Episode 5 – Catastrophe in Paris

Marjorie and Pierre get to know each other, tangle with alchemy, cats and rats. Spend a little time in the catacombs of Paris and chat over dinner. Meanwhile a giant has a snack. Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android |…

Episode 4 – A Tale of Three Cities: Recap

After lunch, Marjorie gets a voice mail from Domingo, who wants to introduce her to a new Familia, as per their deal. He asks her to meet him tomorrow, dawn, in Mukurthi National Park, in Tamil Nadu, India. Clara and Marjorie return to the Forest,…

Pierre, the Chevalier of the City of Light

Pierre, the Chevalier of the City of Light, familia Qafsiel Aspect: 2 Domain 2 Realm 1 Spirit: 4 Alchemy: 1 Gift: Enduring Estate: The City of Light Paris is the City of Light The City of Light is the light in the darkness The City…

Podcast frequency and schedule

We had originally aimed for a weekly release every Tuesday. This allowed us to record on Saturday, and a few days of editing. Unfortunately, as the family’s fall activities geared up we have found that sometimes we record on Sunday. Also, I am very bad…

Episode 4 – A Tale of Three Cities

Domingo brings Marjorie to visit the twin cities of Chilminar and Balbec where she meets the powers of the Second Age and Mandate. She hears rumors of her Imperator’s past and finds a few answers. She then journeys to Paris and deals with love locks and…

Episode 3 – Punching out Fires: Recap

The Familia meets back up in the morning to discuss a plan of action for the next day or two. Clara brings a white board. They decide that their priorities are to spend some time meditating on their Estates, to meet new Powers and begin…

Handling the Sight

It is a reflexive Difficulty 0 miracle to invoke “the Sight.” It can be turned on and off at will. The sight darkens and blurs the images of things without power. Excrucians and (more rarely) Powers can conceal themselves from the Sight. The default is Aspect,…

Ethical rpg storytelling

The first principle of the medical doctor’s Hippocratic oath is: above all, do no harm. Does that same principle apply to table-top games? Does it apply to people who create fiction? I am not thinking libel, instead I am thinking an ethical obligation towards those…

Jan ben Jan

Jan ben Jan, the Kailayam. True God of Earth’s Second Age, the Intercalary, Mandate and Summer The second-born and oldest living True God, Jan ben Jan rules the twin cities of Chilminar and Balbec. The Janni, Efreet, Marids, and Dao descend from his four children. An in-…

What are we doing – a bit of social contract

“He’s the GM, I’m the Player” is a 1:1 game and is at heart all about collaborative gaming and storytelling. 1:1 Gaming The advantage of 1:1 gaming, in this case between spouses, is that the two individuals can trust that both are trying to make…