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Wednesday Night Game Report – The Dark Eye Character Creation, Part Two January 18, 2018

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Had a good gaming session with the Wednesday night group.

As noted in this previous blog entry, the Wednesday night players were in the process of creating their characters for the The Dark Eye RPG campaign that I plan to run, so we continued the process last night. The thing is, as readers can see from the previous post, the Wednesday nighters started the process off over 2 months ago (back in November, 2017)!

After the players had arrived, we chatted about the week for about 10 minutes or so and when I was ready to get started again, we started off where we’d left off 2 months before. Sort of. Started with a recap of the various character creation sections and went over with the players what they’d done so far to create their characters, hoping to get them into the mindset of the game and their characters once more. Suffice it to say, the players were all pretty pleased with their characters once the evening was wrapped up, and it looks like they’ve got a good group of players. Once we finished dealing with the game mechanics and wrapped up character creation, the players sat back for a bit and chatted about what they saw the character group as being like. Suffice to say, an interesting group of player characters. Here’s what the player created as their characters…

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Donna – Donna gave it some thought, but she eventually settled on Nesima Majulasunni, an Aranian thief from Baburin being hunted for a jewel that she stole from an important emir. She’s not sure if he wants her dead or alive.

DavidW – David got tired of playing fighter types, and wanted something different. He settled on Phedro Torrean, a Blessed One of Hesinde from the Horasian Empire, who is seeking knowledge of various sorts (he’s somewhat secretive about this), and is travelling Aventuria for this reason.

Kendall – Kendall broke out of the personal stereotype as well, and created Carisia the Swift, a noble from the Horasian Empire who got bored of her life and became a mercenary. She’s been travelling with Phedro (due to circumstances that will be revealed in play) and has been learning a form of “inner peace” from him, even as she continues to fight and defend for a living.

Crystal – Crystal struggled a bit in her decision of what to play but settled on a good concept. Domela Oakinger is a young woman who escaped her life in Andergast and found she was very good with animals and they liked her. She’s an Animal Tamer now, and finds she likes wandering Aventuria, making money with her skills, and will never go back to her old life.
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This session of character creation for The Dark Eye RPG went pretty well, and the players wrapped up their characters for the game. We didn’t get a chance to get into any basics about the rules (once more) or some sample combats, but I was very pleased with their characters. There’s some interesting relationships among the player characters that will be fun to explore, so I’m looking forward to running the game next month.

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Getting Ready for Wednesday Night Gaming January 17, 2018

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Getting ready for an evening of gaming with the Wednesday night gaming group.

Been long enough, hasn’t it? 🙂

I’ve been having a rough time of it lately, what with the cervical spine issues and the pain in the left side of my body, but damn the pain, full gaming ahead! 🙂 Besides, I’ve missed it – and so have my gamer groups!

The Wednesday night gaming group will continue with character creation for the The Dark Eye RPG campaign, which I can hopefully wrap up with them this week.

In addition, I’m hoping that the gaming session will distract me somewhat from the pain I’m in these days.

Oops, there’s the doorbell. Gotta go.

Have a good evening, folks.

Wednesday Night Game Report – The Dark Eye Character Creation November 16, 2017

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Had a lovely game session with the Wednesday night players last night.

The Wednesday night gaming group were all set and ready to get started with their The Dark Eye RPG campaign last night, and so it was time to start the character creation process with the players.

Once the (Wednesday) players showed up at my place around 7:00 pm or so last night, we chatted for around 10 minutes or so and caught up on the week that was. Once I felt ready, I told the gamers that it was time, and and we sat down and started creating player characters. The Dark Eye is quite a detailed game, especially the world itself, but I wasn’t sure the players would be able to pick up and deal with the 3d20 game mechanics. I started things off by giving the players a very brief overview of the game world of Aventuria, and they liked the more down-to-earth fantasy world that the game offered. Donna said she was pleased that we were going to play what seemed to be a traditional fantasy rpg. Since it was important to understand the basic game rules at character creation, I went over the basic mechanics of the game, and they seemed to like the idea of the 3d20 mechanic for most things and the d20 and d6 rolls for combat. We then talked about the basics of character generation, and I answered some of their questions (that I could), and then started the process in earnest.

The players felt they wanted to create an interesting group of characters, but didn’t want to have no ties at all to bind them somewhat. They succeeded at the basics of what they wanted, to be honest, and seem to have a good variety of characers created, with some decent sub-plot material.

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Donna – Donna gave it some thought, but she eventually settled on Nesima Majulasunni, an Aranian thief from Baburin being hunted for a jewel that she stole from an important emir. She’s not sure if he wants her dead or alive.

DavidW – David got tired of playing fighter types, and wanted something different. He settled on Phedro Torrean (Horasian Empire), a Blessed One of Hesinde who is seeking knowledge of various sorts (he’s somewhat secretive about this), and is travelling Aventuria for this reason.

Kendall – Kendall broke out of the personal stereotype as well, and created Carisia the Swift, a noble from the Horasian Empire who got bored of her life and became a mercenary. She’s been travelling with Phedro and has been learning a form of “inner peace” from him, even as she continues to fight and defend for a living.

Crystal – Crystal struggled a bit in her decision of what to play but settled on a good concept. Domela Oakinger is a young woman who escaped her life in Andergast and found she was very good with animals and they liked her. She’s an Animal Tamer now, and finds she likes wandering Aventuria, making money with her skills, and will never go back to her old life.
*****

Wednesday night’s game session of The Dark Eye character creation went for about 3 hours or so, and saw the players get about half-way through character creation. This was due more to the players asking me questions as the process went along about aspects of the world, and DavidW needed some more details about his Blessed of Hesinde. It was a fun game session, though tiring due to the mechanical aspects of the game, but the players are looking forward to completing their characters next week, Goddess willing.

I was somewhat drained from the process, but am looking forward to next week’s session to see how things wrap up and how the characters shape out.

Getting Ready for Wednesday Night Gaming November 15, 2017

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Getting ready for an evening of gaming with the Wednesday night gaming group.

I’ve been having a rough time of it lately, and the pain in my left shoulder, neck, arm and back have gotten worse as time goes on (though I’m still not talking about what’s going on with me in that regard, as there’s too much to absorb still.

In the meantime, the Wednesday night gaming group will start play in their The Dark Eye RPG campaign, starting with character creation this evening for said game.

Hopefully, this will distract me somewhat from the pain that I’m in these days. However, for now I probably should get upstairs and make some supper.

Have a good evening, folks.

Getting Ready for Sunday Afternoon Gaming… Sort of October 29, 2017

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I’m in the process of getting ready for gaming with the Sunday group.

Well, sort of…

SteveR is coming over, ostensibly to work on his second The Dark Eye character, but I’ll also be working with Tammy on the telephone to go through her equipment for her character for the game and to talk to her about her witch characters alchemy, curses, and spells in detail.

This will all happen if my voice decides to hold out. This is all happening while I’ve still got whatever infection I have; I’m still hacking away, and the antibiotic that I’m on will be finished with tonight’s supper.

So we’ll see how things work out this afternoon.

In the meantime, I’ve got figure out what I want to eat for lunch today.

Getting Ready for Sunday Afternoon Gaming October 15, 2017

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I’m in the process of getting ready for gaming with the Sunday group.

I didn’t wake up until about 15 minutes ago, and that only because mom called to see how I’m doing today. I still have this nasty head cold/flu thing going on, but since my voice is relatively intact I’ve decided to game today and both SteveR and Tammy are willing (since the latter will be on-call for work again next week).

The players will hopefully wrap up their The Dark Eye RPG character creation, and we’ll see if we get to do some samples of combat and the like today.

Anyway, gotta get going and shower, and see what else I have to do in the next short while.

Getting Ready for Sunday Afternoon Gaming October 1, 2017

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Getting ready for this afternoon’s game session with the Sunday players.

The Sunday afternoon gamers will be continuing on with The Dark Eye RPG this afternoon, hopefully wrapping up character creation (that they started last Sunday) and possibly getting into some basic mechanics examples and some sample combats.

I’m looking forward to this afternoon’s session, but at the same time am somewhat intimidated and nervous. (Not sure why.)

In the meantime, lunch needs to be eaten. Then gaming.

Have a good afternoon, folks.

October Is A New Month October 1, 2017

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It’s the start of October. A new month.

To be honest, I’m really happy to see the rear end of September.

While there were a few good moments in the month, September was a month that I will remember because of the pain.

The blisters on my feet are still healing, and I expected this to take a while as being diabetic, the healing process is slowed down somewhat. What I wasn’t expecting was the pain that goes along with it, and there have been days where I’ve been in absolute agony trying to walk.

Anyway, here’s hoping that October is a comfortable month, and that winter doesn’t strike too early or too hard at all. ::knock on wood::

I’ll be gaming this afternoon with the Sunday players, as they’ll continue on with character creation for The Dark Eye. In some ways, it’s a pain in the neck, but it’s a very detailed character creation system that has some fun elements to it.

Friday Night Game Report – The Dark Eye Character Creation, Part Two September 30, 2017

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Had a pretty decent game session with the Friday night players last night.

As noted in this previous blog entry, the Friday night was in the process of creating their characters for the The Dark Eye RPG campaign that I plan to run, so we continued the process last night.

After the players had arrived, we chatted about the week for about 10 minutes or so and when I was read to get started again, we started off where we’d left off the week before. Suffice it to say, the players were all pretty pleased with their characters once the evening was wrapped up, and it looks like they’ve got a good group of players. Once we finished dealing with the game mechanics and wrapped up character creation, the players sat back for a bit and chatted about what they saw the character group as being like. Suffice to say, an interesting group of player characters.

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KathyB – KathyB Angela discussed who would play the magic user in the group, and Kathy won that bet. She created Sanya Ulfaran, a Guildless Mage native to the city of Kuslik in the Horasian Empire.

Angela – As mentioned, Angela and KathyB decided on who would be the magic user, and Kathy won this time out. After some debate on the matter, she decided to create Ernka Cornbaler, an Andergastan Lady-in-Waiting, who fled the city of Joborn after her liaison with Nostrian guard captain Mantulo of Salzerhaven was discovered.

DavidM – DavidM was fond of several concepts for a character that he had, but eventually settled on Refarde Foxhunter (“Ref” for short), a Hunter from Lowangen in Svellter, who is on a quest of some sort, and who has a positive attitude about orcs.

Ellie – Ellie decided that she wanted to play a bit of a “bad” person. After looking over the Professions, Ellie decided to play Fiana (Silversalver), a Thief from the Margravate of Griffonsford who saw her family slaughtered during an orcish attack and has now taken to the life of a travelling thief, never staying in the same place for long…until now.

Mark – Mark and Angela came up with a good concept, and he settled on Mantulo of Salzerhaven, a Guard Captain from the city of Salzerhaven in Nostria who fell in love with a Lady-in-Waiting, Ernka Cornbaler, whom he met in Joborn. The two have fled the city, and are heading for more…tolerant climes.
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This session of character creation for The Dark Eye RPG went pretty well, and the players wrapped up their characters for the game. We didn’t get to any basics about the rules or some sample combats, but I was very pleased with their characters. I definitely like the Romeo and Juliet feel of the plots for Angela’s and Mark’s characters, and there’s something I can do with each of the other characters, so I’m looking forward to running the game (hopefully) next week.

Getting Ready for Friday Night Gaming September 29, 2017

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Getting ready for this evening’s game session with the Friday night group.

The Friday night gamers will be continuing on with The Dark Eye RPG this evening, hopefully wrapping up character creation (that they started last Friday night) and possibly getting into some basic mechanics examples and some sample combats.

I’m looking forward to tonight’s session, but at the same time am scared silly. (Not sure why.)

In the meantime, supper is ready to be eaten. Then gaming.

Have a good night, folks.