April 1st, 2003


Info and a Question

I got an actual decent bit of junk mail in my email today.

Apparently Grinning Goblin, who makes a d20 adventure periodical, is going out of business.

They have a package where you can get 17 adventures for 17.95, so I thought some of you might be interested. Here's the link: http://www.grinninggoblin.com/buyitdeal.htm

On that same topic, is anyone familiar with their product? I've never seen any of their stuff. Is it any good? Do they have anything high level? I'm looking for new stuff for my group, but they are a 15th level party, so 17 adventures for 1st-3rd level wouldn't be too useful for me right now.

Cthulhu Hunt

After many years of not playing any roleplaying games except at conventions, I now find myself with an embarrassment of riches in the form of games. The D&D game I started a year or more ago is still going on, although now run by my friend JM. I've joined in on a Buffy game that was originally intended to be a playtest that's turned into a campaign. (Basically, we're playtesting the adventures produced by Eden in the supplements.) And I've started a Call of Cthulhu game of my own.

To be able to handle running all of this, I've instituted a policy of running pre-written senarios. There's a lot of really good pre-written senarios out there, and I own quite a few myself. So now I find myself hunting through my books looking for a good adventure that would work for the 1920's and this group, which is based in Boston. It takes a while - I've got a lot of books and some of the adventures don't exactly fit what I have yet, or they're for groups a little more experienced than mine. (And since my wife is playing, I have to be sure to skip over adventures from my previous campaign, which she took part in.)

Tricky. But fun. One of my favorite bits about CoC is how much running the game feels like being in it- searching various musty old rpg manuals looking for the bit of eldrich lore that I need.
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A Hero will save me just in time

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So, yeah, it feels good to be able to game again. It's been too long, since January. My fiancee, though, is starting a Vamp game set here in Dallas, and I can't wait. The character I have is a good one. She's an Assamite Vizier working for the Camarilla for once. these are her basic stats:

Name: Melodie O'Donnell
Sire: Jareth
Generation: 9th
Family: Father, Deceased, Mother, Deceased. Brother, Jeremiah, Embraced Gangrel
Occupation: University Professor/Archeaologist
Havens: Office at SMU, Downtown One bedroom flat
Age: Seventy Four
Apparent Age: Twenty-seven
Date of Birth: May 4th, 1929
Date of Embrace: April 27th, 1956
Hair: Dark Brown, almost black
Eyes: Deep greenish blue
Race: Half-Japanese, Half Irish
Nationality: American
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 185 lbs.
Sex: Female

not much else, though I can't wait to get this game started.