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Session 1: Character Creation

In General, Props on April 2, 2010 at 4:18 am

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I ran our first session, which was all about campaign introduction and character creation, in a quasi-seminar format. It was an astounding success and everyone really loved how it worked out.

1. I removed a lot of the furniture from my living room and set up 2 tables, with chairs, in a kind of boardroom set up.

2. I gave away swag! I probably spent $20+ on this but it was well worth it. Swag included dice, pencils, scratch paper, nametags, an NPC business card and a cd that included genre-specific images, music and pdf’s.

3. I included a folder with my pamphlet, a lot of information on the campaign and character creation as well as a player questionnaire and GM evaluation sheets.

4. I hooked up my laptop to our HDTV and created a Power Point presentation that covered the high points as well as a lot of general creation information such as statistics, special abilities and related information. I also included new rules in this. Read the rest of this entry »

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Random Daily Events

In Tables on February 24, 2010 at 5:00 am

In a modern setting more than almost any other kind, things need to change and need to keep changing – especially in dark, gritty semi-realistic games. One real change per gaming session seems to be a pretty good balance. Whether a player got a bill, had an ally die or is being chased by the neighborhood dyke – always have something going on.

I created a table for Tablesmith to roll on for each game to make life easier.

If you don’t have Tablesmith, you should. It’s cheap (free) and easy to use.

You can download the table here or read below for the whole thing. It would be pretty easy to remove the coding and just use a paper version.

Instructions

(Numbers in parenthesis on the table reference relative skill levels.)

Replace the word “Character” in the character table with the names of the characters in your game. On the Betrayal Table and the AllyDeath Table, replace the words “Player 1”, “Player 2”, etc with the names of the characters in your game and the words “an ally” on the various Ally Tables with their allies.

CP Encounters

(Numbers in parenthesis reference relative skill levels.)

Instructions: Replace the word “Character” in the character table with the names of the characters in your game. On the Betrayal Table and the AllyDeath Table, replace the words “Player 1”, “Player 2”, etc with the names of the characters in your game and the words “an ally” on the various Ally Tables with their allies.

:Encounters
1,1d6 smash heads needing cash confront the party (1d10+1, knives, no armor).
2,Firefight! 1d6 Bradi Bunch (10+3)is attacked 2d6 Red Chrome Legion (1d10+7). Handguns, armor jackets.
3,A fire breaks out in a nearby building.
4,A dead body is lying nearby.
5,The party is confronted by 1d6 corporate guards with an attitude (1d10+8, flak vests, helmets, UZIs). Read the rest of this entry »