That file should be just about all you need to know to begin playing. I will of course explain all of this at our first meeting, which I still think may go down Friday Night after class.
Well, I’ve been thinking more about the game, and I’ve decided to take things in a slightly different direction.
Players are stuck on a decaying space station in deep space. The space station is a derelic science facility, and is known for housing some of the most dangerous and illegal experiments in human space. It is called the Empathica Science Center.
The characters will be diffuse, ranging from scientists to test subjects to mercenaries, but they will invariably have some secret which the other players will know nothing about. The game will focus on survival in the station and the interactions between all these secretive characters.
I’m still writing up stuff for the game, so obviously it won’t be until next weekend. My tentative schedule is to have the game on Friday Night, somewhere in the Guildhall building. I’m flexible about when it runs, so I can move it to whenever we can meet.
As I stated previously, I’m going to be running a game here at school. This will give me some much needed stress relief time, as well as drawing possibilities for outside of class.
So the theme thus far is this: Players will be somewhat similar to the Colonial Marines of Aliens Fame, just with mecha. The Mecha will be modular to some extent, allowing the players to upgrade their gear as we go (Not really sure to what extent though) and will be sized more like exo-suits rather than battlemechs. Size will of course depend on the loadout and function of each player’s mecha.
The System will be SilCORE, but I’ll be passing out sheets about how it works (and its very very simple to learn) as well as sheets for the mecha. I plan on setting up a random mission generator to generate a host of missions for the group to choose from.
About my GMing Style, I tend to run a rather flexible game, one that’s favorable to the players but consistently challenges them. I’m also fond of interesting NPCs.
I’ll be posting more about the game as I come up with it. I’ve yet to figure out where we’d run it but I assume that this is something we’d deal with on the facebook group. If you’re in the group and you want Sci-Fi, Post a good olde comment and tell us who you are and what you think.
I’ve made it. On the board friday, someone wrote “Congratulations on [surviving] your first week.” While things have indeed picked up, I rather doubt that we’re in full swing yet.
- Very interesting course on how games function in the meta sense
- We began the class with “what is a game” which sparked a HUGE debate and it was VERY informative and highly entertaning
- Not allowed to do art homework in class, only notes
- The class is fast paced enought that I wouldn’t need to anyway
- Lots of history and discussion of the industry
- Gary Brubaker is hysterical
- Its cool to hear about real stories from inside companies
- Will take a lot of work
- Suggested DOUBLE workload for students who want to be concept artists (OOH OOH PICK ME PICK ME)
- Focusing on the mathematical proportions for the “average person”
- Not as flexible as I thought, but presumably this is only the foundation we will build upon
- focusing on Adobe Photoshop CS4 and 3dStudio Max 9
- a little basic for me, but the refresher helps me settle the keystrokes
- Preferences for Max given in class to take advantage of these new computers
The new computers are Dell XPS M1730s running Vista Ultimate. Like, 4 gigs of ram, but a slightly undersized Hdd. Since 1TB drives seem to go for like, $120 I think I’ll get one and have it installed at school. It seems to be lacking the ability to use its onboard microphones though, which is strange. Oh well. Will have Du look at that.
Anyway, I was nervous the first few days, but people are so nice that it’d be rediculous to be scared. Very frendly campus. we have classes on the upper floor but the offices are on the bottom one, along with the student kitchen. I’ll be eating there a lot I think. It’d be nice to be able to come home, but I don’t think I’ll have time when I have to use every waking hour to get work done.
I tried for student council, but Lori got it. I tried for the extra tablet Ash was giving away, but I think David got that. So after a very frustrating saturday, I finally caved and ordered a 12 inch Cintiq. I am excited for it.
Oh, and I have lots of homework already, but I think I’ll be able to handle it. I just finished the 100 heads assignment for Drawing, but I think I’m going to do it again at least once. It was recommended that if we really want to excell, we should do assignments twice to show our passion. So thats what I’m going to try to do.
I am also one of a handful who will be running a paper-pencil game outside of class for stress relief. That way I can have a little bit of a break every once in a while to hopefully prevent burnout. More posts about that later.
Swank. It is Swank. I, like, knew it’d be a step up. But we have a hot tub in the apt complex. The weather is fantastic. We have a garage. Real live mexican food BLOCKS away. I may have died and gone to heaven. But at least they have internet up here. And even heaven will not stop my graduate schooling. Which starts in a couple of DAYS??!! AAAAH
Wish me all the luck you can afford. Hopefully I won’t need it. Can’t be too sure though.