I know, I know, I’m horrible at this – though I’m not even sure if anyone checks this regularly anyway, but hey in case anyone does, I apologize.
ANYWAY, we had to put the Star Wars game on hold for a bit due to my wife being unable to play because of being overwhelmed by work. Hopefully that will end soon and we can continue our Star Wars adventures.
So in lieu of that, if no one guess by the change of backgrounds and headers, the group is now playing in a Mechwarrior/Battletech game using the new A Time of War rules. The character creation can be daunting math-wise, but once you get into the system, it’s pretty good. We’re having a blast playing it, and running it has been pretty laid back for me. The only thing I plan out ahead of time are the actual ‘mech based missions because I need print outs of the enemy vehicles, ‘mechs and other things they are going up against. I don’t really even plan out the rest of the game outside of a vague story that the players ultimately guide. I throw situations and such at them and they respond.
It’s great too as they have become attached to my various cast of NPCs and I have a feeling if I killed any of them off they would not be happy, which is good. Running a game like this (with very little planning ahead and running off-the-cuff) gives me far more leeway to come up with unique and interesting role-playing opportunities and character interactions. We have even had those mythical “no one touched a dice” sessions of character interactions. Great stuff.
Anyway I do hope to get the character bios up soon along with some pictures of the ‘mechs that they have available to them. There is one lance already painted and another two that are currently being worked on.
In further gaming news we are also gaming on two other nights. We have a Friday night original World of Darkness LARP game with alternating Vampire and Werewolf games. I’m an assistant ST for Werewolf and I run the Vampire game. The Werewolf ST and myself also collaborate on crossover stuff so it’s pretty fun.
And lastly one of my regular players has returned and he not only is playing on both Friday and Sunday, but he is also RUNNING a D&D 5th edition game which I just get to sit back and enjoy PLAYING in for once! We just had our first game on Wednesday and it was a blast even though we pretty much all died in one encounter (the DM had to save us with a story machination – but hey it happens).
Anyway hopefully (if I remember to and have time to) I will post the Battletech character bios and the ‘mechs as I stated above. I’ll also start trying to post the goings on of the games, starting with a post that will catch up to current events. Hopefully…