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Post Gateway 2011: thoughts on my games

Tweet With Gateway 2011 behind us, I now have some breathing room to reflect on the games and the prep. I ran three games at Gateway, Ghostbusters LA vs. the Flying Spaghetti Monster; Big Red Planet Hollywood; The Tulupian Avian. I’ll detail each game separately. The Tulupian Avian System: GURPS (in the Traveller setting) Synopsis to the players: An artifact of Ancient manufacture has been discovered on Forine. The object was supposed to be bequeathed to a museum on Grote, but the chancellor of Forine has had a change of heart. The party is the crew of a merchant trader that has been hired by the local duke to take him to Forine where he will try to smooth over relations and gain possession of the artifact (with the understanding that the artifact WILL leave when the … Read entire article »

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Ghostbusters vs. the Flying Spaghetti Monster game notes.

Tweet It’s Sunday morning of Gateway 2011 as I write this. I’m prepping for my last game of the con: a GURPS Traveller game. The two games I ran yesterday went very well. I got many especially kind compliments from my players in the Ghostbusters game. The game ran just on time, and the players unraveled the mystery as just the right moment — I FINALLY put in the right amount of clues at the right time for the big secret to be neither too obvious or unsolvable. In the past, I’ve had several players and listeners ask me to publish my game notes. Often they are gone, deleted and forgotten by the time I’m asked. I’ve decided to post them before anyone asks. Below is a link to a pdf of the … Read entire article »

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Gateway 2011 Pre-Convention Post

Tweet The start of Gateway 2011 is four short days away. If you’re unfamiliar with Southern California/Los Angeles game conventions, we are fortunate enough to have three: Gateway, Orccon and Gamex. All three are presented by Strategicon, and they are all hosted most recently at the Sheraton Gateway hotel near LAX. I’m running three games for this convention. I LOVE prepping new games. I tend to suffer a bit from Gamemaster ADD, so having the opportunity to prep something fresh and new is exciting. Three games, however, is a bit much. I like making maps, coming up with NPCs, coming up with plot hooks, etc. I rather it not consume so much of my free time, though. Next convention, I’ll run two games, but perhaps run one of them twice. It would be interesting to contrast … Read entire article »

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