What's everyone currently playing?


  • Judge

    Tell us about your roleplaying campaigns or board games you've been playing a lot. I see a lot of games getting off the ground and there has been talk about just D&D being played. I'm curious what everyone is currently or recently been playing.

    This is your chance to tell us about your campaign without everyone groaning inside!



  • You know what I'm running/playing.

    About 2x a month, I play Torchbearer online Roll20/Discord and have for over 2 years now with a great crew of dudes. We're entering our third campaign. Honestly, both of the ones we've left in the dust I wish we could stick with. We're doing a bit more sandbox of a world and it isn't particularly interesting to me, but I love the guys and I've treasured the consistent game since it's been years since I've had one.

    Then I just started an in-person Torchbearer game too with a couple buddies from the hardcore/punk scene who have gamed for many years, but I've never actually done it with them. Lusky jumped in too. Session 0 was character creation, session 1 was 2 weeks ago, and session 2 is on Thursday. It's set in the Middarmark, a Norse inspired setting, and they're trying to gather elven baubles from a crypt. An old wizard, 'Alfheim' Oddur, needs some new merchandise to hustle with and this could be his big score. Think in the vein of a Wild West huckster selling Native artifacts to people fascinated with an 'exotic' culture. He's recruited a couple younger adventurers to help him with promise of treasure and glory, a young Gott cleric named Thorik Ragnarsson who follows the will and the whims of his gods (so far Lusky has already done a great job summoning the fatalistic vibes) and Isa Borg, a young peasant who is trying to scrounge enough money to reclaim her parents' farm from a local noble who took control. We're trying to play 2x a month as well, with a ranked choice of Thursday --> Friday --> Saturday...so far we've managed to meet on Thursdays only, but I'm hoping that flexible scheduling will allow the campaign to last awhile if they enjoy Torchbearer and are patient with my rough GM skills.

    C



  • I am just about to start up a Call of Cthulhu: Masks of Nyarlathotep campaign. Just finished up a year-long Savage Worlds Star Wars campaign.


  • Judge

    @Jonathan-Meadows said in What's everyone currently playing?:

    I am just about to start up a Call of Cthulhu: Masks of Nyarlathotep campaign.

    I was thinking about running this soon. I've run it twice already; once with CoC and once with Eberron (this was awesome).


  • Judge

    @sellanraa said in What's everyone currently playing?:

    Then I just started an in-person Torchbearer game too with a couple buddies from the hardcore/punk scene who have gamed for many years, but I've never actually done it with them. Lusky jumped in too. Session 0 was character creation, session 1 was 2 weeks ago, and session 2 is on Thursday.

    Y'all still rocking this game?



  • @Mike it appears to be dead in the water. :( I had high hopes too. The dream remains though!



  • @sellanraa I've never played Torchbearer? What's it like?



  • I still don't really have anything up and running. But when I feel I'm ready. I'm going to try to get the hook up at either Friday Nights, or Slur Your Roll, or both. Who Knows? I'm planning to run several one shots of Eclipse Phase. As well, as a sprinkling of some of my other favorites, like Shadowrun. Try to get out in the community a bit more; maybe, get some more people interested in something like Eclipse Phase. Or, find some more people interested in something like Eclipse Phase.


  • Adventurer

    Running a small group in Tiny Wastelands (Tiny d6) over discord. They woke up naked in a pod, in an (obviously) alien structure, and are slowly discovering that it has been a looooong time.

    Craig


  • Judge

    @faedragon said in What's everyone currently playing?:

    Running a small group in Tiny Wastelands (Tiny d6) over discord. They woke up naked in a pod, in an (obviously) alien structure, and are slowly discovering that it has been a looooong time.

    Craig

    That's a great kickoff.



  • @JTong from the TB Wiki:

    Torchbearer is a riff on the early model of fantasy role-playing games. In it, you take on the role of an adventurer seeking his or her fortune. To earn that fortune, you must explore forlorn ruins, brave terrible monsters and retrieve forgotten treasures. However, this game is not about being a hero. It is not about fighting for what you believe. This game is about exploration and survival. You may become a hero. You might have to fight for your ideals. But to do either of those things, you must prove yourself in the wilds. Because there are no jobs, no inheritance, no other opportunities for our deadbeat adventurers. This life is their only hope to prosper in this world.

    Torchbearer is part of the brand of games Burning Wheel HQ has been producing for over ten years. This is a game about making difficult choices while exploring the world and your character through the game rules and systems. And like all BWHQ games, the heart of the experience is about how your character changes when faced with adversity.

    This is a hard game, not a simple one. There are many moving parts and it’s not possible to experience the whole game in one or even two sessions. But if you’re ready to sink your teeth into a good game that will reward you for mastering the system over 10 or 20 sessions, this is the game for you.



  • @sellanraa That sounds pretty interesting. I like that take on adventurers trying to make ends meet rather than being a group of world-changing demigods.


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