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Gearing up to be a Gamemaster

11 Jul

Tonight, after a long, long time of thinking about it, my friends and I shall be embarking on our first roleplaying game. We needed to level up our geekiness, because obviously we weren’t trying hard enough.

I will be the gamemaster, which is ideal because I’ve never done it before or played an offline RPG. I am maybe 80% sure I know what I’m doing. It’s a pity I’ll be playing with such an unforgiving audience as my best friends in the world. Also, it may not sound like it but I did volunteer!

We’ll be playing the Firefly RPG – Firefly, for those who don’t know, was a TV series that was the brainchild of Joss Wheden, the man who created Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The series only went for one season. Fox, the network, aired the series out of order, with minimal advertising, then declared it was a failure and cancelled it. It then went on to break records for DVD sales, as word travelled over the internet.  Fox sucks.

So, I have a storyline for the season arc, and we’re using a pre-written story for the first episode. Plan is to do character stuff and have the first episode tonight – wish us luck! I’ll post about how it went on here. I may even post the story.

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