NaBloPoMo 2013 Day 22 (very late)
No downtime at work. Pretty much literally. I even clocked in early, and got few moments in which I could sit and rest. And I’ve committed to working Sunday and getting in a few extra hours. Yay!
I did manage to get in some thinking about how I might use the Cypher system (Numenera/The Strange) to run the StarSea. It involved rethinking the 4e roles concept, which I recognize as something that’s always been present in D&D (it was part of 1e as the four core classes, of which all others were subclasses). I think that the Leader role may not be so much a group of “leaders” (with the except of the warlord), but a support and social group. Which leads me to thinking that maybe the Spinner type would be a good substitution, as they seem to be a very social character type. Then again, maybe not. I won’t know until I see more of the game.
Either way, I think the Cypher system might be extensible in ways that aren’t amazingly work intensive. I could be wrong on that, too. But I will be looking into it.
Other than that, I got treated to a showing of Thor: The Dark World. I have to say, don’t just stop at that first little clip at the end. Sit through all of the credits, like you did for The Avengers. There’s a second little laugh at the end.
Also, the battle scene at the beginning and the battle in Asgard are exactly what I want the StarSea to feel and look like in the players’ minds! The mix of tech and magic was perfect! (Notice how I used exclamation points! This is important! 🙂 ) Would you want to play that? I’d love to play in it and run it.
That’s all for now. I’ll try to pop something in tomorrow before my game.