Then, a week of in-game time later, we have a no holds barred large-scale battle where the combined forces go up against the Kraken-god incarnate. I've made it clear and got buy-in that death is on the line for everyone, and that retreat is okay -- if they do well, they kill a god. If they die, they die gloriously. If they flee, the Kraken's forces will swarm over the Yellow City, spread across the Purple Land, but they can retreat to the Northern Reaches to relative safety to live another day.
Success! My Labyrinth Lord: Yoon-Suin games is all set for our grand finale!
We're going to kick off the session with some high-level rolls inspired by Apocalypse World's love letters. That will determine how well the party rallies the allies they've made over the course of the campaign. It'll be represented by repelling a Squidman invasion on the Topaz Isles.
holy crap brendon chung just release the source for Flotilla under zlib license!
So my cosmic horror King In Yellow larp "I Pray God Will Curse the Writer" was played in Poland, and they took many nice looking photos of the event: https://www.facebook.com/pg/blackbox3city/photos/?tab=album&album_id=1208019379402220
It always makes me happy to learn people actually are playing and enjoying the games I make.
(Larp Conducted by: Robert Klawikowski. Production: Piotr Budzisz. Pictures: Aleksander Domański)
Nazis in Boston, ACAB Show more
"Super Happy Fun America, the same group that sponsored August's Straight Pride Parade, is having a pro-police rally on Saturday."
Quick Shot on #FlirtSquad – Thoughty http://briebeau.com/thoughty/2020/02/quick-shot-on-flirtsquad/
@kasshelfant they were resurrected EVEN THOUGH THEY EXPLICITLY ASKED NOT TO BE, through a mad deal with The Lady of the Woods. Their friends reason it did not count as a rez since they didn’t have time to die before being moved to a new body, a body grown out of a leshen heart. Those sweet children.
I attended some training at work today. It included some roleplaying. The instructors asked for volunteers, with the threat of eventual voluntelling. These always feel cringe-y and uncomfortable, and I was stewing on that, then remembered that this is literally my most-pursued hobby, so I said "I'll do it! Alright cowards, gimme some feedback!" And I had a great time with it and got some laughs intentionally. Felt good, and spared others who may have wanted actively not to do so.
A #gamedesign exercise, thread 1/? Show more
An exercise for today!
Choose one of your games (in progress or finished) & answer the following questions.
Who is the core target audience?
What are the core activities, the core conflicts, and the core resolution options?
What are your game's core emotions?
I'll do Turn.
My Labyrinth Lord: Yoon-Suin players surprised me with a thank you card and a board game. The thank you card has their whole menagerie of pets drawn on it by one of the players. 😭
I love it. As much as the system itself has been clunky and not aged well, the characters and enthusiasm they bring to the table have been so wonderful.
Wayfarer's End was a great one-shot! The game really nails its theme/setting creation. It could use a bit more spelling out of what it expects to be in the rules text (the play examples are actually great, but you should be able to play a game without reading those). All in all, it was a bit like Fiasco in its good guiding of story creation and unexpected twists. I will definitely play it again.
Running Labyrinth Lord has primarily made me appreciate every other game (except Rifts, which is garbage) that I've run much, much more. B/E D&D has not aged well. By group consensus, we're going to have a couple sessions of just roleplay where we don't even bother touching the system, then wrap up with a big setpiece battle so we can be done with Labyrinth Lord as a thing. The setting, characters, etc. have all been a blast, but we cringe any time we need to resolve anything mechanically.
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