Monday, January 5, 2015
Gaming in the Frozen North; or, Why I'm Writing Instead of Painting Right Now
So I'm moving forward with some role-playing material. I tend to DM, rather than play (and at this point, I'm not sure I can successfully take off the DM-Hat and put on the Player-Hat, which is fine, because I excel at being the DM), and I tend to run a lot of Cthulhu games and I'm moving more and more in the direction of conspiracy theory, alternate/secret history games.
The Blood Sprayer.
Now I'm working on recruiting a couple of my coworkers for a follow-up; the people I've asked either primarily play D&D or a variant thereof, or have little to no experience, but plenty of interest, in role-playing games.
The campaign I've decided I want to run and am drumming up interest for?
Inspirations will include Mike Mignola's "The Amazing Screw-On Head," the Manifest Destiny comic series, Dennis Wheatley novels, Ancient Astronaut flimflam and the various crocks of pseudohistorical conspiracy-mongering shit shown on what is increasingly-inaccurately referred to as "the History Channel."
The game system we'll be using will be the Basic Role-Playing (BRP) mechanic utilized by Call of Cthulhu, Stormbringer, and other role-playing games put out by Chaosium. I like it because it's simple, straight-forward, and I can teach a new player everything they need to know to play the game in under five minutes. I honestly don't have time these days to study or learn a new ruleset or get myself to the same level of comfort I have with BRP.
So that's where I'm at right now. More news as it becomes available.