2012-09-08 Pre-Transition: GM Corner 2 – Rape in Game – TRIGGER WARNING

Original Airdate: 9/08/2012
Upload Date: 10/07/2020
Status: Pre transition
Subject: Gaming, rape and Game Mastering

A video response to My Brain Lies (One of my hubby’s channels before he transitioned), recent rape in gaming video, also meant as a GM Corner video as well. I am currently waiting to find out if he is ok if I post some of his pre-transition videos (I will make them look pretty).

This video doesn’t have any edited trigger warning in the original, if I follow it up with a current-day I will make sure to do that.

 

2012-09-06 Pre-Transition: GM Corner 1- First Step for First Time GM

Original Airdate: 9/06/2012
Upload Date: 10/07/2020
Status: Pre transition
Subject: Gaming and Game Mastering

Newest upload, dating back to 9/6/2012

Did this earlier this week. My first non-intro post as a GM. The focus of a brand new GM should be on delivery, not world building. You can tell a good story set in any world, but you need the skills to deliver that story first.

GM Corner #2: Rape in Game

Original Airdate: 9/08/2012
Upload Date: 10/07/2020
Status: Pre transition
Subject: Gaming, rape and Game Mastering

A video response to My Brain Lies (One of my hubby’s channels before he transitioned), recent rape in gaming video, also meant as a GM Corner video as well. I am currently waiting to find out if he is ok if I post some of his pre-transition videos (I will make them look pretty).

This video doesn’t have any edited trigger warning in the original, if I follow it up with a current-day I will make sure to do that.

 

 

GM Corner #1 First Step for First Time GM

Original Airdate: 9/06/2012
Upload Date: 10/07/2020
Status: Pre transition
Subject: Gaming and Game Mastering

Did this earlier this week. My first non-intro post as a GM. The focus of a brand new GM should be on delivery, not world building. You can tell a good story set in any world, but you need the skills to deliver that story first.

Gaming Updates

I figured since gaming is such a big part of my life as a hobby I would give an update.

CURRENT GAMES

Partisan Game: On hiatus. Unfortunately it has been hard to meet up and encourage new players. I think the problem is because its GURPS and a weird niche (WWII Supernatural). I suspect if I compile everything and restart it as an online game it might pick up.

Pathfinder/Ptolus/GURPS: Active. This game is going great. Its a GURPS conversion of a Pathfinder game set in Ptolus. Its been fairly steady and my conversions of D&D classes/races to GURPS is pretty effective.

Solo games: Active. Currently have two solo games with the wife that are active. I have a solo character she runs that is also mostly active (recent events are always getting in the way but that is the way it goes.

 

FUTURE GAMES

Shadowrun 4th edition: Upcoming. I have started putting together an online only Shadowrun game. I suspect this will be the wave of the future. It will allow a lot more flexibility and enable people not to have to drive long distances to come to game (I suspect the Pathfinder game will go this direction after our move to Lynnwood). I doubt Dunk will want to drive to Lynnwood on Thursday nights.

Anyone is welcome to play Shadowrun. If you read this, and are interested in a Shadowrun 4e game let me know. I think the way this will work is the player submits me a history and I will design the character to fit in the game. This way it encourages people to do more in depth histories. This game will probably start in September some time.

One Shot Games: upcoming. I am also going to start quarterly “Halloween” games. They won’t be based on Halloween but one shot games are easier for some people and so in the spirit of my old Halloween games I will run horror based one shot games. These games are easy because I will provide the characters and the games, I just need the player to show up (I think this will be online, but  not sure at the moment). The advantage to surviving? You will get to keep the character for the next game 🙂

There is my gaming update for the moment 🙂

Two Posts, Two Days

I know, this is a surprise for me as well, but a second post in as many days. Its like a Christmas miracle. I just thought I would try and keep up on reporting my boring daily life as I go.

Yesterday was a normal payday. The money slipped into and out of my bank account so fast I couldn’t even be sure I had it. Paid a little on credit, got the wife a haircut/bleach and dyed my hair black. I am now the evil whisper, a coworker thinks I need to grow back my goatee. Maybe I will, it will complete the look at least.

Work is going fairly well honestly. Another coworker of mine got hired at the DCAA. She is taking a 5% paycut this year, but after one year with the feds she will shoot up to GS-11. This means she will be making about 10k more than me. In another year she will be a GS-12 and that will pay about 20k more than me a year. She will wrap up the quick rise as a GS-13 in 3 years and that is making about 40k more than me. The DCAA opened up application process through October for next year. I think I will apply. It means if I got hired in the next round it would be about this time of year and I will have hit my fifth year here at SAO, thus vesting the retirement I have put in.

Gaming life is going pretty slow at the moment. I had to put one of our games on hold until fall at least (I suspect when I start the second game again in the fall it will be Shadowrun, I just can’t get enough interest in the GURPS Partisan game). Also in the three months wife and I are developing the online capability. I know I have several people available online, so we will see how that goes.

Relationship wise things are great. The wife and I are getting along fabulously, and I go on vacation starting Saturday. We also went to the Everett Poly Munch last Friday. That was pretty cool. We met several nice people and we may do breakfast with them at the Hitching Post on Sunday. We also got invited to a lot of different events. I am still a little nervous about that, but I am taking it slowly and if I don’t feel comfortable I won’t do it.

Well, thats it for now. Better get to work 🙂

Long and Short Night

Last night I got about 4.5 hours of sleep. This was mostly due to some dreams. I can’t remember much.

DREAMS

My mother and I were taking a ferry somewhere, we ended up leaving the ferry and traveling a bit. At some point we were dropped off on a rather steep hill that was undergoing construction. There were these large trucks going by that were carrying huge pipes (as in several feet across or larger). I then got a radio call telling me that they were opening up the dam and to get to safety.

All I could worry about was how could I keep my mother safe from the flood. I figured we were on a very large hill (almost cliff like) so I took her over to a place where the cliff edge overhung the cliffside. We climbed into some holes in the side of the cliff away from the road. My thoughts were that the water would follow the road more (since it was carved deeper into the ground then the rest of the cliff) and any water that went over this cliff side would overshoot where we were. Of course in the dream I didn’t consider that the overhang may collapse on us.

We climbed into these holes and found there were some passages. At this point I then found myself on this tiny rowboat. The boat was up against these colossal steel doors in this gigantic resevoir, the resavoir was so large that I could only barely make out the shore. These huge doors opened up and I could feel the water behind me swell. All I could do was worry about where my mother was and I woke up shortly thereafter. The water dream had the same feeling of anxiety of the huge amounts of water.

GAMING:

Last nights gaming went really well I think. I am glad we started this campaign, the group is meshing (there are some rough waves on an interpersonal level, but that just makes the RP that much more fun). The successfully stopped a cult from making a sacrifice, killed some hyena skin changers and secured the Hyena teeth with hieroglyphs etched into them. We will play in two weeks again and I am already working on the next section. Hopefully some webpages will be up today or in the next couple of days at least.

I am now in the process of looking for replacement gamers. I have a few sources. About half my group tends to like to party on Saturday Nights, and are unavailable due to said partying. I am personally not a partier, any partying I might have wanted to do ended about 10 years ago. You really can only do that kind of partying and not look like the creepy old guy when your in your 20’s. Besides, I would rather have roleplay then drunks in my house so the partying is not an interest. I hope to gain one or two more players, we are almost complete (especially when  gets Saturdays off, then we can play noon to 7 or so on Saturdays) those one or two players will add enough extra people so we can keep playing even if someone is sick.

More to come later

Weird

Had a few strange dreams involving heresyoftruth and I have two small children. They kept rubbing their faces against ours much like our cat. I don’t normally want kids, and I don’t want them now, but there was a little meloncholy when I woke up. I do however miss my wife, even though she is asleep in the next room. I do wish we worked together, I do miss that.

In other news we lost two player characters yesterday, one to decapitation to werewolf. Unfortunately that character was overconfident and “on the edge” and he ran into a room to get a view of where his elementals were starting to fight (so he could regain control of one). Unfortunately in the room next door was a werewolf who wasn’t hit by the gunfire from the group’s Citymaster.  Just as Hot Hand Nick had yelled that the room was clear, the werewolf lept into the room, swung and rolled a crtical hit, neck strike and off came Hot Hand Nick’s head.

A little bit later now that the elementals were free (actually one was free hunting Deimos, with two elementals being its slave, and a third was free attacking the group will nilly). Abrahms, the other character was lost when elementals attacked inside a citymaster, while two others were fighting she bailed out and into the arms of the third who was going to try and roll the citymaster over. Thinking about it, it was very “monster movie” like, when the group is being attacked and one of the characters tries to sneak off from the group to avoid death and walks right into something else (like Burke from Aliens, who bailed when the Marines had a firefight but walked right into an alien that killed him). I don’t think I could have planned that, it is almost up there with Franklin’s character being killed while Andrea was looking the other direction.

The Doc on the other hand was pretty much the reason Deimos lived, he managed to hold off the Hellhound elemental long enough (and hurt it enough) until the fire suppression syste kicked in. Both Ginsu and Mary, the group phys-ads, tried hard to find things to kill, but kept not being in the right place, until the were-bear was caught, then there was plenty of sword action along with exploding Dane grenades (and exploding Dane, but not quite dead). Mace and Narf mostly were in the tunnel while everything happened.

The sad part is the run was actually fairly easy, the fubar with the elementals is what made it deadly. I will probably post a more complete run listing, but figured I needed to tell this part, 9 went in, 7 came out, and I have a feeling if the group didn’t have alchemy in use it would have been less.