Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Dungeon Master Game Notes: Outcasts of Byr, Session 1

I thought it would be interesting to see what everyone's DM notes looked like. Maybe we can learn from each other? Perhaps we can "ooo" and "ah" at each other's genius. Perhaps we can look at wonder at how someone's notes could ever translate into a playable game session. I'm curious!

Below are the beginning game notes for the current session we are playing. I will have to censor some of these because I never know who will see some of the spoilers sooner than intended. The top half is the world notes. Some of it is still intact and it sets the background for the current campaign. This all used an early playtest packet of the D&D Next Open Playtest.

Everything below was ALL I had written down to begin Game Session 1. I had two players at the time. One was playing a changeling rogue and a warforged fighter (both races homebrewed), and the other was playing a dwarf cleric and a human rogue.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Marvel Hero-brew: New Suit Milestone

A few weeks back, we played the Marvel Heroic Roleplaying game and I took the role of the Suit, master of the old Atlantean magiks (spelled with a 'k' because that means it's old). During play, I barely managed to earn a single experience point. Ergo, I have created a new Milestone to fit the character so that he can grow faster than the snail's pace. This will take the place of the In Sheep's Clothing milestone until the time comes for the Suit to begin to open up to his allies and the world.

Reluctant Savior of Humanity
"These apes are like children. They need guidance, protection, and parenting. Unfortunately, I'm the only one that can do it."
1XP...when you go out of your way to protect an innocent human.
3XP...when you gain stress up to d10 while protecting an innocent human.
10XP...when you no longer reluctantly protect those who need it, or when you give up on the apes forever.

This milestone was created for use in the Marvel Heroic Roleplaying game by Margaret Weis Productions, Ltd.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Marvel Hero-brew: The Suit

This character exists in a universe wherein the Atlanteans and the Mu Empire wiped each other out in our prehistory. The two cultures had similar themes of mixing magic with technology and used those abilities to sink each other into their respective oceans.

D'Rin Tarengal was a young Atlantean nobleman learning to become an arcane-technician when the Cataclysm began. He was placed in cryostasis...and awoke in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean in the modern age, grasping to the lid of the stasis chamber to remain afloat. He would later discover that an underwater earthquake was recorded in the area at that same time, possibly shaking his stasis chamber loose from the remains of his civilization.

D'Rin was rescued by a fishing boat and was led back to the United States to make a new life for himself. Without any record, a limited knowledge of English that he quickly learned on the fishing boat, and his claim of "memory loss", he was declared a John Doe and began a new life in America.