7 July, 2009 at 6:32 pm (roleplaying)
A friend has been busy for some time and wanted a bunch of nice roleplaying-related links. Almost all of these links I have shared and starred on Google Reader; but not all of those are included here. There’s a mix of play advice and cultural commentary, as well as some lightweight theory (these are not distinct sets). With no further commentary and in almost reverse chronological order:
In other news, I’ve been running Shadow of the Yesterday, a most fantastic game, in the local university rpg group. Someone’s going to be sacrificed to the serpent god in a session or two and we’ll probably end the game shortly after that. The player base has had few changes, but overall we’ve been doing fine. I’ve done one severe mistake thus far, which is acceptable, but annoying.
Soon I’ll probably start a sci-fi game inspired by Alien(s) and Starcraft. I’ve run a sort of introductory scenario in which a research facility was overrun (one player character probably died, others lived) by aliens / the zerg. Rules set will be modified tSoY, since I’m on a kick and enjoy it. I’ll be back to homebrewing and running or maybe even playing in homebrewed games in some months, likely as not. I don’t read much science fiction, so the setting creation is likely to be fairly co-operative to reduce the number of quite assured cries of implausibility. Also: New player introduced to roleplaying. Maybe it sticks, maybe not; I play with people, not to act as a recruitment officer for the hobby.