20 Dec

A Savage Christmas Session! (Part II)

Here is the second part of our Savage Christmas session. When we last left off, the party had spoken with the Marshall and had headed out of town on his behalf to hunt down some bandits.

Spoiler Alert: We played the Deadlands one-sheet “Silent Night, Hungry Night” from Pinnacle. The are, not surprisingly, major spoilers for the adventure below My GM comments, as always, are in [italics and brackets] as usual.

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18 Dec

A Savage Christmas Session! (Part I)

This was our last session before Christmas (and possibly before the new year) and so we took a break from our Willoweed campaign, got some pizza for everyone, exchanged some gifts, and had a little holiday gaming session. Everyone in my group got an Explorer’s Edition version of Savage Worlds Deluxe and Deadlands Reloaded Player’s Guide since, at some point in the not too distant future, I want to pick up the Deadlands campaign that we briefly played a bit back. I got some cool
mouseling tavern figures
so now we’re going to have to play some Savage Mouseguard at some point too.

In our prior Deadlands game, Rachel was playing Margaret “Maggie” MacAllan, an ex-Wichita Witch and a not yet reformed killer. Todd was playing Graham MacAllan, a huckster and Maggie’s younger brother. Lastly, RJ was playing Pierre Bascou, an up and coming reporter for the Epitaph (or so he hopes). Bridgett wasn’t playing back then so I put together a character for her that I thought should would like, Caitlin “Kate” O’Kelley, a rather fiery tempered woman with a strong sense of right and wrong, despite a having developed a few larcenous skills, and the gift of healing from the Holy Father.

Everyone understood that this was a one-shot and NOT related to our prior sessions and that this session would not have happened or have any impact on things when we pick up the game again next year. With that understood, I described that everyone was on the Union Blue Line–heading west for whatever reason–and were the only passengers on what was mainly a freight train and away we went.

Spoiler Alert: We played the Deadlands one-sheet “Silent Night, Hungry Night” from Pinnacle. The are, not surprisingly, major spoilers for the adventure below My GM comments, as always, are in [italics and brackets] as usual.

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13 Dec

The Thugs Strike Back!

Here is the write-up from our eighth session with our Beginner Box Hack (from Todd).

Spoiler Alert: Even though the party has largely finished the module and we’ve gone off the rails, there are still spoilers for Fangs from the Past, published by 0one Games, below. My GM comments, as always, are in [italics and brackets] as usual.

[When we last left the party, they had just fought a tough battle with a group of kobolds and a rather young black dragon named Syphilaxisisss. The kobold chief, in fact, was responsible for dropping the dragon by dropping one of the many kobold hanging traps upon it. With his victory, the kobold hissed at the party but none were sure if this was just to celebrate his victory over Syphilaxisisss or intended as aggression towards the party (or maybe both).]

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06 Dec

Beard Bugs and a Dragon

Here is the write-up from our seventh session with our Beginner Box Hack (from RJ).

Spoiler Alert: Even though the party has largely finished the module, they are still wrapping up some loose threads from Fangs from the Past published by 0one Games. My GM comments, as always, are in [italics and brackets] as usual.

[When we last left the party, they had been woken by some attacking goblins. After dispatching all but one of the raiding goblins, they were able to learn a bit more about why the goblins had been more active in the area. The prisoner, however, seemed pretty fixated on getting his next meal…be it a bite out of Lemer, Dent, or even the body of one if its fallen companions…and they killed the vermin.]

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