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Potentially a new TOPTA scenario.

Utopia by other means …

midas

… 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

 

The Witan Whicker Man

COMING FEB 21ST TO A LONELY WELSH COTTAGE NEAR YOU.

The Witan Whicker Man

well boys and girls, Christmas is upon us and the New Year beckons like a rain soaked whore from a darkened alley way. Firstly I’d like to say what a great year it’s been, but that of course would be stretching it. But hay ho, the new year, now that could be more interesting, because 2012 will be the birthdate of Tripped Out Psychotic Time Agents – The Game? And my own small publishing vehicle; Burning Car Press. Now those of you that know me, will be saying, that like so many other grand projects this will be swallowed up by my heavy drinking, codine abuse, masturbation and of course amateur dramatics. But this time will hopefully will be different for two reason; firstly I intend to battle my demons and give up amateur dramatics and secondly I’m actually already publishing, in albeit electronic form.

Voices from beyond time is a background blog from the point of view of one of the founders of future Worthing, from their long stasis to their re-birth and the horrific discovery of what’s gone on while they slept. Which will lead nicely through to the Launch of TOPTA. There will also be updates on this blog and eventually the Burning Car Press site. All these sites are linked also through BCP’s twitter feed and the BCP facebook page. Now here’s the plan kids, the penultimate play test are going to be remote, which means’ I’m not going to run them. A rough draft of the final rules will be sent out to a select band of GMs/VORs along with 2 scenarios. And from the feed back the final rules will issue forth. I’m then giving myself one month to finish these beauties and get X amount printed ready for launching at 2 UK based games conventions. These are yet to be decided.

In the mean time children of future Worthing, my battling agents in time; there is something you can do for me. Sign up on all those social networking site, push the like button and the google+, pass it on to the good, the noble, the insane. Would it hurt to subscribe ! To post… dare I say it (yes ! say it) .. comments.

Spread the word that the evil is abroad ! The shapeless, malign blaspheme is rising ! And then I’ll have to finish it. Gulp it down like the last dregs of a warm larger. Pass it on.