Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Gamer ADD

Howdy folks. Sorry about the lack of quality updates. I have been working on things. Too many things. In fact it's starting to look like a case of Gamer Attention Deficit Disorder. I have just way too many ideas and not enough time to work them all out. No amount of organization or planning seems to be helping me. As soon as I get stuck in on one project I get another "great idea" that diverts my attention and resources away from projects I should be working on. I hate it when this happens as it usually just causes me to have a lot of unfinished stuff laying around.

Games I'm currently involved in:

Shadowrun: Fortunately as a player and we aren't real miniatures heavy on the Shadowrun game. The GM has a bunch of the old Ral Partha Shadowrun minis in various stages of somewhat painted. I'm glad at least he's doing miniatures in some form because SR combat can get "interesting".

Serenity: I'm running this game and doing a ton of miniature projects for it but I'm starting to waver. I've only finished minis for about half the party and one of the PCs doesn't have a mini at all finished or not. I've still got a half painted fed squad and a pack of reavers that are still in their blisters. I have finished several NPC types but I'd say I still have 50-100 minis to finish for this project. The game is currently on hold until September due to schedule conflicts among the players.

BMAP: This is my family pulp adventure game and it's stalled due to the fact that I'm not ready to continue to the next scenario due to not having all the minis or terrain done yet. Moving house really hurt this campaign and our one non family member player now lives like 90 miles away. Hopefully I'll get back on this "soon"

Games I'm suppose to be working on:

Blackfeather: Another pulp adventure game set in the U.S. Only played one session of this game so far.

Star Wars Star Destroyer Liberty: I was suppose to start this Clone Wars era campaign over a month ago but I just can't get it together.

Warhammer Fantasy Battles: I'm suppose to be helping get a Warhammer league going at one of the local game shops but I'm not up on the current rules yet and my armies are still half packed up from the move.

Warhammer 40k: Never tell anyone you have enough minis to make an army for this game. They will immediately start pressuring you to join their 40k game group.

Games I really, really, really, want to play:

Sky Pirates: Still working slowly on a campaign that I plan to run spanning both "Weird Wars". I have planes and some minis but can't get a group interested yet. Probably a good thing due to other projects. This one will have to simmer on the back burner for a while I'm afraid. I'll certainly work on it but only a little at a time.

Santa Carlito Zombie Republic: A recent idea for a Zombie outbreak game I plan to set on the fictitious Caribbean island of Santa Carlito. I may even do this as a multi group campaign where each "team" can affect the story line.

Other game project ideas:

The Adventures of Jack Harrison: A pulp adventure featuring the Jack Harrison model by Reaper Miniatures. I plan to use only Reaper miniatures for this game and their RAGE engine for the rules. I plan to make it a convention game and hope to run it at Recruits Convention in Lee's Summit Missouri some time in the future.

Starfarers of Sol: A sci-fi setting based entirely on our own solar system without aliens.

Deadlands: I'd really like to play a Deadlands campaign.

Pirates: Yeah pirates.

Arthurian: I've had a number of abortative attempts at doing a rpg set in Arthurian England.

Warhammer Fantasy Roleplaying: I keep buying the books but can't get people interested.

Mordheim/Necromunda: Yeah the two GW games I actually want to play but everyone else wants to play the money pit games.

6 comments:

jon23516 said...

Nathan,

I hadn't heard of Serenity miniatures. 28mm? Where are they available? Perhaps I should start with Google.

Good luck,
Jon

Ironworker said...

There are no "Serenity" miniatures. I just use a mix of modern and Sci-Fi minis from various manufacturers. The "Fed Squad" are from the Starship Troopers game from Mongoose publishing.

jon23516 said...

Ah! Yes. And the Reavers?

I feel like I asked this before, but, do you like the mechanics? I think a friend picked up the rpg book years ago and the stats are rolled with different dice depending on your proficiency? d4, d6, d8, etc?

I haven't wanted to necessarily play in the Serenity universe, but a party of the Serenity character archetypes could be fun. (40k rpg ruleset is about all I/we use in my group.)

Jon

jon23516 said...

Me again:

Quote from TMP:
"Heresy: Captain Nathan (Mal)
Hasslefree: Grant (Jayne), Miranda (River)
Spyglass: Inga (Inara)
Copplestone: Urban Cowgirls (Yo-Saff-Bridge and Zoe), Band on the Run (Kaylee)
eM-4: Savages (Reavers)
Mongoose: Light Armor MI (Alliance Feds)
Eureka: Chinese Pirates (various pirates and civilians)
Artizan: Western minis (various characters and teams), WW2 US infantry in Greatcoats (Browncoats) "

Ironworker said...

I would not suggest using the Serenity Rules from MWP. I'ved tried to use them twice and while the character creation is very cool the game play, especially combat, is awful. It's a high minded storyteller system that doesn't work very well and doesn't fit an action adventure space western setting. Might make an of set of rules for a Star Trek type universe but for Serenity and Battlestar Galactica it doesn't work. You'll be much better off using some generic rules like Savage Worlds if you want to play games that have the feel of the show and movie.

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