May 7, 2013 § 1 Comment
So last week I talked about writing DnD play reports again. I fully intended to, too, except then the campaign ended and now I’m busy preparing to be the DM again for the new game starting this Friday. Long story short goes something like this.
Ch’kao was being assaulted by a massive Illithid fleet, who had compromised the native Abeil governance and were in the process of exterminating the other species on the planet; including the homes of two of our characters. Several of our characters had recently obtained a great deal of power at the cost of geas’ to support free will and general goody-two-shoesness, and we were accompanied by allied djinn and a group of yak-folk that had rediscovered their ancient magi-science of gramarie (a homebrew alternate magic system that I really enjoyed and so we included in the campaign.)
My own character, a wyrd-walker(think elemental vampire that drinks dreams) thri-kreen knight of genesis and psionic-smith was traveling on an empowered dreadnought command ship. The ship was made of biollurgic, living, metal, that served as the new body for my character’s cohort – which was an intellect that developed sentience in his living armor. At this point we had to engage, but we were pretty much just a single ship of mid level characters. Even if that ship did have a forecefield hosted by hundreds of psionic elementals bound into quiessence generators. (Yeah we had too much time on our hands.) « Read the rest of this entry »
April 30, 2013 § 1 Comment
I’ve written a little on this topic before, wow, three years ago now. It’s been a while, but it’s come up recently again.
Since my weekly D&D group finished up our last campaign with everyone ascending into some form of godhood, or stubborn near-godhood-but-refusing-the-responsibilities-of-it-mastery-of-time; they’ve become pretty major players in the new campaign being run in the Vashyana System out in space. Well, off screen for the most part still, but a presence nonetheless.
It’s still one of my favorite devices to use, and it becomes even more interesting when something like what happened a few weeks ago occurred. I’m no longer the DM, and our adventures take place a thousand years fast forwarded from where the campaign last ended. However – things got a little complicated when we time traveled back a thousand years to the point where the old PC’s were all ascending. « Read the rest of this entry »