Monday, March 6, 2017

The Writer Finally Shall Write

I'm going to get writing again. I'm a writer. I'm painfully awkward in person, but I can write. 

One thing I wanna try is writing game campaigns. GMing is not something I particularly enjoy. I want to tell a story and be part of it. I'll let someone else GM it. 

I need to look at a campaign book. Next time I'm at Imagine, gonna look for that. 

I also got a Werewolf book at SERE (free) so I can look at how to get those mechanics within Beyond Human. 

What I'm wondering is
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Is it possible to write a campaign that's mechanically open? Like I write the campaign and general info on NPCs .... So any GM can use any mechanic. Or maybe conversion charts for popular systems. 

Maybe I'll start with the actual story first. 

Sunday, March 5, 2017

LARP Costuming

I've always loved the idea of costuming, but lacked courage and or funding. At SERE I unintentionally ran an experiment. 

Disclaimer: How I, as Ana, behaved had an equal if not more impact. 

The first part of this venue at con, Ana wore what I call her fancy librarian dress. An outfit that was so uncomfortable that my desire to just sit to avoid discomfort turned into a use of the arcane merit. 

Which I swear is a real life thing and I have it. Which helps ICly along with the pretty but not spectacular costume of the night. 

No one paid me any mind. Nothing too important to overhear, but still. Ana and I felt pretty smug that we didn't even have to try. 

The next session, I had impulse bought corset and skirt. Now, this wasn't exactly comfortable either, but it was more so than the first time. It also made sitting more uncomfortable than standing. 

But boobs. 

Now this is where the disclaimer comes in. I still wasn't on anyone's radar. Nor did I look like an Anarch. Ana ended up sharing a couch with a prince and was going to see if anyone would think Anawas his companion. Sadly he had to deal with ooc stuff, so I meandered. 

Spread around a tidbit I overheard. 

Brought Tremeres to a crazier-than-you-could-ever-fatham Gargoyle. (Awesome player. Like. Creepy AF but so much fun to interact with cuz you know it's not real.) Earned a favor. 

Was chosen to be THE Witness. Which basically meant a severed head would land on my "lap." 

And finally, got told by her Baron that he's got more important things to deal with than some other Anarchs wanting to start a revolt and some infernalist issue. Lol. Which honestly, respectably, what harm could they really do, and it was more of a "You won't believe what just happened!"

Last thing I actually did was try to convince the Anarchs they were being stupid and just going to make things worse. 

Anyway, I was spent at about that time. 

So yeah, not sure some of that would have happened without a corset and pretty swishy skirt. 

The awesomeness wasn't cheap, so I'm gonna make a Malkavian that just wears it everywhere and has several because, well, being a Vampire, ya gotta get your dress dirty, bloody, and/or torn sometimes. 

Also, boobs. 

 

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