the theme keeps dropping and I’m not aware of any log files/errors. Annoying.

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Converting some WatchTower characters to Wild Talents.

Codename: Warhead AKA David Bruce Brandon Appearance: Warhead is an 8 ft tall humanoid suit of armour. Brandon is a slighty overweight man with unkempt brown hair and bushy eyebrows. Background: Dr David Brandon is a robotics engineer. He discovered … Continue reading

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This doesn’t make any sense

Alpha Flight used to be my hero team of choice but this doesn’t make any sense. How many times must a guy die? Well, they were my favourite Marvel team. My favourite DC team were The Outsiders.

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Real Creepy Places

Real Creepy Places is a link for myself. Any self-respecting GM should be able to pastiche one of these into a game.

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I get it. Be more concise. Fine.

“Six(1) words(2) can(3) tell(4) a(5) story(6) (while five is too small). Constraints (write without the letter “e”; use only one-syllable words; make every sentence exactly N words ) can force me (and you!) out of windbaggery and make certain things … Continue reading

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Portion control

One of the hardest things to manage when GMing a game is portion control. Traditionally we game in the evenings starting at around 7 pm and finishing up around 10 pm or 11 pm. It’s long enough to get something … Continue reading

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Wild Talents / ORE

I’ve finally finished reading the system bits of Wild Talents and I do wish I’d read it earlier as it is a pretty solid action system with a lot of crunch and grit. It’s honestly the first time since reading … Continue reading

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It’s my birthday soon….so….

Brooklun Superhero Supply Company Sadly just a graphic. Always wanted to find a thrifty place to get new Anti-Grav Boots. But there is a STORE Here’s the Times article talking about Microtrends. The idea that you can ultra-specialise in something … Continue reading

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All I want for Xmas…

Via Rob:

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Theme disappearing

Something is broken with the blog at the moment as my main theme seems to keep vanishing. I think it started when I added the MyTwitter plugin so I’ve disabled it for a while. For updates about me outside of … Continue reading

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What is more likely? That an all-powerful mysterious God created the Universe and then decided not to give any proof of His existence, or that He simply does not exist at all? – Carl Sagan

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Life on Mars, by Disney

Six short movies (Youtube links) Mars & Beyond 1 of 6 – Man & the Sky and more: Mars & Beyond 2 of 6 – Mars in Pop Culture Mars & Beyond 3 of 6 – History of Life on … Continue reading

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time travel stories

If you like, or are interested in time travel fiction, this is just great. More stories on the site but I thought that one was brilliantly done.

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Arthur C. Clarke. RIP.

Sir Arthur Charles Clarke, CBE (16 December 1917 – 19 March 2008) was a British science fiction author, inventor, and futurist, most famous for his novel 2001: A Space Odyssey. Aged 90, he had a good run but will be … Continue reading

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I recently registered on Project NEMESIS, a web site dedicated to ORE (One Roll Engine) and BRP. BRP (Chaosium’s Basic RolePlaying). Seeing as my gaming group plays nothing but BRP so far (Delta Green, Gaslight, RuneQuest) and we’re potentially starting … Continue reading

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More on Godlike

I’ve finished reading the book itself and found it quite enjoyable. I do have some issues with the quick proliferation of Talents and would be seeking to limit them myself. I don’t mind them being very powerful (though there seem … Continue reading

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During our last game we had some breaks and it was mooted that I might be up for GMing Godlike. (The other option was Cthulhutech but considering that we’ve been playing nothing but Delta Green and Gaslight for the last … Continue reading

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