Thursday, February 12, 2009

Strange Going-ons in Middenheim [pre-game/part1]

Ok, enough playing Call of Duty 4, Nazi Zombies! (my xbox live gamertag, btw, is vomitbrown). Time to blog about my upcomming Warhammer Fantasy Roleplay oneshot. 

I've been forcing the original idea for a oneshot to mature all of today. The overall framework the story will follow is clear enough, the details are being elusive though. In "Strange Going-ons," the players are going to be night watchmen for a horribly neglected sanatorium in Middlenheim a few months after the Storm of Chaos. The adventure is meant to be different to the typical fantasy session where the PCs go to a town and are hired or volunteer to vanquish a threat. It is mostly an investigative scenario where the players are given the opportunity to acquire information which could prove more valuable than martial force. If the players follow the trail of clues, they will be given the option of manipulating their imidiate environment greatly.  NPC motivations play an integral part of this scenario. I'm working towards figuring out why the cast of secondary characters do the things they will do. 

The players will use pre-generated characters. I will roll 6 or so different characters and randomly assign them to the players. I'm making the characters because the most of the players aren't avid gamers and I fear the game will end before it begins due to boredom. I'm a couple of hours away from the group's meeting place, so pre-gen characters will be a huge time saver. 

Gameday is set for next week. I'm gonna get to work now. 


Wednesday, February 11, 2009

*whinny voice* Black in Black!

A very, very quick update. 

It seems like I'm gonna get my one-shot sooner than expected. Last week I facedbook a bunch of guys to see if any were interested in playing an rpg game:
Hey,
I'm probably moving away to Atlanta in a few weeks. I've had the desire to play a one-shot ( that's a full story in on sitting) of the Warhammer Fantasy Role Play. The general story is that the characters get hired by a old man to be night watchmen for his sanatorium in the formerly besieged city of Middenheim. The characters are all poor fucks who usually use the carcass of a dead rat or cat as a pillow at night, so this job offer seems like a godsend. But as you already know, madness, chaos and shit are sure to ensure. 
I was thinking about creating the characters myself and randomly assigning them before play starts. 
The game should take no more than 3 to 4 hours. PM me if you are interested. Fuck you very much, if you are not

I knew that the idea of a campaign was pretty far-fetched because of distance and real-life stuff, so I proposed a Warhammer Fantasy one-shot. Most of my friends are already acquainted to the Old World and/or the WHFR, so I figured that it's the best bet to catch their attention. 
The ploy seems to have work. Tonight, for the first time in 2 years, I'm sitting to write an RPG adventure. Most of the thing is floating around in my head in need of fleshing out. I'm aiming at having an adventure ready in two days.

I'll keep you posted.