We’re two games in on ‘The Path to Power’ chronicle, and I’m thinking I should have subtitled it ‘Can the Subaltern Kick Ass?’ because the entire party is made up of characters from colonized indigenous groups and allied Others. We have Altani, an envoy from the local nomadic Shoanti tribes who were violently pushed off… Continue reading Can the Subaltern Kick Ass?
Two days left for the start (restart?) of The Path to Power (my chronicle title for the Crimson Throne/Korvosa game). I still have a long list of stuff to do to get ready. My to-do list, parts redacted for spoilers: Fully outline metaplot/plot points Finish reading/skimming ALL player guides Sort out music/playlists Figure out how… Continue reading T-minus Two Days… and my music isn’t ready
I spent most of my weekend in game prep. A good chunk of prep was piecing together what I'd done and what I'd planned to do five years ago. Some of my notes were helpful, some confusing. I ended up sending a timeline to the players that included two game sessions of stuff that we… Continue reading Prep Weekend Post Mortem
I'm going to be running a game. Pathfinder, based loosely on the Curse of the Crimson Throne adventure path, but so thoroughly reworked that it really only bears passing acquaintance in form or function. This is a revamp of a game I started back in... holy macrame, 2011. It fizzled out when I went to… Continue reading Gaming as Gift Giving
I often brag about the brilliance of , but now I'm going to prove it. Instead of ranting about the stupidity of the current kerfuffle over the sexuality of love interests available in Mass Effect 3, she wrote a story emphasizing the stupidity. And it is a little piece of awesome.Don't let the gay get on… Continue reading Queerness and FTL Travel
So, this is what I spend all my time doing on WoW. It's called 'RP', and it can be a strange beast... A bit of background. I ran this as a real-time scene (two, actually, about a week apart) with another player, so it's a little choppy. All of the actions of the mental visitor/guest… Continue reading
About a decade ago now, the Fox ran a tabletop Changeling game for a small group of us. This was before Tale of Winter, though some of the threads from that early game ran through the larp. My character, Bryn, was a troll knight who ended up swearing service to (and falling in love with,… Continue reading Old Writings