This session concludes The M-Files, and it was a riot. A banger, if you will. (I'm going to miss this group!) Narrative The group considers how to deal with Ophelia's connection to the Great Mother, Sheol-Nugganoth, the Black Goat of the Woods with a Thousand Young. ((I explain that it's really a "pact" - Ophelia … Continue reading The M-Files: Session 8 Recap (Campaign Conclusion)
Tag: Monster of the Week
The M-Files: Session 7 Recap
In the penultimate session of the campaign, the hunters learn more about the approaching great evil - and their own connections to her.
The M-Files: Session 6 Recap
In this week's session, we wrap up the mystery started the previous week and in fact an entire arc within the game. Plus, a beach scene!
The M-Files: Session 5 Recap
Finally, the crew can catch their breath a little and process everything that's happening. But what they discover might concern them even more.
The M-Files: Session 4 Recap
Nightmares and visions lead to a violent confrontation in a dark forest. Occult tomes, mysterious witches, and plenty of mimosas for everyone!
Christian Mythology in gaming
I have been thinking on how to include Christian mythology (used in the sense of "sacred stories", not in the sense of "false stories"). I have an extremely complicated relationship with Christianity, certainly, but I also want to treat people's belief systems with respect. My thoughts very much do not turn in the direction of … Continue reading Christian Mythology in gaming
The M-Files: Session 3 Recap
It took a bit, but we finally wrapped up "Necromancer's Gambit" from Tome of Mysteries. For sure, there are spoilers here. One of our players unfortunately couldn't make it due to real life considerations, so our group this time consisted of: Cordelia Miranova, the InitiateMiranda “Andi” Caruso, the Spell-slingerOphelia Graves, the Spooky We still referenced … Continue reading The M-Files: Session 3 Recap
The M-Files: Session 2 Recap
The second session of our "Monster of the Week" campaign used another pre-written adventure from the Tome of Mysteries, albeit customized somewhat for my group. Spoilers for "Necromancer's Gambit" follow, so beware! Narrative The player characters in this mystery included: Cordelia Miranova, the InitiateMiranda “Andi” Caruso, the Spell-slingerOphelia Graves, the SpookyAlice Everly, the Chosen At … Continue reading The M-Files: Session 2 Recap
The M-Files: Session 1 Recap
This week, I started a new "Monster of the Week" campaign titled "The M-Files". Is it for Monster? Or Maxwell (my surname)? The world may never know... In either case, the group consists of: Cordelia Miranova, the InitiateMiranda "Andi" Caruso, the Spell-slingerOphelia Graves, the SpookyAlice Everly, the Chosen The group has a significant bent towards … Continue reading The M-Files: Session 1 Recap
Let’s Read: Dirge of Urazya
"Dirge of Urazya" is a zine from Jack Shear (author of "Krevborna" and several other system-neutral setting books). I've given this no more than five seconds of flipping through before writing this post, so this is my initial read-through. You can read his blog posts on it as well. First Impressions Jack has produced what … Continue reading Let’s Read: Dirge of Urazya