Game Recap: Star Trek – Episode 3

Starfleet logoThis is the third episode of Mark’s PDQ#-based Star Trek game, run on the Monday night Skype open games. The premise: the crew of the USS Resolute is the second-wave team, charged with establishing diplomatic relations and trade with suitable worlds that were recently visited by the Constitution-class ships like the USS Enterprise and the USS Hood.

For background, see the characters descriptions, the summary of Episode 1, and the summary of Episode 2. Episode 3 closes this particular adventure.

Edit: Character creation rules are here.

Episode 3

Shuttle ibn Shukir* successfully docks with the Resolute. The captain goes to get some rest. Lt. Curry gets an advanced scan of the target area, locates a set of (unexpected) human life signs on the planet near Tarkan Laziene’s residence. Dr. Warden examines the Grays they brought back, finds signs of malnutrition and minor illnesses which she takes care of. Continue reading

Game Recap: Star Trek – Episode 2

This is the second episode of Mark’s PDQ#-based Star Trek game, run on the Monday night Skype open games. The premise: the crew of the USS Resolute is the second-wave team, charged with establishing diplomatic relations and trade with suitable worlds that were recently visited by the Constitution-class ships like the USS Enterprise and the USS Hood.

The characters are described here and the first episode summary is here.

Edit: Character creation rules are here.

Episode 2

Captain Stone receives a Starfleet briefing about the situation. The Talithans are humanoids with bluish skin and a funny nose and forehead; they have regressed to a mid-20th century Earth technology level (1950s-60s), although they did reach warp technology at one point but lost it in the war 30-some years ago. The Klingon vessel IKS ghangwI’ (pronounced CHONG-JI), a D7 class battlecruiser, has been spotted in the area. Continue reading

Game Recap: Mystery Men: The Return of the Space Hamster!

space-hamster

This is a recap of our regular Thursday night game at the Wayward Cafe on Greenwood in Seattle. This game was another in our series of Mystery Men inspired D-list supers. Much fun was had by all! 

To reduce the confusion, the Anchorman character can control electrical devices and is, himself, a camera and he is capable of broadcasting his voice, hearing, and vision over the airwaves. This recap is done in the style of a TV interview.

Characters: The Golem. Several hundred years old, Terry the Golem has seen more history than anyone living, and several undead, but is a pacifist at heart. His personality changes as he tries out new ones every so often. Was granted his freedom when the kabbalist who created him put in a scroll with the Hebrew word for “Freedom”.

Sledgehammer. Given name, Sledge Hammer. 24 years old and the son of Aman Hammer, millionaire own of Hammer Motors. Sledge skinned the kevlar out of hundreds of used tires to build his suit of armor, with strategic metal plates making it bullet proof. His weapons of choice are commercially available sledge hammers, along with his pride and joy, Junior, a replica maul. He rides a Harley Davidson, which he named “The Hog of Justice”.

The Paper Boy. A living paper golem, created when Shinto magicians assisting a Ninja clan tried to duplicate the creation of a clay golem. thus Origami was born. He can fold himself into any shape, up to twice his size, and not very dense, or one quarter his size, and very dense. He attacks by making paper cuts. Continue reading

Savage Incursion: I Hate Space…

The following are the logs of my Savage Incursion campaign: I Hate 

Cover for the game Incursion

Space. It is a Savage Worlds conversion of the Tri Tac Games RPG Incursion.

This log is the first session, where the players find that they are screwed and that the aliens are, well, not on the bright side. So of course, this first log is from the point of view of a NPC, who might stay with them a while…
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