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Weekend Gaming Plans

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With the holidays behind us and the weather (possibly) calming down, I'm looking toward a fairly standard gaming weekend.

Tonight I finish editing a module for Blackmoor.  This one has been a real challenge, requiring some major surgery to get a plot flow that makes sense.  Sleep is for the weak.

Saturday and Sunday are a CARP game weekend, and I'm running both WitchHunter and Fellowship of the White Star while others run Blackmoor.  I'm really losing my taste for running D&D, especially as we hit a patch of Blackmoor modules that are, shall we say, more strategically oriented than I enjoy.

WitchHunter, on the other hand, has a very fast, very cinematic system, and the judges are empowered to let the players be as cinematic and flashy as they want.  Mind you, they don't always succeed, but at least they can try!  Both WitchHunter and FWS are historical horror, with WH set in 1689 and FWS in 1904.  FWS is D&D based, but is more investigative than combat oriented, so I enjoy that as well. 

And it almost goes without saying that I'm all about the horror...

Saturday evening, weather willing, we'll be back in Damara in the Forgotten Realms, if any of us can remember what it was we were doing... of course, there's always the trouble my swashbuckler can get into with her new lightsaber... er... artifact-empowered-semi-psionic rapier.  :: chuckle ::

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yeopard
Jan. 5th, 2008 02:32 am (UTC)
I feel your pain.
While I've not been editing a DAB mod., one of my friends at work has asked me to edit her master's thesis for her. Engrish is her second language and she's interesting in me helping sound her English goodly.

omg.

It took about 3 hours to get the first 15 pages to sound master's level coherent. When it's done it'll be 75 pages. What did I get myself into.

Thanks for falling on the sword to get DAB to sound and play goodly. The players do appreciate it.

jodidiva
Jan. 5th, 2008 01:47 pm (UTC)
The Witchhunter folks and Fellowship of the White Star guys appreciate all you have done and do to help keep those campaigns running.

The decision to make FotWS investigative based rather than fighter oriented was a conscious one by the game designers. In particular, we wanted damage by firearm to be as deadly, if not more so, as real life, where one or two shots can take a sturdy man down if not entirely out. This makes it even more imperative to focus on non-combat ways to solve problems than it was in the early days of LD.

It's more of a challenge for the writers, but so far they seem intrigued by it.

JLF
sasseyfrass
Jan. 6th, 2008 11:28 pm (UTC)
I hope all had fun at the CARP game weekend!

All of us on the FWS team do appreciate all the work you've done making the campaign popular up in Michigan. What's really cool is that I know that with you running the game, it will be done right and folks will have fun. I also know that people you recruit to judge will have the same game ethic.

Hope you stayed warm and had fun!

/cheers!

-Dave
kenobi65
Jan. 8th, 2008 08:20 pm (UTC)
One of these days, I'm going to come to one of those CARP weekends (probably with Vic). He's been wanting me to do this for like a year now -- it's only a 3 or so hour drive, so you'd think I'd be all over it.
jaegamer
Jan. 8th, 2008 08:30 pm (UTC)
Darlin', we'd love to have you!

CARP Website for anyone who's interested.
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