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Wednesday Night Session of Torg: Eternity June 22, 2017

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Had a pretty enjoyable game last night with the Wednesday night gaming group.

When the players arrived at my place, we talked for about 10 minutes and caught up with each other about life and how things have been of late. Then the four players, with Donna as their spokespeson, informed me that they were intrigued with the new Torg: Eternity, and wanted to know more about the game and perhaps play a short session of it. I was only too happy to oblige. 🙂

I talked to the players a little about the game, explaining about the game universe (Cosms, Realms, The High Lords, how Reality works in the game and the Axioms, the Torg, and Storm Knights) and then a quick overview of the basic rules. It was enough to intrigue them. The players decided to play, using the Torg: Eternity Free RPG Day quick little adventure. They chose their characters, and then got on with it.

CHARACTERS

Amanda Gray (Donna) – The Quasi-Celebrity
Alan Harper (DavidW) – The Petty Crook
Helen Johanssen (Kendall) – The Jaded Paramedic
Angelica Tarmullen (Crystal) – The Egghead Professor

The player characters started off several hours after the Maelstrom bridge from the Living Land crashed down in New York, and played through the short little adventure that was provided, dealing with Edeinos scouts, rescuing a mother and her daughter from a building that had feral humans wandering through it, and then dealing with another edeinos warband.

Since I still had about forty-five minutes of game time left, I continued on from there, and the player characters had another encounter with edeinos, and managed to acquire some supplies, and a small group of hangers-on who trusted them. A series of terrible decisions awaited them when some of the hangers-on transformed to fit the Living Land, and the players had to kill them before they attacked the other survivors they were protecting.

Overall, it was a fun evening of roleplaying, and I had a good time running the Torg: Eternity Free RPG Day scenario, and adding a bit more to it. The players absolutely *loved* the game, and told me that they can’t wait until they get to play the full game with the Drama Deck, Cosm Deck, and Destiny Deck! I have to say that I’m rather looking forward to running the game again, myself. 🙂

Getting Ready for Wednesday Night Gaming June 21, 2017

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Finished supper, so I’m just getting ready for the evening.

The Wednesday night gaming group will be meeting for the first time in a bit, so I’m rather looking forward to this. Not sure what game we’ll be doing, let alone whether it’ll be a roleplaying game or a board game of some sort. Just really looking forward to getting back to gaming with the group.

In the meantime, I need to wash up the supper dishes.

Have a good evening, folks. 🙂

TORG 1st Edition Package in Snail Mail June 21, 2017

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Got a nice surprise today when I got home.

A selection of the old Torg: The Possibility Wars RPG game products arrived in the snail mail today.

I received the Relics of Power trilogy (including the GM Screen), the Living Land sourcebook, the Queenswrath supplement, and the Character Collection.

Unfortunately, I haven’t found a TORG 1st Edition Boxed Set or set of Drama Deck cards yet (for a reasonable price). 😦

In the meantime, I continue to be psyched for the Torg: Eternity RPG that will hopefully be out to Kickstarter backers in October.

Sunday Afternoon Board Gaming June 18, 2017

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The Sunday gamers have left for the day, actually having departed around 4:30 pm, though stuck around for a bit afterwards as I showed him what Torg: Eternity‘s basic game mechanics are like (more on that in a bit).

Once the players arrived around 12:45 pm, we chatted for a bit, and then I gave the players the options that I had in mind for today’s gaming (see the previous post): 1) Continue the campaign of the Coriolis – The Third Horizon RPG; 2) Start of the renewed <SkyRealms of Jorune RPG with some character generation; 3) Play a board game of some sort; and 4) Play the Torg: Eternity Free RPG Day little adventure thingie.

They vetoed 1) because they felt that…well, never mind what they felt about the game after the hiatus they’ve had. They vetoed 2) for the moment because they were concerned with my voice. They vetoed 4) because Tammy felt that Torg without the Drama Deck just wasn’t Torg, so she’d wait for the game in October or so (assuming everything works out with the Kickstarter. So in the end, it was decided to play a board game. The two players settled on Tales of the Arabian Nights, so that is what we played.

To be honest, I wasn’t feeling it for most of the afternoon and while I guess the game went all right (well, at least for Tammy it did, as well as for SteveR), I was somewhat…bored…with it. Absolutely nothing was happening for me, playing Ali Baba, other than getting Scorned and then being Enslaved towards the end of the game. Here’s a photo, not a great one, that I took of the game board and the surrounding area at one point late in the game.

We wrapped up the game around 4:30 pm, and it was clear that SteveR was the winner, based on the fact that he’d completed 2 Quests to Tammy’s 1 (and I hadn’t even finished my first one). After SteveR helped me pack up the game, I grabbed the Torg: Eternity Free RPG Day material, and for 15 minutes he went through a couple of encounters for the game using the Celebrity player character. He rather enjoyed it, and I think he regretted not playing the Torg: Eternity game this afternoon.

Once SteveR took off, I collapsed on the couch and had a cup of hot tea and half a bagel with vegetables for snack.

Getting Ready for Sunday Afternoon Gaming June 18, 2017

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Haven’t said that in a while.

Getting ready to game with the Sunday group. I’ve got four options in mind for gaming this afternoon, and while I know what I’d like the players to decide to do, I’m not sure which option they’ll choose. So we’ll see which way things shape up.

I’m just starting to make lunch here at Casa Kahane, and am rather looking forward to these hot dogs in buns. Better get on with it.

Free RPG Day Torg: Eternity Stuff June 17, 2017

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I actually managed to get into the local rpg and hobby shoppe, Fandom II, today for Free RPG Day, and lucked out.

It is *miine!*! hehe

The Storm really does have a name now…

I also bought a whackload of 20-sided dice (well, not a whackload, but 15 of ’em), since I didn’t want to just grab free stuff. Gotta make your local FLAGS feel good about this stuff, since the Free RPG Day stuff costs the retail store money.

Getting Ready for Friday Night Gaming June 16, 2017

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Well, there’s something I haven’t said in a while, huh? 🙂

As per my post this morning, I’ve decided to game with the Friday night gaming group this evening. The players are delighted to be able to get back to gaming this evening, though what we’re playing is still up in the air. My voice is all right, but it’s not 100%, so I’ll let the players decide what we play this evening.

Basically, they have several options. We can do some board games this evening, or if they prefer and I think my voice is good to go, we can continue the Coriolis – The Third Horizon RPG campaign. So we’ll see. The shoulder is very bad this evening, so whatever we play, the gamers will have to bring the gaming stuff upstairs for me.

In the meantime, I need to get upstairs and clean the supper dishes, and take care of cleaning off the dining room table.

The Storm Has a (New) Name… June 16, 2017

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Yes, it’s back…! For those who are interested, I caved in and backed the Torg: Eternity RPG Kickstarter over on that site, spending a lot of money on it. Here’s the link to the Kickstarter for folks interested.

Torg: Eternity Kickstarter

I have always been a fan of the Torg game (originally called TORG: The Possibility Wars), and really enjoyed the game and its mechanics, but stopped running it around 1992 or so. When my entire collection of TORG game materials burned in a fire in 1997, I found it difficult to find the game products at a reasonable price, and so abandoned the game.

However, now the game is back from a new publisher, but with many of the original design team working behind the scenes to make the game better than it was, make improvements, correct problems with the game, and bring it into the modern gaming environment, but still retaining its “feel” and the mechanics that made it TORG in the first place.

I can’t wait for the new version of the game, Torg: Eternity, to come out. I *want* to run this game again!

Friday Morning, and Gaming Thoughts June 16, 2017

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Yes, it’s been a few days since I posted anything to the blog.

To be honest, I’ve not had a lot to say. And have not been feeling up to snuff.

It’s Friday, so I’m at work as I’m usually supposed to be. Been a very busy day, but as they say, another day, another dollar.

I’m feeling somewhat better, though I’ve still got the cough and I would say that my voice is around 75%. But it still comes and goes.

I’m thinking that I’ll game this evening with the Friday gaming group, but am not sure yet what I’ll run. That’ll depend on how my voice is doing. Might play a board game, but if I’m up to it, I’ll continue the Coriolis – The Third Horizon game that the Friday nighters are in the middle of. Like I said, I’ll wait ’til the gamers arrive for the evening to decide on this, but I’ve informed them of this decision.

Looking forward to this evening. 🙂

Friday Night Game Session Cancelled June 9, 2017

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I will not be gaming with the Friday night gamers this evening.

While I am feeling somewhat better, I’m still coughing pretty badly at times, and my voice is still hoarse and a bit croak-y. So no point really trying to run a game or even board game tonight.

I had really hoped to be able to game tonight, and was frankly looking forward to getting back into the Friday campaign of Coriolis – The Third Horizon, but such is not the case. Hopefully, the
Icons will smile down on me somewhat soon, like next week. Please. 🙂