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I’m not looking to rewrite the entire rules, but since the original Indesign set has gone, I guess parts will be re-jigged.

I would really like to see MartinO run this with his guys in London. Just to get a little more feedback from another VOR (GM)

First on the agenda is to run Dark Witan with the Welsh posse. That does require a little re-write based on the feedback from the South East posse. I start my new job on February 16th, so I will be busy; however, the end of Feb should be possible.

More notes, history, stories and questions to come.

K

… long live PWOD 3.

The weekend of gaming and catching up is over, and what a great weekend it was. On Friday we played the latest TOPTA scenario, Dark Witan. I got lots of positive feedback regarding the scenario, especially regarding the horror and imagery in the scenario which was great. And I also go some great suggestions on games play, especially from the elfen, Jenny Teackle. I have a feeling that these will find their way into the version two rules which I hope to publish at the end of the summer, start of Autumn.

The only issues were due to a lack of preparedness on my part. With such able players this was of little consequence. And start time. We started about 9 o’clock in the evening. I’d been at work all day and everyone else had been traveling. So we started tired, which wasn’t the best way to start.

Saturday, was my first experience with Trail of Cthulhu using the gumshoe system. Martin Oakley, set us amongst the jet set, or should I say cruise line set, aboard the Titanic with a 3 thousand year old Egyptian priestess causing all sorts of trouble. I’m not 100% convinced about the system, though I certainly wouldn’t count myself as a detractor, but the scenario itself and the hand out was excellent. Martin also supplied some of his own hand outs in the form of some great Titanic books and an audio documentary, with interviews with survivors from the actual disaster.

We ended by watching HTV’s SKY from 1975 which is scary kids t.v. It’s very dated, but the imagery, concepts and atmosphere was superbly well judge to terrify 7 years olds.

Finally I must a big heartfelt thank you to David and Jenny. Without the generous and deep pockets I doubt PWOD 3 would have happened this year, as I for one am having severe financial difficulties and could not have afforded to run it. Fingers crossed, things will be better next year. So thank you, thank you, thank you and big sloppy kisses.

In regard to next year:

  1. Thanks to my eldest son asking me a question about the first world war, I now have the inspiration and a working title for for the next TOPTA scenario. “The Vampires of Vimy Ridge”.
  2. With the launch of the full version 2 TOPTA rules and support scenarios and the fact we have already begun to get interest from outside of the play test groups regarding the game, I may be looking to expand the scale of the PWODs. Or perhaps, PWODs should be friend only affairs only. Perhaps I should consider a separate event for that.
  3. I now have a lot of writing to do to complete the V.2 rules so thanks and goodbye.

Love and Rockets

Karl

Porthcawl, February 2014

 

Added hit point check boxes and cadaver strength:

topta v2 character sheer

It’s happening again. The crazed children of Worthing are play testing being the crazed children of Worthing yet again. Tonights the night in the sleepy suburbs that horror, Temporal Mechanics and Tequila meet in an love juice orgasm of RPG heaven and the last piece fall into play for the TOPTA light rules. Said rules being page set as we speak.

Anyway, my care free squid fiddlers; dada for now

Karl

Ok, I know what I said, but ….

 

I’ve started putting scenario 2 together in InDesign CS5 and suddenly realised that it going to take longer than anticipated. Partly because I need to learn InDesign CS5 again and partly because I want to see how the Worthing play-test team handle said scenario  So… I’m putting the launch back again. 1 month and that’s it. Promise. Saturday July 6th.

It’s not prevarication or slackness on my part. I’ve been writing on the train to work, in my lunch hour, on the train home, at home, in bed, on the toilet, even while sleeping ! My lack of god dammit!

July 6th.

Saturday

ok.