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Dreams of CanGames

Looking forward to chucking some dice and maybe killing a character or two (maybe three or more) at this years Cangames. This year I plan on making the scenarios I’m running memorable for the players, and hopefully let them be talking about it years down the road.

My Little Fears The Role Playing Game of Childhood Terror scenario has shaped up nicely, with the areas mapped out and events that happened during the run of the scenario will unfold (Ala sandbox style). I had changed up the “big boss” some to reflect the villainous nature of the scenario.

After reading a few scenarios that I wrote a while back, I also was toying with the idea of running a Talislanta scenario this year as well, but I’ll keep that for next year. After all, I go to Cangames to sit on the other side of the GM screen to play. If I wanted to constantly GM I’d stay at home and run a huge adventure for my players. :)

Rewriting A Scenario

Got up this morning with an inkling of an idea for my Little Fears Role Playing Game scenario for Cangames 2014. It’s basically the same idea but a tweak in the direction I want to go with it, and it’s all thanks to the TV series Criminal Minds for it.

Let’s face the facts Criminal Minds is pure horror, it’s all about monsters and the hunters that hunt them add a supernatural element to it and you got yourself a bona fide tale of Closetand.

That’s it for the rewrites since I’m satisfied with what is written and can’t wait to give it spin at the table to see what unfolds now. It’s all in the dice now, to see whether characters will live or NOT.

*puts a pinky finger to the lips*
Muhahahahahahahahahahha! Muhahahahahahaha!

A Quiet Night of Rewrites

Rewrote my Little Fears scenario that I’m running at Cangames 2014. There was a couple of things that I wanted to change, especially the location and setting and I think it works much better this way. Well, in my mind at least it seems much better.

The changes are better suited for Little Fears and should amp up the horror/spooky element while running. The last time I ran it at Cangames there was no fear in my players eyes, this year I want to have them fear their characters and I just have a plan to do just that.

Muahhahahaha Muahahahahahhahah.

While I was in the rewriting frame of mind I also converted one of my Worlds Beyond worlds over to d20 Star Wars for something to do. It’s always good to have something on the back burner encase the current adventure goes south.

Jan 8

CANGAMES, BABY!

This morning got my notification that GM registrations where ready. This year forms are filled onsite for this years convention. No sooner had I gotten the request that I submitted what I wanted to run this year.

The one definite adventure I’ll be running is a Little Fears: The Role Playing Game of Childhood Terror adventure called “The Metaplex Incident”.  A simple dungeon-esque crawl as the players explorer an old abandoned school to find the deep dark secret the lies in wait.

One on the back burner (don’t know if I’ll run it) but submitted non-the-less is GDW’s Cadillacs & Dinosaurs Role Playing Game. The scenario; “Splashed, Bashed & Trashed" is sort of a Fast & Furious meets Mad Max in Jurassic Park.

Looking forward to this years because it marks the 20th year that I’ve been attending CanGames. Started back in 1994 when I was relatively new to the area and heard about the convention through another gamer at the time. Since then, it’s been a yearly excursion that let’s me rub elbows with fellow gamers of all walks of life.

Nov 2
Found this gem of a game at a Flea Market with a $2 price tag on it. Even though I have one on my shelf. I nabbed it! This is twice this week that a Palladium Books game has fallen into my hands! I think it’s a sign. 
Printed off a few character sheets and took an old adventure off the shelf to give it a rewrite. Might run something at Cangames.

Found this gem of a game at a Flea Market with a $2 price tag on it. Even though I have one on my shelf. I nabbed it! This is twice this week that a Palladium Books game has fallen into my hands! I think it’s a sign.

Printed off a few character sheets and took an old adventure off the shelf to give it a rewrite. Might run something at Cangames.

For the past couple of years now, Cangames have been handing out a special d6 with their logo  on it. You get one with your registration and also if you  are running an event (or two) you get another. My collection of these special die have been growing since they started doing this.

For the past couple of years now, Cangames have been handing out a special d6 with their logo  on it. You get one with your registration and also if you  are running an event (or two) you get another. My collection of these special die have been growing since they started doing this.

Sep 2

Cangames 2014 is slowly approaching

Thinking of running; Little Fears (1st edition), Cadillacs & Dinosaurs The roleplaying game, and/or Murphy’s World RPG. I’ve got some wicked scenarios for them all bouncing around in my skull and jotted down some ideas for them.

Little Fears: No Child Left Behind
Players must venture forth in an old school looking for clues of what happened to their friends that came in on a dare the night before.

Cadillacs & Dinosaurs: The Cal Gary Stampede
Set in the western lands once known as Alberta, our heroes must travel to the fabled City In The Prairies to recover an artifact.

Murphy’s World: You Want Blood, You Got It.
Players must head to Castle Funkadelic and drop off a rare type of blood to the Count. The only problem is that the Count didn’t order it when they do arrive.

Fuel For Game Conventions by ~Mana-Junkie

Fuel For Game Conventions by ~Mana-Junkie

Thinking of Cangames 2014

I’ve got three games that I have scenarios that I wrote which matches the theme of Cangames 2014’s Crossroads. I could run:

  1. Sailor Moon Role Playing Game (GoO)
  2. Dark Conspiracy III scenario again (Kinstaff)
  3. Gamma World 1st Ed (TSR)


Or I could run all three but then it will leave no chance of being a player and that’s one of the reasons why I go to Cangames. So, that I can sit on the otherside of the screen.

Saturday! S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y

It’s Saturday and you know what that means, kiddies! Game night… though I don’t know how many players I will be having around my game table this evening. As you know from a previous blog, one of my oldest players around the table was in a snit last week as we went to Cangames.

Tonight, might be just a kick back and discuss what we are going to do next or just jump right into a new campaign. Maybe, play some Star Fluxx.

Rumblings

Okay, in a better mood today and thinking of the weekend ahead.

Regular game night on Saturday, though I just might be a player short since he took a snit last week. It was Cangames weekend and we had three cars going up though all cars will filled with gamers, he just didn’t want to drive alone in the city and tried coheres one of my daughter’s friend into driving him into the city. But, she had an accident a few days before and felt uncomfortable about driving in the city.

Well the Reader’s Digest version is that we waited for him to show up here first and he didn’t show, after giving him a quick call and got no answer we waited another 15-20 minutes and then we left.

My Cangames Survival Story

The gang was here by 7am Saturday Morning, as we wanted for one more to show before we decided to wagon train to Ottawa in the morning. By 7:30am we decided to move on since there was hide nor hair of the the other fellow that would be coming along to the journey.

We stopped off at Tim Horton’s so that we could grab a drink and a bite to eat and then we were on our way. 45-50 minutes later we arrived at our destination and had to park a few blocks over and make the little jaunt to the Rideau Curling Club. This was where Cangames 2013 was being held. We walked in and were greeted by a fellow and he asked us if we preregistered (we didn’t) so with mini-clipboard in hand he handed them around to us. We filled in the details and handed it in at the registration desk and moments later we were in like Flint.

Looking through the book to see what games we could play and register for. I knew that I’d be running my game at 2pm and was looking for a slot at 7. The crew and I honed in at a 6 player slot of a homebrew/soon to be kickstarted rpg called “Superheroes Unleashed”. It seemed like the thing to try and we signed up for that. Once that was out of the way, the market square was open and it was time to see what games I could pick up on the fly.

The first thing that caught my eye was a role playing game that I had enjoyed in the mid-80’s called Time & Time Again (T2). by Timeline LTD. A Time travel role playing game in which characters are recruited by a government organization to travel to the past to correct or rectify situation via time gate.

The next purchase was an old Fantasy Games Unlimted box game called MERC. I had it in my rpg collection at one time and managed to trade it away long ago for something else. I picked this one quickly as well.

The biggest deal of the day for me was Victorian Second Edition  Rulebook with GM screen for $3! At first I thought it was a typo and brought it to the dealer and he doubled check and said it was $3. So it was sold! I’ve been wanting a version of this game for so long now and glad to have it.

I had money set aside to purchase, The Legends of Anglerre core rulebook plus a companion from an old friend, John K. He was selling some games at Cangames and I had to pick this one up as well since it intrigued me. So that was my budget for the day. Four systems to add to the library (and maybe play as well!)

After purchases and looking through, we went to find a table to sit and chat and rest our feet until 2. That’s when a gamer that used to sit at my table before she moved to Ottawa joined us and we had a game of Star Flux (well three or four games of it). I glanced through the stuff that I had bought and was glad to have had opportunity to pick up a couple of the box games from yesteryear.

Dinner time rolled around and I grabbed a meal and then afterwards went down to the table where I was running my Dark Conpiracy scenario to set up. The game was slated for 5 players and I had 8 sign up. I managed to squeeze a sixth player at the table who really, wanted to play a game with guns, monsters and the dark future. I ran my scenario “A Strange Time With You”. ( I will go into details of this game at another blog).  I think it was a smash and the players enjoyed it, though there were two key battles that were suppose to take place, but due to the ingenuity of one player they managed to bypass them without major harm!

Once my game ended and players begin to think of what to do for supper til 7pm game. We went out to Pizza Pizza and grabbed a bite to eat and went back to the hall for our 7pm game. There we were going to play a game of Superheroes Unleashed by Joshua John Kitz who designed the game and was running it. A very unique and simplistic system in which you design a superhero you want and the powers, activities and skills you want.

The adventure took place in Montreal in the 1970’s and we had some glitzy characters; a mastermind who wanted to steal the Grey Cup for some odd reason…. it was a fun time and quite enjoyable! Afterwards, we drove home in the silence and didn’t make it back til about 12:30am this morning.