Campaign Chronicle

The Campaign Chronicle: Savage WARS - Session Two

The Campaign Chronicle is a regular blog series in which I publish my notes, thoughts, and plans for my tabletop role-playing games for which I am game mastering. These feature world-building notes, recaps of game sessions, and notes to keep in mind for future sessions. Enjoy!

The following post will look into the playing of Session Two, based off of my notes from the previous session and the details I outlined between sessions one and two.

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The Campaign Chronicle: Savage WARS - Pre-Session Two

The Campaign Chronicle is a regular blog series in which I publish my notes, thoughts, and plans for my tabletop role-playing games for which I am game mastering. These feature world-building notes, recaps of game sessions, and notes to keep in mind for future sessions. Enjoy!

The following post will look at my notes after Session One and leading into Session Two, and the story and encounter development I did from there.

Writing

Creativity and 2017

When 2016 ended and 2017 started, I had grand plans for the year (as I usually do). I planned to write more - much more - and release multiple books this calendar year, of numerous lengths and in varying genres. The plan was bold, but I never felt like I made plans that were outside the realm of possibility. I just sometimes have a difficult time keeping focused. Especially lately.

While in the process of re-focusing my creative energy into fiction writing and podcasting, and really hunkering down to look into those two processes with new eyes and an excited attitude, I got a notice from my landlord that she would like to put the house we've been renting the last few years up on the market once more this late spring/early summer.

And my creative drive and desires to write and produce content was sucked down the toilet as the prospect of finding my family a place to live rushed suddenly to the forefront.

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The Campaign Chronicle: Savage WARS - Session One

The Campaign Chronicle is a regular blog series in which I publish my notes, thoughts, and plans for my tabletop role-playing games for which I am game mastering. These feature world-building notes, recaps of game sessions, and notes to keep in mind for future sessions. Enjoy!

This post will cover the first actual play session, in which the players received their work from the Gambler and embark on the quest of learning about their employer, their target, and each other.

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The Campaign Chronicle: Savage WARS - Scenario One Setup

The Campaign Chronicle is a regular blog series in which I publish my notes, thoughts, and plans for my tabletop role-playing games for which I am game mastering. These feature world-building notes, recaps of game sessions, and notes to keep in mind for future sessions. Enjoy!

This post will cover the interim between Session 0 and Session 1, in which I establish the starting scenario's specifications, the minimum necessary NPCs, notes, locations and encounters, and how I go about organizing them into the notes for Scenario One.

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The Campaign Chronicle: Savage WARS - Session 0

The Campaign Chronicle is a regular blog series in which I publish my notes, thoughts, and plans for my tabletop role-playing games for which I am game mastering. These feature world-building notes, recaps of game sessions, and notes to keep in mind for future sessions. Enjoy!

This post will outline our character-creation session. Posted below will be the statistics and choices my players made about their characters at the start of the campaign, and some of my notes regarding those choices.

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The Campaign Chronicle: Savage WARS - Setup

The Campaign Chronicle is a regular blog series in which I publish my notes, thoughts, and plans for my tabletop role-playing games for which I am game mastering. These feature world-building notes, recaps of game sessions, and ideas for the future.

NOTE: If you're currently one of the players in my campaign, it is recommended you do not read these posts until AFTER the campaign is completed in its entirety.

Featured, Writing

Dealing with One Star Reviews

Today I got a notification email from Smashwords alerting me that ASTRAL TIDES: RIMWARD - EPISODE ONE just got a review. And not just any review, it was a review with a rating, the first official rating for any book in the Astral Tides series. I was excited and also terrified, and when I clicked the link in the email my heart was in my throat with anticipation and anxiety.

Click HERE to read the review, and then check out the rest of this blog post.

Movie Review

Rogue One: Thoughts and Reflections

While it is difficult to get to the theater as often as we would like, my wife and I made sure we took the time to go and see Rogue One: A Star Wars Story when we could. It was the first film I've seen in theaters since Daredevil, as shortly thereafter my son was born and the regular rhythms of my life were thrown into a nearly constant state of change. However, now that things are finding their own routine once more, I can now provide you with a SPOILER FREE review of Rogue One. Enjoy!