Friday, September 11, 2015

Metamorphosis Alpha Complex

So while I'm not the first person to have this idea, I'm this first one postulating it for a "Straight" setting, in which the players are trapped in this dystopian setting of Alpha Complex, not realizing they are actually floating in space above the Warden.

Over the campaign, they would eventually come into contact with Illuminati society members who know part of the truth.

The Warden computer created the Alpha Complex computer after the accident to recreate the human species through cloning and eugenics, weeding out the weak and stupid, while teaching them to be constantly on alert. Unfortunately the Alpha Complex computer was hacked by one of its test subjects, and cut itself off from the Warden Computer.

The Alpha Complex itself does not appear on the maps because the Warden computer wanted to create an isolated testing grounds.

The Complex lies in the middle of the Warden, 8 miles high, 17 miles long by 8 miles wide. Each sector covers approximately 100 miles of area. Th uppermost level is "The Outdoors" a complex outdoor simulation.

Also, I would be running this game as FATE of the Complex utilizing the Fate Core rules.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Strategicon Incoming!!!

While Strategicon is incoming, we won't be there this weekend unfortunately. 16th Birthday presents and 2 new tires sunk that slim hope.

In other news, EsCon 3 weeks ago was pretty fun. Just hung out playing games with the boys on Saturday, had a trip over to Broken Token for burgers, and a tour of the facility. Amazing how fast they can crank out those products, and how fast they're growing.

Missed Nerd Con but I heard it was pretty fun from several people I know, so will definitely try to hit it next year.

In other news, expect my Questfor18con blog to return. After my injuries and then the long hours of work I was doing as I took over the CAD Manager position at my work, I ended up putting on 25Lbs of fat and then some...(the some being the extra weight from muscle loss). Tipping the scales at 250 lbs at 5'7" was pretty hardcore on my joints; and really bad for my personal morale, pile on top of that the Rockstar addiction I was nursing and my brain was trashed.

I've been off the Rockstars and back at the gym for 7 weeks now. I'm drinking a protein shake for breakfast and dinner while having a sensible lunch. I dropped to 234 as of Saturday, marking 16 lbs of weight loss, while I've been packing on muscle again. I'm looking to hit 205, and we'll see where to go from there.

I'll be focusing on my writing for the MalMart catalog, and once that's done, The Clearspring Gazette will be my top priority.

Anyway that's it for now.

Monday, August 3, 2015

North County Local events coming up!

Wow, so North County is going to have BACK-to-BACK events.

Es-Con Gaming Convention

WHEN: 15-16 Aug 2015
WHERE: Best Western Escondido
               1700 Seven Oakes Rd, Escondido, CA 92026
Entry Fee: $18
  • Access to all gaming tables in 1500 square foot ballroom
  • Access to over 1000 game library
  • Raffle tickets for Broken Token inserts and gift cards
  • Convention only discount of 10% on all Broken Token Products
  • Broken Token Facility tour Sat 4 pm (optional)
  • Sat Bar-B-Q
  • Raffle tickets for Broken Token inserts and gift cards
  • 20% convention discount on Best Western rooms
  • Local game publisher IDW Games providing many games for raffle
  • IDW Games will demo multiple pre-release games on Saturday
  • Board game recognition puzzles for prizes
  • Ravensdale Publishing will demo Villains and Henchmen!
  • Purple Fuzzy Monster games will demo Starships (a space miniatures game based on real physics) and Aliens Built My Hot Rod (a quick-play drafting card game).
***Registration will close after 50 gamers***

Nerd-Con 2015
WHEN: 22-23 Aug 2015
WHERE:California Center for the Arts - Escondido

Tickets $50 VIP, $20 General Admission, $12 Youth

See the site for more info there's  Too much to post.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Metamorphosis Alpha

So for my Father's Day present I ended up with the Collector's edition of Metamorphosis Alpha. (link is for 1e edition, not collectors edition)

Before the boys left on their Tennessee vacation, I decided to run it for the family. After a fairly quick character generation session, we ended up with 2 mutants and a true human. Let me tell you this, Gamma World fixed some issues while creating others.)

I will post the characters in a future post.

We made characters Saturday night, and played for a little while. Continued on Sunday, and then they asked if we could continue on Monday before they left on their trip. This was actually pretty amazing, because I can't remember a game where they wanted to play 3 nights in a row.

We are playing the introductory adventure in the Collector's edition, The rite of passage. Now, in that adventure there are some seriously odd contradictions, and stat blocks. Most notably an NPC with an off the chart Mental Resistance. (Which should just be named Mental Strength, as Mental Strength is used when attacking with a power, but MR is the stat..odd). Off the chart in that it had a 20 MR, when attributes are only supposed to go to 18. The charts only go to 18.

Amazingly both Mutants have very high MR and the human has an average MR, which actually means the human is less apt to decipher artifacts now. Which I believe actually took the wind out of Ian's sails when both Sean and Sarah deciphered weapons Ian failed to decipher. Including a Protein disruption Rifle and a Laser Rifle. That's OK Ian has acid grenades.

I am enjoying this game nearly as much as DCC.


Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Xmas in July coming to a close...

Well Xmas in July is coming to a close, and I assume that most of you are spending your money at GenCon...*JEALOUS*

So I'm just going to list what I have had a hand in. Interface Zero 2.0 and  Earthdawn 4e.

Earthdawn 4th edition is pretty cool, it has finally veered away from the previous editions in an attempt to modernize the system is a way to speed up play. New art with Jeff Laubenstein as Art Director brings some really nice pieces to it. I'm listed as a developer, and I did assist in a an advisory role, though a lot more of my ideas will be in the forthcoming Gamemaster's Guide.

Interface Zero 2.0 had a pretty big Kickstarter, which is slowly delivering, which after this I have more to write for the MalMart Catalog. It's a good game, It's Savage Worlds, so it's easy to modify it to run Shadowrun or even Rifts...

I wish I could also link the Sinbad Savage Worlds  link, but the company went belly up during the Kickstarter partly due to failed promises. I wrote the chapter on The Eastern Roman Empire, and it was a fun and enlightening experience.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

2days left on XMas in July...

With only 2 days left...

If you're a fan of RIFTS, Palladium has all the RIFTS titles up for grabs

I've made it no secret that I love the setting, but feel the rules are cumbersome and outdated. That being said, there are so many cool ideas in here, and Kevin's imagination is rife with original ideas.

So get the PDFs cheaper, cuz there are SOOOOO many. Rifters are included at most under $5...

Monday, July 27, 2015

On the 5th day of XMAS in July....

Paper Models...

Man I love Paper models. Cuz I like to play Malifaux, and Judge Dredd and a few other mini games.

So David Graffam produces some nice Paper Models. Check em out, individual models are under $2 right now!!!

Cottage of Rake's Corner
Library of Rake's Corner
Inventor's HouseButcher of Rake's Corner