March 4th, 2002

octo - abyss
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Made formal character sheet for Ive. Need picture: any suggestions? photos to manipulate or drawings fine. my own image bank is coming up dry.

Background: as mentioned here a few weeks ago, did start a new PBeM Harry Potter game. All-adult, NC-17, Slytherin-centric, and my first play-by-mail (though i'm absolutely kicking myself for not doing this 10 years ago.) Beneath be my rambling thoughts and impressions: one player's slice o' life.

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Okay, I'll bite.
I always wanted to game when I was much younger, but I could never hook up with any one that would let me.

The group I play with now has been together in one form or another since October of 1999. We started playing Mage. The character I'm running is a Cult of Ecstasy rock drummer called Pyro. She damn near got herself killed tonight. About three months into playing Mage another gamer asked if he could have a turn at running a Champions game. That sounded reallyfun because I used to pretend I was a superhero when I was a kid all the time anyway. That resulted in Gothic (don't laugh, it was all I could come up with!), who flies and dresses like a Vegas Showgirl according to one of the other PCs. She's telepathic and she doesn't like it.

We enjoyed a very brief World of Darkness stint before that GM/PC bailed. It's too bad, 'cause that was one of my favorite characters, a Verbena Mage with a Gurahl girlfriend. About the time he left I decided to run a 3rd Ed D&D game. There were some interpersonal issues that came up and the group shrank again. I ditched the D&D game (largely because the plot was gutted) and am currently thinking about starting an ElfQuest game. Someone else is adapting the 3rd Ed D&D rules to the Tolkien universe, so I'm going to have to come up with another character here in a minute.

Anyone else ever do the rotating GM thing? I love it, but I'm having so much fun with Mage at the moment I'm having a hard time getting excited about the next round of Champions.
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    Mike Oldfield--Altered State

Worldbuilding: Cultures

One of the hardest things for me to design when world-buiding is a believable fictional culture. So I started keeping a list of questions to ask people about cultures they've designed for games.

And, I've found that it really helps me when worldbuilding, as well. I thought I'd share with this group and see if anyone else had MORE suggestions for questions to ask to further refine/detail a culture.

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SpyCraft anyone?

Hey guys,

Anyone checked out the AEG stuff for Spycraft/Shadowforce Archer? If you don't know what I'm talking about, surf on over to Shadowforce Archer and check it out. It looks really cool, and I'm kinda interested in it. Once I get the rulebook, would anyone be interesting in playing for 2 or 3 weeks on IRC on Monday nights from around 9 EST until 11 or so? Just let me know what you guys think.
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