Wednesday, September 12, 2012

There's Still a Spark of Life

I'm not dead yet.  This September is turning out to be almost as much of a hell month as last year, with a different set of forces conspiring against my happiness and creative urges.  That being said, I'm starting to feel the need to run a regular game again.  A game I took a stab at three years ago that just didn't work out.  Folks who followed me way back when I was on Dreamwidth may remember I ran a few sessions of a "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" game set at UMASS: Arkham, aka "Ol' Misk" for some folks from my Tuesday night group.  It was meant as a fill-in game and I guess it went OK for that, but my plans for it had always been bigger and the group chemistry just didn't work for the stories (and style of stories) I was trying to tell.

For instance, the fact that I had a theme song (and a soundtrack, though I never really got that far) seemed to weird some folks out and amuse the rest.  It kind of bummed me out,

 I don't care what they say, it was the awesomest theme song ever.

On the plus side, I did get to indulge the part of me that likes making authentic looking game handouts:

So, of course, I want to try it again, with a different group of players, who I think/hope might catch the vibe a bit better.  I guess I ought to pitch it to a couple of them and see if I get any bites.

1 comment:

  1. UMASS Arkham is part of what inspired me to focus on Martense College in my Cabal games.

    I hope you get a game of this going. I'd love to read about it.