Monday, 25 March 2019

Us

Jordan Peele’s Us was quite a thing.

It certainly works as a lead-in for his Twilight Zone revival.

Saturday, 23 March 2019

Happy N-Day!

Trinity Continuum: Aberrant: Year One. Jennifer Landers, aka Slider, looks back at the day everything changed. The first time.
We are millions.

Supernatural

Supernatural is to end after fifteen seasons.

Which feels like a lot... although the entire run was between Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 1 and 2.

For me, its most notable aspect is how many of the same format-breaking episode ideas we riffed on from the same sources. We borrowed the Eerie Indiana series finale for TWH years earlier!

Friday, 22 March 2019

Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2

Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2: A city run on blood...

PC Gamer preview article
Kotaku preview article - in the comments, writer Heather Alexandra mentions that the demo switches from first to third person at points
VG 247 article - the character creator will be very flexible
IGN preview with Brian Mitsoda

Seattle, pretty much a blank slate in World Of Darkness canon - it’s home to a Nosferatu called Pusfinger who helped make grunge fashion a thing, and that’s literally all I could find apart from five VTES cards including two different Princes.

Starting as a Thin-Blood... with some of the interviewed team noting the option to trade up to a clan later on.

One of a mass Embrace...

Story packs and season passes. (And an Ankharan sarcophagus and Stop sign with one pre-order.)

“Here, no-one’s hands stay clean.”

Wondering if we’ll have a phone or tablet in-game. The Camarilla frowns on that kind of thing. (Ironic, as Tender was all about online manipulation... and then some older vampires ate the CEO at the launch party.)

Brian Mitsoda, one of the writers on B1, is back and in charge of narrative development.

And during the keynote, senior writer Cara Ellison confirmed it would be “bigger, longer sewers, just sewers, only sewers.” Then laughed.

Starting Seattle Vampire playlist:

Nirvana, Drain You
Mudhoney, Suck You Dry
Alice In Chains, Would?

Thursday, 21 March 2019

John Wick 3: Parabellum

The Camarilla has declared John Wick to be Anathema.

The Red Heroine

Quite tempted to go and see The Red Heroine at the Bo'Ness Silent Film Festival... a female-led Chinese martial arts fantasy from 1929.

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Slayer thoughts, read the whole book now edition

This could get spoilery. But not very, I promise.

Slayer (Book One) by Kiersten White

I finally got to sit down and read the last third, a month after getting it, almost two years(!) after the original announcement and nine months after the first big preview.

I am currently away from home and my Buffy RPG books. Character sheets to follow.

And possibly a credit sequence if I can pick a theme and decide who to fancast.

Dungeons & Dragons: A Darkened Wish

A new comics series with a new party of adventurers, created by Undisputed Baron Of The Valley B. Dave Walters.

Monday, 18 March 2019

The Infinity Saga

The first run of the MCU, ending with Avengers: Endgame, now has an overall title: The Infinity Saga. Kevin Feige mentions it in the big blowout Endgame issue of Empire.

Sunday, 17 March 2019

From The Dust 21

Vampires aren’t much better at forward planning than mortals. “That’s a problem for Future Me!” doesn’t stop being a thing even though Future Me might live forever. This is one reason that there are so few really old vampires around - they don’t consider it very well, and neither do their opponents.

The future is not evenly distributed

RPGs partially via online streaming (one player is currently in India) is quite odd. I get slightly more self-conscious when I can see myself picture-in-picture.

Saturday, 16 March 2019

Larry DiTillio

Larry DiTillio, co-author of Masks of Nyarlathothep, one of the best RPG campaigns ever written, has passed. In addition to his role-playing work, Larry was also the author of the story bible for He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, and the executive story editor for Babylon 5.
RPG.net announcement