The Crescendolls, Coming to a Game Near You

I am suddenly struck with the urge to run/play an RPG focusing on the Crescendolls, a glamorous, world-famous rock band. It would be an interpersonal drama, flavored by their professional lives, very much in the mold of Grey’s Anatomy or Felicity.

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My Life With Doctor Horrible

We needed a two-session fill-in for our regular gaming group, and after some discussion settled on My Life With Master. When we sat down to discuss the characters, it was immediately said that it was obvious who the Master was: Dr. Horrible. Not Dr. Billy Horrible, of course, but his great great great great great grandfather, Dr. Jan Horrible. He, too, aspired to be accepted into the Evil League of Evil Gentlemen, but getting Bad Horse’s[0] approval wasn’t easy. So he hit upon the scheme of creating a freeze ray to bring down the local Lord Hammer. However, to do so requires horrible experiments on the local villagers and their cattle, among other things—which suits Dr. Horrible just fine, as they never listen to him, anyway.

Then we got to character creation. I forget which came first, the kid brother or the incestuous sister, but once one of them showed up, it clicked, and we settled on his minions all being family. Continue reading

Abusing Magic in Rolemaster

I was looking at the spells available to my Rolemaster ranger, and thinking about all the cool things I could do with them. Mind you, “cool” in this case is more about entertainment than effectiveness. 

Arcane Pouch let’s her create an extradimensional space where she can put things and retrieve them at will. Balance Weapon let’s her “balance anything to increase its suitability for becoming a thrown weapon. For example…a chair….” Combined, she can pull bar stools out of nowhere and chuck them at her enemies. [ok, not really–the space is limited to small objects and shortish durations. Oh well.]

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