Wednesday, April 9, 2014

PtA: The Dickinsons: The Vacation Promise (Episode 2)

Scene 1: Jennifer, Ciaran, Jarmaine, Jacky O and Britney go to another town by car. Jennifer wants to make it to the Voice audition there. They see Dick leave the job centre there. Jennifer is able to steer the car into him, breaking his leg. Jarmaine gives her a black eye in the struggle.
Scene 2: Dick ends up in the hospital. When the family comes to visit, a police officer and Shantel, the school nurse, are in the room. Another fight engulfs. Jennifer convinces Dick to tell Shantel off and threatens her to never return to Blackpool. Jacky O. beats her up with a crutch while the police officer pretends nothing happened.
Scene 3: Dick and Jennifer are finally back together for a romantic dinner. She makes him promise to get rid of all the kids - by going on vacation without them. She promises him to go cold turkey the same night to save the relationship, because she hopes, they will never return to Blackpool anyways.
Scene 4: Dick talks to the rest of the family to find a baby sitter for the time of the trip. He wants Charmaine to do the job, but Britney forces herself in the foreground. She hopes by being a good baby sitter, she can convince everyone that she can be a good mother. At the same time Jacky O. gets a promise out of Dick to take him along for the vacation.
Scene 5: Jennifer is suffering withdrawal in the bedroom. Britney comes in and tells the truth about the trip, and Dick's broken promise. But Jennifer has other issues: she convinces Britney to bring her dope from Alex, her dealer and keyboarder, for a last time, so that she stop for good.
Scene 6: Ciaran and Charmaine take the kids to the beach. Anthony, Ciaran's infamous friend shows up as well to get Jacky O. for a job. But Ciaran wants to hook him up with Charmaine. Charmaine takes care of him, but leaves him naked and humiliated on the beach afterwards. He runs of without talking to Jacky O.
Scene 7: Stephen, Dick's social worker friend shows up in the house for some tough love. Jennifer makes it clear, that she expects Dick to get the contradicting promises to her and Jacky O. sorted out. Dick tells Stephen that he has to do the vacation to Jersey for one week to sucessfully get Jennifer over her addiction and that there is a boarding school where Jacky O. would get a chance, he will not have in Blackpool. Stephen buys in and gives him the week. His broken leg should actually make it easier for Dick to get a job, Stephen tells, because there are special quotas for handicapped people.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

PtA: The Dickinsons: Britney's Decision (Episode 1)

Scene 1: Britney talks to Chaimaine in the latter's room. Charmaine wants to convince her not to have the baby because of what the birth did to her body and somehow she gets doubts into Britney, but at the same time Charmaine feels a strong connection to Britney.
Scene 2: Ciaran tries to convince the scooter gang in the corner pub to help him with his scooter robbery, but accidently gives him a champagne bottle filled with bad stuff. The bike gang leader throws up and Ciaran has to flee. Jacky O. is able to steal one of their scooters with help of shop owner Krishna.
Scene 3: Jacky O. tries to convince Charmaine in the hair salon to give him access to illegal stuff from the money from the scooter. He is able to film his father Dick in the stall with the school nurse, Shantel. He is able to run off. Grandma has incontinence issues and in the end the whole family helps her.
Scene 4: Ciaran drives grandma and Britney somewhere. The biker gang shows up and threatens him and offends the family. Ciaran is able to scare them off by mentioning his friend Anthony and playing a tough guy. They really leave, but tell that one day they will get him, when he is a alone. At the same time a biker called Mickey convinces Britney to ride of with her. (She explains to herself that she can protect her family this way.)
Scene 5: Dick goes to Jennifer's rehearsal room, where she lies on the floor wasted. He wants to convince her to come back, but Britney comes in with the video from Jacky's cell phone. As she shows it to Jennifer, Dick's arguments are destroyed, but he also gets more angry.
Scene 6: A flashback to before Scene 5: Mickey takes Britney too an empty storehouse. He wants to convince her to get into the movie business, because she is special and could make 3000 bucks a week. At first she is unsure, but in the end she gives in.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Primetime Adventures: The Dickinsons - A family with benefits - Pilot

Scene 1: Social Worker Steven shows up at the house of the jobless Dickinson family to tell father that he needs to get a job at Tesco. But Steven is seduced by Dick's sister who also lives in the house. Dick has to clean the grandmother in the meantime in the bathroom.
Scene 2: Grandmother has old scooter gang friends over for lunch. Dick listens in that they want to rob the Tesco. He tries to convince them not to do it, but they don't listen.
Scene 3: Dick goes to Tesco to apply for the job, but the scooter gang is robbing the store at the same time. He tells them to fuck off, but they threaten him and he decides to better call the police from at home. His brother Ciaran wants to steal one of the gang's scooters in front of Tesco in the meantime, but the gang is too fast and he has to leave before he is seen.
Scene 4: Dick tries to call the police from his place, but his kids, Jacky O. and Britney, are too noisy and he is not being taken serious by the police. They hang up on him. In the meantime Jacky O. plunders the medicament storage and accidently swallows viagra.
Scene 5: Ciaran is back home in the evening and tries to convince Dick to steal a truck full of bikes with him. But Dick convinces him to do it together with the scooter gang instead.
Scene 6: Jacky takes his grandmother and his sister Britney for a walk. He wants help because of the viagra and barely escapes his grandmothers "help". In the chaos fails to hook him up with her friend Anna, as it was her plan.
Scene 7: Britney back home starts a fight with Dick's wife Jennifer. Britney mentions that she is pregnant, and Jennifer wants to convince her to have an abortion. Britney is strictly against and get Jennifer to leave the house - saying she will never come back. Dick is totally pissed at Jennifer for making his wife leave.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

My RPG Calendar 2014

January
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February
5th Zwillingsseen B4: 20 years in the Temple of Icedeath (Jor; Mig, Agn, Mar, Fer, Ale)
11th Zwillingsseen A9: The Invisible Gnome Killer (Jor; Hel, Jos, May)
20th Primetime Adventures: Family with Benefits - Pilot, Scene 1 and 2 (Jor; Agn, Mig, Ale)
26th PtA: The Dickinsons - Family with Benefits - Pilot, Scene 3-7 (Jor; Agn, Mig, Vin, Mar, Fer, Kar)
27th PtA: Zwillingsseem A10: Return to the Temple of the Goddess in Green (Jor; Hel, Jos, May)

March
6th Zwillingsseen A11: The Wickerman at the Northern Lake (Jor; Hel, Jos, Agn, Ire, Sai)
19th PtA: The Dickinsons: S1E01 - Britney's Decision (Jor; Agn, Mig, Vin, Mar, Fer, Ale)
20th Zwillingsseen A12: Sailing to Hantur (Jor; Hel, Jos, Agn)

April
3rd Zwillingsseen A13: From the Red Tower to the slave's dungeons (Jor; Hel, Jos, May)
9th PtA: The Dickinsons: S1E02 - The Vacation Promise (Vin; Agn, Jor, Mar, Fer, Ale)

My RPG Calendar 2013 
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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Howl, you Old School Bastard!

"I saw the greatest heroes of this generation destroyed by madness, looting hysterical naked, dragging themselves through the slum streets at dawn looking for an angry fix," etc. etc.                           Kinsenk, some weird bard, on promising adventurers

Friday, August 9, 2013

Zwillingsseen Hexcrawl: Session 1: Großwall


Just a little chat log from after the game, to a friend:
Basically they were in a town called Großwall and approached by beautiful girl in an inn, that said her father had disappeared.
the dice told me that she was beautiful and VERY tall, when the players asked. not preplanned at all. so they went with her to look for him at the market where he told her, he would go
but it was night already and they got attacked on a square by 6 vigilantes.
the party killed all of them, except the leader whom they kept as hostage
but they were stupid enough to tell the guy, he should lead them to the place where he had found gems.
so he took them to his neighbourhood, getting them into an ambush
that's where Rapunzel (the male navigator prodigy) was killed by a lucky hit during the swordfight and the beautiful girl got stabbed as well. Hel's and Oli's characters could only flee and had to leave her behind, not sure if she was alive or dead (she was actually dead) and the slum mob chased them out
so they returned to the inn covered in blood, with stuff they had looted, but without the girl or their strongest guy and decided to go to bed... the barkeeper told them, he had warned them
I admit: the text is very chaotic, but deserves to be stored somewhere anyways.

I will need to tone down the damage low hit dice enemies do on a critical hit, because this was already the 2nd PC in 2 sessions that got killed by a critical out of the blue.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

All AD&D Monster Stats

While going through my AD&D1-Monster-Manual-Reprint and figuring out, how to use the stats exactly for my very own Old School Bastard (a roll under system), I came across this thread on Dragonsfoot.

It's a nice spreadsheet of all AD&D-Monsters - supposedly. I obviously don't know all of them. But great work, unknown typist! Thanks a lot!

There are more than 4700 Monster entries in the spreadsheet!

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Free Hex Crawls! Hexploration galore.

I found those nice cooperatively created free Hexcrawls on "teh internetzz":

3 Hexcrawls

Saturday, April 13, 2013

More Random Tables (for Vornheim)

As I just started running Vornheim with my own Old School Bastard.

While I am really happy with the tables in the book at the moment, I am already looking for more stuff I could use.

This is a first step: Hustle and Bustle of a Big City

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Dread RPG Questionnaire

Dread is the famous indie horror RPG with a Jenga tower as resolution system. It also doesn't use numbers for character stats, but just a simple questionnaire.

This is the one I will use for my contemporary horror one shot:

Why did you sign up for the survival training?

What does your character do for a living?

How do you look?

What are your interests and hobbies?

What is your characters biggest fear?

What is your character proud of?

What secret would you never share?

What would your character have with him/her if he woke up somewhere from being unconcious?

Why are yo the black sheep in the family?

What gives you courage?

Tell me 3 of your weaknesses!

Tell me 3 of your strength!

Who is the most important person for you in the world?

What would you sacrifice your life for?

What is your name?

Savage Warhammer: Dancer Triska


Triska
Race: Human (additional Edge)
Warhammer Career: Dancer / Entertainer
Age: ? Hair Colour: black, long Eye Colour: green
Height: 5.5' Weight: 
Motivation: - Rank: Novice XP: 0
Attributes: Agility d6, Smarts d6, Spirit d6, Strength d6, Vigor d6
Skills: Climbing d4, Fighting d8, Healing d4, Intimidate d4, Notice d4, Persuasion d8, Streetwise d4; Swimming d4; Literacy d4
Charisma: +4 Pace: 6; Parry: 6 (7) Toughness: 5 (6)
Hindrances: Vengeful; Death Wish, Stubborn, Pretentious
Edges: Attractive, Very Attractive
Gear: perfume, leather
Weapon: .rapier; dagger