Took a rare and enjoyable Friday off this week from our Edge of the Empire Star Wars game. Having the night off I decided to give myself a bit of a mental reboot. I did not sit in front of the PC and play games or blog or read any RPG book. I just relaxed let my mind clear to help defrag my brain so to speak. In the end, it was an overall good thing. I feel a bit more refreshed coming into this next week and look forward to next week’s Star Wars game.
Saturday was the second game of Cypher System Shadowrun. I have been pretty excited to get this one going. The Matrix and Decking feel solid, I am pretty happy with the races and the cyber technology. The players got the chance to run their first mission as a team and for many of my players, it was the first real chance to take a bite out of this system.
It was one of those game sessions where everything clicked. The game that you wish you could bottle and just say this is why I love my group they were on point and the creativity and the Role-play was very high from start to finish. The whole game was just a pleasure to run. Right down to the sibling rivalry over who was going to drive the vehicle the group was stealing for the mission while two of the other players were wrapping up the driver tucking him in an ally. The rest of their job went off without a hitch and the they had a good payout.
That job was done they did a personal side job to make a big more cash from the reward they were given and took a day trip. One thing led to another and after a stopover and some interesting role-play the party shaman convinced them to go on a Vision Quest. This was a totally out of right field moment for me but we had so much great RP this game session I just did not want to hand wave it.
Out came the Roy’s Story cubes and a few rolls later we had vision quest for the players. It turned into a great use of the Story Cubes in-game that helped keep the game moving when the game had taken a turn that I completely did not see coming. Because honestly, I was stumped when they said they were going to do it.
Here we are on Sunday in about an hour we will be sitting down to play 5E D&D Birthright. This game as well is moving into its second session. So I think the story will be picking up for “Us the players” soon.
As predicted the game picked up nicely. Our group has been put in charge of setting up a new settlement and construction of the village began. It just occurred to me now that we have yet to name this fine town that is likely to be our home for some time to come. That or in my Paladins drinking and carousing with his lover.. I may have missed it’s being named. I am playing a Great Sword master following a god of War. I have decided that he treats each day as if it could be his last in the service of his god. So he is crass, rude and a lover of all carnal experiences A huge change form my normal style characters and I am enjoying him. I took the Knight path and I have three servants.. well two and a concubine. Over all great fun playing in this game thus far. My fellow player a Cleric to the same god often looks to me like my head has rolled off my shoulders. Mission accomplished.