Thursday, September 23, 2010

An Idea for a Modern Campaign

Just a random idea I had today, but basically it is a modern rpg game, but set in the 50s or 60s, with the characters being greasers (or, if the game is set in England, Teddy boys).

I'm not sure what rules I'd use, maybe some form of S&W, but with AD&D's unarmed combat. Weapons would be knives, bike chains, the occasional gun, and things like broken bottles, etc.

I might post more on this later.

Thanks and Session Report

First of all, just a quick thanks about the blogroll thing. : )

Now, onto a fairly amusing (to me, at least) session report.

It was the first session of the game, and we had just rolled up a bard, assassin, M-U (specialised as a necromancer), and a paladin.

I had created the wilderness, placing a vampire's castle for higher-level play, or a session of horror. The pcs rode up to the castle and promptly massacred the twenty or so skeletons with insane rolls.

So, I think the vampire is going to utterly hammer them. He comes out to fight, and misses every attack and special ability, while the pcs knock him around with their weapons. So, I then think, 'vampires are strong and fast. I'll give him a bonus and he'll pown them in melee.'

And what happens? He utterly fails. And gets his back broken by the M-U!!!!!! So, with a broken arm and back, he turns into gaseous form and escapes into the castle. The pcs promptly loot the castle and skeletons, before riding back to town, victorious.

It was completely ridiculous.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

For a True Hero

"Dead on the field of honor, September 11, 1917. A legendary hero fallen in glory from the sky after three years of hard and incessant struggle, he will remain the purest symbol of national ideals for his indomitable tenacity of purpose, his ferocious verve and sublime gallantry. Animated by an invincible faith in victory, he has bequeathed to the French soldier an imperishable heritage which consecrates the spirit of sacrifice and will surely inspire the noblest emulation."

So reads Guynemer's inscription in the Panthéon in Paris.