Wednesday, January 18, 2012
There's a Fire Beetle in my Narcotic!
Well I'm happy to say that our official game of Legends of Anglerre, the fantasy FATE engine has officially kicked off and we have the first session under our belts. Unlike a lot of the mid-week roleplaying games we do from time to time, this one is not a limited run or a one-shot. For this FATE romp we've ambitiously made a go at an open-ended, ongoing campaign.
When I posted the write-up for the Bulwark a while back I was getting warmed up for it to be part of the overall atmosphere. One cool thing we did, prep-wise, for this campaign was use the world creation, standalone fractal RPG, Microscope, to hash out all of the background details. I liked doing it this way because the world creation by itself was a fun side adventure, and it always guarantees that all the players are on-board with the backdrop since they all had a hand in creating it.
Another item in the 'trying something different' department is that we're using the Obsidian Portal RPG wiki site to host all of our characters, legends, NPC's, items, and more. The name of the campaign is The Tainted World, and you can find it here. We're going with a magical-infused, alternate reality Earth where the ruins of the civilization we all know and love (and currently reside in) are all around. Rather than copy and paste the first adventure here, if you are interested in reading, you can check out the adventure log here.
A couple of other quick notes, since FATE does use some specialized dice, and instead of borrowing all the time, I did pick up my own set of these very cool Fudge dice from Q-Workshop. Also, as usual, the Minions of the Monster Master have recorded a lot of this material in actual play, and extremely explicit, podcast episodes. If you check them out, you've been warned!
That's it for now, I'll try to get some stuff posted about my character, items, and what-not soon. I think a blog is about the only socially acceptable place to talk about your characters, right?