Verge Season 2 is Live

So … we played session 1 of season 2 on Friday and it went … fairly well. Overall, I was mostly satisfied, though I’d forgotten how much cat herding is required for six players at the table; we didn’t run into as much difficulty in the game prior to this (Aces & Eights) because the loudest of my players was GMing that. And that’s not a jab at him – he’ll be the first to acknowledge that he’s the loudest. Anyway…

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1 Week Delay for Verge, Season 2

Due to a trio of absences (one of which would have been cancelled at the last minute), we’re delaying until next week … presuming I don’t get hit with another slate of sudden absences. I mean, we are approaching the Stupid Season, after all…

Still don’t feel ready. There’s one thing I need to figure out that I’ve been struggling with – hopefully should have that squared away by early next week…

Verge: Season 2 Update

Closing in on season 2 – scheduled for 24 September and I do not feel ready. Keep going back and forth with what I want to do with regards to the first adventure – I’ve finally solidified on “Yeah, I’m doing that” so now I’m racing to assemble my notes.

No pressure or anything.

I Suck As A Blogger & Prep For Next Game

Yeah. I’m pretty terrible about actually commenting on this puppy. I’ve had blogs in the past and invariably forgot about them for entirely too long.

Anyway, looks like the GURPS: Monster Hunters game is temporarily delayed as the Friday night GM (currently running Aces & Eights which is an … interesting system if a little flawed and half-baked in some places), and it currently looks like The Verge is back on deck. Because of course it is. So I’m back to doing what I can to get into that mindset, albeit with an intent to (ideally) be a bit more sandbox. The first adventure will be a little more railroady than I’d like, but there’s some setup required and I’m likely going to warn everyone beforehand. Beyond that, though, I’m going to be making a conscious effort to not be my usual GM self as I’ve got that storyteller approach which, sadly, trends toward railroad plots.

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GURPS: Monster Hunters game in the queue

So, the more I dug into the Traveller: Deepnight Revelation stuff, the more I discovered that it needed additional work. Like frankly too much of Mongoose stuff, it seems half-baked in some parts and overbaked in others. Considering I was going to have to convert it to GURPS for the Saturday group, I was getting to the point of going “Ugh…”

With that in mind, I checked with the players who agreed to do something else … which is going to be a Monster Hunters game instead. I’m currently planning on having it be something of a spiritual successor to my Red Sky game for the F2F group. Currently looking at using the Future/Perfect, Part 1 adventure for Delta Green as the first adventure, then flow into the game proper. I’ve started spinning up an Obsidian Portals for the game … there’s not much there at the moment as most of it is placeholder stuff.

But yeah, I’m really looking forward to this game!

Thinking On Verge, Season 2

I’ve been trying to get into the right headspace for working on my upcoming game – that’s part of the reason I’m going camping over the Memorial Day weekend, so I can unplug and hopefully focus on the important stuff – but something one of the players said to me a while back keeps coming to mind: “I wanted Firefly problems in the Expanse universe,this player said. That conjures up a fascinating mix of settings …

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