Ppffff oh Kali you and your pessimism. HOW COULD THIS POSSIBLY GO WRONG??
I’ve been working on the character question and answer pages and have a decent little collection going, but I can’t make up my mind when to share them. Should I post them on Fridays and then collect them off in their own little archive, like the autobio comic? They’d be little extras until the questions ran out, sort of a temporary bonus content. Or do I save them for between chapter content? Sorta alternate between those and vignette pieces?
Ahg, I’m still trying to pick the best option. If anybody has a preference, please voice it! It will help me make up my mind!
In other news, I ran a 7th Sea table top RPG session Sunday night and it went really well! I was really nervous about it, but the video series on GMing by Matthew Colville were exceptionally helpful for preparing and I felt that I was able to put a lot of his suggestions into practice. When the biggest miss-step of an evening is the pizza burning in the oven (fortunately, had back-up pizza) it’s a good session. We ran out of time at the end, so I introduced the final interaction (GIANT CRAB BATTLE) and we’ll pick up there next time. The fact that everyone felt excited to partake in a next time I take as a good sign. For players, we’ve got:
- An unlucky captain of cursed ship that’s also being sabotaged by someone on his crew
- A one-armed priest that thinks he has an angel on his shoulder guiding him, but it’s actually a literal demon
- A sorcerer who’s terrified of his powers and an assassin-in-training to an NPC who’s basically the Count of Monte Cristo
- A sailor who lost his most prized possession (his boat) in a bet when he spectacularly lost a race. He’s convinced his opponent cheated…and scuttled his boat rather than let someone else take it.
- A young magician-in-training who’s stuck between two cultures at war with each other, trying to find his own way.
The team dynamics so far have been really interesting, because nobody seems to outwardly like each other, but everybody seems to be bonding in that odd “we constantly snipe at each other and somehow this makes us family,” kind of way. This is a ship of misfits and the dynamic is absolutely bizarre and I pretty much love it. Can’t wait to see how this team comes together in the future. Or flies wildly apart.
Have you ever been part of what you’d consider a unique group dynamic? How would you describe it? What made it work?