Part 3 of the first session has been uploaded by James.
Part 2 of the Agents of Empire game I play in run by Aurél András Kovács, and starring James Chambers, Lilienberg Ferenc, Sebastian Bengtsson, Martin Papp has now been uploaded by James 🙂
I recently started playing in a Starwars Edge of Empire campaign titled “Agents of the Empire” run by Aurél András Kovács, the video below is part of the first session recorded by James Chambers.
Played in a small one-shot tonight ran by Ian F. White that was based in a version of the Mad Max apocalyptic future; had great fun despite numerous technical problems at my end (halfway through my powerline adaptors lost their link to each other so I lost connection for a while and had to get on wirelessly which isn’t ideal).
The game featured (as befits a Mad Max style game) an odd assortment of characters:
- Squirrel (played by Chris Wilhelm): A violent bastard for hire, older brother of Rat and our driver who owned a machete that was actually taken from the Thunderdome that was his prize (and blood-splattered) possession.
- Pig (played by John Aubrey Moore): An information dealer who may not be much in a fight but had keen eyes and an ability to spot an enemys weaknesses.
- Rat (played by Ian Christiansen): A curious kid who was always getting into trouble but could be vicious if he was backed into a corner.
- Sebastian Crow (played by myself): An ex-priest who had lost his faith during the apocalypse and now wandered the deserts looking for a sign that God had not deserted the world.
The game was a fairly simple scenario where our motley band of people were supposed to meet up with our contact Spider only to find out that he’d been kidnapped by a local gang trying to force him to tell them where the gasoline stores he’d discovered were located; we then rode in like bad-asses to rescue him. Even though the game was only a couple of scenes long it was good fun and I believe demonstrated how dramatic Fate combat can be when you have a group of players who are up for just throwing themselves into the spirit of the game.
Very enjoyable and I hope to game with the people again soon.
As you may or may not be aware Red Dice Diaries Youtube channel recently reached the landmark of 1000 subscribers (we’re actually a little bit past that now), we’re obviously over the moon about this and wanted to film a short video to thank everyone who has supported the channel 🙂
As you’ll hopefully have notice there’s been a change to the overall colour scheme for Red Dice Diaries, we’ve gone for a more muted, easy on the eyes palette to go with our new website (that you’re reading now); with the new scheme though the old startup sequence (great though it was) for our Youtube videos didn’t really seem appropriate. So I’ve been messing around with my copy of Corel VideoStudio X7 and the graphics that I designed/altered for use on the website trying to create something more suitable.
I definitely wanted to end with the RDD dice logo in the middle of the screen and the text Red Dice Diaries, Table RPGs on there somewhere, since the main thing that happens with dice is that they get rolled I decided to try and have the logo bounce onto the screen and then jump up and down a bit before settling as though someone had thrown it from off-camera. Now this will be the first bit of motion based animation i’ve done on Corel VideoStudio, but overall i’m pretty happy with how it turned out.
I also wanted to keep the intro fairly short so that people didn’t get annoyed with how long it was taking, but I needed a certain amount of time to show the motion of the dice; in the end I managed to get it down to seven seconds, which I think should be okay.
As requested by Christopher Ruthenbeck on Google+ this is quick video tutorial on how to make simple graphic overlays for Hangouts.
In this Youtube video I give a few pointers for helping to keep your game living on in the memory of your players during the downtime between sessions.