Masks, Menagerie Actual Play, Session 59 – Four Pots on the Stove

Maury Jones hangs out at the team base for awhile.

Intro music by Mikhael Bureau.

Masks, Menagerie Actual Play, Session 58 – For Just One Minute More

The team leaves a building.

Intro music by Mikhael Bureau.

Masks, Menagerie Actual Play, Session 57 – For Just One Minute

Adam sorts out some family problems.

Intro music by Mikhael Bureau.

Masks, Phoenix Academy, Session 9 – Stop Trying to Cauterize My Wounds!

The team faces off against Alias and his crew, INSIDE their base.

Also, Palancine pretends to be Ember. It’s goes SUPER.

Masks, Menagerie Actual Play, Session 56 – Out of Hand

After some table talk, a bit of punch.

Intro music by Mikhael Bureau.

Masks, Menagerie Actual Play, Session 55 – Grave Repercussions

The team – or at least the individuals within – deal with the aftermath of the destruction from the cemetery fight with the thing they dubbed Pandemonium.

Intro music by Mikhael Bureau.

Masks, Menagerie Actual Play, Session 54 – Total Pandemonium

The team faces off on multiple fronts against what might be Pandemonium… or might just be Charlotte’s subconscious? Or both? Either? Neither?

Intro music by Mikhael Bureau.

For the Queen! actual play podcast

Our schedule is crazy, so rather than our regular campaign, we do a one-shot of For the Queen!

Masks, Menagerie Actual Play, Session 53 – Graveyard Shift

The team goes looking for Charlotte and finds strange things are afoot down at the cemetery.

Intro music by Mikhael Bureau.

Masks, Phoenix Academy, Session 8 – Jiggety Jig

The team figures out Alias’s diversion and block his access to the computer servers at their (previously, his) base.

Masks, Menagerie Actual Play, Session 52 – You have No Idea How Much Damage I can do In Your Bathroom…

It’s been two weeks since the dance, and the team is… not really doing team stuff.

Also, something seems weirdly … off … Adam. Maybe?

Intro music by Mikhael Bureau.

Psi*Run – Oneshot Actual play

Palacine’s Jamie is out of town, so we can’t play Masks. Instead Kaylee, Ember-Jamie, and I blast through a one-shot session of Psi-Run, by Meguey Baker. It delivers.

Masks, Menagerie Actual Play, Session 51 – The Dance, part 3

_Have you seen her?_

The team, and many of their allies, enjoy the Gardner Academy Valentine’s Day dance.

Following this, they are introduced to their new secret base, the Twilight Grove.

Intro music by Mikhael Bureau.

Masks, Menagerie Actual Play, Session 51 – The Dance, part 2

_Have you seen her?_

The team, and many of their allies, enjoy the Gardner Academy Valentine’s Day dance.

Following this, they are introduced to their new secret base, the Twilight Grove.

Intro music by Mikhael Bureau.

Masks, Menagerie Actual Play, Session 51 – The Dance, part 1

_Have you seen her?_

The team, and many of their allies, enjoy the Gardner Academy Valentine’s Day dance.

Following this, they are introduced to their new secret base, the Twilight Grove.

Intro music by Mikhael Bureau.

Apocalypse World, Ironwall, Session 2, Hunter

Serran and January backtrack to the old war museum, run into a ranger from another settlement on the way, find a shiny, and realize they’re in a trap.

Guthrie gets mugged by the maelstrom and looses track of Linelle.

Kaiwei (and posse) goes after Linelle, and runs into some trouble of the Big Bad kind.

Masks, Menagerie Actual Play, Session 50 – Love Me Like it’s Prom Night, part 2

The team prepares for an upcoming school dance and exchanges emotional moments. What could go wrong?

Intro music by Mikhael Bureau.

Masks, Phoenix Academy, Session 7 – Nice and Broken

Sil catches up with Maria, and gets told.

Ember gets lectured by AEGIS a bit.

Palacine gets some advice from Collin and… kisses him? Unexpectedly? What?

The team meets up in the base and give Patrol a call.

After talking with Patrol, the team splits up.

Ember has a date with Riptide.

Sil has a date with Jack?

Palacine is figuring out an tracker that will help them locate Alias.

Palacine USES the tracker and realizes Alias is waiting for Sil where Jack was supposed to be.

We end on a cliffhanger. There are protests.

Apocalypse World, Ironwall, Session 01, Creaturchgoer

Our first session!

Serran faces down Kreider and takes January’s shiny new gun back to Grand Central with her.

Kreider is not happy. Buck tells Kai there will be repercussions from Kreider… then he tells everyone else in the settlement and gets them all riled up.

Guthrie gets a Visitor, catches up on Family Gossip, and gives Serran some (slightly insulting) advice (and maybe some useful help).

Masks, Menagerie Actual Play, Session 50 – Love Me Like it’s Prom Night, part 1

The team prepares for an upcoming school dance and exchanges emotional moments. What could go wrong?

Intro music by Mikhael Bureau.

A Potentially Gaming Heavy Weekend

Back to the fun stuff.
Tonight, the first proper session of Apocalypse World: Ironwall with Kate and Kim and Amanda.

Sunday, Masks: Phoenix Academy with Kaylee and Jaime and Jaime.

Monday, Scum & Villainy: The Fast Buck, with the regular crew.

(Also possibly boardgame night with coworkers on Saturday.)

I’ve got a leeeettle bit of stress about all this, since

  1. The Ironwall game hasn’t quite clicked yet, and I’ve gotten a bit of dead silence from the players when asking some questions. Things are starting off with a pretty high-tension scene, so one way or the other things are going to be MOVING straight away… (just hope it’s not “off a cliff”).
  2. Scum & Villainy is… not a great match for the regular crew. We’ve talked about it, and there’s enough interest in both the story we’re doing and in NOT changing systems mid-game that we’ve collectively agreed to keep on keepin’ on, but it’s still A Thing. (We haven’t even gotten into Resistance Rolls, which are probably my least favorite mechanic in a pile of unloved toys.)

SO: lots of gaming to look forward too, but a few landmines to look out for at the same time.

How to Train Your (Kid to Love Dungeons and) Dragon(s)

I’m probably (definitely) projecting, but the bit in How to Train Your Dragon where Hiccup and Astrid bring their kids to meet Toothless and Stormfly is a kind of “passing on this wonderful, magical secret in an otherwise mundane world” that really makes me think of introducing your kids to tabletop roleplaying.

When their daughter’s eyes open wide and light up?

Yeah, that’s what it’s like.

Masks, Menagerie Actual Play, Session 49 – Are you going to Shoot Jeff Goldblum?, part 2

6 or less, uh, finds a way.

Intro music by Mikhael Bureau.

Apocalypse World, “Ironwall” Session 0.5, part 2

Kim, Kate, Amanda, and I work out the rest of Session 0 world/character building, and set up the opening scene for session 1.

Masks, Menagerie Actual Play, Session 49 – Are you going to Shoot Jeff Goldblum?, part 1

6 or less, uh, finds a way.

Intro music by Mikhael Bureau.

Masks, Menagerie Actual Play, Session 48 – Time Tumble, part 2

Harry has trouble with a date.

Intro music by Mikhael Bureau.

Masks – Phoenix Academy – Session 6 – Date Night in Cloud Cuckoo Land

The team faces off against Oversight’s disapproval, then (finally) gets their date night with the bois.

Masks, Menagerie Actual Play, Session 48 – Time Tumble, part 1

Harry has trouble with a date.

Intro music by Mikhael Bureau.

Masks, Menagerie Actual Play, Session 47 – #grounded4lyfe, part 2

Jordan got a doggo.

Concord returns from the future, and talks to his family. Radiance shows up at the house and is invited in to visit.

Intro music by Mikhael Bureau.