Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The Future

Dave and I are starting to think about what we want to do next as a group. Specifically things like:

  • How do we end the current "Bloody Pulp" campaign
  • Will we "auto-GM" the end so that we can all play, or will there be a GM for the finale
  • How do we put Gotham to bed? Will we ever want to come back?
  • If we do come back to Gotham, would it be in the "present day" or in the past? Or the future! Gotham 2100 FTW!
  • What do we all want to do next?
  • If you have any thoughts or opinions, they would be welcome. Add comments below. Dave and I will be sharing our thoughts shortly.

    Tuesday, May 30, 2017


    Mr. Cheavers enters the second floor conference room of the Team C headquarters building.   He sits down and calmly looks around.

    Cheavers:   "Good morning, Mr. Chains, Mr. Malju, Mr. Keys, Mr. Cop.   Where is Captain Freemont, he was supposed to be here."

    (Freemont's voice from down the hall):  "I'm on the phone."

    Cheavers: "If you would be so kind..."

    Freemont (to phone):  "Listen, ma'am, I've told you, Dr. St. Giles isn't here."

    Cheavers:  "Are you coming?"

    Freemont (to Cheavers):  "Just a second, sir."

    Freemont (to phone):  "Miss Weinstein, I told you I'd leave Dr. St. Giles a message, there's nothing else I can do.   This is a firm good-bye."

    Freemont (to himself):  "How did that dame get this number?  What was Rhombus thinking?"

    A dumb question

    How the hell to I get to my character to edit stats and shit. Bitch.  Got this cool pic for Friday Jones.

    Monday, May 29, 2017

    Scoreboard Update and Action Shots Session 12

    A Crushing Victory for Team C

    The Wound Ravens gang took 46 points of damage in the last session.  They're roll on the damage reaction chart was devastating and the gang was broken.   The loss of 3 leaders (Flaming Death, Scorchy and Burny) in addition to 31 flunkies was a morale catastrophe for the gang.   They are very brittle now.

    Additionally, the death of Bronski dealt 5 points of damage to the City Hall Machine.

    On the flip side, as the newspaper reported, there is a Shoot on Sight order out for Sweater Vest and Space Cop.

    Action Shots:

    Wednesday, May 24, 2017

    The Premise for the Next Campaign, Obviously

    The Important News for what is to come

    From the Daily Tribune, May 23, 1934

    Rash of Arsons Sweep City

    by Harry Lipshitz
    Over the last few weeks, a series of arsons have been committed across Gotham.   Police refuse to consider that they are related, but the repeated use of massive amounts of jellied gasoline and other accelerants seem to argue otherwise.  The Grand Haberdasherium suffered significant damage and will be closed for weeks.  A cab, belonging to 

    Isuzu Wakasashi was destroyed in its overnight lot.  The house of Mildred Johnson, mother of the late Walter Johnson, was burnt to the ground.  Noted scientist Dr. Marcel Mattieu is in the hospital with extensive burns over 75% of his body.  This menace must be stopped!

    Friday, May 19, 2017

    Even More Blasts from More Pasts

    I've spent a bunch of time reviewing old logs (through the Lords of Hack main site, History Links).
    I think that Dave Hanley was with us up to Slipstream (2010). 

    I actually really liked the Wilderlands of Hack campaign, despite the fact that it was short and we had real attendance issues.   The adventures were a lot of fun and some neat stuff happened.   Slipstream seemed a bit disjointed.   It seemed we didn't have a lot of agency on our end about what happened.

    Gatavia III was just awesome.   The two things that were broken were the economy, it seemed an interesting feature, but ended up being more of a bug.   The upkeep fees were just insane, and the domain stuff was more trouble than they were worth.    Second, the summoning magic was just broken.   Every problem could be solved by throwing a hydra or a horde of summoned berserkers at it.  But, the characters were great, the adventures were varied and interesting.

    Mutants and Muskets was also a lot of fun.   It was filled with all kinds of crazy, and at the same time had a good sense of the feel of dangerous overland travel, plus crab people.  Remember Cookie's 'Puma Steaks"?

    Monday, May 15, 2017

    Blast from the Past

    Each day at school we have what is called "Wildcat Period" for a half hour at the end.   We each offer different activities: study halls, tutoring, etc.   Every once in a while I offer "Dr. Nelson's Story Time", where I read a story aloud.   It turned out to be harder than I thought it might be to find something that fits into 25 minutes or so.  

    This past Friday, I had been reading over some old game logs in my spare time and had a Story Time coming up.   I decided to read the log to the second episode of the Skull Collectors' campaign (ACKS), where Brother Punchy, Murderface and Rotwang murdered the guy they were supposed to rescue and got outlawed from Portchester for the rest of the campaign. 

    It went over like gangbusters, the kids seemed to really enjoy it.

    Monday, May 8, 2017

    Scoreboard Update: Queen of Fate

    After the Queen of Fate Adventure, the Sons of David gang have increased their damage score to 67, our new leaders as most busted up.   Their condition, however, remains standard, the iron hand of Izzy Mandelbaum keeping the gang on course.   Mandelbaum, Mandelbaum, Mandelbaum!