I'm considering the possibility of running an RPG starting this fall, after [livejournal.com profile] ancalagon_tb's Star Wars game ends. This would put it somewhere around October, I'm guessing.

My current idea involves a modern setting with relatively little actual combat, using the Hero system because I know it works well for this kind of game, and for other reasons that I cannot fully disclose at this time. Character death is expected to be rare but not necessarily absent, and provision for bringing players back in would be made (i.e., if your character dies, you don't "lose your seat" or come back in at "level 0"). An introductory game lasting about 3-4 sessions would lead in, and then players would have the opportunity to construct new characters based on a better understanding of the milieu and the game mechanics. I will provide help with character creation, especially for people new to RP'ing and/or to the Hero system, which can be a bit daunting.

The focus of the game would be on characters' actions in the context of difficult matters of ethics and loyalty, against a backdrop of... well, some kind of trouble, at any rate. Elements of the supernatural are likely to become involved.

This game would draw on some things that I've played in and enjoyed, but it's not a carbon-copy of any of them... apparent similarities should not be trusted to hold too far!

Any salutes? If you're interested, let me know about your availability. My preference would be to run on a weeknight, starting at 7:00 and running until 10:30 plus or minus 30 minutes.
ironphoenix: Raven flying (Default)
( Apr. 10th, 2007 12:03 pm)
It worked! Yes, I know this is coming out late; the delay is in me posting, not in the test being successful. Over half the company came by to see it, all the way up to the co-presidents. People are starting to believe that it'll be a real product, me included.

The surprising thing was really that there weren't any surprises. The only problems that arose were a matter of a connector not being tightened quite enough (mea culpa!) and things we already knew to expect.

As for why I haven't posted before this, I've been busy at work with pushing hard towards the next stage, and over the weekend with Easter Triduum services and family gatherings, and with creating a character for [livejournal.com profile] ms_danson's role-playing game. I also got my performance and salary reviews last week, and was much happier with one than the other; more than that, I won't say here.

Every Easter is different for me; this year, I served in some liturgical capacity on all three days. Last year, I preached at the Vigil; in previous years, I simply participated as a member of the congregation or served on one or another day; one year, I fasted for the duration (from Eucharist on Maundy Thursday to Eucharist at the Easter Vigil on Saturday night). That last was a year that [livejournal.com profile] soul_diaspora was away at Easter: fasting, for me, calls for solitude.

The role-playing character needs some finishing touches, as is unavoidable in a carefully-constructed campaign, but is mostly complete. Building a mage in the HERO system in a weekend is a not inconsiderable accomplishment, I think! The character sheet isn't online, but I also wrote some longer-than-usual backstory, which is posted here in the game lj, [livejournal.com profile] ratcatchers. Yes, I've tried to write something approximating fiction, in dialogue no less; expect rains of frogs soon. The character was inspired somewhat by a song on a CD that I got recently (sorry, no "New Music" posts lately, too busy!) by Cheb Mami and K-Mel called Parisien du nord ("North Parisian"), about the situation of North Africans living in the Paris suburban ghettos.
ironphoenix: Raven flying (Default)
( Jul. 17th, 2006 03:35 pm)
For all you roleplayers... Treasure!

In other news, the A/C is busted on our floor. It's hot. I'm not staying late today.
ironphoenix: Raven flying (Default)
( Jun. 2nd, 2006 04:29 pm)
This looks like a good tactic to use in an RPG sometime...



ironphoenix: Raven flying (Default)


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