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A story ..line

Saturday, January 6, 2018 - 20:08
What kind of story are you trying to tell?

DM Protip: Take notes of times between sessions.  Chronological order is important.

We're trying to tell an epic tragedy.

I think we're doing an alright job of that so far.

How I learned to stop worrying and love the chaos.

Despite the disconnect in player schedules, I think the story line in and of itself is going in an legititimately interesting direction.

I use interesting not as that dismissived generic definition so many love throwing around, but as a term used in its truest sense.

Everything here has intrigue and interest on all fronts and if this...

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Fate is woven with thick threads

Saturday, December 30, 2017 - 14:57
Everything running perfectly smoothly!

While I've given the topic a tonne of lip service, I may as well write an article about it as per usual.

Role Playing Game

I delivered a lot of exposition in a very short time span and covered a lot of bases quickly.  It was dramatic, it was powerful, and I'm proud of the performance.

Too Much Story

Going to the monestary provided two out of three points.  Helbrim Gother and...

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Restream.io

Friday, December 29, 2017 - 10:29
Reach out and touch someone.  With something sticky.

Yesterdays speedrun stream was a test of 'Restream.io'.

Restream is a platform for casting to multiple destinations.

So yesterday when I was streaming to Twitch, I was also streaming to Mixer, Youtube and SmashCast (formerly known as Hitbox.tv).

Tonight I intend to stream to all the other platforms as well.  I'm currently in the process of signing up for nearly everything that Restream supports.  I won't have the interactions with every platform, but that's alright.

Hope everyone's stoked for tonight?  I know I am!

Planning and planning and planning

Wednesday, December 27, 2017 - 23:53

So I've written fve pages and I've got another left to go to address the last fight.

I've decided against doing a new intro, but I'll swap in the new graphics.  Ultimately it's to be replaced with photos and I have to fit Mitch into it too.

I have ideas for the new intro but I need to take a bunch of photos.maybe straight up footage of peoples heads and their expressions.

I will be going with a more basic premise for this Fridays game.  There's a lot of RP ground to cover as usual, but I have the direction written down for each player so I should have a...

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What Dreams May Come

Monday, December 25, 2017 - 16:00
A photo of Mordred from the television series Merlin.  Mordred, like the young Brightwood boy, is a powerful and feared druid boy.
Making dreams a reality.

Merry Christmas everyone :)

Here I'm able to take a moment from the festivities to write about how I feel Friday went.

For starters, while the session was a bit stunted for the seasonal effects, the overall objective was achieved.

Lack luster?  Maybe, but let's dive right into it.

Mitch is back and Mitch is smart.

For starters, we have Helbrim, the Mitch controlled druid with all the smarts and capabilities he left off with and then some.

Let's talk about my elves.  They didn't do a small amount of damage, and they were ferocious...

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Make a plot point system you want to use

Monday, December 18, 2017 - 21:13
In software there's a saying, "to eat your own dog food."

So the plot point system needs to become a player system for driving the plot behind the scenes.

This means the game would become largely about settling scores and playing out events that need playing out.

This would also mean better documentation of the ingame events for scribery.

My end goal is to avoid the rigamorole of the players going back and forth with their plans, and to get the game on the straight and narrow off the hop.

The issue I have with that is the game becomes play by mail.

Nobody wants to play by mail.

Ultimately, I think all...

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I should fix that notification

Sunday, December 17, 2017 - 15:12
I am so sorry.  #notsorry
Heavy role play and a dud ending

You win some you lose some.  I have a tendency to over think things and in doing so frustrate people and over complicate situations.

Curtis' timely suggestion was perfect and in truth, wrapping the players was supposed to gag them, but for whatever reason I had a synapse failure or something because I didn't just say so.

In the end, the hamfisted ending that I exposited due to time constraint leads to the sort of Christmas episode I'm hoping for, but at what cost, right?

Making it Fit.

Sometimes you have to do things you would rather...

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Christmas. It's coming.

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 22:06
He's coming.

So in the coming sessions we have.. oh what's this?  Oh it's a text from Jessica asking if I'm going to TPK the whole party.

No Jessica, I'm not going to TPK the whole party.  The party TPKs itself :)

Thurass'X

Paul and I have discussed what is coming and there are plans.  Thurass'X is not dead.  Not I, nor Joe, nor Curtis, nor any of you wonderful viewers, wanted Pauls latest character dead.  Shit happens, the story goes the way it goes.  Paul is not butt hurt.  He, like everyone, has shit going on in his life.  As people we try to maintain composure in the face of stress...

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Tragedy is a four letter word

Saturday, December 9, 2017 - 21:43

So Paul died again.  This time, he said hold my beer and climbed on the cross.

There was much drama, much anger and fury and butthurt.  And then all was well.

The Left Turn.

Ivor presented a one two combination on top of Thurrass'X murdering the tribal leader.  The bumpkins were hesitant until Ivor managed to melt the phylactery, but it was the absolute lack of leadership that allowed the saviours to take complete control of the tribe.

Dissent aside, the remaining tribe members now return to their hills as mandated by their new messiah, to await...

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Review of Xanathers

Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 17:40

I've done a video review of Xanathers Guide to Everything and you can find it on YouTube!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UveYjhBFw_A

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