The Whispering Vault is a special game for me, as, along with Over the Edge, it significantly influenced me to shift into role-playing design at all and, more so than OtE, provided crucial play-experience during the creation of Sorcerer. I like to describe it as the 1990s' best unknown horror game, and better than most picks for the known ones.
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This photo shows the character Laura Wolf, as played by Ava Layevska, in the Mexican TV series Yankee. I was a couple episodes in when she just seemed so familiar to me, and then a bit later, I said, “Ah ha, not because of some other TV or movie character, but because that is Shining Star!”
This post is about our experience with Blades in the Dark. The cool things, the problems we run with and the dialectics with the player's psychology.
A little while ago, I got excited and offered a "first come first served" hero creation session at the Kickstarter. Keith was the first, but since he was followed within microseconds by 11 others, I got more excited and said they could participate too. So Keith and I did two sessions to create Nebula, who began as a Starfire expy and rapidly became her own hero just as the rules are intended to encourage, and I conducted some email dialogues with six other people.
A friend of ours kindly GMs his variation of The Sugar Hill Invasion (by Fainting Goat Games) for Icons.
Check out our character generation session at: https://youtu.be/YFp69b8CRyI
Come join BwK as we get a group together to learn the Lone Wolf Adventure Game together! Even the GM's trying it for the first time! We have lots of fun and 2 rather cool scenes I was asked to bookmark in the video description.
Rich Rogers joinsthe BwK crew for a demo session of his new TTRPG designed to concentrate on street level play. Be sure to check out the character and block generation we did prior to the actual play: https://youtu.be/ZygQcGf0Ql4
Come join Babies with Knives as Mythic D6 creator Jerry D. Grayson gives us a crash course (without crashing the helicopter) of action adventure within the system and default setting! We even get to play with the PreGen Iconics from the book! Lots of fun!