Saturday, August 29, 2015

Taking Champions out for a spin

So, after Adam's post about the epic-length Champions game in which he played as a child, I got pretty sentimental about Champions, Fourth Edition (aka the Big Blue Book).  Rather than bring in my entire, huge group of players, I decided to start small.  So, I made PC's for both kids, Bubblegum (Champions edition) for the daughter, a guy named "Kroxigor" for the son.  For those who follow these things, Bubblegum is a low-level martial artist with Entangle and Flash, Kroxigor is a straight up light brick at 250 pts.

First, Bubblegum encounters Pulsar attacking the police.  She does a good job switching between her gum powers and her martial arts.


Then, Bubblegum finds Kroxigor fighting Bluejay, who is attempting to recapture him and return him to his creators.  They make pretty quick work of her.


Then, back at the defunct Ultimate Posse headquarters, the pair hear that GRAB is robbing a bank.  Three villains is a lot for them to handle, and they'll have to coordinate their actions to beat them.  Sadly they don't, and both the heroes are knocked out and GRAB makes their getaway...


The group is mixed on it. I could tell they didn't like the weird OCV/DCV math, and the more rigid rules.  They also hated losing, but that happens in comic books....

RPGaDay 29: Favorite RPG website/blog

I don't play favorites with my friends, but three bloggers who consistently create content that I pick out of my massive feedly list are Barking Alien, Tower of Zenopus, and Cross Planes.

In honor of the fact that he and I have a ridiculously similar taste in RPG's (except for my heightened tolerance of fantasy) I present the following photo for Adam.




Friday, August 28, 2015

RPGaDay 28: Favorite Game You Are No Longer Playing

So, before I answered this question I read Adam's post on the subject on his blog Barking Alien.

Possible photo of the author.

So his point, for those who don't have time to read it, is that you should be playing your favorite game.  And to the surprise of few, I agree with him.  I don't have the snark factor he does, and honestly I get how GM's compromise with their players about what game to run for the simple fact that the GM wants to game with them.  And yes, good friends will entertain the notion that a GM might like a game because it is really good, or at the least (and I learned this a long time ago) a game the GM loves he or she will run very well, and that makes it good for everyone.

What's ironic is that I've been talking to my kids about one of my favorite games to see if they might be interested in taking it out for a sentimental test drive.  We'll see how it goes.
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