To the HILT

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Thanks everyone for two years of incredible games. We explored ideas of fate, fortune, and identity, while telling dick jokes, slaying monsters, and making friends. 

If you want to catch the songs live, join Kayleigh LeBlanc‍ and I tonight at 7pm at 

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Jim Tigwell said 3 years ago

Great game last night! Also, grats on level 7 once I get the XP up. 

For your perusal, a helpful link for dealing with Tyrtaeus.

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Jim Tigwell said 3 years ago

I had to run off yesterday, so here's a proper ending to the session.

We see a shot of Gene as he flares with alien power. As he springs into motion, time slows, and we hear the strains of Soundgarden's Black Hole Sun, his face cast in reddish light from the glow of his blade. The radiance intensifies as he slays the Yuan-ti sorcerer, and our camera speeds up as he moves to the second, covering the ground in a flash before slicing the warrior in two. 

As the serpentine warrior's upper half tumbles to the ground behind him, Gene is exposed to everyone as a man no longer a paladin, but something different and greater, a harbinger of alien light. 

We cut to black as the chorus hits. 

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Jim Tigwell said 3 years ago

XP for May 17!

  • Dragonslayers: 1550
  • Reflections: 270
  • Adventure Log: 270

Still lots of opportunities to submit reflections!

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Jim Tigwell said 3 years ago

XP for May 3!

  • GEFF's concerts and growing fame: 250
  • Tyrtaeus's steps toward his dark destiny: 250
  • Olive's burgeoning understanding of her nature: 250
  • Adventure Log: 270

Still time to submit reflections!

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XP for April 19!

  • Meli and Muse burgle Jovi Buffet: 370
  • GEFF's concert raises his profile: 425
  • Gene handles his sister's death: 225
  • Reflections: 150
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I've started doing work for the new campaigns in October. Here's a draft of some of the ideas I've been bandying about, and some examples of campaigns I'm interested in running. Comment below with any thoughts, questions, or ideas!

Random stuff

  • Find a new way to store character sheets. Duotangs in the table, maybe? A drawer for each campaign. 
  • Charge inspiration based on Traveler cards. Consider changing the reward for the player vote to make inspiration more fluid. Not sure to what?
  • Think about holding an XP reflection moment for the last half hour of every session. Let players decide how they receive XP. 

Campaign Ideas

  • Homesteaders
    • There's a new town on the frontier, and you're some of its first settlers. Life on the edge of civilization is hard, and fortunes can be made and lost. Take up shovel and blade and join the ranks of Temir's homesteaders, and shape not merely your destiny, but your home's. 
    • We'll build the town together, and it'll serve as a home for one or both campaigns, changing and improving through choices and time. The town itself is a character. 
  • The Foreign Quarter
    • The Foreign Quarter in Tachros is home to cultures from across the region, often neglected by the Senate and the city watch, though it's been the birthplace of many a hero in the past. This campaign aims to tackle small stories, ranging from political and infrastructural problems to the creeping doom that seems to have found its way into the Foreign Quarter's underbelly. 
    • We'll build the neighborhood together, and the campaign won't really leave it, focusing on intensifying the relationships and complexity there.
  • The Faction game
    • Explore a faction in Temir, like the Frontier Rangers, Wizards of the Coast, or Spellbinders. The particulars would depend on the faction, but the campaign would focus on status, rank, favours, and shaping the region and the faction itself. 

These are going to evolve a bunch, but if there's stuff you're stoked for, it can help us focus on that. In general, the next campaigns will be set 20 years after the end of the current ones. 

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XP for Apr 5!

  • Overcoming the templars: 755
  • The rebirth of several characters: 350

Still time for reflections/adventure log!

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XP for Mar 22!

  • Defeating the Terror of Sheol: 750
  • Fighting the ensuing fire: 210 
  • Follow-through in Skipping Town and Face the Gatekeeper: 385
  • Reflections: 150
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Jim Tigwell said 3 years ago

XP for Feb 22!

  • Gene finds and heals Rebecca: 212
  • Melly consults with Evarel about disaster protection: 246
  • Tyrtaeus achieves better life through surgery: 442
  • Geff holds a concert: 231 (and rises two ranks on the Billbard)

There's still time to submit reflections and add the Adventure Log!

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Jim Tigwell said 3 years ago

XP for Feb 8th!

I want to start breaking it down, rather than it being a number in the corner that just goes up until you gain levels. The start of a braver, bolder world of xp, we might suppose. 

  • Finding Cristina: 110
  • Defeating Cristina: 230
  • Slaying the corrupted dire bear: 450
  • Confronting each other about Tyrtaeus's condition: 250
  • Social Encounters and Ambitions pursued
    • Muse's discourse on the soul: 70
    • Tyrtaeus's temptation of Melly: 80
    • Gene coming to terms with his nature: 80

Remember, you can still submit Adventure logs and Reflections. 

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Grats to both groups on hitting level 5! New powers and potential await. 

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We debuted this rough cut of "Everything is Fine" at last night's To the HILT game, but maybe the real theme of the session was Runaway Train. 

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