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Shadowrun Episode 1.1 Fast and Dangerous

A new adventure with the famous threesome! As the runners get invited back to the Hungry Like A Wolf restaurant, they get approached by a wannabe ganger who invites them to get some revenge of those annoying Firebirds – but who will drive their rust bucket of a car?

Brigadoon Episode 16.1 – To the Basement of Maggot Manor

After the party have burnt, decapitated and maybe even kicked the Necromancer Betic, the party decide to check out the rest of the manor including going back to the spooky basement – what do they find there? Well there appears to be statues – and statues never come to life in fantasy settings – or do they….

Creating a Shadowrun Adventure

As I start to play more and more RPGs again on the stream I need to get back into the habit of actually creating adventures/encounters on a regular basis. Initially my idea was to play until an adventure came to an end and then take a week off to create the next adventure using the ‘playing session’ to create it. Although this initially appears to be a good idea, my own hectic timetable often means that things conflict with this idea and players often don’t want to miss their playing session – hopefully because they enjoy it so much! I guess missing a session also means that there might be a gap in my own production of videos for YouTube etc so more of a constant playing schedule might be more desirable. However, although both players and viewers see the finished product, there is some work which goes into actually creating an adventure and in this waffle I wanted to share with you my own approach to this and hopefully get some feedback and hear about how other Game Masters (GMs) engage with the process.

Improving as a Dungeon Master

Have you watched the original Karate Kid film? The one with Daniel in it and Mr Miyagi? Near the end of the film Daniel as the karate kid enters the karate tournament in order to get to the end, neat the bully and finally get the girl! There is a wonderful piece of music which accompanies the scenes as he progresses through the fights.

Red Hot Chilly Bugs Episode 2

So the runners start by having to deal with the remnants of the thugs who were attacking the restaurant – can you achieve this before the local law enforcement arrives? And the finally get to the bottom of what is missing from the restaurant which allows them to start to solve the puzzle.

More than just streaming…..

Well, I am just coming to the end of a two week break from work and looking back on what I have achieved, I am somewhat disappointed that I haven’t actually streamed more than what I usually do. You would have thought, without the time sink of work, I would be able to complete everything that needs to be engaged with in ‘normal’ life in the mornings and then stream for the majority of the afternoons and evenings. However, if you have been following my Twitch Channel, you will be aware that this has not been the case. Why? Well when it comes to streaming I always seem to have a lot more other things to do about from the actual act of streaming…

A day in the life – my usual Saturday

I’ve decided that I am a very nosy person? Why? well as well as really enjoying sitting in coffee shops people watching and listening into conversations, I always tend to fall into interview mode whenever I meet someone new (probably why I never get invited out or on dates) asking loads of questions. If someone mentions something which really intrigues me then again I dive in asking questions, many of which people would never ever ask but always want to – yes I am that person who just asks it. A few months ago YouTube was awash with ‘Draw my ‘Life videos and, although I really like watching these, I much prefer, if I can find them, ‘Day in the Life’ videos. Well, if they can do a video about a day in their life then so can I – so here is my usual, Saturday!