Quick Gaming Update

August 4th, 2008 by TheLemming (4) english,Roleplaying Games

After a nice Shadowrun Session this weekend was not very gaming heavy for me, luckily there were a few updates on other sites.

E from Geeksdreamgirl has put up a nice interview with Phil the ChattyDM over here

Looks like all the guys from over-the-great-sea are caught by the GenCon hype. I have to admit, I’m not so sure if I would really enjoy a convention like that, it’s probably something every rpg gamer should dream of, and probably it’s worth attending – but the fascination has (luckily) not caught me – yet.

Speaking of GenCon, I totally missed that the company behind GenCon was months ago issuing a Chapter 11, Title 11 (bankrupcy) which was reported by livingdice and purplepawn back then. I think that is what I really like about the internet even if you missed the “headlines” one day, you can catch up easily months later.

A lot of articles are coming up on the recent Gleemax failure and I start wondering if the new initiative of rpg-bloggers will be similiar to a social network and (hopefully) more successful. I’m currently thinking about joining the network – actually it will hardly do any harm and I’m definitely in for a few good reads.

Shadowrun Cyberpunk Imaginations

August 1st, 2008 by TheLemming (0) english,Roleplaying Games

Another step to one side from d20 systems (it is getting a bit repeating – the 3e vs. 4e discussions everywhere) so I can take a timeout to give a short overview on the upcoming afternoon today.

Thomas is once again pushing us into the not-so-far future, where corporations rule most of the world, it’s a not-so-unlikely scenario for the future, that was (as most of you will know) first addressed by William Gibson in his Cyberpunk Trilogy ( imho a must read for science-fiction fans ). When they created Shadowrun they took a fair share of fantasy & magic and mixed this setting to Cyberpunk – back then they just added a few years to the time (and I would really like to know how many Shadowrun fans waited for the great Awakening)…

We – are in a slightly different world than the core-books introduce, it is no hardcore SR party, but a campaign focussing on the dark aspects of the world. Currently we’re working in New Orleans and Pensacola and will probably infiltrate one of the CAS troop-posts over there this afternoon. We is referring to Jenny’s Nuyin – a chinese cosim fan & chocolate junkie, Andrea’s Pallas – a former con girl, Roman’s “we will see” (as he wasn’t really happy with his character last time and has called for a possible change) and my little rigger, Katinka.

Our last run in New Orleans lead us into Ares area to take a few samples of water and soil, which we accomplished pretty well and without a firefight. The next one in Pensacola will probably be a lot harder and we’ll need a lot of luck to make sure we will not be facing armed resistance there. I’ll try to put things together for another posting to summarize the events this afternoon.

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