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Friday Night Game – John Carter of Mars Session Playtest June 9, 2018

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Gaming last night (Friday) was pretty good.

As mentioned, Kathy and Ellie couldn’t make it out last night due to a trip to visit friends and family, but Angela, Mark, and the new player, Peter, decided they wanted to play something. And that something was John Carter of Mars. So I decided to run a small session of a scenario that I’m working on, to see how the adventure was shaping up.

Once the three players showed up at my place around 7:00 pm, I explained what I planned to do with them for the evening, and they were all pretty pleased at the idea. Since there are no pre-generated characters for the game available yet, other than what’s in the Quickstarter, I gave them their options – and the players made their choices: Angela took Dejah Thoris to play, Mark took Kantos Kan for his character, and Peter decided to play John Carter himself. We quickly went over the basic game mechanics and rules, and the players liked the simplicity of them, and then we started play.

The scenario premise was simple: The player characters are returning from a diplomatic mission when as they’re about to leave Zodangan territory, come upon a small town that’s seemingly been devastated by an attack. The heroes learn that their leader, Tal Halan, has been taken by Green Martians. Heading to the ruins nearby, the characters find much more than they bargained for, and– ah, but that would be telling! 🙂

We wrapped up the game session some 4 hours or so later, and the players told me that they’d had a great time adventuring in the world of Barsoom. Peter mentioned that he loved the game mechanics, so simple and easy to learn they were, and as a fan of the John Carter stories he found the game quite faithful to the basic concepts and that it caught the flavour of Barsoom very nicely.

The three players mentioned that they were looking forward to actually getting to play a campaign of John Carter of Mars, and couldn’t wait. Neither can I! 🙂

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Getting Ready for Sunday Afternoon Gaming May 6, 2018

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This afternoon’s gaming session is on.

Tammy is not working today, and so we’re going to do some Sunday gaming. And I’m getting to play today! Yay! 🙂

SteveR is going to be running the Star Trek Adventures roleplaying game today, specifically the scenario that he plans to run at CanGames 2018 in two weeks. I’m looking forward to the game this afternoon, ’cause I get to play in it! It’ll be interesting to see the differences in this game’s engine and the one for the John Carter of Mars – The Roleplaying Game, which I’m running at the convention.

In the meantime, I need to get myself together for the day, and get ready for some lunch.

Have a good afternoon, folks. 🙂

Sunday Afternoon Gaming Cancelled, Sort of April 29, 2018

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Gaming for today, Sunday, is off. Sort of.

SteveR and Tammy were supposed to game this afternoon so that I could playtest out the John Carter of Mars – The Roleplaying Game RPG once more with the scenario that I’ll running at CanGames 2018 in some four weeks, but this won’t be happening. Tammy called this morning to say that there was a problem at work she was working out, and she wouldn’t be able to make it for the afternoon. So the gaming session for the afternoon is off.

However, SteveR has decided to come out today, and he’ll be helping me go through the game mechanics and playtest some stuff for the John Carter of Mars – The Roleplaying Game system, so I’ll take what I can get.

Looking forward to this afternoon.

Getting Ready for Friday Night Gaming April 27, 2018

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The Friday gaming group has decided that we are going to play this evening!

I was actually somewhat surprised to hear from the players today, informing me of this decision, but was pleased at the same time. The players have agreed to do a bit of a playtest this evening, am I’m glad of that since I really do need to get in some more practice with the scenarios that I’ll be running at CanGames in mid-May.

The players have decided that they will either play some Torg Eternity or Capharnaum – The Tales of the Dragon-Marked this evening.

This will be the first time the Friday night gamers have played since mid-March, and I’m really looking forward to the game tonight, which ever of the two games they decide to playtest.

Sunday Afternoon Gaming Cancelled April 8, 2018

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Tammy is on vacation this week and next, and with just one other player in the Sunday gaming group at this time (though I’m hoping to remedy that at CanGames in mid-May), this necessitates postponing gaming this week.

I was hoping to do a bit more playtesting for the convention this week, but alas, such is not to be.

I’m actually starting to miss gaming somewhat.

Sunday Afternoon Gaming Cancelled April 1, 2018

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Due to this weekend being the Easter weekend, today’s gaming session has been cancelled as my gamers have all sorts of stuff going on with family today.

Spending an easy day of it. Hoping the rest hurts the arm and shoulder.

Friday Evening Gaming Session Cancelled March 30, 2018

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Gaming for this evening with the Friday night crew is off, as most of them are dealing one way or another with Easter weekend stuff.

Hope that I’ll get back to doing some playing through and testing of the material for one of the games that I’ll be running at CanGames the third week of May.

In the meantime, a quiet Friday night(I hope).

Getting Ready for Sunday Afternoon Gaming March 25, 2018

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Getting ready for another Sunday afternoon gaming session.

SteveR and Tammy will once again be doing some playtesting and playing through one of the game systems and scenarios that I’ll be running at CanGames 2018 this May. They’ll be playing the Capharnaum – The Tales of the Dragon-Marked Roleplaying Game this afternoon, specifically the adventure that I’ll be running at the convention. (SteveR is quite disapppointed as he won’t be able to play in the Saturday evening session of this at CanGames.) Looking forward to the game today, though a bit concerned of what the players will think of the game mechanics.

In the meantime, I need to make some lunch, and then get to the gaming.

Have a good afternoon, folks.

Getting Ready for Friday Night Gaming March 23, 2018

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Spoke to the players from the Friday night group last night and this morning, and they have all decided that we’ll be playing this evening. The group will continue to play test/through one of the games that I’m running at CanGames 2018 this May.

I’ve spent the latter part of the afternoon doing some preparation work for gaming tonight, as I’m planning to run the players through the Capharnaum – The Tales of the Dragon-Marked adventure that I’ll be running at the convention. Quite looking forward to it, especially to seeing what the players think of this set of game mechanics.

In the meantime, I need to make some supper, and then get to the gaming.

Have a good evening, folks.

Getting Ready for Wednesday Night Gaming March 21, 2018

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It’s Wednesday night, the third Wednesday once again, this time in March.

And that means it’s time for gaming with my Wednesday night gaming group.

After the day out at the doctor’s and taking care of other matters, I’m hurting pretty badly today but have taken it relatively easy. While the Wednesday gamers were eager to take on The Dark Eye RPG campaign again, they understand that I need to get in some gaming of the systems I’ll be running at CanGames 2018, and are willing to play(test) material for me.

Of the three game systems that I’ll be running at CanGames, they’re most interested in playing some Torg Eternity, so that’s what I’ll be running this evening with them. Have a couple of scenarios that I’ve been sort of playtesting with the Friday and Sunday groups, so will run one of these on the players this evening.

Looking forward to the game tonight.

Have a good evening, folks.