Impressions of Good Society

I remember seeing this on Kickstarter some time ago, but since I am not a particularly big fan of Jane Austin, I let it pass by without backing. Then after watching the Salt Bay Interludes on Saving throw Show, I started to regret that decision and ordered both it and the expansion Expanded Acquaintance. You can find the Salt Bay episodes on Youtube Episode 1, Episode 2, and the Bonus Episode with zombies and magic one-shot that they did.

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Session 4 Coffin Rock

Morning comes, and Guadalupe and Tomoe meet up with Shelly Pearl and ride back out to the Cooked Earth Mine. This time the trip is uneventful and they arive at the gash in the earth that is the entrance to the Cooked Earth Mine. From inside the mine they all notice a strange red glow and Shelly Pearl heard strange whispers comming from deeper in the mine while Guadalupe thought those whispers were pleas for help. They cautiously entered the mine until they reach a large wooden elevator platform with a crank to lower the platform down the shaft.

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Impression of Scion: Hero

This is the second of the books for the Scion line, and the other book that I got as part of the Scion: Demigod kickstarter that I backed last year. It builds upon Scion: Origin and starts the characters on their legendary journeys. To make use of this book, you do need the Scion: Origin book.

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A year in review 2020

What I have written about

This year I have written a bunch of reviews and did a lot of posts on miniatures that I have painted. Though in fairness, I believe there have been more posts on miniatures than anything else. I did write up some gaming sessions during the end of the year, though I would have liked to have had more of those to write about. This year there was a significant drop in the number of posts that I put up last year. I do blame a lot of that on the year, but more on that later.

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Impression of Scion: Origin

I remember being interested in the first edition of Scion, but ultimately I found it to be not something that was not playable for my style of game. I skipped out on the kickstarter for the second edition because I was focusing on Savage Worlds games. When I saw the new Scion Demigod kickstarter, I figured I could back it and get the first two books as part of it. In part the decision to do this was encouraged by seeing the fist season of New Pantheon on Saving Throw Show which made use of the rules.

The setting is based on the modern world, but all of the myths in the world are real. It is an interesting concept, especially since I like modern urban fantasy. Though I have a couple of concerns that I hopefully will see more fully addressed in the next book.

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Thirteen New Miniatures

So my latest batch of miniatures started as a batch that was mostly going to be done in grey scale with some pops of color based on a previous modified zential priming experiment. These were all miniatures suitable for a Noir style game including several copies of Deadlands Noir miniatures that I had painted before.

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Session 3 Coffin Rock

We started this session the morning after the party. Into to town rides a stranger, he ties his horse up outside the Crystal River hotel and walks over to the church where he greats the man standing outside the door, Deacon Plume welcomes him to the church and ushers him in.

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Impression of Horror in the Windy City

This was a kickstarter that I backed at the beginning of the year. I am not sure what I was expecting when I backed it. I knew it’s a setting for the 5th Edition D&D ruleset, which while I own a copy of, I don’t actually play, or ever have an intention of playing. From a setting point of view, I knew a bit about what it was going to cover events in Chicago during the World’s Exposition during 1893. What I found was a handful of adventures, a lot of information about the city of Chicago and how it grew from a small frontier town to a powerful city at the crossroads of trade around the United States.

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Session 2 Coffin Rock

Morning roles around after returning Lizzie’s suitcase, and Guadalupe wakes up at the Crystal River Hotel, she looks for Virgil, but he doesn’t answer the knock at his door, so she heads down to get some breakfast and runs across Tomoe, after asking where Tomoe was last night, and getting the answer that she must have been asleep, and that sometimes she sleeps very hard, Guadalupe catchers her up on what happened with retrieving Lizzie’s suitcase and Virgil getting kicked out of the Jewel Theater. While talking and having breakfast, they each catch sight of their reflections in objects, and notice they look decades older to themselves, with wrinkled and lined faces, but when they reach up to touch their faces, they feel normal. They also realize that it is just their own face that appears distorted, not the others face when they look at it. Tomoe touches the mirror, in curiosity, but it is just a normal dirty mirror.

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Impression of Dishonored

So today I finished reading Modiphius’ Dishonored RPG. I was interested in it because of the what I had heard about the computer game, but I had no real information on the setting of the game, just a few vague memories about the advertising campaign. I also knew nothing about the system that the game uses, but I was interested in learning more about the 2d20 system. I don’t know how much this particular implementation has tweaked the 2d20 system (especially when it is referred as a "fast-paced version"). What I found is that this is a very interesting system, I don’t know that it takes the place of my favorite Savage Worlds, but there was a lot that I found that I liked.

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