Saturday, May 13, 2017

A Playtest, a Playtest, and a New School walk into a bar....


Finally got a chance to playtest the Lovecraftian rpg Tremulus, which uses the Apocalypse RPG engine.  I only had one player show up for the initial game, but it was a blast.  He played a detective who had taken a job from a mysterious man named Mr. Blackmoore.  There was diseases, violence, unspeakable monstrocities, and lots of snooping around (as there should be in any good Lovecraftian game).  It ended with him escaping from the house and making his way back to Chicago with a rescued friend in tow, which he had to make a bargain with one Dr. Johnson to get the friends horrible disease cured.  Now a favor is owed to Dr. Johnson.........

 

I got the quickstart rules for the new Kult rpg Kult: Divinity Lost.  I was a huge fan of the original Kult rpg and this newly released edition has all the makings of an awesome game.  I've run it a couple of conventions and had some really great games, it just so happens to be run with the same Apocolypse RPG engine as Tremulus.  Even though Ben drank a tall glass of Haterade before he decided to play I think the game went great, well maybe not great for Ben's characters butler.


Chaotic Neutral DM Luke continues the New School Dungeon Crawl.  This week it's a Death Match!

We've got a bunch of games going on this weekend so if you're in the Grand Rapids area check our meetup and get your game on!

-Cris

Friday Rappan Athuk!

Later tonight I will be sitting down for the another session of the epic mega dungeon Rappan Athuk.  We've been pretty lucky so far but how long will that last?  Lexi is just one failed check away from being poisoned to death or falling down a 200 foot pit trap.



To get pumped for tonight's possible TPK we've got another episode of Rappan Athuk.  I think the picture above pretty much sums up the entire experience.


Next Mike the Half Human DM continues on with another episode of The Old School Dungeon Crawl.


Sunday, April 30, 2017

Your Local Gaming Shop

I just returned from our local rpg/hobby shop and picked up a nifty little product that I have had my eye on for some time.  The game is called Tremulus and it is a storytelling game of lovecraftian horror.  It uses the Apocalypse engine, which is the same system for the upcoming Kult: Divinity Lost rpg.  The game looks great terrific, so expect some podcasts of it in the future.

Onward to Podcasts!


Keeper Ben continues the meat grinder of Masks of Nyarlathotep.  I'm sure this episode is going to end where we all get kittens at the pet store, or death.  One of the two.


Next up GM Aaron once again takes the Bards to a galaxy far far away in his Force and Destiny campaign.  This time it's a dead road.  Dum Dum Daaaaaaaaaaa....

-Cris

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Rappan Athuk is back!

Podcasts are back!


We've got the third session in the ongoing mega-dungeon campaign of Rappan Athuk!  I am surprised that we actually made it this far, but will our luck finally run out?


GM Aaron finishes up the Dead in the Water arc with the third installment.


Enjoy the weekend!

-Cris

Friday, April 14, 2017

Penguicon and Podcasts


Just a quick reminder that the Bards will be sending a contingent of GM's down to Penguicon at the end of April.  If you will be in the Detroit area head on over for the the weekend.

Onward to Podcasts!


First up it's the classic module White Plum Mountain!  We played the 3rd edition update.  We chose DM Ben to lead us through this classic fun house style dungeon, and by chosen I mean told him he would be running it as he walked into my house.  Listen in to find out


Next up CN DM Luke continues with the New School Dungeon Crawl.  Can the players keep up with the insanity that Luke is throwing down?

-Cris