With Netflix's live action cover of Cowboy Bebop coming out just around the corner (FRIDAY!), I've been doing so much to get into the mood. Because Bebop is 100% style. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ULCIHP5dc44&ab_channel=Netflix I've been watching the anime, listening to the music (while I write this), and reading this delicious RPG recently shown to me: Space Bounty … Continue reading Cowboy Bebop: Space Bounty Blues
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How I use Powered by the Apocalypse
A lot of this thinking comes from playing Babes in the Wood with the artist of this piece. Fun times, cousin. 🙂 Powered by the Apocalypse (PbtA) games are derived from the Apocalypse World. Derived in that they might share one or more of these things: GM Agendas, Principles, and MovesPlayer Moves and Playbooks"Success but" … Continue reading How I use Powered by the Apocalypse
Imagine a world... Drizzling black rain, sizzling neon signs. Dark corporations, stark poverty. Massive skyscrapers, passive onlookers. Midnight gangs, mid-fight scrappers. Enter the cowboy. A man out of time with too many dime-back novels in his head. Rides a horse alongside motorcycles. Colt versus machine gun. Upholds justice in a time of plutocracy. "This fool … Continue reading Cowpunk
Refining the Stopwatch and More
Space samurai. Grab your stopwatches! Here's where we started: The closest to 10″ flat without going under wins the duel.If one combatant is under 10″ while the other is over, the latter wins the duel.If both combatants are under 10″ then whoever is lower wins the duel. It's a game about player skill. Some misunderstood … Continue reading Refining the Stopwatch and More
Diegetic Advancement Triggers
A. Shipwright. Last time we talked about diegetic advancement in games. That is, when you do something, your character Advances. It works well for asynchronous play in play-by-posts because triggers are dependent on the PCs actions, not when the end of a session occurs. We talked about what the Advance system would look like for … Continue reading Diegetic Advancement Triggers
Concessions (and Surrender) to Troika!
I love Troika! but not for the system.Me, a month ago And then I had realization while watching Samurai Champloo, a bizarre anime that swims in musical-historical dissonance. The story is about samurai in feudal Japan, but the music and cinematography style comes from hip-hop. And despite the two things not matching at all, the … Continue reading Concessions (and Surrender) to Troika!