The Curse of the Scarab

I played in a very enjoyable game of Fate Accelerated last night run by Sam Dimercurio of Chalice in Chains (recommend you give the YT channel a look); I played Asim Shadid, leader of the Sons of Ammon, a band of desert warriors pledged to prevent the rise of Imhotep.

Asim Shadid Character Sheet

The other players/characters were:

  • Alex Gillot as Howard Bowman, an arms dealer and criminal with a shadey past.
  • David Semmes as Hamilton Harris, a disenfranchised banker with a passion for motorcycles.
  • Ian F. White as Charles Manning, a well spoken gentleman working with the British Intelligence service.

Great fun game, good GMing and excellent RP all round; you can watch the video here:

Skyless City – Jadepunk Session 14 – Counting Bodies Like Sheep to the Rhythm of the War Drums

The fourteenth session of Skyless City Jadepunk game has now finished and been uploaded to Youtube:

Skyless City – Jadepunk Session 13 – With this Ring

We suffered some technical difficulties with our last Jadepunk session video that lead to the audio for one of the players not being recorded at all on the live-streamed video; I’ve been looking into ways to prevent this in the future, but rather than leave a gap in the playlist I decided to record a summary video.

Future Youtube Videos

* RPG BUGBEARS – Excessive searching and obsession with detail.

* GM tips – Make sure your players understand the goal/aim of your game.

* GM tips – accents & vocal mannerisms

* Player tips – collaboration & selling

* RPG Questions – Importance of maps

* GM tips – The entirely improvised session

* RPG Bugbears – Lengthy scenery descriptions.

* RP based around equipment.

* Published metaplot vs sandbox

* Soundtracks in RPGs

* Railroading

* Getting new players involved in RPGs

* Balance of Prep

* Selling for other people

* “what people want” – make sure NPCs have motivations

* When to cut your losses with a rules system

* Player Tips – Creating compelling characters

* GM tips – Describing a scene

* Player Tips – Be cooperative

* Player Tips – The pluses and minuses of social characters

* Combats that take too long, chewing up entire sessions

* G+ hangout sessions – when to cut your losses