Sunday, January 21, 2018

Dead Suns: The Ambassador

Alright, welcome back to my Starfinder coverage since my group's been able to start meeting again. As this is still part of the first adventure path module of a new setting, expect a lot of asides and parentheticals pointing out little setting bits. If you need a refresher as to who these people are and what's gone on (since it's been a while), the first post can be found here.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Digestif: Regression

This is a little behind because I went out of town to visit friends shortly after the last session and (obviously) didn't get this post up before leaving. (Still out of town, but managed to get this written up and posted nonetheless) Not much else to add, so...

Friday, December 29, 2017

Digestif: Four is a Significant Number

First off, I hope everyone had a pleasant holiday season (which may still be ongoing for some folks, depending on when this goes up). In this session, John finally brings his character into the group and hopefully now we can charge forward into plot, unfettered by concerns of when/how to work him in and whether he'll be too far behind.

Before I get into it here, I also want to point out that it might be a little longer before the next Starfinder write-up. Player schedules being what they are around the holidays, it'll be some time next month before we'll be able to play again (and I can't guarantee there'll be a write-up after that session, since I'm doing those based on how far the plot moves more than time played).

Anyhow, here we go.

Friday, December 22, 2017

Dead Suns: Welcome to Absalom Station

Alright, so here's the first entry in my Starfinder coverage. For those who haven't been paying attention, to give myself breaks in story planning, my usual tabletop group alternates between my homebrew games (currently my Woodburn Chronicles game, previously my Werewolf: The Apocalypse chronicle) and an Adventure Path. In the past we've done Pathfinder, but for a handful of reasons we cut our most recent AP short to play Starfinder instead.

So here we are. My group is going to be covering the Dead Suns Adventure Path, the inaugural Starfinder AP from Paizo. These write-ups aren't necessarily going to be per-session, because we sometimes have to play short-ish sessions and sometimes more than a little of that time is going to be taken up by simply moving from room to room and dealing with monsters or what have you. So these are going to be more based on story progression than session-by-session recountings.

(Also, because I'm expecting at least one or two people who are only passingly familiar with Starfinder, at least for the first couple posts I'll be including copious setting details and footnotes.)

So with no further adieu, let's begin Dead Suns, Vol. 1: Incident at Absalom Station!

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Digestif: The Darkness Below

Welcome back to my coverage of my Chronicles of Darkness crossover story, Digestif. Not really sure what to add here (other than to point out that John's character still isn't ready, and he should be joining the group next time), to be honest, so we'll just jump right into the write-up.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Digestif: Too Much to Chew

Welcome back to my vaguely-semi-regular-ish gaming post coverage here at this blog. For those of you who've missed it, a while back I finished up my W20 game and have moved on to a Chronicles of Darkness game in the 'Woodburn Chronicles' setting in which my various fictions, my earlier Promethean game, and my Vampire game from a couple of years ago take place. This will specifically follow up on what happened with Derrick and the Strix.

This particular story itself is called 'Digestif.' As a bit of an experiment, I'm going with a mixed group of characters, whom we'll meet below the cut!

Friday, November 24, 2017

Dry spell ending (and time-sensitive writing-related bit)

So it's been quiet here, as I'm well aware. I haven't had much to share, but let me get caught up on where we've been before I get to new info:

Doctor Who is still on indefinite hiatus. And because it's on hiatus because of half of that group moving away, it hasn't been properly replaced and likely won't be.

Between people being out of town for one reason or another and a Halloween get-together, my Sunday group hasn't gotten much playing time in and we've spent it trying to power through a Pathfinder module that's been enough of a slog we've decided to put the kibosh on finishing the adventure path we were running and switch to Starfinder instead.

This also means that I haven't had a chance to start my Woodburn Chronicles game yet. However, that leads into...

New stuff!

Okay, so first off, this Sunday we should be beginning my Woodburn Chronicles game. At the very least, we make sure characters are finished and take care of some baggage from the downtime between the last session and this one. Barring any sort of last-minute shenanigans, we should have Zac returning as Derrick, Sean and Bryan bringing in new characters (a werewolf and mage, respectively), and John joining this particular setting with a werewolf character of his own. I'll provide more info when I begin updates for that one.

Generally I don't do updates on my Pathfinder sessions, largely because a number of them would mostly be descriptions of combat that took more of the night than I'd like to admit. That said, a couple of people have still been mildly curious, so for my Starfinder sessions I might do summaries based on legs of the story and not session-by-session breakdowns. (If there really is interest in seeing those here, please speak up in the comments! Don't take this the wrong way, but there's other things I could be doing rather than yet another game's worth of blog posts.)

And now the time-sensitive writing-related bit. Long story short, Furplanet and its digital counterpart Bad Dog Books are doing a Black Friday sale. So if you haven't yet picked up Roar 8 (ebook version), in which my writing appears, now is a good time. (or, y'know, anything else on the site, I guess) The promo code 'turkey2017' gets you 15% off at Furplanet for today (November 24th), only, or 25% off at Bad Dog Books for the whole weekend.