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This is the second adventure in the “big group” Tunnels & Trolls game, which acquired another player along the way for a total of five in addition to me. For the two additions, this was their first role-playing experience, so certain points and topics about new players apply. Although I don’t have much to add […]
The classic Traveller game I started on Roll20 during the height of the pandemic morphed by degrees into something different, a kind of counter-Traveller, a funhouse-mirror Traveller that takes as its point of departure the same basic premise–you’ve spent your life so far in service to some galactic guild or other, gotten yourself to the […]
I recently took Ron’s People & Play course and feel like, more than anything else, it gave me language and context to talk about things I have experienced but lacked proper terminology for. One of the interesting concepts was that of zilchplay, and the idea that, oftentimes, play doesn’t even happen, which is something that, […]
2022 really brought a Tunnels & Trolls workout here at Adept Play, me included. The post Or we’ll sic the fairy on you is primarily about another T&T game, played with a larger group, which continued into a notable second adventure which I’ll post about as well. In the video there, I mentioned some events […]
We played a full game of My Life with Master at Spelens Hus for two sessions, across the end of last September and the beginning of October. The first two videos for session 1 show the preparation, excepting the nuts and bolts of making the characters. Given a very brief “stereotypical Balkan mountains, decayed nobility […]
We had an entertaining session of Champions Now tonight. The highlight I want to share is a short but cool example of how special effects showed up in the game. Uncle Death is a hero with the ability to separate a person’s soul from their body and instruct the soul to act for him. In […]
This is an actual play of a Sorcerer campaign called Devil Ex Machina. It is set in San Francisco in 2023 and I wanted the demons to have the vibes of malevolent, conscious artificial intelligence. Sorcery in our game is characterized by an obsession with programming, extensive use of IT, and getting lost in the […]
Here begins my effort to recover the past six months of role-playing into some Actual Play posting. It might go on for a while. This particular event was played last October (2022), consisting of two two-player games played side by side, Showdown by Seth Ben Ezra and Cold Soldier by Bret Gillan. Most of what […]