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Apr 2, 2018

CHIMERA PLAYTEST - SESSIONS 6 & 7


Cast

Alexia - Female Elf, Hunter.
Bastard - Male Half-Orc, Half-Dwarf.
Agatha - Female Human (Immortal Witch).
Forte - Android Posing as a Half-Orc.

Summary

Right after taking down the bots, Mundi tried to open the gates of the complex but triggered an alarm while doing so. Seeing this, Mundi decided to flee once he saw the two bio guards that appeared from around the corners of the building and left the heroes to deal with their mess by themselves. They quickly dispatched the creatures - who seemed to be thanking them whenever they died - and proceeded to go inside.

Without Mundi's help, the heroes had to rely on Forte which didnt do a good job while hacking the mainframe computer and triggered an alarm on the inside that caused the front gate to shut down and over a dozen of bio guards to emerge from the 86th underground floor. They managed (with great difficulty) to deal with the bio guards and get the codes they needed thanks to Agatha animating a dead bio guard that had some computer skills.

Once they got out, they headed back to Dorian's mansion where they stayed there for a couple of days to heal and gear up. Guido left them with fair warning that they should do whatever in their power to pack everything they deemed necessary to survive for days, even weeks inside the ship since it stretched for miles and miles and getting lost in it was a possibility. With this in mind the heroes traveled to the underworld to find a goblin that was rumored to know where a shuttle could be found.

After hours of searching they finally found Ug, an old goblin that had been hiding in the underworld for decades thanks to 3 individuals that had a bounty on his head. Surprisingly enough no one in the underworld bothered to collect this bounty but the heroes never bothered to ask. Ug told them he would give them the location of the shuttle if they would take out these three individuals; a gnome that had a slave trade with children, a shetani assassin, and a woman named Belinda that ran a series of successful brothels on the surface. The heroes agreed to do this without asking much and started to head back to the surface to locate their targets.

The group decided to go after Belinda first, little did they know (due to a lack of research) that she was one of the most powerful crime lords in this dome and killing her would prove a very dangerous task. Most of them tried to pass as prospects to work in the brothels but only Agatha and Forte made the cut. After they passed a series of tests, Belinda decided to meet up with Forte first and see what this android was all about. While interviewing him, she noticed deception in his word and encouraged him to tell the truth before she had to extract it out of him. Forte continued lying until he saw there was no way out of it and decided to try and take Belinda out by himself. Unfortunately for Forte,  Belinda had 4 Jitu guards that quickly took him out, breaking his photo-receptors and blinding him in the process.

By now Belinda suspected Forte was not alone in this endeavor and went after the "new recruits". Seeing this, Alexia tripped one of the Jitu guards that went after her and decided to make a run for while Agatha tried to face her opponents but was quickly captured.


Bastard stayed outside all this time and decided to try and blow some of the vehicles parked outside to try and draw some attention to him. This didn't go so well for him, killing many "innocent" people in the process. Shortly after that, Alexia was cornered in al ally by two other guards that went after her.


Conclusion

After the last session the group decided they had been too careless about the mission and did not want to continue the story any longer. The group decided to switch to a fantasy setting and make new characters where they promised each other that they would be more careful about what they do. ill be writing about the new campaign soon.

Mar 8, 2018

The Hellion Updated



The Hellion, a Dungeon World playbook recently reached Best Copper Seller and as I promised, the artwork has been updated to match our most recent playbooks. Previous customers get the upgrade for free, of course!



Mar 1, 2018

CHIMERA PLAYTEST - SESSION 5


Cast

Bastard - Male Half-Orc, Half-Dwarf
Forte - Android Posing as a Half-Orc
Agatha - Female Human (Immortal Witch).

Summary

After the encounter with the dealer the heroes contacted Guido once more to give him the good news and deliver the prisoner to him. Guido guided them towards a heavily guarded complex where they entered a dark room that seemed to extend to no end. At the center of the room there was a large container tube of sorts containing a decrepit body suspended by a translucent liquid and many wires that reached towards every wall in the room.

Guido proceeded to take the disk from the heroes and inserted it into a computer terminal near the tube. As soon as this happened, the body opened its eyes and started to move, then, they heard a voice over numerous speakers that introduced itself as Dorian and was thanking them for bringing the disk back to him. The disk contained his memories from when he was captaining a star ship during the rebellion 100 years ago and this information was vital in order to identify his ship which in theory, held a cloned body of his in stasis. His purpose: to transfer his mind into the clone and finally be able to move freely.

Dorian payed them a handsome amount of resources and informed that he had one last mission for them, a very dangerous one but that if they were successful he would help them achieve their personal goals. Forte wants to establish an organ trade and Bastard just wanted enough resources to establish a brothel and live his days among his riches. Dorian knew this way before hiring them for their first mission and assured them he would make sure they achieve those goals. Then, suddenly he asked "and what about you, witch?" and from the shadows stepped out Agatha, a human witch that was snatched from a world similar to ours where she had to make a pact with a demon in order to survive that world's inquisition. Dorian asked for her since she has been around far longer than he has and her knowledge about the planet's past would prove vital for the mission.

To get the ship, they would need to find a functional pod that could make the trek and get the access codes encrypted in one of the old AI's hubs so that they don't get blasted from the sky the moment they make it outside the planet by the crazy AI's interplanetary defense system. The group decided to go for the codes first and went to survey a building that possibly had the codes they needed according to what Agatha remembers. There they noticed the entrance was guarded by two robot sentries and two human guards that walked around the perimeter.

They decided to hire Mundi again and use him for all the high-tech problems they may encounter. Agatha decided to use her charms and convince Mundi to go in alone and get the codes for them, which he agreed to if they took care of the sentries without triggering any alarms. The group took a straightforward approach and battled them straight on. The encounter was brief; Bastard fell first and then Agatha. Forte withstood the attacks long enough to deliver the punch that destroyed the last sentry. He took two stim-packs after the encounter and brought the rest of the party into consciousness.

Conclusion

Overall the session was short but fun. We now have a new player that will potentially become a regular (which is always a good thing!). I have noticed that combat is very fast paced which makes it hard to track down conditions and levels of wounds. I have decided to simplify the wounds rules so that they can be quickly applied and tracked in combat. I have also decided to change the dynamics between Principles and action points, players are not really paying attention to it since they don't have much time to think while fighting. Hopefully the changes will be for the best.

Jan 19, 2018

CHIMERA PLAYTEST - SESSION 4


Cast

Bastard - Male Half-Orc, Half-Dwarf
Forte - Android Posing as a Half-Orc
Punich - Male Elf

Summary

Continuing where they left off, Bastard and Forte contacted Guido and informed him of their failure. he instructed them to lay low for a while and that another opportunity may arise sooner than they expected. A few days later they were contacted again by Guido to inform them that there were rumors that the seller was on the move again. This time the heroes decided to hire a Coati GMO hireling with hacking skills to try and locate the seller, which he did after a day or so of searching but not without putting the seller on high alert. Unfortunately the hacker wasn't that good and his hacking triggered a security system that alerted the seller he was being tracked, that forced him to move to the Underground to try and smuggle himself out of the city with the disk.

Mundi (the Coati GMO) informed the heroes that the Underground was literally a place underground where all the sewer lines converged and it is one of the most common places to smuggle things in and out of the dome without drawing too much attention. There were 23 exits through the sewers and the heroes needed to find a way to narrow down the seller's options. Mundi suggested that if their employer was powerful, the seller would do his best to avoid the exists the employer controls and with this information the heroes decided to contact Guido and try their luck.

Unfortunately the heroes did not get the help they wanted but at least at the last minute an elf mercenary called Punich showed up on behalf of Guido to help them out.

In the end they had to guess from which exit would the seller come out from and prepare an ambush there. This time they got lucky. The seller came out of the sewer on a speeding boat captained by an akradi smuggler and two robots.

 Punich had positioned himself inside a building and from there he took a shot at the boat which damaged it enough to slow it down. Bastard used his newly acquired jetpack to try and land on the boat but was met with resistance midair by one of the robots. The second robot started to fly towards Punich but he took it out with a single shot. Forte tried to make a long jump to also land on top of the boat but ended up landing in the water instead.

The akradi smuggler took a few shots against Forte but did not damage him enough to defeat him, all Forte had to do was get on top of the boat and it was game over for the smuggler. Punich managed to kill the robot bothering Bastard, immediately after, Bastard rushed the seller, dodge of a few of his bullets and with his katana he took both of the seller's arm. Forted used his medical kit to keep the seller alive and now it was time to deliver him to Guido.

Conclusion

This has been the 4th week I run the game without writing a section for the GM and just going with thoughts I previously had on how monsters and encounters should work. I should put it all down in paper before I forget.

Almost at the end of the session a friend of Tibaldo showed up and he was curious about the game and wanted to give it a try. I told Tibaldo to try and make a character for him un 15 minutes or less based on how his friend described his character. Surprisingly enough Tibaldo understood what his friend wanted to play and built the character accordingly in 10 minutes. He stated that now that he knows how the system works it was super easy to make characters. His friend liked the game although he only played for a bit but he mentioned it was easy to remember what talent did what and how the game worked in general. It was a short but pleasing session.