A New Dark Age: Playtest and Gaming Experiment ACTUAL PLAYS! Jan 1, 2014 21:15:08 GMT -8
Post by D.T. Pints on Jan 1, 2014 21:15:08 GMT -8
“The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far. The sciences, each straining in its own direction, have hitherto harmed us little; but some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the light into the peace and safety of a new dark age.”
ACTUAL PLAYS! (each is about 2 hours 10 min)
A NEW DARK AGE: Act 1 And With Strange Aeons Ep. 0 Character Gen!
(Wherein otherdoc, Stu Venable, moonday, maxinstuff, bloodsparrow create AMAZING characters using the MoT system and horror and hilarity ensue)
A NEW DARK AGE: Act 1 And With Strange Aeons Ep. 1 "Looks Like Nothings Gonna Come My Way"
(Wherein otherdoc, moonday, Kainguru, bloodsparrow stumble out into the increasingly bad weather of sleepy seaside Monterey in 1914 and encounter a strange vessel has come to town, a stranger takes a plunge and our "heroes" make MOVING PICTURES! Zounds!)
A NEW DARK AGE: Act 1 And With Strange Aeons Ep. 2 "Somewhere Beyond the Sea"
(Wherein moonday, Kainguru (for a time...), jfever, bloodsparrow pursue the 2014 storyline aboard the derelict research vessel R/V Robert Olmstead as the wind and waves build from Troical Storm Howard and bad things start to happen.)
Session 1: Character Gen and Introduction January 11th 6 p.m. PST. (Kainguru we can find an alternate time to create Boris and the Pilot.)
As we creep into the new year I would like to offer up the chance to participate in a play test of Stu Venable's Moment of Truth game. This will be a conspiracy laden, Lovecraftian horror game, where with all likelihood your character will die a horrible death or go terribly insane...OR BOTH! But hopefully not before you get to catch a glimpse of the cosmic horrors that lurk in the darkest corners of the world and in the depths of the sea.
This will also be a bit of an experiment. My hope is to step beyond the "one shot" game and actually play a series of five sessions that may or may not lead to a further game. The other experimental aspect I'm hoping to try is to tell two stories with characters that are somehow connected albeit they are 100 years apart.
The first part will be set in 1914 before the outbreak of war in the quaint seaside community of Monterey California.
The second part will begin 2014 offshore of Baja Mexico...adrift on the Pacific Ocean.
I hope to run the game on Saturday's, potentially as an other weekly alternate to maxinstuff's Steamwizards game. That way I'm playing EVERY WEEK!
Here's the link to the Obsidian Portal page...some characters have already been sketched out but the Moment of Truth mechanics will be done during the first session.
A NEW DARK AGE
One of my New Year's resolutions is just to play MORE FUCKING GAMES .