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Friday Night Tales from the Loop Character Creation and Session 1 April 25, 2017

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I was going to post this as a retroactive post, but have decided not to. Anyway, as mentioned on Friday (April 21st) in this post, 3/5s of the Friday night group was heading to the Ottawa Senators-Boston Bruins NHL playoff game (which Ottawa lost, by the way), but both Kathy and Ellie wanted to play games. I had told them there was the possibility that we might do some characters up for the new Free League game, Tales From the Loop, and they were pretty excited about this (especially Ellie).

As it turned out my package of the Kickstarter backed materials, that was supposed to arrive by “end of business day” on Friday didn’t. I figured that we’d do some board games instead, but…

Once Kathy and Ellie 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 weekend. Afterwards, I explained that the Tales From the Loop game material hadn’t shown up, and that we would be board gaming that night. However, Ellie said that she knew I had the PDFs of the game and all, and begged me to have her and Kathy create characters. And when your goddaughter pleads with you like that, what can you say? So we sat down and started creating player characters. I started off the night by giving the players a very brief overview of the game world of Tales From the Loop. The game is based on artist Simon Stalenhag‘s paintings of Swedish 1980s suburbia, populated by fantastic machines and strange beasts. Players play teenagers solving mysteries connected to the Loop (ask me about what it is in the Comments, please!), and the game uses a simpler set of rules based on those found in the Mutant: Year Zero game. I started by going over the basics of the world of the Loop, and Kathy was very intrigued by the concepts found therein. We talked about the basic rules of the mechanics, and then got into a couple of the sub-systems they were intrigued with. Since they were familiar with the game mechanics of Coriolis – The Third Horizon>, we discussed the basics of character creation, I answered a few questions about that, and then we got down to it.

The players decided they wanted to have their game set in the Swedish setting, and I was cool with that. The two player characters that Kathy and Ellie created are both interesting, and will make for a good variety and some sub-plot material as well.

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KathyB – She wasn’t sure what she wanted, but Kathy settled on Sara Stahlberg, one of the popular kids at school who has an interest in ornithology and wants to find a cute guy for herself (as she’s still never been kissed).

Ellie – She, on the other hand, knew exactly what she wanted. Ellie created Linnea Sundstrom, a troublemaker with a knack for skateboarding and an alcoholic father.
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Character generation took less than an hour and a half, even with going over the game world stuff and mechanics, and both Kathy and Ellie wanted to *play* the game somewhat given that we still had a good 2-1/2 hours of time left for the session. So I started a scenario…

CHARACTERS

Sara Stahlberg (KathyB) – Popular Kid
Linnea Sundstrom (Ellie) – Troublemaker

Date TBD

It’s late spring, and the kids from the school that both Linnea Sundstrom and Sara Stahlbert attend are on a field trip with two of their teachers, Sven Lundgren and Anita Malmstern, in the Agni Woods, some 15 kilometres outside of the town. Sara has been sticking with her clique, but is a bit ashamed as they tease one of the poorer kids at the school, Halbert. Halbert goes off, crying, into the woods. While her friends continue their petty attitude towards boys (and girls) of “Halbert’s status”, Sara feels guilty about what they did, and worries about Halbert. She goes after him, sneaking away, though one of her friends, Leena, spots her but says nothing.

Linnea has been very “attentive” where a group of students are being taught about trees, but becomes bored somewhat early on, and decides to go skateboarding for a bit. There are several trails in Agni Woods, and she takes off down the nearest trail. Something of a loner, and a total outsider, her departure isn’t noticed at all. She has an excellent, if somewhat, dangerous time, skateboarding through the forest, the paths not completely clear of debris. She almost falls of the skateboard as she rounds a small copse of trees and sees the rusting corpse of a humanoid robot of some sort in the foliage near the path. She stops, and goes over to examine the remains, but doesn’t find them all that interesting, though she does take a couple of strange objects that look like vacuum tubes.

Meanwhile, a despondent Sara decides that she’s gotten lost in the woods, and curses herself for not following one of the trails. She catches sight of a piece of cloth stuck to a leafy branch very low to the ground, and realises that it’s part of Halbert’s jacket. She heads in the direction of the branch in question, not really worrying how she’s going to get out of the woods again, and sees Halbert’s footprints in the mud. She follows the trail he’s left, and eventually she finds the boy, sobbing away, leaning against a rocky outcrop. She hears a sound that is suspiciously like a “quack”, and turns in that direction…

Elsewhere in the woods, Linnea examines the vacuum tube-like items, but can’t make head or tails of them. She shrugs, figuring she’ll trade them for something valuable later, and pockets them. Once back on her skateboard, she continues to follow the trail and realises that it’s angling back towards another part of Agni Woods. She’s a little bit afraid, but follows the route and spots a couple of other kids from the school field trip. She recognises the popular girl, Sara, but not the boy that she’s been comforting. She hears a “quack”-like sound from nearby.

Sara sees what appear to be a group of ducks and ducklings waddling through the woods towards her and Halbert. But something about them seems odd – and she quickly realises they’re robotic ducks! One of ones closest to her sees her, and makes an odd, quack/spitting sound, and something goes “thock!” into the tree next to her. She looks at it, and realises it’s a small dart of some kind. She grabs Halbert, and shouts at him to run back towards the area where the rest of the students are, but then realises that she might be putting them all in danger. Another of the robotic ducks is now close enough to her, and she looks up in horror…

…and then is astounded when a young girl from the school whom she recognises as a troublemaker swings her skateboard at the duck with all her strength. The head comes smashing off the duck’s body, sparks flying everywhere. Thinking quickly, she shouts a warning to the girl as another of the ducks starts to aim at her – she remembers her name is Linnea – and does the only thing she can think of. She sprays the duck’s head with her hairspray (that she always carries with her, ’cause you never know!). Thinking quickly, Linnea grabs her lighter, and ignites the hairspray (nearly getting caught in the backlash herself), and crying out with delight, the two girls attack another of the robotic ducks, destroying it in a frenzy of sparks and small explosions.

Sara and Linnea are suprised when the rest of the robotic ducks come to an abrupt halt, and then turn and move off deeper into Agni Woods. The two come together in a hug of congratulatory backslaps, but Linnea says, “I don’t like you much”, to which Sara says, “Feeling’s mutual”. Once the adrenaline wears off, Linnea grudgingly admits that they worked pretty well together, but Sara is more concerned about the robotic ducks, where they came from and who controlled them. Linnea shrugs, and says it was probably just a mad scientist or something to do with the Loop, but Sara’s not so sure.

The two girls quickly decide to head back and re-join the school field trip group, Linnea helping Sara get out of the woods and back to a trail. When they reach the field trip students and teachers, a worried but angry Sven Lundgren asks where they’ve been, and why they’re so messy. Not listening to either one, he says that they’re both getting detention the next day. Both Sara and Linnea groan at the thought (“There goes my perfect school record,” says Sara), but only Ms. Malmstern and Leena see the smile that passes between the two.

The session of character creation and a short scenario of the Tales From the Loop went pretty well, I thought, given that I was running it from the PDF of the game on the laptop and that I put together the basic scenario that I ran (see above) in about 15 minutes or so while Kathy and Ellie were just putting their character game stats on character sheets. Both players told me they really enjoyed themselves (though Kathy did mention she had to remember what it was like to be a tween/teenager!), and they loved the sheer simplicity of the game mechanics, even easier than those in Coriolis as Kathy said. They were curious about where the antagonists in this one came from, but I wasn’t about to give away that secret. 🙂 Ellie mentioned that she was suspicious about Miss Malmstern, but she couldn’t put her finger on why.

So, a very enjoyable Friday night impromptu game session of the Tales From the Loop RPG, and I’m looking forward to getting a chance to run this again. Especially now that I’ve received my actual books and maps from the KS. Much easier than having to read material off the computer to run the game. 🙂

Friday Night Gaming is On, Sort Of April 21, 2017

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The subject line says it all.

Three of my five players are heading off to see the Ottawa Senators-Boston Bruins NHL playoff game tonight, but Kathy and Ellie will be coming by my place in order to game. Without the full gaming group, Kathy has decided we won’t be playing any Coriolis – The Third Horizon this evening, so it’s possible that we’ll be playing some board games this evening. However, I received notice in e-mail that my copy of the Tales From the Loop will be delivered today through the DHL courier service by end of business today, so I’ve told Kathy that’s what we’ll play if the game shipment arrives by the time they get to my place for gaming.

Should be an interesting evening of gaming, if nothing else. 🙂

Friday Night Game Report – Coriolis – The Third Horizon RPG Session 6 April 20, 2017

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As mentioned in a post earlier this week, Kathy accidentally took my notes about last Friday night’s game session of the Coriolis – The Third Horizon campaign, so I’ve not been able to post up said blog report. Well, Kathy dropped off the notes for me on her way home from work yesterday (Wednesday), so I’ve got them. The Friday night group continued on with their campaign of the Coriolis – The Third Horizon RPG of Arabian Nights in space last week (April 14th). You can read about the previous game session by following the link. This post is somewhat long, so I’ve put it behind a cut for those who don’t want to read about my roleplaying game campaigns.

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CHARACTERS

Naima Saab (KathyB) – Trailblazer (Scout)
Hafisa darRouash (Angela) – Pilot (Freighter Pilot)
Zouma Abid-Arif (Ellie) – Stowaway/Ship Worker (Engineer)
Moustafa Harouz (DavidM) – Negotiator (Peddler)
Tafik Sharoun (Mark) – Scientist (Archaeologist)

First Triad, Dancer Segment, Day 11, CC 58

Naima Saab regards Blake Harold and asks him what he thinks of the person who’s been following them. He tells her that he can’t get a good look at the figure; whoever it is is adept at clandestine activities, and is using the crowds to good advantage. Hafisa darRouash says that they’re either working for the people behind what happened to Tafik (Sharoun)’s colleague, or perhaps just some locals keeping an eye on the characters. Naima snorts with mirth at this, but doesn’t say more. The characters and Blake go to the house of Sumala Fadros, and after talking to her daughter, Halima, are permitted to visit her. Naima can see that the woman is still in bad shape after the attack, and they approach her with gentleness, explaining they’re friends of Professor Sharoun. Halima stays in the small room as Sumala tells them what happened, to the best of her recollection. She was returning home from the souk after making some food purchases when a man with a hooded caftan (so she couldn’t see his face) approached her, and threatened her family if she didn’t stop working for Professor ibn Salumar. Naima interrupts to ask if she got a look at his face at any point, and she says that she did; she couldn’t make out a lot of detail, but he had the tattoo of the Messenger on his left cheek. He didn’t threaten her at all physically, but did say that if she didn’t heed his warning, “she would be next”. She didn’t know what that meant until after she learned that the Professor was missing; she believes him to be dead. Te next thing she knew all Darkness broke loose as the gunfight erupted and the last thing she remembers was two bad stings and then the pain before she blacked out. When Naima and Hafisa both comment that she was caught in the crossfire of an attack by two rival faction gangs in the city’s slums, not as she describes it, Sumala says that she has no idea what they’re talking about. They try to talk to her about the discrepancies in her story, but Sumala is obviously not healthy enough for them to press her, and Halima asks them to leave. They do so, reluctantly, and once outside the Fadros home, discuss the matter and realise that something very wrong and odd is going on here, with all sorts of possible reasons for what Sumala Fadros told them, including the fact that she’s lying to them.

Moustafa Harouz and Zouma Abid-Arif reach Bastak’s, and find that it lives up to its reputation, in all respects. The two note that they still have their tail, and Moustafa comments that he wonders how long it will be before the tail takes action. Bastik the Giant is a fair merchant, and offers the characters some decent trinkets and the like; in addition to the purchase of the trinkets, Moustafa also purchases some 2,000 birr worth of spare parts for the Ruby Flower. Bastak agrees to have the spare parts and the trinkets transported over to the Ruby Flower, for a modest fee, and because he likes them offers the characters a bit of advice: He’s heard rumours that someone is buying up all kinds of tools and equipment for an expedition down to Mira’s surface. Rumour has it that whoever it is has connections to the Colonial Agency. Zouma recalls that the Colonial Agency has a facility down on Mira; she tells Moustafa the information. The two bid farewell to Bastak, and step out back into the somewhat boisterous market area.

In Darisa Marakis’s office, Tafik Sharoun looks over the information that is available about matters on Mira pertaining to Professor Darfal ibn Salumar. He learns the professor was exploring and working in a new supposed Portal Builder set of ruins recently uncovered on the relatively unexplored southern continent. Early indications are that the ruins were subterranean, but Professor ibn Salumar was quite secretive about matters (understandably, from Tafik’s perspective), and very little information has gotten out. Tafik is able to determine that the professor’s expedition sponsors were the Foundation, something that grates on Tafik given that he is Firstcome. He wonders whether his personal nemesis, Rostami Haroum, might be involved, but doubts it; Rostami has now reason to be here, now. For more information on the expedition, he learns that the Foundation representative, Sariha Milmasine, should be contacted. He checks on her location, and is surprised to learn that she works out of the Foundation’s office on Mira. He decides a visit to M. Milmasine may be appropriate, but wants to talk to Darisa Marakis again, to see what light she can shed on the Foundation’s presence on Mira.

Outside the Fadros home, Naima and Hafisa decide what to do, while a somewhat bemused Blake waits for some answers. As they talk to Blake, Naima casually mentions that their follower is still watching them. Trying to get a closer glimpse at him or her, Naima spots that he’s got the tattoo of the Messenger on the left side of his face [she rolled 5 successes, including spending a Darkness Point!]. The characters realise this is the same man that threatened Sumala Fadros! The two women decide they want to chat with this man, and both of them race off in the direction of the fellow. The man sees the two women running towards him, and draws an accelerator pistol. When they see him aiming it at them, Naima and Hafisa shout a warning to other passersby in the neighbourhood, and split up as they seek cover. What follows is a mad dash and chase through the residential area, the man firing several shots at them (to no effect, fortunately). As they reach the market area, the man is able to disappear into the crowds and then narrow alleyways of the souk before they can catch him. Both women are panting, and Naima says to Hafisa, “Remind me to do so physical training and exercise, ’cause I’m out of shape for sure!” Hafisa just remarks that it seems they both are. Blake comes up to them with two Miran security guards, and says that he wants to talk to them about the complaints that have just been registered against them. Hafisa and Naima regard one another, and burst out giggling.

In the marketplace of the station, Moustafa and Zouma decide that they can still undertake some supplies (and a bit of cargo) acquisition. Zouma says they also need to make arrangements in the spaceport for some of the ship repairs to be made, and they need some of those replacement parts as well. Moustafa says that their tail is still watching them, and Zouma cheekily waves at him; the man vanishes among the crowded stalls. About an hour later, the two emerge from Chapitra’s, one of the better retailer of starship parts, pleased with their deal for 8,000 birr for engine parts that will be delivered to the Ruby Flower within the hour. As the two head back towards the docks, they are attacked in one of the quieter sections by a pair of ruffians wearing simple station clothes, and using dura knives. Moustafa, armed with a mercurium dagger, and Zouma, armed with a dura knife, take on the pair of thugs, who are obviously out for a quick birr, and manage to dispatch them [although they use 5 Darkness Points!]. The station guards arrive on the scene, and after the events are quickly determined (after the testimony of two witnesses), Zouma and Moustafa are let go, while the two thugs are taken into custody. Arriving at the docks finally, it is with sighs of relief that both characters spot the Ruby Flower at its berth.

Last Friday night’s game session of the Coriolis – The Third Horizon campaign was an interesting one for me, as well as being quite enjoyable. There were a couple of physical combats that went pretty quickly (for combat sessions in rpgs) as well as some good roleplaying amongst the player characters and between them and several of the NPCs in the adventure, and this had me quite happy during the evening. The players seemed to enjoy themselves quite a lot, and rather liked some of the events that went on, Angela admitting to me that she’s baffled where the plot’s going and who those “shadowy pursuers” are. Excellent! ::rubbing of hands together::

Overall, a good session of Coriolis – The Third Horizon last Friday night, and I’m rather looking forward to tomorrow night’s game session.

Game Session Blog of Friday Night’s Coriolis Game Delay April 15, 2017

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Had a good evening of gaming last night with the Friday night players.

I would have posted up the game session notes on the journal just now, but as I discovered when Kathy called me this morning, she seems to have taken my game notes on last night’s Coriolis – The Third Horizon game session with her when she left. Accidentally.

Anyway, she said she would try to get them back to me as soon as she can. What this means is that for those who want to know what happened in the session of Coriolis, you’ll have to wait until I get them back and transcribe them.

So have some patience, my fellow gamers. 🙂

Getting Ready for Friday Night Gaming April 14, 2017

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It’s Friday, and it’s been a few weeks, but…

I’m gaming this evening! 🙂

The Friday night players are eager to play tonight, and called to make sure that gaming was on for this evening (the 14th), and that they’ll be coming out as per the usual time tonight for their weekly gaming session. I’m looking forward to running some Coriolis – The Third Horizon this evening.

In the meantime, supper awaits.

Have a good evening, folks, and be safe.

Good Friday Morning April 14, 2017

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Woke up this morning, Good Friday, feeling somewhat tired, and somewhat sick. I tossed and turned most of the night, my feet hurting me after yesterday’s Footcare session/appointment. On top of that, I’m coughing again with a bit of chest pain. Not sure whether the warmer weather has contributed to that, or I’m just not over the illness/bug that I seem to have had forever now.

Since today is Easter Friday, I am not obliged to work today. That said, given that I’ve been off for a while due to illness, other than working at home for most of last week, I’ve (wisely) decided to work today, and it’s been a quiet day at the office, as expected, with only a handful of people in the office (including Donna). That said, I will be taking Monday off, and have a long weekend so to speak. In the meantime, I plan to take it easy for the rest of the day after I leave the office, and will be running the Coriolis – The Third Horizon this evening with my Friday gaming group, as per usual on Easter Friday. I may spend a bit of time this afternoon going over some old Atomic Highway gaming stuff; see how I feel when I get home from the office.

Right now, however, I’m going to make myself a cup of good, hot tea.

Friday Night Gaming Session Cancelled April 7, 2017

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After some due consideration today, gaming for this evening is not going to happen.

I’m still ill with whatever this bug is that I have, and while I do go through days where I feel better and have lots more energy, today is not one of them. I was looking forward to running a session of Coriolis – The Third Horizon this evening, but that just can’t happen tonight because of how I’m feeling and because I’ve had coughing jags all day long.

So I’m going to spend the evening taking it easy, perhaps watching some tv, DVDs or reading. And just try to recover some strength and allow my body to heal some more.

Hopefully, I’ll be able to run the game next Friday night. ::fingers crossed::

Friday Night Game Cancelled March 31, 2017

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Once again, gaming for this evening is not going to happen.

First of all, it’s snowing outside and pretty messy. Kathy did call to let me know that they might not be able to make it out this evening. Secondly, whatever this bug is, I am definitely as sick as can be. Barely functional, if I’m even that.

So due to my illness, and the weather (I guess), we will not be gaming this evening. I was looking forward to running Coriolis – The Third Horizon this evening, but that just can’t *cough, cough, cough* happen tonight.

I’m going back to bed now. Hopefully to get some sleep and much needed rest. And maybe the coughing will stop for a while.

Hopefully, I’ll be able to run the game next Friday night. ::fingers crossed::

Friday Night Game Report – Coriolis – The Third Horizon RPG Session 5 March 25, 2017

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Despite the nasty weather conditions on Friday night, the Friday night gaming group played last night and continued on with their campaign of the Coriolis – The Third Horizon RPG of Arabian Nights in space. You can read about the previous game session by following the link. This post is somewhat long, so I’ve put it behind a cut for those who don’t want to read about my roleplaying game campaigns.

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Naima Saab (KathyB) – Trailblazer (Scout)
Hafisa darRouash (Angela) – Pilot (Freighter Pilot)
Zouma Abid-Arif (Ellie) – Stowaway/Ship Worker (Engineer)
Moustafa Harouz (DavidM) – Negotiator (Peddler)
Tafik Sharoun (Mark) – Scientist (Archaeologist)

First Triad, Dancer Segment, Day 11, CC 58

Naima Saab is shocked, then surprised, to see Blake Harold. She explains to the others that she and Blake go way back, to when she first became part of the Foundation Scout service, and they served aboard the same ship, the Flower of Darouz. Zouma Abid-Arif starts to ask her something, but Blake interrupts, telling the others that Naima is understating their relationship. She asks what he’s doing working as security chief on Mira station, but he merely says that he might tell her over dinner. The Governor informs Harold of why she’s requested his presence, and he informs the player characters that Sumala Fadros is afraid for her life, given what has seemingly occurred down on Mira. Sumala insisted that, after being treated, she be taken back to her quarters in the Market Plaza of the station, and the medicurgs didn’t have room for her, since others were also injured during the shootout, so they complied with her request.

Naima says that it would be good idea for him to go with her to see Sumala. Moustafa Harouz says that since they will have to plan to go down to Mira shortly, perhaps he should check out the Market Plaza, and see what goods they might be able to pick up for a few birr. “Never know when we might need some trade goods,” he adds. He says that he’ll take Zouma with him, since he’ll be able to teach her a little bit while in the Plaza. She’s not keen on going with him, but reluctantly agrees to do so. Hafisa darRouash says that she’ll go with Naima and Harold, as perhaps she might be able to find out from some of the people in the area what’s going on. Blake Harold says he doubts that, but she’s welcome to come with them. Naima glowers at her and shakes her head, but Hafisa ignores her. Tafik Sharoun says that he’ll do a bit of digging into the state of things on Mira, and see what he can learn. Governor Demorna din Soubar says that she can offer the assistance of her personal assistant, Darisa Marakis, in this regard, and he’s pleased to accept the young woman’s help. The Governor tells the player characters that while she’s happy to help them any way she can, she will not tolerate any problems on the station, nor interference with the Miran government’s handling of the “situation” on Mira itself.

Leaving the Governor’s office, Naima goes and checks a station directory for information on where to find Sumala Fadros’s dwelling, but finds access to the information is now limited. Blake tells her that it’s for her own protection, and tells Naima and Harisa that he can lead the way. Harisa asks him to tell her more about how he met Naima, but a look from the scout quells anything he might say. Instead, he tells the two of them that Sumala and several other civilians were caught in the crosshairs between two rival gangs on the station, the Haddar and the Kamallah families. There were some thirty-five people injured in the confrontation near the Semazil Souk in the Market Plaza, and it’s lucky the violence didn’t escalate as station security arrived on the scene relatively quickly. Hafisa asks the scout if she wants to talk to people in the area where the attack occurred, but Naima says that’ll depend on what Sumala Fadros can tell them. Blake leads them quickly to the Fadros dwelling in the residential area to the “north” side of the main marketplace. The smells, noise, and sights in the Market are typical, but not as pronounced as on Coriolis station. The residences are small, three-story homes at best, and the Fadros home appears to be typical. Blake regards the two women, and asks them if they’ve noticed the cloaked figure that’s been following them most of the way. Naima smiles, and says she’s been wondering when he was going to say something about it.

Meanwhile, Moustafa and Zouma head for the main Market. Zouma is all excited about the prospect, but Moustafa tells her this is ship’s business. They need to make a smart, savvy deal for some goods, but Zouma asks if they’re going to do some restock for the ship as well. Mosutafa says he’s not sure yet, depends on the prices, but Zouma says she can help. He tells her he knows she comes from the system, and she seems disappointed in him. Before she can say more, as they are assaulted by the sounds, smells, and sights of the Market Plaza, he tells her that they’re being followed. Passing some birr around, Moustafa learns of a trader, Bastak the Giant, who sells trinkets and spare parts at one of the stalls on the south side of the market. They head in that direction, but Zouma points out a couple of other vendors that she thinks would be worth approaching as well. Half an hour later, Zouma says “I told you so!” to Moustafa, after he’s completed a deal for around 2,000 Birr worth of foodstuffs for the ship’s stores. They then continue on, headed for Bastak’s. Moustafa notes that their snake’s tail is still with them.

Darisa Marakis takes Tafik in hand, and leads him for her office on the same floor as that of Governor din Soubar. The two talk amiably as they walk, and he asks Daris what she can tell him of the attack on Mira involving Professor Darfal ibn Salumar. She tells him that the information she currently has is scant, but that it appears that the Professor has disappeared from the dig site he was at on the southern continent. Details are sketchy, but some reports indicate he was taken prisoner by some of the Miran rebels affiliated with the local mob, the Okra Darma, and others are reporting that the Professor has gone into hiding due to something he found during the dig. Tafik asks if this latter might have something to do with why Professor ibn Salumar asked for his presence on the planet. Darisa merely shrugs, and then says they’ve arrived. The two enter her office, and she accesses the files on what’s known about the situation on Mira. He learns that the rebels are something new on Mira, and that there’s a good many possibilities for what accounted for Professor ibn Salumar’s disappearance. Including the legend of something called “the Ensnarer”. Darisa scoffs at that, saying that it’s a myth among the pilgrims, but Tafik says that there’s usually some truth in various myths, so it may bear keeping in mind. Darisa leaves him to go over the files, but says she’ll be readily accessible if he needs to talk to her.

Friday night’s game session of the Coriolis – The Third Horizon campaign went pretty well, and I had a pretty good time. Given that the weather wasn’t cooperating, I was surprised the players wanted to play at all, so that was a good sign. Because the weather seemed to get worse, the snow falling heavily as the evening went on, the players decided to stop play just after 10 pm, so the game session lasted for only about 2-1/2 hours. I managed to give the players a good feel for Mira station, and there was some fun roleplaying between the characters during the course of the evening as well. Angela and DavidM told me that the plot is intriguing as heck, and they’re looking forward to seeing what happens.

Overall, a fun session of the Coriolis – The Third Horizon RPG, and I’m looking forward to next Friday night’s game, weather and health willing.

Getting Ready for Friday Night Gaming March 24, 2017

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It has been snowing on and off (mostly on) for most of the day, and there’s a good amount of accumulation out there as I write this.

The Friday night players called and surprised me by letting me know that they’ll be coming out as per the usual time tonight for their weekly gaming session. My three sick players are back in action tonight, so I’m looking forward to running some Coriolis – The Third Horizon this evening, though I’m not sure how long the game session will go, depending on the weather.

In the meantime, supper awaits.

Have a good evening, folks, and be safe.