April 20th, 2003

A Hero will save me just in time


My friend Tommy is going to soon be starting a table top version of Final Fantasy using Big Eyes Small Mouth. I am playing the black mage character, focusing on attack spells and summoning monsters. I haven't come up with much history for her, except that she studied under high master Cid(wouldn't be an FF rip off without him), and prolly knew the white mage. I can't really come up with a name yet, and was wondering if any of you had any suggestions for a name. she's female, relatively young(it's FF, you're surprised?!), and is engimatic. I have a picture, but am not sure how to get it uploaded into the journal. I'll email it to anyone who wants to see it. It's nifty.
But like I said, any ideas or suggestions, I would love to hear it.
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A Hero will save me just in time

werewolf idea

So, Carey mentioned that if people wanted it, he coud run a werewolf game. He had run this little adventure before(I played a lupus ragabash Black Fury.)
I didn't want to play the same character again, so, using the Computer Witch template as a starting point, I came up with this idea.

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D:tF Demo [Cambridge, MA, USA]

(Crossposted to various communities.)

I'll be running a demo game of Demon: the Fallen at Pandemonium Books on Wednesday, April 23rd, from 6-10pm. Characters will be provided for up to six players; bring your favorite bunch of ten-siders. You can sign up on-site or by commenting on this message. Address available by following the link.
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Joss Whedon's Firefly

I am at a crossroads for my new game idea. The system will be TSR's old Alternity rules. The background will be Joss Whedon's Firefly. The basis will be more character than sci-fi driven. Any tech will be story driven, and things like weapons (like serious mojoy weapons, with high damage, anything that throws off character balance, that is) and useful futuristic gizmos will be infrequent. Firefly was a western style story first and a space opera second. Actually, calling it space opera is closer than anything. Calling it a Space Western is right on target. The two paths I can take at this point are as such. There is precious little information available about Firefly the tv show. Exacting info helps alot when you are trying to establish a game based on a background. Now, I can either try to build my game based on what I know and second guess the series creators, or I can build my game my way and completely leave the page. I am somewhat a continuity freak, so I want to make sure I get it "right". I realized I could probably never get it "right" so should therefor leave the page at will. I lean more towards building my own galaxy based on Joss' foundation.
The more I look at it, the more I like the Alternity engine. I tend to favour Gurps for alot of what I run. But that system loses some of it's excitment, for me, at low character point levels. Altertinity seems to follow along a nice advancement line- steady at the beginning without gettting seriously munchkiny toward the middle or end.