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25/04/2019 3:52 pm  

This Tuesday my son ran some of us through the latest adventure for the Sentinels. There were others that wanted to play, but he capped things with six players (a good problem to have!).

I thought he did an outstanding job, especially in spotlighting my daughter's PC (Princess Midna); often she's not that invested in the game, but this time she was really, really into it, and the session was tense and exciting!

He also returned a couple of PCs (for two other players) that had been believed to be dead for many years (they went out with a vampire villain); in this one he revealed that they had been shunted to this place, where time passed differently. So he brought back a major villain for his game, but also resurrected two deceased PCs.

Lastly, he brought back the Pet of one of his old PCs, saying that in the years since he played it, this chimaera (heads of a goat, lion, and dragon) had died and was now an undead minion serving his villain.

#19 – [b]Unexpected Returns[/b] – While dining at a restaurant with Flashbot, Princess Midna is surprised by a message in her native language via her Sentinel communicator indicating that the Wellspring of her home world (Mu) has been tainted. She requests assistance from her teammates and allies. Responding to the team’s base is Solomon Kane and a new ally he just met at a library, the mouse-like Basil, as well as Raijin and his friend Nigel (Mindgasm). Part of a doorway to Mu forms there, and Midna completes it, allowing the six heroes to travel through. Four royal guards accompany the princess and the others into the underground chamber of the Wellspring, where there are shallow channels of water, force field walls, and a large, robotic guardian in the center. Magical pillars throughout with (Earth-like) symbols and candles are spaced around the large room. As sand passes through an hourglass and tremors shake everything, Raijin and Mindgasm deduce the order of lighting the candles, and the force fields drop. Flashbot finds an adjacent secret room with bodies of numerous slain royal guards. Dangerous ghost-like shades emerge from the outer walls and menacingly float toward them all. The adventurers begin pushing the large guardian onto nearby pressure plates, but Midna calls many rocks onto it instead and the entire center section drops them all deeper underground. They move down a passage into a large room, where the disembodied head of Lord Malek floats. Water drips on him from the Wellspring high above, and the impish Skarhone hangs upside down nearby. The royal guards with them suddenly turn on Midna, but are swiftly taken out by Frostbite and Rockasaurus, who along with Malek had been trapped in this place for many years, supposedly deceased. Four shades observe, while Malek is assisted by two specters and his new guardian, the now undead chimaera Dark Guthix. The vigilantes begin to battle the villains, and Skarhone teleports away. Things look bleak for the champions after many of them are hindered, some inadvertently blinded by Flashbot and some turned against their friends by Lord Malek. Shades surround Midna and help break her free of the vampire’s control. Terrified by Kane’s staff, Dark Guthix flees through a portal, and shortly after a battered Malek also goes through, promising to return. Rockasaurus and Frostbite, both controlled by Malek, attempt to leave as well, but Midna prevents it with a magnetic wall. Afterwards, her people honor Midna for her courageous deeds. The original message summoning her home is found to have been sent by Skarhone.

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04/07/2019 3:34 pm  

For the 17th consecutive year, a Guardians campaign adventure was held at GuardianCon.  We'd originally decided against any campaign games anymore at the con, but when we ran short on games, I got asked to run this (as the namesake of the Con, Guardians games are sort of grandfathered in, anyway).

So for issue #8 of the Emerald City Defenders, I brought back a number of old supervillains, including a number that had been slain in the campaign a quarter century ago!

#8 – The Malevolent Mage – Tyr gets a call from Wanda Stitch of G.A.L.A.N.T., who offers to make him a costume.  Psilight of the Sentinels then requests that the team escort Henry Hyde (Rejuvenator) to a psychiatric appointment once he arrives in town.  At Sea-Tac Airport, Tyr, Deschutes, and Chilblains watch as Hyde, accompanied by best friend Drake Ramoray and Alexander Payne (teammate Raijin) are confronted by a man dressed as a limousine driver, who serves paperwork to Ramoray.  The paranormals keep the situation calm as the man confronts Ramoray, who then confesses to his friend that his true name is Drake Russell, and that he’d adopted a false name to avoid spousal support.  Revivicator and Raijin transform into their heroic personas, and the server/investigator changes from Fausto Schultz into Z-Spiker.  F.I.S.H. agent Bestyea arrives and asks for their help dealing with a monstrous creature rampaging near Mount Saint Helens.  They fly the six heroes to a remote area outside the town of Cougar, where they swiftly take down the resurrected monster Terra-Rizer, who had been slain 25 years prior.  C.H.E.S.S. arrives, and Rook Karen Monak explains that Terra-Rizer’s return is a byproduct of some mystic in the Secret Land somehow raising previously dead villains.  Traveler sets up a portal there and gives them a device to find the location, as well as a way to call for extraction.  They then step through into the primordial jungle, where they soon witness enormous dinosaurs!  After fighting off assaults by a Tyrannosourus rex and a flying Pteranodon, they come across the ruins of an ancient ziggurat.  They race up the steps and interrupt a human sacrifice by primitives, but then a group of Smilodons savagely attacks everyone.  Once the saber-toothed cats are chased off, Black Seer emerges from the lower part of the structure, accompanied by formerly deceased criminals Anaconda, Mind Gem, Cicada, and Coral Snake!  The two sides battle, and Black Seer teleports away.  Eventually Cicada is defeated and Coral Snake convinced to stop fighting.  Mind Gem flees, and after a long fall back to Earth after grappling Deschutes, Anaconda is persuaded to surrender as well.

 

V&V GM and player since 1982, my current campaign is 29 years old


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04/07/2019 3:34 pm  

For the 17th consecutive year, a Guardians campaign adventure was held at GuardianCon.  We'd originally decided against any campaign games anymore at the con, but when we ran short on games, I got asked to run this (as the namesake of the Con, Guardians games are sort of grandfathered in, anyway).

So for issue #8 of the Emerald City Defenders, I brought back a number of old supervillains, including a number that had been slain in the campaign a quarter century ago!

#8 – The Malevolent Mage – Tyr gets a call from Wanda Stitch of G.A.L.A.N.T., who offers to make him a costume.  Psilight of the Sentinels then requests that the team escort Henry Hyde (Rejuvenator) to a psychiatric appointment once he arrives in town.  At Sea-Tac Airport, Tyr, Deschutes, and Chilblains watch as Hyde, accompanied by best friend Drake Ramoray and Alexander Payne (teammate Raijin) are confronted by a man dressed as a limousine driver, who serves paperwork to Ramoray.  The paranormals keep the situation calm as the man confronts Ramoray, who then confesses to his friend that his true name is Drake Russell, and that he’d adopted a false name to avoid spousal support.  Revivicator and Raijin transform into their heroic personas, and the server/investigator changes from Fausto Schultz into Z-Spiker.  F.I.S.H. agent Bestyea arrives and asks for their help dealing with a monstrous creature rampaging near Mount Saint Helens.  They fly the six heroes to a remote area outside the town of Cougar, where they swiftly take down the resurrected monster Terra-Rizer, who had been slain 25 years prior.  C.H.E.S.S. arrives, and Rook Karen Monak explains that Terra-Rizer’s return is a byproduct of some mystic in the Secret Land somehow raising previously dead villains.  Traveler sets up a portal there and gives them a device to find the location, as well as a way to call for extraction.  They then step through into the primordial jungle, where they soon witness enormous dinosaurs!  After fighting off assaults by a Tyrannosourus rex and a flying Pteranodon, they come across the ruins of an ancient ziggurat.  They race up the steps and interrupt a human sacrifice by primitives, but then a group of Smilodons savagely attacks everyone.  Once the saber-toothed cats are chased off, Black Seer emerges from the lower part of the structure, accompanied by formerly deceased criminals Anaconda, Mind Gem, Cicada, and Coral Snake!  The two sides battle, and Black Seer teleports away.  Eventually Cicada is defeated and Coral Snake convinced to stop fighting.  Mind Gem flees, and after a long fall back to Earth after grappling Deschutes, Anaconda is persuaded to surrender as well.

 

V&V GM and player since 1982, my current campaign is 29 years old


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04/07/2019 3:35 pm  

For the 17th consecutive year, a Guardians campaign adventure was held at GuardianCon.  We'd originally decided against any campaign games anymore at the con, but when we ran short on games, I got asked to run this (as the namesake of the Con, Guardians games are sort of grandfathered in, anyway).

So for issue #8 of the Emerald City Defenders, I brought back a number of old supervillains, including a number that had been slain in the campaign a quarter century ago!

#8 – The Malevolent Mage – Tyr gets a call from Wanda Stitch of G.A.L.A.N.T., who offers to make him a costume.  Psilight of the Sentinels then requests that the team escort Henry Hyde (Rejuvenator) to a psychiatric appointment once he arrives in town.  At Sea-Tac Airport, Tyr, Deschutes, and Chilblains watch as Hyde, accompanied by best friend Drake Ramoray and Alexander Payne (teammate Raijin) are confronted by a man dressed as a limousine driver, who serves paperwork to Ramoray.  The paranormals keep the situation calm as the man confronts Ramoray, who then confesses to his friend that his true name is Drake Russell, and that he’d adopted a false name to avoid spousal support.  Revivicator and Raijin transform into their heroic personas, and the server/investigator changes from Fausto Schultz into Z-Spiker.  F.I.S.H. agent Bestyea arrives and asks for their help dealing with a monstrous creature rampaging near Mount Saint Helens.  They fly the six heroes to a remote area outside the town of Cougar, where they swiftly take down the resurrected monster Terra-Rizer, who had been slain 25 years prior.  C.H.E.S.S. arrives, and Rook Karen Monak explains that Terra-Rizer’s return is a byproduct of some mystic in the Secret Land somehow raising previously dead villains.  Traveler sets up a portal there and gives them a device to find the location, as well as a way to call for extraction.  They then step through into the primordial jungle, where they soon witness enormous dinosaurs!  After fighting off assaults by a Tyrannosourus rex and a flying Pteranodon, they come across the ruins of an ancient ziggurat.  They race up the steps and interrupt a human sacrifice by primitives, but then a group of Smilodons savagely attacks everyone.  Once the saber-toothed cats are chased off, Black Seer emerges from the lower part of the structure, accompanied by formerly deceased criminals Anaconda, Mind Gem, Cicada, and Coral Snake!  The two sides battle, and Black Seer teleports away.  Eventually Cicada is defeated and Coral Snake convinced to stop fighting.  Mind Gem flees, and after a long fall back to Earth after grappling Deschutes, Anaconda is persuaded to surrender as well.

 

V&V GM and player since 1982, my current campaign is 29 years old


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04/07/2019 3:35 pm  

For the 17th consecutive year, a Guardians campaign adventure was held at GuardianCon.  We'd originally decided against any campaign games anymore at the con, but when we ran short on games, I got asked to run this (as the namesake of the Con, Guardians games are sort of grandfathered in, anyway).

So for issue #8 of the Emerald City Defenders, I brought back a number of old supervillains, including a number that had been slain in the campaign a quarter century ago!

#8 – The Malevolent Mage – Tyr gets a call from Wanda Stitch of G.A.L.A.N.T., who offers to make him a costume.  Psilight of the Sentinels then requests that the team escort Henry Hyde (Rejuvenator) to a psychiatric appointment once he arrives in town.  At Sea-Tac Airport, Tyr, Deschutes, and Chilblains watch as Hyde, accompanied by best friend Drake Ramoray and Alexander Payne (teammate Raijin) are confronted by a man dressed as a limousine driver, who serves paperwork to Ramoray.  The paranormals keep the situation calm as the man confronts Ramoray, who then confesses to his friend that his true name is Drake Russell, and that he’d adopted a false name to avoid spousal support.  Revivicator and Raijin transform into their heroic personas, and the server/investigator changes from Fausto Schultz into Z-Spiker.  F.I.S.H. agent Bestyea arrives and asks for their help dealing with a monstrous creature rampaging near Mount Saint Helens.  They fly the six heroes to a remote area outside the town of Cougar, where they swiftly take down the resurrected monster Terra-Rizer, who had been slain 25 years prior.  C.H.E.S.S. arrives, and Rook Karen Monak explains that Terra-Rizer’s return is a byproduct of some mystic in the Secret Land somehow raising previously dead villains.  Traveler sets up a portal there and gives them a device to find the location, as well as a way to call for extraction.  They then step through into the primordial jungle, where they soon witness enormous dinosaurs!  After fighting off assaults by a Tyrannosourus rex and a flying Pteranodon, they come across the ruins of an ancient ziggurat.  They race up the steps and interrupt a human sacrifice by primitives, but then a group of Smilodons savagely attacks everyone.  Once the saber-toothed cats are chased off, Black Seer emerges from the lower part of the structure, accompanied by formerly deceased criminals Anaconda, Mind Gem, Cicada, and Coral Snake!  The two sides battle, and Black Seer teleports away.  Eventually Cicada is defeated and Coral Snake convinced to stop fighting.  Mind Gem flees, and after a long fall back to Earth after grappling Deschutes, Anaconda is persuaded to surrender as well.

 

V&V GM and player since 1982, my current campaign is 29 years old


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05/07/2019 1:59 pm  

Sorry for the duplicate posts.  This site keeps glitching and doing that, and in this case it also wouldn't allow me to delete them, even immediately after.

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31/07/2019 3:46 pm  

Last Saturday we played issue #9:

#9 – Answering the Call – A hologram of the GamesMaster appears to the team at their base, alerting them that the Cosmic Train has been hijacked and now runs only between Alpha and Delta. The team then watches a press conference where businessman Lance Dragon explains that both dimensions are in danger, and that he and Doctor Apocalypse welcome aid by ‘capes’ as they contest the forces of Motivator and Lord Malek. Later, as Chilblains hikes with friend Justine Batdorf in the Cascade Mountains, she expresses concerns about the Army feeding him jobs, encourages him to continue with his new teammates, and vouches for F.I.S.H. agent Jack Bennett. She also warns that he might be part of an Operation: Trepanning, run by a Major General Josiah Wilkins. Bennett and fellow agent Daylon Reed, along with Canadian hero Chat Noir of the Crimson Guard, meet Brakus, Seleriti, Chilblains, Tyr, The Chosen, and Deschutes at the Space Needle for lunch. Chat Noir identifies two villain groups (Spectrum and the Sinister Seven) involved in their battle at the vacuum parts warehouse months earlier and suspects that the latter may have been mercenaries working for Triskelion; he also reminds them of the floor plans they recovered. He explains that the targets (blood and diamonds) the team foiled Triskelion from acquiring in Seattle have been stolen in the last few months in Vancouver, B.C. The group returns to their base and after a lengthy search find the plans, which they identify as belonging to the Museum of Flight in Seattle. They call to warn the museum, who assure them that the superhero Apogee has been hired to guard the radioactive meteorite known as ‘Heaven’s Knock’. Tyr drives there while The Chosen, Deschutes, and Chilblains visit city administrators downtown. Tyr then watches from his truck as a van pulls up and three costumed criminals rush inside. He calls Brakus and moments later Apogee flies out after being overwhelmed by the robbers. Tyr disables the van and confronts the five Malevolents when they return, but is swiftly exhausted after Pulsator drains him of energy. Greyhawk grabs Slab and Miss Fortune and flies away, as does Cerberus and Pulsator. The responding Emerald City Defenders, being carried by Deschutes, chase them down and force the villains to the ground. After a short fight that downs all their colleagues, Greyhawk and Slab agree to surrender and cooperate.

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10/08/2019 3:26 am  

So my son has started up two different MP groups, and is working with me to link them to my Guardians campaign.

He's even got my youngest son (who ordinarily is into video games, hasn't cared for rpgs) playing and enjoying it!

Here's a pic from tonight's session (this is a group that I'm not even part of), where he's used quite a few of my counters:

 

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10/08/2019 2:30 pm  

That looks epic!!


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