• Far Beyond My Capacity
  • Far Beyond My Capacity
  • Far Beyond My Capacity
  • Far Beyond My Capacity
  • Far Beyond My Capacity
  • Far Beyond My Capacity
  • Far Beyond My Capacity
  • Far Beyond My Capacity
  • Far Beyond My Capacity
  • Far Beyond My Capacity
  • Far Beyond My Capacity
  • Far Beyond My Capacity
  • Far Beyond My Capacity
  • Far Beyond My Capacity
  • Far Beyond My Capacity
  • Far Beyond My Capacity
  • Far Beyond My Capacity
  • Far Beyond My Capacity

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Masks of Nyarlathotep Campaign Journal: Chapter 19 - The Plan

Leave a Comment
Now the talking's over, plans are laid and the hour is set
Glances round the table, eyes all shining, dark and bright
We meet again at daybreak for the day that will be ours
We're tomorrow's history
So just check your weapons, say your prayers.

- The Attack, New Model Army

We had an odd change of pace this session, as most of the playtime this week was spent planning the next session. Apart from one brief diversion for one character, the entire play session took place in one location, and consisted mainly of discussions between the players and little action. Still, a lot of fun was had and the anticipation for the next session has now reached fever pitch!

Time to make some plans
The end of the last session saw the investigators stumble onto some potential allies in the form of New China, some kind of militia based in a secret warehouse. Though the hour was early Jack Brady marched the investigators into an office, plied them with hot green tea, and then began to explain what was going on.

Mr Mu, the elderly scholar from the museum took up the story. He told the investigators some of what they already knew; that the Order of the Bloated Woman, an ancient cult that worshipped a dark deity, was still active in China, and indeed had become more so in recent years. He then proceeded to tell them of the cult's history, and that his research had lead him to believe that they want their goddess to return to Earth.
Read More...

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

MMO? NNO...

6 comments
A recent post by J3W3L over at Healing the Masses sums up much of my current issue with the MMOs that are around right now. I'm still dabbling in The Old Republic and The Secret World, but the vast majority of my gaming time recently has been spent with other types of game (such as Dragon Age Origins, The Stanley Parable, DiRT2 or tabletop RPGs).

Is it just me that is making a sad face at the current crop of new MMOs?
It seems that the current crop of MMO games just don't appeal to me any longer. Some friends have started playing EQ2 again recently, but I just don't feel any urge to play. Rift, Guild Wars 2, Eve Online, Final Fantasy XIV - none of them appeal to me (I've played most of them before anyway). Perhaps my fourteen year love of the genre is finally dying out.
Read More...

Saturday, November 02, 2013

Masks of Nyarlathotep Campaign Journal: Chapter 18 - New Friends, New Hope

Leave a Comment
Things are starting to move forwards in Shanghai as our intrepid adventurers managed to find some new allies in the fight against world-threatening evil this session! Reaching that point wasn't easy however and required a mixture of madcap chases, luck and some ultra-violence.
Annoying the Old Ones and their servants can lead to trouble
We continued on directly from the end of the last session, with a rather battered group heading to meet Captain Isoge Taro following their earlier encounter with some of Ho Fong's cultists. The constant attacks by Ho Fong were starting to take a toll, with Willard and Sebastian in particular suffering.
Read More...