Monday, 13 April 2020

Pretentious trash, but not unplayable.

Does anyone have any online Actual Plays of my stuff?

I'd like to try collecting them in one place I can easily refer to, (like the 'I Reed' and 'I Spek' buttons on the right rail), so the next time someone calls my stuff pretentious unplayable trash online I can just refer them here...

Contact in comments or hit the "where to find me" button on the right for literally all my social media.

06-J.M.Szancer--illus.-for-Za-Krola-Jelonka-by-Jan-Brzechwa-(Poland.-1950)_900


Deep Carbon Observatory


The GG NO RE podcast



Ten Foot Polemic blog


From the LotFP Forums






Veins of the Earth


Pretendo Games blog report


From the LotFP Forums






Silent Titans




Fire on the Velvet Horizon


From the comments..

I've used versions of the Flammeous Lads (from Fire on the Velvet Horizon) and the Nightmare Sea (from the blog) in games, but entangled with other things, rather than as neat units to be pointed out as examples of actual play. I had the Deep Carbon Observatory on the campaign map, but the players never went to the relevant area..


Sky-Stone-River-Place




23 comments:

  1. Love your stuff, but usually chop it into parts and drop into my own campaigns, don’t think I’ve ever run something start to finish.

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  2. I am playing blue medusa and loving it. could have more treasure in the opening rooms, though.

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    1. Not really connected to that project any more but thanks for the comment.

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  3. Not yet, but my (young) players have just waded through parts of Deep Carbon Observatory. They will also soon become acquainted with Veins of the Earth and Fire on the Velvet Horizon. https://chroniclesoftheconsortium.blogspot.com/ although I still need to catch up to that part of their campaign in my reports. And they are eminently playable!

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    1. If they are young be careful!

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    2. I was. I didn't run the starting town because I slotted the Observatory into the campaign in a different way - they were the ones who caused the flooding, albeit as a side effect from using an artefact to transport a city to safety from a war zone. I didn't use the cannibalistic bits or the witch, because they didn't have the advance warning about how not to kill her. I am, though, going to steal her and use her in the campaign later, except they'll have to destroy her in nine different ways themselves. The Crows will be waiting for them in ambush after they emerge from the Observatory at the end. And I have a cunning plan for the giant...

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  4. hi! I don't have a recording but just started running BCO yesterday with a new group using the Knave rules through Roll20.net. Got through the prologue/flooding of Carrowmore sequence in about one hour of real time and everyone had a blast. Will continue the adventure next weekend. Can't wait to get my remastered edition through the Kickstarter!!

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    1. Not quite what I was looking for but thank you for the pictures nonetheless

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  6. There is this session on youtube of DCO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WbPedtTfZtQ

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  7. I've used versions of the Flammeous Lads (from Fire on the Velvet Horizon) and the Nightmare Sea (from the blog) in games, but entangled with other things, rather than as neat units to be pointed out as examples of actual play. I had the Deep Carbon Observatory on the campaign map, but the players never went to the relevant area...

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  8. I've probably bombed you with this, but Vanishing Tower started off a new fantasy campaign with Sky-Stone-River Place. We are 23 sessions in and I have recorded every session. Your module occupies the three first sessions of the game.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sFmlC_qhOok&t=8261s

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  9. My players went from Carrowmore up to the dam but then decided to hire some dwarves to fix the dam and flood the lake instead of going into the pit.

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  10. I've only run one campaign before and am presently running silent Titans for three friends who are mostly new to role-playing. Some initial confusions and hilarious mishaps but they named and made friends with the clockwork spider who was a highlight. They forgot the name of the contact they were supposed to give the soap to in the fort and ended up giving it to hugh's number 2, to much general hilarity. One of them gallantly seduced Hugh and he agreed to spare their hands for now. The only real problem I've run into is picturing the incidental villages and stops in the wilderness well enough to make travel engaging but that's probably more to do with my inexperience than the book. Overall very enjoyable times being had.

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  11. I've run DCO! I made the mistake of trying to run it as a two-shot, which was definitely too ambitious.

    My players loved the imagery: they met the witch, the crows, went through the dam, and met the cave giant. I didn't really know how to run OSR crawls properly, though, so I think they felt a bit bewildered by the number of rooms in the right stalactite (I forget the name).

    I'm not brave enough to run a VeinsCrawl. One day.

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  12. I played in that Black Hack game of Deep Carbon Obsevatory on Gauntlet Hangouts that you linked. It was amazing - and also my first ever experience of anything OSR related! I've been low-key obsessed w/ DCO ever since.

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