Monday, June 9, 2014

I begin Macy's World

In my last post, I mentioned that my daughter wants me to run something for her and her friends. She has been bouncing between a fantasy game and a supers game, however.

Realizing that no effort when it comes to game prep is truly wasted, I have begun to build a fantasy sandbox campaign using the wonderful advice from Welsh Piper.  Now, understand this, and I say this with all the love I can towards Macy--I don't actually think she will recruit a group of her friends to play.  She's going off to a different school than all of her other classmates from last year, and I could tell that by the end of the school year she was already being marginalized in her social circles in anticipation of her not being around in the future.  It's tough being a tweener sometimes.

But with that in mind, I'm not going all out on this sandbox.  Aside from a home-base locale, complete with a few hopefully not too hackneyed NPC's, I'm only creating four regions (25 mile-wide hexes using Welsh Piper's format) and a handful of locations, most of which will be shamelessly cribbed from Dyson's Dodecahedron.  If she manages to pull a group together (with perhaps a little help from Dad) then I'll add onto the map as we go along.

I even found this cool pic of a inn on the internet.

If Macy goes the supers route, she'll likely want Marvel Heroic Roleplaying, since that is the game she is used to and she likes its narrative format.  That's a bit easier, because I have many NPC's already on file from the game I ran for the past year.  MHR also have the benefit of being a game I can run with just a couple of players, say her and her brother Mac.

Could we see the return of the Ferret, along with his new partner, teenage super-spy Alexandra Graves?


  1. I really hope she (and you) get a group together. It would be a nice send off event as well (Years later, "Remember me? My dad ran that cool game of D&D for us.").

    Even if that's not the case, it would be really fun if it can happen. Keep me posted. Love to hear about stuff like this.

    1. It trundles along. It's funny that Macy has basically just begun to make up her own Alexandra Graves stories, featuring a PC partner that was played by a friend of her brother Mac's. Might be something underlying that there.