I had the idea awhile ago and periodically took notes.  My upcoming trip 90 minutes south to Gary Con this weekend was all the prompting I needed.


Alpha Blue session report: Third Time's the Charm

Tue 21 March 2017 by Venger Satanis from Venger's old school gaming blog

Alpha Blue session report: Third Time's the Charm This Friday's Alpha Blue game on Roll20, we had a recurring character Katya Vosdil and a new character Kanan Singe. Kanan is a bright orange feathered humanoid who despises all forms of slavery and prefers to lip read and use ...

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Focusing on the players

Wed 15 March 2017 by Venger Satanis from Venger's old school gaming blog

What kinds of players and PCs are hard for GMs to deal with? What sort of things players and PCs do that irritates/annoys GMs? What sort of things players and PCs do that make the GM's job easier and the game better? As a player, can you think ...

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Setting List: Influence/Details

Mon 13 March 2017 by Venger Satanis from Venger's old school gaming blog

An idea suddenly came to me this morning - a simplistic idea, easy to implement, and awesome in its usefulness (or so I believe).

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Alpha Blue session report: Second Time Only Costs You Credits

Mon 13 March 2017 by Venger Satanis from Venger's old school gaming blog

Alpha Blue session report: Second Time Only Costs You Credits Continuing Friday's one-hour game (that invariably takes 90 minutes to complete) from last week, I've got a whole new actual play to report on. There were two new players, neither of which had ever played Alpha Blue before ...

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O5R Virtual Tabletop RPG Platform

Wed 08 March 2017 by Venger Satanis from Venger's old school gaming blog

Off and on, I've been using Roll20 to run brief one-shot games for Alpha Blue and write post-game session reports for them... like this. I limp along with Roll20, mildly dissatisfied with the format/platform because of the counter-intuitive stuff that bothers me and their refusal to expand the ...

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Trinity of Awesome Returns!

Tue 07 March 2017 by Venger Satanis from Venger's old school gaming blog

Yes, I have a new Kickstarter called Trinity of Awesome Returns! Like the previous Trinity of Awesome Kickstarter, you get three PDF scenarios, one for each genre/system. I like the format because I love fantasy, sci-fi, and horror, just as I love Crimson Dragon Slayer, Alpha Blue, and The ...

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Alpha Blue session report - First Time's Free

Tue 07 March 2017 by Venger Satanis from Venger's old school gaming blog

Alpha Blue session report - First Time's Free I do love the chance to run Alpha Blue, and a virtual 60 minute game (that invariably lasts 90 minutes) with a couple of enthusiastic players is just what the space doctor ordered. In Alpha Blue, all that cheesy awesome sci-fi from ...

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Frame of Reference

Mon 06 March 2017 by Venger Satanis from Venger's old school gaming blog

This blog post was prompted by a prospective reviewer of Alpha Blue. He declined to review it because of his millennial-based reasons - he didn't feel like it or wasn't feeling it or that it might upset the feelings of his precious tumblr readers. Side-rant: I know I'm ...

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