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Brigadoon Episode 28- In Search of Silver

So, the party decide to venture down to the third level using the ‘cage lift’ – why is that in inverted commas? well, not all is what it seems! Venturing further down the tunnels they discover a race in servitude and when they arrive the guards are ready for them and as the session finish they call the guardian!

Shadowrun – Beyond the Underground – Episode 4

With the runners in possession of what is referred to as ‘The Cargo’, they need to make a decision whether to turn it over for huge amounts of credits or somehow protect it for the future. Either choice leaves little to the future of the runners. An even when they defeat a mighty opponent, we sadly say good-bye to one of the characters…

A continuum of changing characters

I remember playing role playing games for some years. Although I have had some attempts at playing I mainly reside on the table side of the DM screen and creating the adventures and spending hours reading and re-reading rule books. I’ve recognised numerous changes across the years. From games being played round a table on a bank holiday or Friday night, through the use of letters (as in snail mail) to the new use of Roll20 and/or Skype to bring the players together. Although the game has changed I’ve also noticed a change in players. When I refer to players I’m not being they have grown older, although they probably have, but more of the characters they choose to play and, when considering this in more detail, I started to realise that the characters people play follow some sort of pattern.

Shadowrun – Beyond the Underground – Episode 3

In this episode of the adventure, the runners decide what to do with that scary girl in the middle of the sewers, they manage to find an exit and then have an interesting encounter with the local law enforcers. But what are they actually got involved in and what is the ‘cargo’ they are carrying and why is someone willing to pay 900,000Cr for it! This job is definitely getting interesting and enjoyable – well for us in any case 🙂

My life in daydreams…..Radio.

If you ever take a glance up to the top right of this webpage you will be aware that I put the book which I am currently listening to up there. Although most of these tend to be action, sci-fi or crime thrillers, the odd autobiography does creep its way into the schedule no and again. Every time I am listening to an autobiography I have this urge to write my own. Not that my life is very exciting – in fact my life often think my life is reflected in those starting lyrics of the ABBA classic – “Thank you for the music” – ‘I’m nothing special, in fact, I’m a bit of a bore.’ What I do wonder about is how I would actually write the events of my life and came up with a title and format of my autobiography. Instead of waiting for a book contract, I thought I would get on with it and start writing it using the same format but as blog posts. So here is one of them. The title of the book would be “My life in Daydreams” and this waffle’s topic is my radio career.

Shadowrun – Beyond the Underground – Episode 2

So the runners head over to Pier 51 the place where a dying woman asked them to look after her brother. But when they arrive they find something very strange. What is being housed within that shipping container, who is paying for its transportation and why is main local corporation is so interested in its content? Powered maglocks, tracking devices, cyber enhanced dogs and a strange girl in the sewers are all elements of Episode 2…

Runequest/Mythras – The Island of Vom Kayes Episode 2

With Gulliver still muttering about the painted men, the group reach the temple’s courtyard in the middle of the island. With Captain Seatide still ill, they drag into the courtyard only to be attacked by, to the delight of Gulliver, the painted men – savages from the jungle! Once dispatched the party venture inside the temple encountering immense statues and stomach churning images embossed onto the walls. But which goddess is that huge multi-handed statue of and who is summoning snakes to attack them as they stand describing areas and drinking…

Shadowrun – Beyond the Underground – Episode 1

As the runners start a new adventure they meet, as usual, with the Mr. Johnson but things don’t go as well as they might have hoped. Billy Bob gets frightened by a small puppy and then the group slowly (and I mean slowly) advance into a warehouse to deal with some teenage cultists. After the battle however, they are are directed to something strange happening on Pier 51…