Sunday Morning I started off with some classic Shadowrun, writing up a story arc for a series of modules that I’m planning on running one of these decades. I’ve always been a huge fan of the setting, but never really got a chance to run a proper campaign:
DNA/DOA, Mercurial, Dragon Hunt, DNA/DOA, etc.,
I just want a underlying story arc to tie the adventures together. To give it more of an epic feeling when (or if) I start the campaign.
After that I took a break and biked down to a new restaurant called ET’s Home. Once there I ordered a big breakfast which consisted of pancakes, sausages, bacon and a slice of home with two eggs over easy and some homefries. Talk about filling!
Then going home I had an idea for a time traveling scenario and upon arriving home I dug out Time & Time Again and worked on and expanded on the idea that hit me. It’s one of those systems that I had played once or twice and was impressed with the game and eventually decided that I’d add it to my collection.
And thus BackyardCon 2018 has wrapped up for another year.
Well, it’s the first weekend in August. Which means it’s a long weekend with Monday being a Civic Holiday. This is also the weekend of the Lombardy Fair in this area. Also, this weekend GenCon is also happening with thousands of geeks gather together and play games, buy games, and socialize with others.
Four the past four years now, each time GenCon happens I “host” a two-three day event I christened BackYardCon. Throughout the day I take a couple of games off my shelf and work on an adventure or an idea at the patio table in my backyard.
Friday morning, I brought out Cadillacs & Dinosaurs The Roleplaying Game by GDW to work on a bit. I had decided that I would be running a scenario for an online convention in November. Cadillacs & Dinosaurs was a short-lived animated series based off the underground comic Xenozoic Tales by Mark Shultz.
GDW’s used their own game mechanics in this faithful adaption of the animated series plus the comic as well. It’s very rare that I get a chance to run it, I figured it’s about due for another kick at the can.
Friday Afternoon I decided to work on SpyCraft adventure idea inspired by Mission Impossible: Fallout. SpyCraft is an OGL product that has a more streamlined rules based on the d20 system.
I ended Friday with a classic from TSR: The Marvel Super Heroes RPG that I had recently acquired. I’ve been itching to get my hands on this grubby little game after having played a scenario at Cangames earlier this year. I wasn’t to big on superheroes rpg back in the day so i never did pick it up. Sure, I loved the comics and read them from cover to cover but never really did get into the rpg genre.
Now that I have it in my collection I have a scenario that I want to run which is set in the 80’s so this is perfect!
There you have it Day One of BYC in a nutshell.
July 27th was Gary Gygax Day.
It was a day to celebrate the man, the myth and the legend. On this day I dug out my Holmes edition box set and generated a random character using 3 six-sided dice and rolls straight down the stats:
It’s the first time in a while that I used my dice.
I’ve been suffering from a Writer’s block/GM burn out for the past few weeks and haven’t been gaming at all, as you can tell from this blog here. But, now I have committed to run an event at this years Aethercon in November. This year I had chose GDW’s Cadillacs & Dinosaurs to run and started re-working on an old adventure.
Everybody Smokes in Hell.
I had ran it a couple years back at CanGames and this year it will get another go, with slightly modified side quest this time around.