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Monday, April 10th, 2006
12:02a - Looking for a PBeM
Hello all. I apologize if this is off topic. I'm looking for an answer, and then I'll be on my way. I've been googling and sifting through the internet, but I can't seem to find what I'm looking for.

At one time in my RPGing past I came across a RPG group that was a crossover between the Star Trek and Star Wars universes. Now, I don't expect that they exist anymore, as when I tried to join (about ten years ago) the group was already dead in the water. So, my question becomes this: Does anyone here know of a online or PBeM RPG that is a Star Wars/ Star Trek crossover? And more important - can you direct me in the right direction?

Thanks!

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1:58a - Actual Play: 50 Fathoms
Tonight was the first part of our new 50 Fathoms campaign. We were short one player, so for the first session our PCs were:

Mirth Methil - a Masaquani captain. Overconfident and surley, Mirth commands a great deal of respect from his crew and inspires them to sail faster and harder than normal. Has a hook instead of a right hand.
Red Roberts - A greedy and scheming super, Roberts is a black man who was conscripted as a British privateer in the Caribbean. He was one of the first sailors to arrive in Caribdus after the floods and despite his official status, engages in a good deal of illegal and sneaky activities.
Avia Venicelli - A swashbuckling female sailor from 1700's Italy. New to Caribdus, she's taking in all the horror and craziness the best she can. On the other hand, she's pretty happy to not have to pretend to be a man.

I really liked the idea of having PCs who were experienced, who had backstories and interactions that aren't yet totally defined, that will be fleshed out more during play. I also wanted to have start the PCs of with a ship, their very own Millenium Falcon or Serenity. In this case the sloop The Maiden's Fortune.

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And thus ended our first session of 50 Fathoms.

This was the first time I used the Adventure Deck, and I really liked it. Also one of the players had gold coins from her boffer LARP, so we used those for Bennies, and we ended up using the french 50 Fathoms map (because the regular one on peginc.com doesn't have the freaking towns on it! The hell?) which ended up being another amusing little bit of character propery.

Next session, pick up another PC or two, sail to Kiera, hopefully in time for the big payoff, and run afoul of the 2nd and 3rd preplanned encounters.

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2:57a - Gender and roleplaying, or the Guys who like to play Girls.
(Cross-posted between my personal journal and roleplayers.)

Has anybody ever found or read anything about a player's preferred gender and roleplaying? I think it's more of an occurance in video/computer games than in tabletop gaming, but I'm sure there are plenty of exceptions. I mean, I'm pretty sure it's a multi-faceted issue as there are guys who play anything from responsible strong women to their idea of the perfect sexual fantasy, but I'm just curious if a strong preference of playing the opposite sex or the same sex says something about a person.

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9:03a
Crossposted in my own journal.

That's right, baybee. On Saturday, I finally got to take the Capes rules out for a spin in real play. We decided not to run either Descent or The Good War that night because we didn't have time for a full-blown multi-scene session, and we just wanted to dive in and play something fast and loose to get how the rules work. Instead, we ran something that was more standard comic-book fare and everybody made a character with click-and-locks so they could see how those work.

Firstly, for the benefit of readers that don't have capes, Capes Lite happens to be available for free. Who loves ya, baby?

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current mood: accomplished

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