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General Chaos / Re: 200 Word RPG Challenge
« on: April 10, 2017, 06:57:51 AM »
I entered last year with a little game called "a house near mother". I think I am going to try and put something together this year too, but I have a lot of stuff on.

I have heard much talk of Scrivenrer, but I am still not entirely sure what it does, or what the advantages of it are.

Caleb pushed me over the edge. I am now reading the three body problem.

Role Playing Public Radio Podcast / Re: God's Teeth in print ?
« on: February 15, 2017, 01:41:11 AM »
Shut up and take my money!

General Chaos / Re: What are you reading?
« on: January 18, 2017, 05:54:24 PM »
Finished rereading Ancillary Justice over the weekend. Probably not going to have a chance to start Ancillary Mercy until next week though.
Still working my way through The Real and the Unreal too.

I found Justice to be by far the strongest of the three.

I liked what Ann Leckie was trying to do in Sword and Mercy, but I felt that it was less well executed than in Justice.

General Chaos / Re: What are you reading?
« on: January 15, 2017, 05:25:10 PM »
IQ and the medical model basically save my life.

I am very seriously dyslexic.

Having a metric like IQ that can be broken down internally, meant that educational psychologists where able to demonstrate that I was not just dumb.

Being able to say look there very significant difference between his actual IQ and the IQ he would have if his reading and writing skills sat at the same level as the rest of the elements that make up IQ.

That evidence  forced the local education authority to pay for special needs schooling, which is basically the only reason we can have this little chat.

IQ is a useful tool.   

General Chaos / Re: What are you reading?
« on: January 15, 2017, 05:18:06 PM »
Just finished predictably irrational.

And I am sort of out of stuff I want to read...

Considering where to go next...

In the mean time I am just sort making my way through some of the pathfinder tales books to keep myself from retreading old ground.

Ah. essex. Home sweet home. If your Agents are goinv to foulness, they better take their hazmat suits. A lot of our early nuclear research happened on that chunk of land.

Don't forget  to visit Southend. One part clone town, one part bleak coastal poverty and decay, two parts essex working class anti-intellectualism and hypermasculinity. The blare of arcades under a slate gray sky.

Punch line: full scale pitched battle between DG and Chicago militerised poilice turned sorcerers

So much for op sec there Bartleby!  ;D

In fairness, that is the ending I hope for. But that is the ending where they screwed the pooch hard.


Program Op: The Cogs Of Law

Something is very wrong in Chicago. In the last six months there have been three mass killings, and it is starting to become clear that they are serial in nature, thanks to the repetition of certain markers, such as the victim profile (universally criminals and disproportionately people of colour). The strange graffiti at each scene with strange germanic over-tones. The fact that despite each scene looking like a war zone, someone has taken the time to leave a stylised, hand forged dagger stuck through the heart of the gangs leader. Worryingly, it seems that a group, not an individual, is carrying out the acts.
Meanwhile, the Chicago PD has a serious problem. There has been a staggering increase in allegations of police brutality. There has been a upswing in disciplinary proceedings thanks to brawls between officers as attitudes about how to deal with the apparent vigilante mass murder push tensions ever skyward. To cap it all off, an I.A. detective murdered in his home.

Behind it all, a vehmic court made up of a group of cops turned vigilante cult, who have stumbled into the worship of Yog-Sothoth, who they venerate as the personification of natural law. As they push deeper into their worship, they are being destroyed by it, but their ideology has an appeal, and it is spreading.

Punch line: full scale pitched battle between DG and Chicago militerised poilice turned sorcerers

Thanks guys for the kind words. Would you be interested in reading about more Ideas as they come?

Campaign Frame: Broken Promises and False Hopes.

My campaign is going to have two sides to it. One focusing on the Group and the other focusing on the Program.

Scenarios focusing on the the Group are all about historic land mine. Friendlies the conspiracy failed or hungnout to dry,  bad decisions DG made in the past, and ways that moral bankrupt choices of the Groups past come back to haunt them I am going to include lover in the Ice in this side of the campaign. The Program side is about how humanity is making a whole new and terrible set of mistakes as our technologies and science push ever more up against the unnatural.

So that was my first Program scenario.

This is my first Group scenario. 'Going underground'

Alyssa Freemont was a friendly.  She got dragged in during the last days of the conspiracy during weird events in NYC and the UN, while she was a low level civil servant.

After 9/11 her stock has rose in the US Diplomatic corp, to the point where she was instrumental in TTIP negotiations.

The Programming never learned about her, but the Group has long memories.

A week ago she was murdered in London while attending an important but low key TTIP negotiation. She had been out drinking with contacts in the British financial services industry, when a group of violent protestors in Mr Punch masks stormed into the pub, dragged her into the street and beat her to death with baseball bats.

The next morning, a Group member checking a email dead drop finds a message from her in the clear. "I have seen, and it is terrible to behold."

A couple of Group members have travel to London, to find white hall and the city a green zone, violet protest in the streets, politicians being burned in effigy and madness in the air.

Freemont's flat is filled with pictures of underground stations and homeless people. Their are signs of an absent lover and reams of anarcho-socialist philosophy books.

Meanwhile, Mr Punch strikes again, killing a Tory MP, calling for the Queen to abdicate. The MET raid Green Party HQ and the homes and offices of dozens of Centre left pressure groups.

All the while the protests continue late into the winter evenings.

Can the Agents find Mr.Punch before Judgement comes to London? What is Mr. Punch's obsession with monarchy about? Why does the city itself seem to turn against the Agents? And most importantly of all, why does it seem that everywhere they go, Alyssa seems to have gone before.

Mash up of Punch and Judy Shows, British Politics, Fight Club and the Hastur Mythos.

I am probably going to start of with a scenario I am calling Hard Crypto.

It will start with the discovery of the disappearance of the entire core research team of a tech start up mostly taking its  funding from Darpa.

It is basically a Boston Dynamics style company, but working on quantum computing and quantum cryptography.

The whole core research team have disappeared over a weekend, and the labs are in a state. Reams and reams of writing on the walls, signs of violence, but no bodies.

DG get involved when the FBI investigators who are the first set of investigators, start to have panic attacks, and witness hauntings.

As DG investigate, they start to discover that the mathematician and computer scientists had become increasingly obsessed with privacy in their private lives and compartmentalization in their work. They find evidence that one of the team, Bret Witham, had quite the group a week before the disappearance. Through leg work, they find him living rough, obsessively shunning human company, having gone to great lengths to destroy his own documentation. He has cut of his own finger prints and facially scared himself.

With information from Witham's personal notes, they discover that the group was using material from a grimoire and that the researchers have sequestered themselves in perfectly isolated little pocket dimensions, away from observation, free from predestination.

Sort of the DG version of Solid Geometry.

RPGs / My Little RPG
« on: April 27, 2016, 03:56:03 AM »
So, I don't know if you guys really came across it, but recently their was the second annual 200 Word RPG Challenge. It was a lot of fun.

I entered a little RPG called A house Near Mother. You can find it here

I thought you guys might find it interesting.

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