November 28th, 2010

marcus 2013


...was a lot of fun, and I raised a few pounds for Cancer Research UK, but non-stop GM-ing seems to have made my cold come back, I'm feeling really crap today.

I don't think I'm going to make it to the post-con pub meet this afternoon, apologies to anyone who was expecting me.
marcus 2013

Fanfic game test #1

Unfortunately I only got three players, rather than the six I'd planned for, due to a cockup with the sign-up sheets, but all three were willing to run two characters apiece, so it didn't matter too much. It ended up with each player running someone from the Top Gear team and another character:

From the Top Gear Team:
James May and Richard Hammond (run using the same character sheet)
Jeremy Clarkson
Donna Noble (Post Runaway Bride, pre Smith and Jones, Best temp in Chiswick, currently the Top Gear PA)

Everyone else:
Lady Lara Croft (Adventuress, would have been the Star in a Reasonably Priced Car if I'd had more time)
Sir Patrick Moore (Scientific advisor and musician)
Wallace and Gromit (engineering consultants)

Character generation went pretty well, except I should really have asked players to give the characters more traits. They had too few, and too many points, so often things ended up with a near certainty of success when they did something, which removed a lot of dramatic tension.

The actual adventure - which I'll probably run again, so details are behind a cut:

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Still some bugs to sort out, and I didn't get to play with the Mary Sue mechanics, but the general idea definitely has legs, and I will be developing it.