Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Buffy Versus Impostor Syndrome

Briefly addressed in The Freshman but could have been more central, maybe around season two when Kendra appeared?

Ever had a character wrestle with impostor syndrome? Or is it more an issue for creators?

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Today is the spring equinox. Perhaps you can tell because most of the snow is gone.

DC heroes doing real good for Puerto Rico

Writers and artists team up with creator Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez and DC characters meet Puerto Rico’s own superhero La Borinqueña for a benefit anthology for Puerto Rican reconstruction.

Monday, 19 March 2018

No Man's Land 3

Third session achieved, and something of a resolution for the introductory plot, without the setting being set on fire. Much.

Saturday, 17 March 2018

Crossovers with other campaigns

Champions was once the most popular game at GEAS, with several GMs running it at once (possibly spinning off from one, like Strike Force) - and getting together for a mega-crossover between their campaigns.

That must have been a heck of a day.

The Avengers Infinity War trailer reminded me of this, as you may have guessed.

I’ve mentioned crossover games before - here, here and here, for example - with a suggestion of a crossover between different campaigns here almost five years ago. That was some way before the idea of the Guardians of the Galaxy showing up in same shot as Thor and Spider-Man seemed liable to happen - they come from the same universe but don’t really feel like it in terms of genre or Weird Level.

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Dungeons And Dragons And Records

Numbers from Wizards indicate that D&D just had its most successful sales year ever. Critical Role, Stranger Things and the first-hit-free basic rules are all noted factors.

World Defenders: The Summit

A new RPG supers team from Christopher McGlothlin, creator of Time Of Crisis, illustrated by Storn Cook, and the more money the Kickstarter makes the bigger and more illustrated it gets!

Nationals update

Okay, I now know that the other Chronicles Of Darkness ST at the Nationals is planning to go with mortals. So I guess I’m going with vampires.

And prepping Buffy for Urban Fantasy as well anyway, because try and stop me.

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking has died, aged 76.

Be curious, and however difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do, and succeed at. It matters that you don’t just give up.

The Carbonite Job

Chuck Wendig explains the plan to rescue Han Solo in Return Of The Jedi.

Among other things, he points out a vital Star Wars theme: a small group of characters eschewing the larger strategy to save their friends. The audacity of a new hope.

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Vampire: The Requiem second edition design

The thread about how Vampire games play lead to this insight from Rose Bailey about the design process for Chronicles Of Darkness and particularly Vampire: The Requiem second edition.

The Studio Ghibli Adaptation Of Your Setting

After seeing this Ghibli-style Travel Oregon advert, with specific locations explained at their site, I inevitably (a) want to go to there and (b) wonder what a Chuubo-esque pastoral game would actually run like.