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Shadowrun Campaign Catchup and New Seattle Scream Prop (#59)

7 April, 2019

Seattle, Exterior, NightShadowrun gaming has fallen a bit behind in our rotation due to a variety of reasons (such as playtesting a supplement for [redacted]) which has eaten up gaming time.  The monthly games at Tyche’s Games (every first Saturday every month, come and join) continue apace.

Still trying to decide where to move the focus of the campaign as the major villain has receded into the background and the primary organizer of runs they were working for has had to go on the lam.  One-off adventures are fine but I am looking for a greater amount of connective tissue between stories. but I have not found it yet.  Hopefully inspiration will strike soon.

Our NorCal game continues apace, the latest report from PinkCat can be found here.

The latest news from my version of Seattle, 2075, can be found in the Seattle Scream #59.

Notes: Photo by Matt Rubens and used under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic license.

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PinkCat: Running in the Shade “Surfs Up!” (A different sort of SR campaign report)

2 April, 2019

To understand what is going on here, you had best read the first PinkCat: Running in the Shade post, but short summary, this is a campaign report for our Shadowrun campaign set in NorCal through the filter of a cartoon made by one of the team members.

Episode Forty Two: Surfs Up!

Guest Starring: DoubleUp and Rani (and in the cartoon everyone else too)

At the beach

It is spring break and everyone has decided to go to the beach!  This is basically a fan service / remember all the characters? episode with cameos from all of the characters who have graced the cartoon in the past with lots of jokes about California celebrity culture, surfing, tiki style, and suchlike.  Lots of short scenes and visual jokes, a musical number, and just a celebration of the cartoon and California as a whole, a very upbeat and colorful episode that moves nothing forward but is just entertainment.

What really happened:

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April begins as March ends, as it should

31 March, 2019

April begins tomorrow with a day of tricks and misdirections, such deception not being my specialty do not expect anything clever from me.  But I hope to enjoy cleverness from others.

Blogging A to Z, 10th Anniversary!The origin of the name of the Roman month Aprilis is unclear, it may refer to the opening (aperire) of buds and flowers as Spring arrives or in some way to the goddess Venus, to whom it is a sacred month, or something else.  We just do not know, which is actually rather fun.

I am again doing the the Blogging from A to Z Challenge for April, the theme will be “Around the Sea of Stars” so if you have questions about my setting, please ask.

March, 2019, saw the following posts here:

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Down and Out in Taren Kost – Campaign Report Episodes 5 and 6

31 March, 2019

We have had two more sessions, hot on the heels of Interlude 1 (you can find the earlier adventures here).

Our cast for these, both episodes:

A theatreHartesa Wormwort Ulshyve, dark elf mushroom farmer and inferniculturalist, and self-described hick, with imp familiar “Portobello”.  (Warlock, played by B2)

Reed Greenbottle, Visse agent of Taren Kost’s Trade Directorate, License Enforcement, and stickler for the proper rules.  (Rogue, played by R)

Episode 5

Mercutio “the Green”, dissipated human conman and wild magic sorcerer, color changes as a side effect from his wild magic.  (Played by J)

Episode 6

Skatska, self-exiled acid-breathing Dragonborn who seeks the old gods.  (Paladin and now Warlock, played by D)

Episode 5: Finding a Lost Noble

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Down and Out in Taren Kost – Campaign Report Interlude 1 – Letter from the Matriarch

18 March, 2019

We could only get three of us together but, by gum! we were going to game. So this is a brief interlude taking place after Episode 4.

Let me in!Our cast for this interlude:

Hartesa Wormwort Ulshyve, dark elf mushroom farmer and inferniculturalist, and self-described hick, with imp familiar “Portobello”.  (Warlock, played by B2)

Reed Greenbottle, Visse agent of Taren Kost’s Trade Directorate, License Enforcement, and stickler for the proper rules.  (Rogue, played by R)

Interlude 1: Letter from the Matriarch

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The Empress is Watching.

16 March, 2019

 

The Empress

Here is the official piece for the Draconic Empress of the Sea of Stars, in her human form because it is much easier to get administrative work done when you are not at risk of destroying all of the paperwork the empire requires to function on with a twitch of a tail.

This lovely piece is by the ever-talented Ron Randall, comic book artist and creator of the Trekker series (which I also recommend).  Who I had the pleasure of meeting and talking with at many Portland Comic Cons back in the 1990s.  The photo does not fully do it justice and I will need to get a big flatbed scanner to get it converted to an image for use in the Sea of Stars campaign book.

Enjoy!

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Marching out of February

28 February, 2019

Ares/MarsWith the start of March the Equinox and Spring draw near, though with the weather here cannot make up its mind on what it wants to do.  The name of March is drawn from the Roman month Martius which in turn gains its name from Mars, the Roman god of war (and more a soldier than a warrior as opposed to his Greek counterpart Ares).

The theme for March is the military and things martial.  If there is anything in particular you would like to see, please let me know.  I will try to do something, spell or item, for the Equinox as well.

February, 2019, this journal saw the following posts here:

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