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Re-Entering the World of Darkness [May. 13th, 2011|09:36 am]
Seattle Area Role Players

breimh
[Current Location |Winding my way over long-forgotten trods.]
[mood |creative]
[music |Billy Squier - In the Dark]

It's been a few years since I put the books on the shelf and decided not to journey back the macabre labyrinthine passages of imagination from week to week. I had lost the drive to try to keep the game going when we moved north of Seattle, just because I knew we wouldn't be able to keep the same players active and willing to join us due to another half-hour tacked onto their regular commute.

The rainy season of the Pacific Northwest always has me considering though, and this time I pulled the books down to page through them in what I thought might be the last time before passing them onward. Instead, I realized that we have some friends in the area who have discussed interest in playing the genre again, there are also old friends who do more role-play online that have mentioned how they'd love to get something happening there. So, as I continued to work my way through each of the rulebooks (Vampire, Werewolf, Mage, Wraith, Changeling, Mummy, Hunter, Prometheus, Demon...) I began to consider new possibilities.

I started to work on ideas for a new Changeling game, one that touches on each of the other aspects of tWoD settings. I have been working on characters each day, now, for the last four days, in and around the work I have to do. I've been looking at ways to do both an online and in-person/tabletop RP scenario that allows for two groups to work toward the same end from different angles. And I think I have finally come up with the right sense of timing and ways to make such an endeavor work.

I was once told that if I ever picked up White Wolf again, I'd have a number of players coming to join my games. The time is close to see if that's true or not.
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Teaching of the Ways [Jan. 24th, 2011|10:33 am]
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breimh
[Tags|]
[Current Location |Awake in dreamland]
[mood |amusedamused]
[music |Cybertribe - Mystic Peaks]

purrzah and I began teaching an adolescent how to be involved and effective within an role-playing group, this last weekend. We found ourselves entertaining this 13 year old as her parents were occupied with an emergency situation, and the girl wished to learn how to play Dungeons and Dragons (4E). As I'd spoken with her mother about this previously, the weekend proved to be as good a time as any to start the process.

Before Purr got home, the child arrived at our place of residence, and I proceeded to bounce ideas back and forth with her. We ended up talking about Shadowrun, and she even made up a character for that game, though we didn't play it. Then, we started the process of working up her character (A Tiefling Shaman) and once Purrzah was back, we had the basics down and the two of them were able to flesh out the rest of her character while Purr made her own character (A half-elf Ranger) for the game.

It actually went well. The child was a bit hyper and excited, but we got through their opener of how they met up, both delving into the role of their characters and actually acting out the scene fairly well, and even just managed to finish a combat against a small patrol of hobgoblins (The Tribe of the Red Fist) that had taken control of the area they were wandering through. We left off with them on their way to the Forest of Darkwyre, set on a quest by the shadow presence that the Tiefling was in a pact with.

The girl began into the rapid-fire discussion of her character and the adventure with her parents, once they arrived to pick her up, which both were laughing about. And her mother made the comment of tribal societies leaving their children to be taught The Ways by other members of the tribe; to her, this was her way of doing that with her daughter, which I found to make a lot of sense and be quite humorous, too. I'm considering working on keeping a journal of The Teaching of The Ways, for other role-players to see, enjoy and comment on, as we continue the adventures of The Quest To Darkwyre.
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LARP at Play: LARP 101 [May. 14th, 2010|10:23 am]
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dicemistress
The latest article entitled LARP at Play: LARP 101 is up at the Mortalis Games site. Next article will be on pre-generated LARPs by guest columnist Ryan Paddy.

cross-posted to: larp_shop_talk, larp_support, larpaddicts, larpers, rp_discuss, rpg_review and seattle_rp and to these websites: Mortalis Games Twitter Feed, Shade's LARP List, The LARP Network, LARP Space, LARPAweb and RPGnet's larp forum.
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Dresden Files RPG! [Apr. 26th, 2010|01:33 pm]
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vaxjedi
I just got the new Dresden Files RPG (Early Bird Edition) from Evil Hat. I've been wanting to run a FATE game and I'm a sucker for urban fantasy. So I will be running it :)

More info on my LJ at http://vaxjedi.livejournal.com/296505.html
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Demo Games In the Puget Sound Area [Apr. 12th, 2010|10:04 am]
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breimh
[Current Location |Roaming the Puget Sound]
[mood |optimisticoptimistic]
[music |One Republic - Stop and Stare]

I've been talking with a few store owners in the region where I live, and we're making plans for me to potentially run demo games over the summer to help drum up some interest in the hobby, and show people just how fun and easy it can really be.

If this does get to happen, I'll be premiering such games as Albedo, Iron Claw, Jade Claw, D&D4E, Sidewinder: Recoiled, Star Wars, Call of Cthulhu and Pathfinder (as well as a potential Mouse Guard demo).

Keep an eye out for details if you are interested in joining a game or helping out. It's not a paying opportunity, but can generate more interest in our shared hobby which could bring in more gamers to your own local community, so I encourage you to share in the fun, too.

Participating stores may include: Everett Comic Stop, Mojo Games, Gary's Games and Hobbies, Uncle's Games, Dreaming Comics and Games, Zanadu Comics, and Blue Highway Games.
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LARP at Play: Young's Law - A guest column [Mar. 8th, 2010|11:02 am]
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dicemistress
[music |Schelmish - Strangers | Powered by Last.fm]

The latest article entitled LARP at Play: Young's Law is up at the Mortalis Games site. This is written by a guest columnist, Mike Young. More information on being a guest columnist is included in the article.

cross-posted to: larp_shop_talk, larp_support, larpaddicts, larpers, rp_discuss, rpg_review and seattle_rp and to these websites: Mortalis Games Twitter Feed, Shade's LARP List, The LARP Network, LARP Space, LARPAweb and RPGnet's larp forum.
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LARP at Play: Doing your Homework, part 3 [Feb. 26th, 2010|12:16 pm]
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dicemistress
he latest article entitled LARP at Play: Doing your Homework, part 3 is up at the Mortalis Games site. This is the last in a three part series of articles exploring what kind of research or homework should be done at various stages of LARP involvement.

I'd like to apologize for the tardiness of this article. I recently suffered a hard drive failure and have been restoring everything from back-ups and that means redoing lost work and that is what has happened here. The next article will be from a guest columnist, Mr. Mike Young, on Young's Law. Look for that next Friday as we resume our standard publication schedule.

cross-posted to: larp_shop_talk, larp_support, larpaddicts, larpers, rp_discuss, rpg_review and seattle_rp and to these websites: Mortalis Games Twitter Feed, Shade's LARP List, The LARP Network, LARP Space, LARPAweb and RPGnet's larp forum.
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WyrdCon Summit Book: Call for Submissions [Feb. 9th, 2010|09:40 am]
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dicemistress
Wyrdcon Banner


In June of this year Live Effects and the LARP Alliance are holding WyrdCon One. In addition to live action role playing games there will also be the first North American LARP Summit, featuring a lineup of notable LARP theorists, critics, craftsman and designers who will explain their art and demonstrate their creations in both interactive panels and hands-on workshops. As a part of this event we're soliciting for articles for a PDF book that we'll be putting out in conjunction with the summit. This PDF book will be comprised of articles, essays and other written works revolving around the summit's theme "What is LARP in North America?" with a focus on the history of LARPing in the Western Hemisphere, its current state with both national and regional emphasis, the nature of LARP itself, and its future.

Article authors are welcome from all styles and genres of LARPing, both veteran and new players. We want to capture LARPing in as many of its different forms as we can. If you are interested in contributing to this publication please have your article in no later than April 20, 2010. All contributors who have their articles published will be sent a copy of the PDF whether they attend the convention or not and before it's released to the general public post convention via the web.

If you want more information on the summit or want to find out how to participate as a summit panelist/presenter please contact Rick McCoy, LARP Alliance President, at talerian_swordsinger@yahoo.com or call him at (951) 809-1091.

Submission Guidelines can be found here: http://www.wyrdcon.com/documents/summit/SubmissionGuidelines.html

Submission Deadline: April 20, 2010

Please send your submissions, questions or other summit book related inquiries to summit@mortalisrpg.com.

Thanks,
- Amber E.
LARP Alliance BoD member
Summit book editor
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LARP at Play: Doing your Homework, part 2 [Feb. 5th, 2010|08:44 am]
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dicemistress
The latest article entitled LARP at Play: Doing your Homework, part2 is up at the Mortalis Games site. This is the second in a three part series of articles exploring what kind of research or homework should be done at various stages of LARP involvement.

cross-posted to: larp_shop_talk, larp_support, larpaddicts, larpers, rp_discuss, rpg_review and seattle_rp and to these websites: Mortalis Games Twitter Feed, Shade's LARP List, The LARP Network, LARP Space, LARPAweb and RPGnet's larp forum.
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LARP at Play: Doing your Homework, part 1 [Jan. 22nd, 2010|12:44 pm]
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dicemistress
[music |The Merlons of Nehemiah - Execution | Powered by Last.fm]

The latest article entitled LARP at Play: Doing your Homework is up at the Mortalis Games site. This will be the first in a three part series of articles exploring what kind of research or homework should be done at various stages of LARP involvement. You can also find out how you can become more involved in this LARP column.

cross-posted to: larp_shop_talk, larp_support, larpaddicts, larpers, rp_discuss, rpg_review and seattle_rp and to these websites: Mortalis Games Twitter Feed, Shade's LARP List, The LARP Network, LARP Space, LARPAweb and RPGnet's larp forum.
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