Ideas

Sometimes I'll be sitting there watching TV and get an idea for something. This time I happened to be watching the Andromeda set on SciFi channel today and got all kinds of ideas for a space game. Don't have any idea what system I would use, but probably D6 Space since I like that one a lot.

It's a far off section of space, possibly somewhere in my Waystation Hope area, but maybe not. There are avatars of various things, like suns, stars, black holes, nebulas, etc; AI's of ships and great computer systems; lots of spaceships, androids, crazy blaster weapons; but no aliens. Humankind ran through and slaughtered alien civilizations to make way for the new human race, which screwed them all in the end anyway. There are lots of alien ruins and such, but no aliens as far as anyone knows. There is a huge black nebula called the End Way where nothing and no one can exist. Lots of planets and moons inhabited by all kinds of human with all kinds of agendas. Adventures of all sorts can happen and probably will. Law level is dependant on the planet or moon and the local government.

Has kind of a Traveller feel mixed with general space craziness. Traveller because one can do the whole cargo shifting life while exploring areas that may have not been explored before.

I'd like to do something like this but my problem is that I just don't always sit down and take time to work on things. I need to. I really need to.

Halloween, Part 1

Lily, my sweet little three year old daughter, tells me "Mommy, I want to be a witch for Haldoween. But, I also want to be a ghost - and a pumpkin." Twenty minutes into finding stuff for the said witchy-ghost-pumpkin costume (which I decided would be an orange and black witch costume with little ghosts and pumpkins on the hat and bodice) she decides that she wants to be Harry Potter, Hermione and Ron. The look on her face when I told her that I didn't know how to do that was amazing. "You don't?" she asked in surprise then changed the subject by saying, "Mommy, I really hafta pee." Oh, three year olds.

Eventually, we settled on the idea of the orange and black witch costume with the little pumpkins and ghosts and a Harry Potter wand. I had to drive all over town to find that damn wand, but find it I did. Now she wants to be Cinderella. *sigh*

She'll be happy with the witch once I get it done. Got it cut out and all, now I just have to did out my sewing machine and serger. That's always the hard part.

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Every year on the Sunday before Halloween, Doc and I run our Halloween Game. Last year I did Sci Fi Original Pictures presents a Sci Fi Original Roleplaying Game Mandingo.It was fun. I had all of the player characters in a small outback town in Australia with no way out being attacked by were-dingoes. Eventually, there was a lot of death and betrayal by one of the characters. Everyone had a good time, so I'm doing it again this year. I didn't use a system persay, I just made it up as I went along. I gave everyone three things that they were really good at, three things that they were really bad at, a short background, a catch phrase and one thing that they had to say somewhere during the game that would give them a drama point to change the plot. I think that it worked out well. On that note, I can't decide just what strange creature they are going to encounter this year. Mantopus? Manster? I need to think about it. But whatever it will be, there will be crazy fun had by all.

Too Much Stuff In My Head...

...and now I need to get it all out.

I have been wanting to do my own blog for quite some time but I just haven't done it. Why? Mostly because I'm lazy. Other reasons are just not interesting (no zombie attacks or anything that cool, just life).

So, here I am, starting a blog so I can jot down my ideas for stories, games, characters and anything else that gets stuck in the forefront of my mind. And believe me, that's a lot of stuff.

Recently I had an idea for something - be it a story or a one-on-one roleplaying game - that involved a person from modern England being transported to a faraway place. I know that it's been done before but that doesn't stop me from thinking about it.

Ok, so here it is:
A young woman, probably in her thirties is driving down the road on her way to work or wherever when a huge swirling blue vortex opens up in front of her. Seeing that she's driving down the road at a rather good clip, she can't help but drive through it. The vortex deposits her in the middle of a golden field somewhere. She's got a good head on her shoulders so she doesn't freak out. Instead she drives knowing that she will eventually run out of gas, but at least it's faster than being on foot.

Eventually, she comes to a river with no way to get the car across. There's a foot bridge, but that's all. Leaving the car behind, she starts walking. Everything looks a lot like England to her, just not a place that she recognizes. That goes to pot when she's set upon by men on horseback wearing what appears to medieval armor though a little more stylized. Now's when she starts to freak out a little. This obviously in not where she should be. The men on horseback take her away to a nearby castle an introduce her to the Prince, Faaric. She tells him that her name in Emma Pendarrin, which rings a bell with him.

She learns after a while that her great-grandmother, Lillian Pendarrin, had also been there and had been somesort of foretold sorceress that would bring down their enemies. Emma had always wondered what had happened to her great-grandmother. Faaric tells her that another Pendarrin was prophesied to arrive and would be a great warrior and protector of the kingdom - a champion. Emma has a hard time believing this but she doesn't know what else to do.

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That's all I have so far. Nothing else is really definate, except that Faaric has a brother name Allric and he has his sights on the throne.
 
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